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'Chennai Express' Box Office Collection: SRK Starrer Can't Break Aamir's '3 Idiots' Record.

Shah Rukh Khan's latest film, "Chennai Express" may have broken many box office records but it will be herculean task to beat the worldwide record posted by Aamir Khan's "3 Idiots", as the collections of the film have dipped drastically over the last few days.

The Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer broke the a[sup.1]202.47 crore domestic box office record of "3 Idiots" last week by raking in a[sup.1]202.67 crore, and its collection stands at a[sup.1]212.66 crore as of Monday. However, it looks like it will not be able to break the worldwide collection of Aamir's film, as it is still a[sup.1]77 crore short of reaching the target.

The worldwide collections of "3 Idiots" stand at a[sup.1]392 crore. "Chennai Express" earned approximately a[sup.1]315 crore from worldwide as of Monday (overseas earnings of Monday not included). With Monday's collection in India dropping to just a[sup.1]1.63 crore, it is almost impossible to beat the record set by "3 Idiots".

Meanwhile, "Chennai Express" has broken many records, including biggest opener ever in Bollywood with a[sup.1]33.12 crore and fastest film to cross a[sup.1]100-crore-mark and a[sup.1]200-crore-mark. Its second-day collection of a[sup.1]28.05 crore was the highest and went on to become the highest grosser in India by earning a[sup.1]212.66 crore till Monday.

The action-comedy entertainer directed by Rohit Shetty is currently the second highest grosser (worldwide) with a little more a[sup.1]315 crore, only next to Aamir's "3 Idiots". It has broken the lifetime collections of Salman Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger", which stood at a[sup.1]310 crore, Ranbir Kapoor's "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (a[sup.1]301 crore) and Salman's "Dabangg 2" (a[sup.1]250 crore).
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Date:Aug 28, 2013
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