Chennai Express Boxoffice Collections Thread

Chennai Express Has Huge Paid Previews

Friday 7th August 2013 11.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

Chennai Express had a huge collection in paid previews as it collected around 6 crore nett. It is the highest paid previews ever by a distance but so were the screenings. The film has recorded phenomenal collections in Mumbai and South with Mumbai collection being amongst the top five if we compare with the full first days of releases in 2013.

The paid previews in South are even better as the collections are better than the full first days of all films released in 2013 apart from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Race 2.

North India was lower comparatively while the Central and Eastern markets have less multiplexes so paid previews don’t get as many screenings as the bigger circuits.

  1. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Very good

  2. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Pr ab dekhna he 1st day record neya bnta he ya nhi

  3. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Chennai Express had an excellent opening on Friday morning on huge number of screenings. The film opened to house full or near house full response. The opening was expected due to the hype and day one being a national holiday. The only question is will it be the highest opening day ever. The film scored a very big number in paid previews which will mean some of the Friday audience saw the film in paid previews which will make the day one record hard to get. But on the other hand the potential to collect for the film is more than any other film due to screenings and high ticket rates. Mumbai circuit should see a new first day record while the other major contributor North India will see lower collections than Ek Tha Tiger.

  4. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Excellent Opening
    As expected BOI is lower than Taran, now let’s see what will be their exact figure.

  5. mate 7 years ago

    taran adarsh ‏@taran_adarsh
    #ChennaiExpress is humungous in UAE-GCC. Collects $ 450,000 on Thu. 25 screens yet to report. Estimated to cross $ 550,000. Highest ever!
    #ChennaiExpress takes Singapore by storm. Collects $ 95,359 on Thursday. 2 screens yet to report. Highest opening day for a Hindi film.

  6. mate 7 years ago

    B.O. update: ‘Chennai Express’ takes unprecedented start!
    By Taran Adarsh, August 9, 2013 – 11:23 IST

    The first biggie of the season, CHENNAI EXPRESS, fetched an unprecedented, mind-blowing start in India and key international markets, where it opened on Thursday evening.
    In India, CHENNAI EXPRESS collected Rs 6.75 cr in paid previews, overtaking the record held by 3 IDIOTS, which had collected Rs 2.7 cr.
    In UK, CHENNAI EXPRESS collected £ 142,220 in Thursday night previews, setting a new record. It has crossed the preview figures of MY NAME IS KHAN, KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNAA, 3 IDIOTS and EK THA TIGER.
    In Australia and New Zealand too, CHENNAI EXPRESS is off to a fabulous start. ?The figures are: Australia A$ 38,315 … New Zealand NZ$ 8,058.

    The trends in USA-Canada are also similar, although the figures are yet to pour in.

    CHENNAI EXPRESS is expected to gross fabulous numbers over the weekend.

  7. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Huge Start In Overseas
    Friday 9th August 2013 12.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has started strong in Overseas. The film had a full day in the Gulf and will smashed all records there by collecting around $550,000.
    The paid preview collections in UK were £143,000 which is more than what most films collect on the first day in UK.
    The Australia paid previews were $35,000 while Singapore collected $110,000.
    The presence of Shahrukh Khan has meant the film has managed to release in more countries than the usual Hindi film despite it being a masala film set in rural India.

  8. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Below is a comparison of opening show figures in single screens of Kanpur of Chennai Express and Ek Tha Tiger. Chennai Express has slightly better collections but one more cinema. Also Ek Tha Tiher was housefull in every theatre while Chennai Express is house full in three out of the seven theatres. HeerChennai Express – 44,160 100%Ek Tha Tiger – 37,572 100% ManushreeChennai Express – 30,865Ek Tha Tiger – 32,499 100% GurudevChennai Express – 20,112 100%Ek Tha Tiger -19,248 100% ShyamChennai Express – 21,486 100%Ek Tha Tiger – 21,486 100% LalChennai Express – 20,020Ek Tha Tiger – N/A GunjanChennai Express – 9,987Ek Tha Tiger – 27,199 100% VivekChennai Express – 13,253Ek Tha Tiger – 17,686 100% TOTALChennai Express – 1,59,893 (7 cinemas)Ek Tha Tiger – 1,55,690 (6 cinemas) 

  9. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    To CE sirf 3 theatre housfull he . Wow ett ke pas ek theatre km he fir bhi ab tak 5hoda sa piche he .ticket rate bhi bhi Ce ke ett se jyada he

  10. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    East Punjab Specialists should consider Nagpur or Solapur for comparison for this movie for SS than Kanpur etc – they had considered these cities earlier for some other movies comparisons.

    Anyways Maharashtra will always be more receptive to this movie than north due to number of factors.

  11. mate 7 years ago

    ‘Chennai Express’ Public Review
    By Movie Talkies

    Ohh, I just notice It’s posted earlier as a separate by Aryan.

  12. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    boi taran komal sb so gye kya koi update nhi

  13. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    KANPUR (CHENNAI EXPRESS) Friday Multiplex-1552530.80 Single Screen-659733 TOTAL-2212263.80 2days TOTAL-2488805.80
    ETT 25lakh+ tha ,.
    CE .,CI 1.10C ,.ETT 1.38C
    RAJ. CE 1.60C ,.ETT 1.76C

    • Reddemon 7 years ago

      Jisme CE ka collectn jyada hai wo aapne kyn paste nahi kiya apne comment me?

  14. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Kyuki kisi ne abi tak collection nhi btayi yaha CE aage he Ett se

  15. mate 7 years ago

    @taran_adarsh 3m
    Let’s begin the day with a SMASHING news. #ChennaiExpress smashes all previous records, collects Rs 33.12 cr on Friday. Creates HISTORY.
    ‏@taran_adarsh 1m
    #ChennaiExpress Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr. Total: 39.87 cr nett. India biz only. All previous records shattered. Creates History!

  16. rajesh 7 years ago

    Unbelievable, till one month back, no one could have thought of this.

    • cr7 7 years ago

      Agreed rajesh .I was saying it to someone yesterday .one month ago the highest predictions were in the region of 24-25 cr .I’m more than impressed with 30 cr first day figure of CE .

      • mate 7 years ago

        It’s also noteworthy CE earned this amount after Paid Previews. Without them, It would earn 38-40 cr region. Anyway waiting for BOI figures, I think they will have approx. 37.25 cr nett, 31 cr Friday and 6.25 cr Paid Previews. It’s yet to be seen whether first day record of ETT is broken or not, according to BOI.

  17. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 3m
    #ChennaiExpress is on a record-smashing spree in UK as well. Collects £ 258,598 on Friday. HIGHEST opening day for a Hindi movie!

  18. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Day 1 (Friday) Box Office Collections: SRK Smashes Salman’s ETT Record
    August 10th, 2013 by Team

    Chennai Express opened on its 1st Friday spectacularly at the Domestic Box Office. The film on its opening day alone has earned whooping 33.10 crores, smashing all previous highest opening day record of any film. With that the film’s total income already rests at 39.85 crores, adding the film’s collections from its preview shows.
    SRK has seen a release after last year’s Yash Chopra directorial Jab Tak Hai Jaan. And being a star of his magnitude, the response is naturally huge and overwhelming.
    Chennai Express till yesterday evening had earned over 30 crores and adding the earnings from night shows the film made a magnanimous total beating Salman’s record of highest opening day collections from last Eid when Ek Tha Tiger made 32.92 crores on its Day 1.
    Since there is an unsaid competition between the stars, box office numbers have marginally favoured SRK over Salman this time.

  19. rajesh 7 years ago

    With such huge collection on Yestarday, the movie may cross 100crs on Monday itself which means just 4 days plus paid previews. For the first time since Dabangg, SRK seems to be challanging Salman.
    Though, with the competion from OUTIMD from next week onwards, I dont see it reaching ETT’s final total.
    This shows, how stupid Balaji’s decision was. They have given one week free walkover to CE with 4000 screens while they have to compete with CE’s second week and may not get more than 2500 – 2600 screens. CE will be at 125+ crs after first week, while it will be difficult for OUTIMD to even touch 100. Had both films released together, both would have 3 free weeks and the movie with better content might win the end.

  20. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Wow 33C iska matlab mumbai me 13C to kiya hoga

  21. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Waise 33C jyada lag raha he .boi dekhte he kitne likhta he ett 31.25C tha .

  22. Jealous hater of srk 7 years ago

    Cr7 @ mate and all srkians how did u find movie?

  23. Reddemon 7 years ago

    BOI says its 31.50 crs

    • mate 7 years ago

      So It breaks ETT record though by a small margin. Great News.

  24. mate 7 years ago

    A very sad news, In Biswadeep cinema hall, West Bengal 1 SRK fan was killed & 2 injured by some unknown guy. Sm saying it was due to fanwar.

  25. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Boi ne kb likh diya 31.50C

    • Reddemon 7 years ago

      Now the Site has crashed again so you will have to wait

      • mate 7 years ago

        Bhai, I think It’s server maintenence issue. btw how did you know it’s 31.50 cr, coz it’s server is down or you are talking about

        • Reddemon 7 years ago

          No i am talking about, the one which we refer. It was working for a while but crashed again

  26. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    no boi kal se bnd he unho ne abhi tak koi update nhi di ,. pr ek baat he salman ki movie record bade distance se todti he ,.jaise ab krish 3 tode gi ,.
    CE agr ett ka record tod bhi degi tb bhi 25lakh se jyada ferk nhi hoga ,. 1 saal ki gap aur jyada rate ke baad bhi ,. kyu ki ETT ki collection thi hi bhut jyada

    • mate 7 years ago

      Yeh bhi to bade distance se hi toda hai, the difference of 7 cr. If ETT would have as much paid previews as of CE, then It couldn’t be able to collect more than 27 cr.

    • cr7 7 years ago

      ETT was salman’s peak.His last movie before ETT was also a record breaker for opening day collection .OTOH ce released in the so called “worst phase” of srk . So srk at his worst is equal to salman at his peak. Be a sport and accept that CE has done really well 😀

    • mate 7 years ago

      You are right.. ETT had no promotions, no hiked in ticket prizes,it wasn’t the biggest release of that time.Everyone watched it for free. Right?? 😛
      Aur pehli baat k mujy koi bahana banane ki kaya juroorat hai, mera konsa yahan par court trial ho raha hai. Par Ap khud hi batao, jin logo ne paid previews main picture dekhi woh next morning show dekhne jayege kaya. Nahi na.. And If the people who watched the movie at Paid Previews wouldn’t have watched it then don’t those people watch it in morning shows. So logically Paid Previews are the part of 1st day collection.
      And by the way, ETT was released on 3350 screens while CE on 3550, so merely a difference of 200 screens.

  27. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    wah re wah cr7 worst phase hi bna diya ,. ra1 22.75C record us same bodyguard ko 2.25C se piche choda tha ,. don2 non holiday record 14.75C dabangg ka record 25lakh se toda tha ,.
    tum srk fan bhane bhut bnate ho 😀 agle saal eid aane do ,.kick tum logo ko btaye gi ki record kaise todte he 😀

  28. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    mate yeh to bhana he yr

  29. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    agr film ne muskil se record toda he to yeh acha bhana bn skta he yr worst phase chal raha he hahaha

  30. Jealous hater of srk 7 years ago

    Srk broke aamir paid preview record and then salman first day record nw hopefully he wil break his own 2nd day record 🙂

  31. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago


  32. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    rate sab filmo ke aj kal badaye jaate main baat yeh he ki salman ki movie jyada ferk se record todti he ,. ab CE ke rate jyada tha pr kiya to 29C hi na wo bhi ek saal baad
    ETT ke rate badaye gye the pr ett ne record bhi 8-9cr se toda tha wo bhi 7 month ke baad

    • mate 7 years ago

      Who said 29 cr, Komal nahta. Why should we belive him and not Taran, as Taran is a trade analyst of much higher level. And why you quote Komal’s figure and not Taran, because it suits your sensibilities. I knew that already from Komal’s review, and now he tried to implement his dislike on box office. By the way, I’m always be a follower of BOI, and If they said 29 cr then I will accept it. 29 cr figure is still great one, I remember many Salman and Akki sir fans called it Himmatwala 2.

  33. jhanvi mishra 7 years ago

    ye yahaan par aap log kya discuss kar rahe hain

  34. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    mate boi ke no. aane do fir ,. kyu ki sabi boi ko follow krte he ,.ab itna pakka he ki record nhi tuta 😀

  35. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Girish Johar ‏@girishjohar 2m
    @DABANGG_NIINJA @aakashbegins still tabulating the numbers – its is lower than what is being talked about

  36. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    kk ab boi ki wait krte he kyu muje sirf un pr hi bharosa he agr unho ne 33C bhi likh diya tb maan lunga tb tak bye ,.

    • mate 7 years ago

      Bhai filhaal Official figure ki baat ho rahi hai, 32.92cr ETT ka official figure tha, aur 33.12 cr CE ka official figure hai. Ab chahe koi naya Komal vomal ya nomal aa jaye, koi faraq nahi padta, first day record CE k naam ho chuka hai.

  37. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 19m
    #ChennaiExpress is setting new records in UAE-GCC. Fri $ 575,000. Some sites yet to report. Estimated to be above $ 600,000. SUPERB.
    #ChennaiExpress takes a huge start in USA-Canada. Thursday night preview shows: $ 260,000. Final numbers yet to come in. Awesome!

  38. mate 7 years ago

    BO Report Card: Chennai Express Vs Top 3 grossers of 2013
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network

    The much awaited and talked about Shah Rukh Khan – Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express has finally released. While the film has opened massively, we at Bollywood Hungama decided to take a look at some of the highest grossers of 2013.
    In this edition of Box Office Report Card, we compare Chennai Express’ standing in terms of Opening Day Collections and Number of Screens the film opened in to the Top 3 grossers of the year. Leading the pack prior to release of Chennai Express was the Ranbir Kapoor- Deepika starrer Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. However, now with the Opening Day collection of Rs. 33.12 cr, Chennai Express becomes the biggest BO opener on this year which also released in highest number of screens till date.
    The Box Office figures are compiled from various sources and our own research. The figures can be approximate and Bollywood Hungama does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data. However, they are adequately indicative of the box-office performance of the film(s).

  39. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Excellent First Day
    Saturday 10th August 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collected a huge 29.25 crore nett on day one and took its collection to 35.25 crore nett including the paid previews. The film set new records in the South India markets and Bihar.
    It is the second highest collection of all time behind the Ek Tha Tiger figure of 30.50 crore nett approx. The collections are out of this world in the South India markets while rest of India has seen excellent figures.
    North India which could have been lower has scored well. East Punjab is comparatively lower if we compare with Ek tha Tiger but Delhi/UP is almost the same though it is due to fact that Ek Tha Tiger was released Pre-Eid and UP does not collect as well in that period. Mumbai and Central India territories have fantastic figures.

  40. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express First Day Territorial Breakdown
    Saturday 10th August 2013 12.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collected 29.25 crore nett approx on day one. The first day territorial breakdown is as follows.

    Mumbai – 10.12 crore

    Delhi/UP – 5.46 crore

    East Punjab – 2.21 crore

    West Bengal – 1.44 crore

    Bihar – 59 lakhs

    CP Berar – 1.53 crore

    CI – 1.11 lakhs

    Rajasthan – 1.62 crore

    Nizam – 1.98 crore

    Mysore – 1.92 crore

    Others – 1.30 crore

    TOTAL – 29.32 crore

  41. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Lo bhi ab to theek he ..29C .pr boi ko dekho ett ki collection kaise kaam kr rahe he 🙂 ..

    • mate 7 years ago

      Theek ki baat nahi bro, baat yeh hai Komal always gave producer’s numbers, He gave ETT producer’s numbers then why a double standard for CE. Itni si baat hai. Baaki record bante aur toot-te rehte hain, First day ka na sahi first weekend ka ban jaye ga. 😛 And Personally I’m very happy with this figure 29.32 cr. 😀

  42. mate 7 years ago

    First Day Comparison: Chennai Express v Ek Tha Tiger
    Saturday 10th August 2013 13.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express fell a little short of the opening day record of Ek Tha Tiger. The gap was in the core Hindi markets of of North, Central and Mumbai. It fared better in the Southern markets. The first day comparison between Chennai Express and Ek Tha Tiger is as follows.


    Chennai Express – 10.12 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 11.09 crore


    Chennai Express – 5.46 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 5.82 crore

    East Punjab

    Chennai Express – 2.21 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 2.76 crore

    West Bengal

    Chennai Express – 1.49 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 1.68 crore


    Chennai Express – 59 lakhs

    Ek Tha Tiger – 55 lakhs


    Chennai Express – 60 lakhs

    Ek Tha Tiger – 50 lakhs

    CP Berar

    Chennai Express – 1.53 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 1.62 crore


    Chennai Express – 1.11 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 1.24 crore


    Chennai Express – 1.62 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 1.79 crore


    Chennai Express – 1.98 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 1.41 crore


    Chennai Express – 1.92 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 1.61 crore


    Chennai Express – 70 lakhs

    Ek Tha Tiger – 40 lakhs


    Chennai Express – 29.32 crore

    Ek Tha Tiger – 30.52 crore

  43. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    I am not happy with this figure.

    29 bahot kam hai. 36 would have been perfect.

    • mate 7 years ago

      Bhai, 36 hi hai, agar ap 2 number wala chasma lagao ge, to us may se Paid Previews ki collection bhi nazar aaye gi. 😛 Aur wese bhi D:3 aane wali hai 36 ka aakra us k liye bacha kar rakho, kaam aaye ga. 😉

  44. mate 7 years ago

    Paid Previews Cost Chennai Express Opening Day Record
    Saturday 10th August 2013 14.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    The paid previews on Thursday have probably cost Chennai Express the opening day record but cost is actually not the right word as a record is just a number which gets beaten in time while the makers are better off as they collected a very good figure in paid previews.

    Though for the record it is pretty certain that a new record would have come in had there been no paid previews as the miss was by just around 1.25 crore nett and there is sure to have been a large chunk of the Friday audience which saw the film on Thursday.

    But as has has been said above the collections stand at 35 crore nett plus after day one with paid previews while if there were no paid previews it could have been around 32 crore nett.

    • FS 7 years ago

      “But as has has been said above the collections stand at 35 crore nett plus after day one with paid previews while if there were no paid previews it could have been around 32 crore nett.”
      —- Its like saying, if there was no ramadhan then the collection of ETT would have been more than 40Cr

      • mate 7 years ago

        Did ETT was released in Ramadhan, I think it was released on 15 Aug, that was eid day+independence day.

        • FS 7 years ago

          It was last 10 days of holy month of Ramadhan dude. Yes it released on 15th of August (Independence day & Wednesday) but Eid was on 20th of August in India. First five days of collection all netted during Ramadhan. Eid collection was on 6th day and around 19-21 Cr as per producers and 14-15Cr as per Box office india I guess.

          Anyhow point is since CE was unable to break the record by a huge margin the chances of it surpassing 150Cr is very dull. Look at YJHD, it broken all the previous records by distance on non holiday and hence it managed to put up huge final net collection.

          I also doubt whether it will cross 100CR in 3-4 days as predicted by trade pundits. Max it can cross on Independence day or after 6-7 days. Collection will start falling post Sunday.

          • mate 7 years ago

            Ok bro. By the way, is 1.20 cr a huge margin. So we can say, according to producer’s total, CE breaks the record by a big margin. #justasking# 😛

          • FS 7 years ago

            1.2Cr of what? I said since CE was unable to break the record by huge margin (it didn’t break any record first of all as per BOI & even if they change the numbers and put CE at no1, its not by huge margin) the way YJHD did by huge margin. Understand what’s written before asking stupid questions.

  45. mate 7 years ago

    Yes, 1 day or 2 day records don’t matter, it’s the final collection that matters. Though Paid Previews deprived CE for making 1st day record, but it added 2-3 cr in it’s collection. I totally agree with the above article.

  46. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    eid 21 ko thi yr 15 ko Ramadan thi ,. aur kafi jaga band bhi tha wait karo mai wo link paste krta hu yaha boi ne kaha tha ki ett 32cr bhi kr skti thi agr bnd na hota ,. wo bhi Ramadan pr

    • mate 7 years ago

      Ninja bhai, Yeh to 31.25 se 30.52 par aaya hai, JTHJ ka collection to 91 cr se 82 cr par aa gaya tha. Yaad hai, Uska bhi koi link do yaar, purane zakhm taza karne hain. ::

  47. Dhamaka 7 years ago

    29 cr is good enough for srk starrer i wasnt expecting more than 25cr

  48. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    fs eid ke din 19cr kiya tha Monday ko Tuesday ko 15C kiya tha ett ne

    • FS 7 years ago


      • mate 7 years ago

        Ok Sir. Thanks 4 your explanation and I’m sorry 4 the stupid question. Aayenda nahi ho ga. 🙁

  49. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    so as usual srk haters coming up with one lame excuse or the other…. poor guys, they lack in sensibility…most of the anti srk guys have net yet even watched the movie and posting some ridiculous comment on the sites…

    jealousy level has reached a new peak.. i heard some of the anti srk ppl are crying seeing bo collections climbing to new heights..

    do watever you want guys, still you cannot stop stop CE at any station and it will zoom up in front of you at the maximum speed possible..

    • mate 7 years ago

      Yes these are the same people who predicted 18-20 cr 1st day, they tried their every bit to spread negativity all around. And when they realised, 1st day record was broken (as per many sources esp. Taran), they totally disappeared from these blogs TQ, NG, SS. And now when they saw the record is just short of 1-2 cr to be broken (as per some sources esp BOI, the source they earlier bashed like a hell), They again come to attack with a new stretegy and logic. What can I say about them, shameless is a very small word for them.

  50. Baba 7 years ago

    i dont buy the paid preview excuse. no one asked srk to have paid previews. its his fault.what the records will say is ETT is still #1 in opening day.even if it did, it wudnt be that impressive as ett was an year has to beaten by a good margin.last year ap beat bg day 1 in 6 months but just about by a small salman can relax. he has proved his stardom twice.

    • mate 7 years ago

      Babaji, It means that If CE breaks the previous record of 1st weekend by a good margin, then it will prove the stardom of SRK.
      BTW If you find it a stupid question, then simply ignore it. :

      • Baba 7 years ago

        in some ways, it will. but my personal view is first day is most important.after that its the film.i dont give as much importance to first weekend, first week, second friday, third saturday from penultimate friday and so on. i leave those analysis for the likes of ank16 and sanket porwal 😉

        i look at first day and the total gross. these two are important for bO debates in my opinion.and ofc EVA if one has the time to calculate it. most important financial parameter.

        • mate 7 years ago

          I also think now-adays 1st day is the parameter to judge the stardom, and lifetime enhances the impact of that stardom. Thanks Sir for clarifying.

  51. mate 7 years ago

    ‘Chennai Express’ earns Rs 33.12 cr on its first day | Updated Aug 10, 2013 at 01:05pm IST

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    New Delhi: It seems Rohit Shetty is going to hit the jackpot again with his latest venture ‘Chennai Express’. The Shah Rukh-Deepika starrer has openes to packed houses on Friday, August 9. Prior to it, the film broke all previous paid previews records on Thursday.

    The film has collected Rs 6.75 crore, which is the biggest paid preview collection by any Bollywood film till date.

    In UK too, the film received an unprecedented response. Even though the film had only night show previews on Thursday, it collected £142,220, beating the record of Bollywood films ‘My Name Is Khan’, ‘Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna’, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.

    \’Chennai Express\’ earns Rs 33.12 cr on its first day

    Directed by Rohit Shetty, ‘Chennai Express’ has earned Rs 39.87 crore in total till Friday evening.

    Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the film’s business on Friday, “Let’s begin the day with a SMASHING news. #ChennaiExpress smashes all previous records, collects Rs 33.12 cr on Friday. Creates HISTORY.”

    He further writes, “#ChennaiExpress Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr. Total: 39.87 cr nett. India biz only. All previous records shattered. Creates History!”

    ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ had earned Rs 32.93 crore on its first day.

    “What a start it has been for Chennai Express, first it collected record numbers in paid previews followed by biggest opening day ever. We have received an overwhelming response from all quarters and the film is being loved by everyone. Though CE is playing in highest number of screens for any film, we still ran out of capacity in most locations due to this huge demand at the box office and the film is on its way to create new benchmarks,” says Gaurav Verma, Director – India theatrical distribution, Studios, Disney UTV.

    “The film has smashed all opening day records at PVR by a significant margin. Now CE holds the record of biggest opening day at PVR- if you add previews, this number becomes even bigger. We were always confident of film doing well thus backed it with maximum show caning and right ticket pricing,” – Prakhar Joshi, Head, Programming, PVR Cinemas.

  52. mate 7 years ago

    ‘Chennai Express’ beats ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ on day one, earns Rs. 33 crore
    TNN | Aug 10, 2013, 11.55 AM IST

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is a happy man. His ‘Chennai Express’ has collected a decent average of Rs. 33.12 crore on the first day its opening. This means that SRK-Deepika starrer ‘Chennai Express’ has moved ahead of Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ that earned Rs. 31.25 crore on day.

    Figures collected from trade analyst Taran Adarsh and social media sites reveal that Rohit Shetty’s directorial venture did wonders in box-office by making a record collection of Rs. 6.75 crore from paid previews across India. What is interesting to note is that this romantic-comedy flick has also beaten paid-preview collections of 3 Idiots at Rs. 2.7 crore.

    Chennai Express has opened in approximately 3500 screens across the country on August 9. It benefited from the Eid holiday as people went to watch the movie in large number.

    SRK is all smiles with this great response and thanked all his fans and well wishers in a press conference that he held at the compound of his Bandra bungalow Mannat.

  53. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 7m
    #ChennaiExpress creates History in USA-Canada. Collects $ 683,000 on Fri. 11 screens to report. May cross $ 700,000. Biggest Hindi opener.

  54. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    USA numbers are really huge for a Friday if what Taran is reporting is true.

  55. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    yes mate even i observed it, all those ppl who were criticizing the songs, promos etc have suddenly vanished in thin air..lagta hain sab apne apne bilo main jaa kar chhup gaye… or else must be busy in promoting false publicity for OUATIMD (like movie is unique, songs are good, yeh aisa woh aisa hain saaree jhoote baatein)

    par baat to banti hain na boss, they cant show their faces after spreading false rumours and bashing of srk…

    like they say A KING IS ALWAYS A KING…

  56. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    one more thing mate check out NG dis tym… my goodness, they are busy in spreading negativity abt the movie.. one post says that “29 cr day one the ride starts with a failure for CE”.
    HA HA HA wat do i say on this post… as if their so called fav stars collects this much amount on paid preview….

    all srk haters ki to phat gayi aur jal rahi hain…

    keep on coming haters…. v r loving it…

  57. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    wow!! simply amazing.. so finally CE has broken the record of ETT..

    WAIT for few more records to be shattered in the coming days…

    HAIL SRK!!!

  58. Baba 7 years ago

  59. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Hahaha ab srk fan duplicate boi ke no.s mila rahe he 😀

    • mate 7 years ago

      Ninja bhai, main ne to duplicate Triplicate sub hi jaga par number milaye hain. Taran Adarsh, INDICINE, TIMES OF INDIA, BOC, ETC, Zee NEWS, ABP News. Aur sub jaga se ek hi jawab mila – Record breaking 33+ cr.
      Sirf Komal Nahta gussa kar gaya. Lekin ap chinta matt karo, main ab bhi par hi trust karta hun. 😉

  60. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Aj record collectin karegi 25C+

  61. engineer 7 years ago

    every year frm last 20 years there is cmparision of SRK stardom wid other actors…bt one thing has never changed..srk aaj b vahi h bas dusre actors change hote rhte h..kbhi salman..kbhi hrithik..kbhi akki..kbhi aamir..kbhi rnbir…lekin koi SRK ka baal b baka ni kr saka…
    More power to king khan..king to king hi hota h..

  62. engineer 7 years ago

    abhi to bahut se records tootne h…haters kuch excuses to mndy k liye b bacha k rkho..

  63. krish Saini 7 years ago

    frankly bolun toh bhaiyya even Himmatwala Was Better than CE..
    Atleast samjh toh aa raha tha kaun kya bol raha hai..yahan toh 30-40% movie ke dialouges samjh hi nahi aaye..
    but ek baat toh maan sakte hai..SRK cheez baht chalu hai..
    ek Saal mein Ek movie release karta hai..aur usko hadd se jyada promote karke weekend mein kamaiye karke Patli gaali se nikal leta hai 😛 😛
    Congress desh ko loot rahi hai,aur SRK movies ke deewane youth ko 🙂 😛 😀

  64. krish Saini 7 years ago

    Woh Esliye kyunki Sirf uske baal hi thik bache hai..
    Shakal toh 😉 😉 😉
    Chalo chodo..chota muh baadi baat nahi karni chahiye 😛 😛

  65. Syed imran 7 years ago

    Jali jali…. Tapi tapi tapi…!!!!!

    Srk haters jalan se paagal ho gaye hain… Kya bol rahe hain unhe bhi kuch nahi pata..!!!!


  66. Dhruve 7 years ago

    Chennai express breaking every record overseas. Could be 3rd 100+ cr. grosser overseas.

  67. cr7 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Sets Second Day RECORD In Rajasthan

    Saturday 10th August 2013 23.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has set a new high for day two business in Rajasthan. The film has just edged out Ra.One which had the previous highest second day collection in the desert state. The second day drop in Rajasthan is around 13%. The top five second day collections in Rajasthan are as follows.

    1.Chennai Express – 1,42,00,000 approx

    2. Ra.One – 1,40,00,000

    3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 1,26,00,000

    4. Bodyguard -1,12,00,000

    5. Race 2 – 1,06,00,000

  68. krish Saini 7 years ago

    Syed imran

    Sir jii.. aapko samjh aaye the kya woh tamil dialouge???

    and jaalegi toh aapki bechaare pura din koodte rahe CE ne ETT ka Record tod dia..and shaam hote hote kya hua..29crore 😉
    dil ke armaan aansuo mein beh gaye 😛 😛 😀
    Chalo ab happy next yr tak ke liye chup baitho..waise SRK ukhaad toh tab bhi kuch nahi payega but aapko ek baar fir Koodne ka mauka zarur tak ke liye..Sat sri Akal jii 🙂 😉 😛

  69. Author
    sputnik 7 years ago

    According to Amul Mohan

    “Chennai Express: Saturday early estimate 26 cr + (biggest second day ever, beating YJHD’s 20.0 cr Saturday),”

    “on course for 85-90 cr Opening Weekend which the biggest opening weekend ever shattering all previous opening weekend records!!!”

    “Previous Top Opening 3 days: 1) YJHD – 62.5 cr, 2) Ek tha Tiger – 61.0 cr, 3) Dabangg 2 – 60.0 cr….”

  70. saurabh 7 years ago

    @baba Sir, u know Salman fans are in huge number,we all know that, same as srk is fairly no. 1 in overseas…
    now even if srk breaks record or nt, we all know that Salman has more fans in India, nd they will his any ridiculous movie… That doesn’t mean he is better actor, the problem is that srk is better actor.. But wen everybody criticise him,he make ce, so to compare star power u should add overseas too..
    mow mimp point, wen srk was nt making huge box office collection, u said he is gone, or he should act in serious movie like aamir, but then u also criticize him of nt making huge box office collection, now u are again comparing with Salman, y u nt compare aamir with Salman or hritik with Salman… We all know srk is better actor nd has more star power if we add overseas… ND Salman has more star power in India but acting is no great..
    sp my main point is that, y srk hates nd specially u, find one another reason to criticize him… Amitabh is greatest star of Bollywood, but he never got popularity like Rajesh Khanna, so who should be called greater, or sanjeev Kumar never was too famous so according to u sanjeev Kumar should act like Rajesh Khanna… What u want, be clear on one thing.. Its because of constant bo collection he has to come up with ce, otherwise he could make a very good movie.. Plz think, nd criticize on good reason, dnt criticize because u hate him or for just heck of it… Plz reply… I know u will answer diplomatically or will not reply.. But that just will confirm my view on ur hateness

    • Baba 7 years ago

      when an srk asks rohit shetty to write a film for him, its not for making a masterpiece.its for BO. so the argument will be on BO mainly and there will be comparisons on BO whether you like it or not. but i also possess a trait of not mixing BO with movie on its own,unlike many here. you should see what i wrote about CE and srk in movie thread.

  71. mate 7 years ago

    Lo Bhai Log, 3-Days weekend record to cross ho gaya 2 din main.
    PJ ‏@Prakashjaaju 17m
    ChennaiExpress : Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat apprx. 29 cr … Total: 68.87 cr… All Time Record.
    Official figure yet to come. Let’s see.

  72. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 7m
    Records are meant to be broken and #ChennaiExpress is doing just that. Collects Rs 28.05 cr nett on Saturday. This Express is Flying High!
    ‏@taran_adarsh 6m
    #ChennaiExpress is on a record-smashing spree. Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr. Total: 67.92 cr nett. MONSTROUS Weekend!

  73. mate 7 years ago

    @taran_adarsh 4m
    #ChennaiExpress is a MASSIVE opener in Overseas too. Thu previews $ 1.29 million, Fri $ 2.3 million. Total: Rs 21.4 cr till Friday. SUPERB!

  74. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress Saturday circuit-wise breakup:-

    Mumbai – 9.30 cr
    DelhiUP – 5.40 cr
    Punjab – 1.96 cr
    CP Berar – 1.40 cr
    CI – 93 lacs
    Rajasthan – 1.52 cr
    Nizam – 2.02 cr
    Mysore – 1.95 cr
    Tamil Nadu-Kerala – 1.10 cr
    West Bengal – 1.42 cr
    Bihar – 63 lacs
    Assam – 18 lacs
    Orissa – 25 lacs
    Total – 28.05 cr

  75. engineer 7 years ago

    even as a Srk fan…this is totallllllyyy… Unexpected..mind blowing…
    Aftr almst 6 yr srk retrns to masala genere and look how… in king shtyle..

  76. I.One 7 years ago

    Above 65 crores in 2 days? That is huge. That means the previous 3 day weekend record is broken in 2 days. Incredible!

  77. I.One 7 years ago

    21 crores till Friday in Overseas is like never heard of. Which does mean the movie have done more than 55 crores till Friday itself. Saturday could be even higher in overseas which means it can cross 50 cr in overseas by this weekend. Indian nett will be more than 80 and 50 overseas means, at least 130 cr in weekend worldwide. Sure it is mind blowing.

    • mate 7 years ago

      “21 crores till Friday…”
      Bhai What do you mean by ’till Friday’. Friday ko hi to release hui hai, Thursday ko to paid previews the na. 😉
      Anyway, it’s 1.5 days collection for overseas if not 1 day, coz there was a full release in UAE on Thur, while in UK, USA, Australia, Pak, it had only paid prev.

  78. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 7m
    #ChennaiExpress is a hurricane at the BO. Sets 3 records in 3 days: 1) Highest paid previews, 2) Highest Day 1 and 3) Highest Day 2.
    @taran_adarsh 1m
    At the speed it is flying, #ChennaiExpress should touch/cross 100 cr mark today [by Sunday night]. Wait and watch!

  79. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express: Saturday (Day 2) Box Office Collections
    August 11th, 2013 by Team

    Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone’s Chennai Express, which is doing massive business in Overseas and India Box Office, collected 28 crores on its 1st Saturday i.e. Day 2. This Rohit Shetty directorial now stands at a domestic total of about 67.85 crores at the Domestic Box Office. The movie performed excellent in Mumbai, Delhi and UP circuits.
    The numbers are undoubtedly great, however, it was expected to pick up on Day 2 considering a usual upward trend at the Box Office for any film. But, since its release day itself was a Holiday unlike Saturday, the drop was understandable. Interestingly, Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger had made a Day 2 business of about 14.55 crores at the Indian Box Office.
    The movie will pick up today for sure, considering a Sunday and collect good moolahs with the hike in ticket prices at multiplexes all over India. However, the question still remains here is – “Will Chennai Express Reach The 100 Crore Club In 3 Days?”

  80. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@boxofficedetail 59m
    #ChennaiExpress on record breaking spree in Pakistan.. Fri *est* 1.1cr PKR Sat *est* 1.2cr PKR (actuals awaited).. Total 2.3cr PKR

  81. Author
    sputnik 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Fantastic Second Day

    Sunday 11th August 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express had a fantastic second day as it collected around 25.50 crore nett. The collections were the highest ever for the second day. The film held very strong all over with collections in some centres similar to day one. Muslim centres tend to hold very well after Eid for a few days especially in the single screens.

    The film has collected around 60.75 crore nett in two days including paid previews and will surpass 80 crore nett for the weekend. The second day figures for some circuits are as follows, day one is in brackets.

    Delhi/UP 505 (545)

    East Punjab 190 (221)

    CI – 93 (111)

    Rajasthan – 142 (162)

    Mysore – 173 (192)


  82. mate 7 years ago

    I expected 25-26 cr, and it’s bang on. Don’t know whether CE breaks the weekend record or not today according to BOI.

    • I.One 7 years ago

      Mate, you must be kidding. As per BOI the highest weekend is around 60 cr. And looking at the numbers of BOI (29.5+25.5+6) 61 cr, it has already broken the weekend record. I dont know why BOI is not acknowledging that CE had broken YJHD’s 3 days weekend in 2 days!

      • mate 7 years ago

        I.One bhai, I’m just asking not claiming. Well CE almost equalize the YJHD 3-day weekend record in 2.25 days according to BOI. What CE will earn on Sunday, will be the margin with which it breaks weekend record.

  83. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Chalo maine kaha tha 25c+ karegi .
    mate yjhd weekend 62C Tha

  84. mate 7 years ago

    All Time Highest Second Day Collections
    Sunday 11th August 2013 12.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
    Chennai Express recorded the highest second day collections of all time comfortably beating Ra.One by about 3.50 crore. The top ten second day collections of all time are as follows.
    1.Chennai Express – 26.50 crore approx
    2. Ra.One – 2.90 crore
    3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 20.10 crore
    4. Race 2 – 18.60 crore
    5. Bodyguard – 18.30 crore
    6. Dabangg 2 – 16.70 crore
    7. Dabangg – 16.40 crore
    8. Don 2 – 14.50 crore
    9. Rowdy Rathore – 13.80 crore
    10. Golmaal 3 – 13.60 crore

  85. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Second Day Territorial Breakdown
    Sunday 11th August 2013 12.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
    Chennai Express collected 26.50 crore nett approx on day two. The second day territorial breakdown is as follows.
    Mumbai – 9.10 crore
    Delhi/UP – 5.08 crore
    East Punjab – 1.96 crore
    West Bengal – 1.40 crore
    Bihar – 55 lakhs
    CP Berar – 1.30 crore
    CI – 93 lakhs
    Rajasthan – 1.42 crore
    Nizam – 1.65 crore
    Mysore – 1.84 crore
    Others – 1.20 crore
    TOTAL – 26.43 crore

  86. sauravjha 7 years ago

    Really Really feel proud of SRK. After all that’s been going on for last few years and especially this year when negativity surrounded his baby it was height! It was completely uncalled for and too harsh on the man. I am extremely happy that he has done what he could have done the best i.e broken records when nobody absolutely nobody including his fans like me expected him too! Hats off sir carry on entertaining us!

    PS:- All the non-sense about this hurting south Indians and it being Himmatwala2 was never going to stop it as I had said it earlier in fact many south Indian people had loved Lungi Dance song m happy it has been proven right.

  87. phoenix 7 years ago


    Unless an extreme makeover happened in the last few years in which I left India, Salman Khan cannot be the actor with the most fans in India. He has always had a loyal fan base which could not make London Dreams a hit and secretly rejoiced that Salman stole the show from Ajay Devgan. Not sure if its the biggest in India.

    Big Boss Viewership, ratings of movies that premiere on TV, footfalls and Celebrex ratings are taken as proofs???

    In that case, Katrina Kaif is a bigger star than Madhuri Dixit. And, since Sunny Leone is the most searched celebrity, I guess she has more fans than Salman Khan.

    If I am proved wrong with this belief, I have lost touch with happenings in India.

  88. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    oh my god. Fantastic numbers by CE !!

  89. ank_16n 7 years ago

    Monday 😀

  90. FS 7 years ago

    @akkians – Now where does Akshay Sir stand? 😛 Still Krish3, Dhoom3 & Besharam is lined up 😛

    Can OUTIMD face CE’s wrath at the box office? or will it be another washout or an average flick?

  91. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Ank monday nhi Thursday 😀

  92. mate 7 years ago

    First time EVER that a hindi movie poster is up on the stands at bus stops in Singapore!

  93. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 35m
    #ChennaiExpress USA-Canada will cross $ 2.5 million today … UK will cross £ 1 million today … UAE-GCC will cross $ 2 million today. WOW!
    ‏@taran_adarsh 38m
    #ChennaiExpress Overseas Sat $ 2.3 million to $ 2.4 million. Total till Saturday: Rs 35 cr. FABULOUS!

  94. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    krish bhaiyya ji- no need to understand the tamil dialogues since they were just plain dialogues and not meant to be funny…. waise bhi itni samajh to hain aaj kal janta main ke woh kya bol raha hain even if it is in tamil… dont get hyper dude..

    rahi baat collections ki boi is the only website reporting 29 cr.. all others have reported above 33 crs…still if that is the case it is breaking the records with each passing day xcept the opening one… for further info visit the bo website and check the facts and figures…
    agar woh bhi nahi hota to i vl provide u with all the links…..

    • mate 7 years ago

      Chalo choro bhai, ap bus CE ki success enjoy karo. Wese bhi ab to SRK ki salman se bhi dosti ho gayi hai, aur Aamir khan ne bhi CE main cameo role kar liya, ab kaahe ki dushmani.
      By the way, did you enjoy Aamir Khan’s cameo in CE in the scene right after the interval. I think he’s the screen stealer in the movie, Tuk Tuk Tuk… awesome acting by the perfectionist Khan.

  95. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    chalo yr srk fanz congratulation for bb ce ,. chalo ab 150C to krne chahiye

  96. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    thnx fr it and being a sporty… but 150 cr too less… it vl do in first week itself… lifetym vl b more dan dat…

    anywaz keeping fanfare aside, i am sure salman’s mental too vl b breaking many more records on its release…. i have watched the original, its brilliant and if directed and scripted well in hindi, therez no stopping for it at the bo…

  97. Author
    sputnik 7 years ago

    “Indian import “Chennai Express” hit America with some serious strength this weekend, breaking the record for the biggest opening weekend ever for a Bollywood film Stateside.

    The film — directed by Rohit Shetty and starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone — grossed $2,225,000 over the weekend from 196 theaters. That made for a huge $11,352 per-theater-average and a spot just outside the overall top 10, beating out the likes of “Pacific Rim” and “Red 2” — despite playing in a fraction of their screens.

    Distributor UTV noted that the old record of $1,944,027 was held since 2010 by “My Name Is Khan.” “Chennai” also beat the 5-day Christmas holiday weekend opening of $2,149,227 for 2009’s “3 Idiots” which currently holds the record for the largest lifetime gross for a Bollywood film with a cume of $6,533,849. We should know by next weekend if “Chennai” can challenge that number, though so far it’s looking pretty good.”


    BoxofficeMojo Weekend Estimate – Chennai Express No 13

  98. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    mental 😀 sohail bna raha he 100C kr le bhut he ,. record to bs kick hi tode gi ,. ,.
    Monday collection pr he ki ce kitne karegi ,.agle hafte ouatim bhi aa rahi he ,.

  99. mate 7 years ago

    Thanks Sputnik ji. But it’s estimate figure, actuals may vary. And estimate collection of the weekend including Paid Previews is $2,475,000.

    • Author
      sputnik 7 years ago

      Posted it because a Hollywood website had written about CE collections and tweeted it. I initially thought it was instead of Indiewire.

  100. saurabh 7 years ago

    Btw if its bo, then komal nd boi head himself said that if srk didn’t go for huge paid previews, then it would have collected around 35cr.. So if u compare bo of India then also.. It doesn’t matter to anybody that u buy this explanation or not.. Because the truth is the person who can go for paid preview will surely go for 1st day…

    now 2nd thing, if u compare bo then u should compare world bo, means including overseas, because i m also saying sallu cant be defeated in terms of his popularity in India, similarly srk cant be if u compare world.. If u say u’ll compare the India bo only, then i’ll say srk is better than sallu in south comparing to their bo… So compare total collection…

    but the mimp thing is how people changes perception wen its abt srk, nobody will say anything if aamir’s film won’t do well, Bt with srk, perception changes.. So srk lovers have to reply…
    but in anyway, this hateness only defines that srk is still bigger superstar in subconscious mind of a hater…
    so i guess u didn’t read my full comment, but now again i m asking ur reply, this time i m asking a full reply of my comment so that u answer me on every aspect of my comment,
    btw i have read all the posts nd comment but couldn’t see any apart from 2-3 in sputnik review, nd in this thread… ND in other posts also i couldn’t remember wat u said abt issue of my concern, so plz reply..
    nd i m nt fighting, just i m discussing the whole fi8 of who is no. 1 nd y, nd on which parameter… W8ing for reply, take time

  101. saurabh 7 years ago

    @ baba above comment was for u

  102. saurabh 7 years ago

    @phonic sir, sir i m a huge srk fan nd thing i only know, but now i must say that Salman is more popular in India.. A makeover happened.. Actually Salman has this unmatchable popularity in lower middle class nd in poor class(nt defaming but couldn’t find right word nd it is true too), nd now everybody has that much money that he/she can go for Salman movie, nd these people just love Salman’s presence irrespective of anything, nd big boss also helped him a lot to make his new fans, and also being human nd many stories of Salman’s helping nature.. (srk do a lot charity but he dnt promote it, coz of his belief in Islam, nd m nt saying Salman’s view on charity is wrong, even in this matter his view i find Lil better than srk) nd Salman also got wat he do best, unlike his old movies like u said London dreams, nd also people start loving more these mindless movies containing all masala.. Perhaps because of inclusion of lower middle class nd poor class as they have tension abt many things so they just want to enjoy, nd also these mental tension type of things increased in every indian, so they just want to enjoy.. Because of that even bodyguard earn more than ra one… Now from past couple of years srk started doing more experiment (mnik, ra one), nd also since increase of lower class people nd srk doing nri or more sophisticated roles, so these people couldn’t identify.. ND in these experiment also srk failed too unlike aamir, nd since srk haters also more in number than any other number nd ra one’s negative publicity srk haters used these opportunities efficiently, nd because of this negative publicity even some srk fans left him… Ra one was biggest point in this negative publicity, because some industry insiders didn’t like the over publicity done by srk, people came with many ways of negative publicity.. Like on fb, even komal nahata nd pritish nandi confirmed of this.. So all this reduced his publicity.. ND then jthj came with sos, so even if jthj had the potential of making some records, bo divided between sos too, nd sos also performed better in single screen… ND these years srk made headlines because of negative reasons which could be reason of frustration nd pressure of bo..
    even people said ranbir is ahead of him compaing weekend nd life time collection,(even then it couldn’t break ra one 2nd day collection which ett also couldn’t break.. ND jthj has bo divide with sos, nd ra one had extreme negative publicity,don 2 ws nt marketed well or they wanted to market like this only, though movie was better than ra one..), so there are so many factors… Earlier also srk experimented but there was always a veer jara or oso, nd no threat from anyone except some silly pandits said akki ws threat.. So many factors reduced his popularity..
    but mimp question is with some srk lover who are not strong enough to continue loving srk in low times,is what they want now, srk doing experiments with less bo, or srk doing full masala movie which may get good bo but no proud moment, because srk is not master of these two area, infact he can do both things good but he is not master.. So what they will like.. ND since srk can do both but not master, that makes him the star to look for, same as ranbir..
    i guess i tried to come up with every factor..

  103. saurabh 7 years ago

    @baba sir, i really thought u’ll give a genuine reply, but anyways, i think i have given a valid point of not comparing overseas records.. ND abt perception of people for srk..
    ny wat have a good time, sry to make u feel bore

  104. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Phenomenal Sunday
    Sunday 11th August 2013 22.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
    Chennai Express has had phenomenal Sunday with collections looking set to be better than Saturday. The film has shown big jump in the Gujarat/Saurashtra area while other parts are in the range of Saturday with some slightly higher and some slightly lower.
    The weekend has seen all records smashed as the film will easily go over 90 crore nett for the weekend including paid previews. South India has seen just phenomenal collections while the rest of India is extraordinary. Every circuit has smashed all records for the weekend.
    The film has held collections in roughly the same range over the first three days at very high levels which has never been done before Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani held up for 3 days at the 20 crore range but this has done it closer to the 30 crore nett range.

  105. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 5m
    And the records lie shattered! #ChennaiExpress hits a ton [100 cr] at the close of its opening weekend. Creates HISTORY!
    ‏@taran_adarsh 3m
    #ChennaiExpress Thu previews 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr, Sun 32.50 cr. Total: 100.42 cr nett. MONSTROUS Weekend… India biz only.

  106. mate 7 years ago

    Midweek: ‘Chennai Express’ creates History, crosses 100 cr!
    By Taran Adarsh, August 12, 2013 – 09:46 IST
    (Ratings are based on the box office collections and the cost of the film)

    • FS 7 years ago

      Awesome!!! Speechless!!! Taran had already decided to declare it 100CR by the end of the weekend.

      PS: But it is a remarkable performance at the boxoffice even if is considered.

      PS: Where does Akshay Sir stand now? Still D3, K3 and Besharam lined up to release.

  107. mate 7 years ago

    Box Office Guru Wrapup: Elysium Tops Crowded List of Newcomers
    by RT Staff | Sunday, Aug. 11 2013
    On the specialty scene, UTV’s action-comedy Chennai Express broke the record for the biggest Bollywood opening ever with an estimated $2.2M from 196 locations for a $11,352 average.
    Read the rest here:

  108. Author
    sputnik 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Smashes All Records

    Monday 12th August 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has smashed all records by grossing 92 crore nett over the weekend including paid previews. The three day figure is around 24-25 crore nett higher than anything before which is phenomenal. Only Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani has grossed over 60 crore before in three days.

    Every circuit in India has set a new record for the first weekend. The South Indian circuits have just crushed all records with collections at places twice as high as other record breaking films be it Ek Tha tiger or yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

    Eid falling perfectly on the right day has helped the film to put up an unbelievable figure. Eid and the next two days are always huge for business and for Chennai Express these three days fell in the Fri-Sun period which is a huge bonus.



    All Time Top Opening Weekends: Chennai Express Leads By A Distance

    Monday 12th August 2013 11.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has set a new benchmark for opening weekend business beating the previous best by a huge margin. Below are the approx first weekend business of the top films.

    1. Chennai Express – 86,00,00,000
    2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 62,00,00,000
    3. Dabangg 2 – 59,00,00,000
    4. Ek Tha Tiger – 56,50,00,000
    5. Ra.One – 53,00,00,000
    6. Bodyguard 52,50,00,000
    7. Dabangg – 49,00,00,000
    8. Race 2 – 48,50,00,000
    9. Don 2 – 47,00,00,000
    10. Rowdy Rathore – 46,75,00,000


    • I.One 7 years ago

      Simply outstanding. I bet even SRK’s fans never expected it cross 55 cr. Even myself I said that it will cross 55 cr. 86 cr. in 3 days is fabulous. At least 50 cr. from overseas and we will have more than 140 cr. worldwide collection by weekend. Distributors ki nikal padi.

  109. mate 7 years ago

    So According to BOI, Sunday collection is 30.25 cr approx. Not bad. Still 86 cr in 3 days is a huge figure. Now there is a difference of 8.42 cr between BOI and Taran (92 cr and 100.42 cr).

  110. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Kick ll brk dis record nxt year sunday ko release kare monday ko eid he .
    sunday monday tuesday holiday hoga 🙂

  111. Reddemon 7 years ago

    @FS even ETT and D2 collections differed by similar margin wrt to taran and BOI so its ok.

    Credit to everyone. Deepika, SRK, Rohit and team. BOW \m/

  112. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    It will be difficult to break this record of 3 days weekend for quite some time. CE continued 30cr day for 3 consecutive days – that is terrific.

  113. mate 7 years ago

    Tweet Picking: Ek ‘THA’ Tiger
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Aug 12, 2013 – 11:10 IST

  114. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Question of the day:

    Will this stupendous success of CE make srk fans content in heart and stop their nuisance of flood disliking trailers/songs of any non-srk movie?


    • FS 7 years ago

      They are just waiting to thrash Dhoom3 starting frm Aamir’s height till Katrina’s sandal length.

    • sauravjha 7 years ago

      Haha actually sir it was all due to the negativity which SRK received during When all the fans of various stars combined together and brought the film and SRK down. Thats when it all began actually 🙂 I can certainly see it slowing down a bit after this success of CE but not completely 😉 After all k zakhm kabhi nai bharne wale due to various reasons! 😉

  115. aryan 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Heads For Record Non Holiday Monday

    Monday 12th August 2013 16.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has held very strongly on Monday and may set a new record for business on Monday when it has not fallen on a holiday. The highest collection for a Monday is Ek Tha Tiger with 19 crore nett approx but it was a holiday for Bassi Eid while the highest non holiday Monday is Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani at 12.75 crore nett.

    The Monday collections of Chennai Express look set to challenge the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani figure. There will be a fall from the Friday figures as that was a national holiday but the collection itself for Monday will be huge and amongst the top three collections for a Monday be it holiday or non holiday Monday.

  116. utube 7 years ago

    Dhoom 3 prediction First day : 45 cr , second day 43 cr and third day 46 cr. Paid preview 10 cr.

  117. mate 7 years ago

    ‘Chennai Express’ ticket prices won’t increase
    Nitisha Kashyap, TNN Aug 8, 2013, 12.00AM IST
    August sees some big-ticket releases starting from ‘Chennai Express’. While ticket prices in Mumbai are set to increase by 40% because of the Eid weekend and other holidays, in Delhi, prices are not changing. Hooray!
    Movie releases during Eid, Diwali and Christmas are almost always locked by big-ticket blockbusters. Movie-goers too, are used to a hike in ticket prices, because of the festive season and because mostly, the films are awaited releases of a big star. However, this Eid – which is also an extended weekend – ticket prices in Delhi are not increasing, or increasing by only 5-10%.
    Eid, which is on August 9, brings a series of big films. Chennai Express releases on Eid, which will be followed by Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara, Madras Cafe and Satyagraha later this month. It’s a big month in terms of movie releases, but ticket prices are set to remain unchanged.
    Not increasing prices
    While in Mumbai, ticket prices are set to increase by as much as 40% on weekdays and 20% on weekends, Delhi and NCR will have very minimal or no change in rates. Anant Verma, business head, DT Cinemas, tells us, “We are not increasing the rates on Eid. All prices will remain as they are. We stick to the norms of the Delhi Licensing Department, which permits us to increase prices twice a year. We raised prices recently, for Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, but that too by 7-10%. So, we’ll not increase prices now.”
    DT Cinemas’ branch in Gurgaon doesn’t come under the Delhi Licensing Department, but prices there too, will not change. “We can increase prices in Gurgaon, but as company policy, we aren’t doing so,” says Verma. The pricing in PVR will also be normal, says Rahul Singh, senior VP, Operations, PVR LTD. “Eid is on Friday and Chennai Express is the only film releasing that weekend. People will be eagerly waiting for it. Our pricing in Delhi and NCR will be normal,” he says, “We get the rates approved in the beginning of the year, which are different for different films. For a blockbuster, rates are different, and different for a low-budget film. If a film is three hours long, its rate is different. We are considering Chennai Express a blockbuster, so its tickets will be priced like that. It could start from 100 for weekdays, and 300-350 for weekends.”
    Similarly, Ashish Saxena, head, Operations, Big Cinemas, says, “We are not increasing prices, but the pricing will be that of a blockbuster.”
    Minimal hike in prices
    Since in Delhi, ticket pricing is monitored by the Licensing Department, “We have very little scope to increase prices,” says Vishal Anand, senior VP, Operations, Fun Cinemas, “There is a slot, and whatever increase happens, happens within the slot. It’s not a free market like MP or Maharashtra, where ticket prices can be increased by as much as you want. This month has festivals (Eid, Rakhi, Bhai Dooj), a national holiday, and extended weekends, and to top all that, big stars’ films are releasing. Prices are hiked for big releases. If we look at past records, Eid is a very strong period. And with the release of four big movies, we are hoping August to be a big month. So, the ticket prices will see a variation, but there’ll be a negligible increase – not more than 5%. Ticket price 10 se 15 ho jayega.”
    Yes, no, maybe: 5-10%hike
    Some cinemas are still not sure if they’ll raise prices. Yogesh Raizada, corporate head, Wave Cinemas, says, “June and July were dull in terms of releases. This month is going to be a great month for us. Pricing depends on how big the film is. Pehle log Shah Rukh ya Amitabh ki movie ke liye black mein 500 tak dete thay. Paying capacity of the consumer is directly proportional to the star cast. We’ll decide our rates depending on the request of distributors, and what the competition’s prices are. But it’s not going to be more than a 5-10% increase.”
    Munish Sharma, GM, Marketing, Satyam, says, “As of now, we are not raising prices. But if there’ll be an increase, it’ll be as per industry norms.” RK Mehrotra, GM, Delite, says, “Distributors have requested us to raise ticket prices. Last time, this request for Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani was not approved. So, this time, we may increase rates.”
    How do price slots work?
    Ticket prices in Delhi are monitored as in a union territory. In the beginning of the year, all cinema halls have to apply for slots, which are five different prices that cinema halls can apply anytime the whole year. These slots have to be approved by the Delhi Licensing Department, and every hall has different slots.
    For example, for a blockbuster, a cinema hall applies for 300 as the ticket rate; for a low-budget film, `150; and for a long movie, 250. So, whenever a movie is released, its ticket price is decided accordingly.
    The upgradation of rates is allowed twice a year. Meaning, if one wants to hike a ticket from 300 to 320, it can be done only twice a year. Also, halls have to give a reason for the upgrade, common reasons being inflation, food prices, electricity bills and more manpower.

  118. mate 7 years ago

    watch IBN 7, Komal Nahta quoted 100.42 cr
    That’s not a problem with Komal, it happens with every trade anaylyst. Once they claim something before the release, they make it an issue of ego. BOI did the same thing, before the release of CE they claim first day record will not be broken but weekend will definitely be. And then manipulation with the collection starts. The only difference between BOI and others is that BOI correct themselves latter but others don’t.

  119. mate 7 years ago

    ‘Chennai Express’ fetches record Rs 50.47 cr start!
    By Taran Adarsh

    CHENNAI EXPRESS has shattered previous records in the international markets as well. The film has fetched a humungous, awe-inspiring start everywhere. The weekend total stands at approx. $ 8.25 million [Rs 50.47 cr], which is massive … Tamil film THALAIVAA has embarked on a solid start in U.K. and U.S.A.

    Weekend: Aug 9 – 11, 2013.

    CHENNAI EXPRESS: In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 9,34,118 [Rs. 8.78 crores] on 126 screens.
    THALAIVAA [Tamil]: In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 1,21,249 [Rs. 1.14 crores] on 36 screens.
    NAUGHTY JATTS [Punjabi]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 2,173 on 4 screens. Total: £ 26,614 [Rs. 25.02 lakhs].
    BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,023 on 2 screens. Total: £ 2,63,005 [Rs. 2.47 crores].
    BEST OF LUCK [Punjabi]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 344 on 2 screens. Total: £ 55,398 [Rs. 52.08 lakhs].

    CHENNAI EXPRESS: In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 24,75,000 [Rs. 15.15 crores] on 196 screens.

    U.A.E. & G.C.C. BOX-OFFICE
    CHENNAI EXPRESS: The film has collected AED 77,30,000 [Rs. 12.88 crores] in its opening weekend. Biggest opener [Hindi films].

    CHENNAI EXPRESS: The film has collected $ 3,60,000 [Rs. 2.20 crores] in its opening weekend. Biggest opener [Hindi films].

    CHENNAI EXPRESS: The film has collected $ 3,00,000 [Rs. 1.84 crores] in its opening weekend. Biggest opener [Hindi films].

    CHENNAI EXPRESS: In its opening weekend, the film has collected A$ 3,85,262 [Rs. 2.14 crores] on 21 screens.
    NAUGHTY JATTS [Punjabi]: In its second weekend, the film has collected A$ 9,620 on 21 screens. Total: A$ 85,116 [Rs. 47.32 lakhs].
    BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected A$ 144 on 1 screen. Total: A$ 3,99,079 [Rs. 2.22 crores].

    CHENNAI EXPRESS: In its opening weekend, the film has collected NZ$ 1,23,478 [Rs. 60.05 lakhs] on 10 screens… Although the film has fared very well, the numbers are lower than SRK’s JAB TAK HAI JAAN and also EK THA TIGER.

    CHENNAI EXPRESS: In its opening weekend, the film has collected FJD 51,702 [Rs. 16.52 lacs] on 2 screens.

  120. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Good to see Dollar to Rupees rate helping the film boost the collections overseas. 8.25 million 4-5 years back would have meant 37cr. Now its 50cr+.

    • mate 7 years ago

      Giving such comments and still you expect SRK fans not to dislike the songs/videos of non-srk starrer. 😛
      Anyway I never dislike videos of other stars without any reason. I always give credit where it’s due. You can read one of my comments above, where I praised Aamir khan cameo and said he is the real screen stealer in CE inspite of SRK presence. 😉

  121. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    @mate – ha ha ha rytly said bro… really enjoyed it… acting isko bolte…

    • mate 7 years ago

      @syedimran Thanks bro.
      @Ritz Ask Syedimran he is also a SRK fan but he appreciate Aamir’s performance in CE.
      Bhai jahaan credit banta hai wahan dena chahiye.

  122. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    @mate, sorry I didnt get you.

    Looks like you were waiting for some slightest opportunity to see something negative in my facts and to pamper ur ego that world is against srk?


    Take it easy dude. If u didnt get anyone to blast against…i was all along positive for CE.

    Its a fantastic success for CE – but dont blast me for ur Khujli if u didnt find anyone.

    Take care and enjoy!

    My comment about Dollar and Rupee rate conversion is matter of fact. Take it in right spirit.

  123. shan 7 years ago

    I have to admit – after the first trailer of Chennai Express, I couldnt believe SRK was bringing us a cheap looking, unfunny, “masala” movie. The music album did nothing to improve my expectations. But I am surprised at the humongous response to CE! Looks like the SRK+Rohit Shetty+Eid combo has indeed done the trick. I believe it is the combo and not just SRK pull, otherwise we would have seen similar numbers at time of Ra.One and Don2 as well. It is great to see records being smashed by a distance – been a while since that happened 🙂 I havent watched the movie yet (frankly, have been unable to motivate myself seeing Shahrukh ham so much in the trailer) but happy that the movie is making so much so fast. The BO bar has been raised – it is time for others, especially Aamir, Hrithik and Salman to match up with their upcoming biggies. Now that the BO monkey is off SRK’s back, it will be great to see him in a nice performance oriented movie like Chak De. Hope he keeps delaying Happy New Year and does a nice Shimit Amin/Ashutosh Gowariker/Raju Hirani movie! 🙂

  124. rajesh 7 years ago

    Hmm, Movie dropped 70% in Gurgaon (12.7 lakhs against 43 Lakhs) and 52% in Kanpur (10.61 Lakhs against 22 Lakhs) from Sunday figures.
    Not a very rosy picture specially from multiplex point of view, but, it is too early to say.

  125. mate 7 years ago

    @taran_adarsh 14m
    #ChennaiExpress PP 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr, Sun 32.50 cr, Mon 12.62 cr. Total 113.04 cr. 2nd biggest non-holiday Mon after #YJHD

  126. mate 7 years ago

    It’s 61% drop from Sunday, I expect 14 cr Monday. Anyway, the drop on Monday was expected, ETT collected 14 cr after huge first day of 32.92 cr, and here CE drops that much after 3 sets of 30 cr, hope it remain stable on weekdays, and don’t go below 10 cr till wednesday.

  127. rajesh 7 years ago

    If BMS is any indication, it may drop below 10 today (BOI no.).

    Will be happy to be proven wrong.

  128. mate 7 years ago

    How Much Will Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara Open With On Day One?
    Tuesday 13th August 2012 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
    Q. How much will Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Open Dobara open with on day one? 15 or 20 crore
    A. Those figures are impossible. Its looking around 6 crore from its release. If it manages to get more shows than expected right now it could go a bit higher but its not going anywhere close to 15 crore.
    J. Wahi

    • Reddemon 7 years ago

      Lol. Samohik Balatkaar Kar diya BOI ne.

      BTW, get ready to Hear something like ‘SRK paid BOI to downgrade OUATIMD’

      • mate 7 years ago

        Ji bhai, Yeh to seedha seedha Balatkar case hai. Akki fans kuch karo yaar, Akki sir ka balatkar ho gayi. 😆

    • Baba 7 years ago

      srk always does his usual predatory tactics but it seems ekta too has no clout

  129. jeetu 7 years ago

    ‘A. Those figures are impossible. Its looking around 6 crore from its release.’ LOL 6 cr.
    What kind of marketing queen ekta is! She couldn’t manage proper release for sequel of most successful film of her banner.

  130. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Strong Monday
    Tuesday 13th August 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collected around 12 crore nett on Monday taking its business to 104 crore nett. It is crossed 100 crore nett in four days plus paid previews. The collections on Monday were rock steady in Muslim centres as they normally are for a few days post Eid while others did show a noticeable drop. It was the third highest Monday ever after Ek Tha Tiger and Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewani.
    But with Muslim dominated areas being down just 50% from that huge Friday it came out with a strong Monday. There will be another noticeable drop on Tuesday as collections come down in Muslim dominated areas but Thursday is national holiday so that will be up and it will also help on Wednesday evening.
    The film is probably looking at a record breaking first week of around 140 crore nett. Ek That Tiger last year in Eid week collected 143 crore nett in nine days and 128 crore in 7 days.

  131. mate 7 years ago

    Top US/Canada Openings: Chennai Express Tops
    Tuesday 13th August 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express broke the record for opening weekend business in US/Canada beating the My Name Is Khan figures and becoming the first Hindi film to cross $2m for weekend business. The top five openers in this territory are all Shahrukh Khan starrers. The top US/Canada opening weekends are as follows.
    1. Chennai Express – $2,220,497
    2. My Name Is Khan – $1,944,027
    3. Om Shanti Om – $1,764,131
    4. Don 2 -$1,673,921
    5. Ra.One – $1,654,023
    6. 3 Idiots – $1,645,502
    7. Talaash – £1,638,706
    8. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – $1,568,677
    9. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna – $1,351,786
    10. Jodhaa Akbar – $1,300,000

  132. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Iska matlab aj bhi drop hoga 10C Se kaam hogi aj

    • mate 7 years ago

      Iska matlab yeh bhi hai k thursday tak 140 cr, and Life time 180 in the worst case scanario. (as per BOI). 😛

  133. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Bas nikal gayi hawa?

    Lag raha tha 200cr cross karegi. Dhat teri ki.

    Chalo atleast first time srk will cross ghajini total. (inflation not counted)

    • mate 7 years ago

      Sir Lag raha tha nahi lag raha hai, aur aage bhi lage ga. Ap bhi yahaan hai aur hum bhi yahaan, 200 cr to pakka hai.
      Pata nahi SRK ki movies ek do din zara thodi collection kare to Aamir k intellectual fans main bhi Rikshay wale ka attitude aa jata hai. 😛
      Aur by the way Ghajini ki collection 4 days main cross ho gayi hai, aur according to BOI, 5 days main ho jayegi. Aur kaya ab 1 day main cross karti. 😆

    • Reddemon 7 years ago

      Dont worry. Aamir took 12 yrs to cross DDLJ’s collection (inflation not counted)

      • mate 7 years ago

        HaHaHa. great reply. Seedha kaan k neeche ja kar laga. 😀

  134. mate 7 years ago

    @taran_adarsh 11m
    #ChennaiExpress *opening weekend* Peru PEN 308,216 [Rs 67.70 lakhs] … Norway NOK 157,498 [Rs 16.49 lakhs].

  135. mate 7 years ago

    @amul_mohan 13m
    #ChennaiExpess : PP – 6.00 cr, fri – 30.00 cr, sat – 27.25 cr, sun – 27.75 cr, monday – 12.50 cr, total 103.5 cr!! Fastest century!!!
    This guy is more on the lines of BOI overall with slight changes in daily figures. But drop on Monday (from sunday) is 55% here.

  136. utube 7 years ago

    mate. how many more moolah CE will earn from BO , i dont think so it can break ETT’s one week record.

    • mate 7 years ago

      “The film is probably looking at a record breaking first week of around 140 crore nett. Ek That Tiger last year in Eid week collected 143 crore nett in nine days and 128 crore in 7 days.”
      I think You don’t read properly what BOI has written or you intentionally miss the last two lines. Anyway I have pasted those lines above, read them carefully.

  137. utube 7 years ago

    but today drop is around 75-80 % what BOI can do ? it is impossible to surpass ETT isnt it ?

    6 cr(tue) + 4-5 cr (wed) + 6 cr (thu) =16-17 cr Expectation

    104 + 17 = 121 ????? ETT = 128 impossible to surpass. liftime < 150 cr 🙂

    • mate 7 years ago

      I think today drop is around 110% from tuesday onward, which means
      -1.2 cr (tues) – 2.52 cr (wed) – 5.29 cr (thu) = -9.01 cr Expectation
      104+(-9.01) = 94.99????? ETT = 128 impossible to surpass. lifetime < 0 cr 😀

  138. Baba 7 years ago

    “”he collections on Monday were rock steady in Muslim centres as they normally are for a few days post Eid while others did show a noticeable drop”
    ” There will be another noticeable drop on Tuesday as collections come down in Muslim dominated areas “”

    just based on this commentary, one cay say the film has not held well. i knew the wom was not very good but this is a huge drop

  139. utube 7 years ago

    ab bigdne se kya fayda ? 😛

  140. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    considering the film had 20+cr collections on the weekends, it is obvious to have such a fall on monday…most of the film had already watched it on the weekends due to the eid holidays…those who dint, watched on weekdays and some on repeat mode…

    wednesday and thursday vl again see a jump in its collections..with the second weekend again, it vl add a couple of crores more…..first week is looking for a 140-150 crores.. it vl need just another 50-52 crores more to break lyftym collection of 3I… and i have the gut feeling dat it vl definitely smash the record…

    and @mate as u know OUATIMD is hardly any competition to CE… IN FACT IT IS VICE VERSA..!!!

    • FS 7 years ago

      TITLE hi kuch aisa rakha hai – OUTIM DUBA RE !!! Phir ye drama kyun -> AIYYO YE KYA HUWA RE?

      BOI predicting 6CR opening day :0

  141. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago


    I dont think Dhoom3 can break this weekend record. Not even Krrish3/Besharam etc. Maybe one of these *may* break opening day record.


    My respect for Ajay has gone up after this blunder by Ekta/Jitendra team.

    @Mate & Syed

    IMO CE wont make a penny more than 165-170cr. Lets see.

    • mate 7 years ago

      Don’t know about CE, but Krrish3/Dhoom3 are nodoubt the most anticipated movies of the year. So both will break the records easily. So this christmas, it will be ‘do or die’ situation. 😉

  142. syed imran 7 years ago

    @anjan – can u plz give me the breakdown of ce collections after 1 week to justify yourself

  143. phoenix 7 years ago


    I never asked about negativity around SRK in comparison with Salman.

    I have heard of the ‘heart of Gold’ analogy everyone attributes to Salman. Its always been the case. Nothing new in there. What is new, is that journalist need to attribute this fresh miles of mileage that Salman got out of ‘Wanted’ into something. Hence, the current ‘Bhai’ worship.

    Wrt to SRK, all of his recent films have crawled up to 100 crores, after garnering a decent opening. It may have appeared lagging when compared to Salman’s films that rocketed its way to 100 crores. The conclusion in the end is that SRK is fading star.

    The fact of it, he simply stagnated, audience expected ‘much more’ from him, or simply its the wrong genre to make blockbuster out of. IMO, films should either be super loved or belong to a particular hot selling genre to become a blockbuster, SRK’s recent films (before CE) belonged to neither.

    I believe SRK’s career stagnation was due to bad choices rather than losing interest in him. Of course, its definitely affecting him and the end result is audience disliking. Negativity is nothing new. I mean, SRK always had haters. People have hated him for the baggage of irksome mannerisms, for his uncoventional looks and goat voice, or simply because of a hunch/vibe as per which he is supposed to be haughty and arrogant. Even in 2002, rediff voted him as worst actor for Devdas as per popular choice. It never was big enough to affect BO. Even today. So I don’t think its because of haters. Controversies or personal stuff have very little bearing on box office pull.

  144. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 1m
    #ChennaiExpress PP 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr, Sun 32.50 cr, Mon 12.62 cr, Tue 11.50 cr. Total 124.54 cr.

  145. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Extraordinary Weekend Overseas
    Wednesday 14th July 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express was phenomenal overseas as it collected around $8 million plus including paid previews and around $7.1 million in 3 days which smashed the record $5.3 million figure of My Name Is Khan. The film set new highs in North America and UAE, UK was second best ever while Australia was third best. The first weekend business from major markets is as follows.

    United Kingdom – £936,000 (inc PP)

    North America – $2,415,000 (inc PP)

    UAE – $1,800,000

    Australia – $385,000

  146. mate 7 years ago

    Top Overseas Opening Weekends: Chennai Express Tops
    Wednesday 14th August 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express smashed the Overseas opening weekend by nearly $2 million. The top Overseas opening weekends are as follows. All collections are for the first three full days.

    1. Chennai Express – $7,100,000

    2. My Name Is Khan – $5,300,000

    3. Don 2 -$5,100,000

    4. Ra.One – $4,900,000

    5. Talaash – £4,800,000

    6. Jab Tak Hai Jaan – $4,600,000

    7. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna – $4,400,000

    8. Om Shanti Om – $4,300,000

    9. 3 Idiots -$4,000,000

    10. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – $3,900,000

  147. I.One 7 years ago

    Tuesday 11.5 from Monday’s 12.62 is a great number. BOI will come up with 11 I guess (from Monday’s 12 as per BOI). That is a terrific number. Looks like 115 cr. till Tuesday as per BOI.

  148. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Is Highest Shahrukh Khan Grosser In Five Days
    Wednesday 14th August 2013 16.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has become the highest grossing Shahrukh Khan starrer in just five days as it beat the business of Ra.One. Chennai Express has grossed 115 crore nett approx after five days including paid previews. The film was steady on Tuesday in circuits which had the larger fall on Monday.
    The collections on Wednesday will also be very good as the film will get a boost in the evening due to the next day being a national holiday.
    Thursday will be interesting because if Chennai Express had kept all the same shows it had through the week it would have showed a 40-50% jump. It will still retain a large chunk of its shows but will be on less screenings than in the first six days of release due to release of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara.

  149. sauravjha 7 years ago

    I wonder if SRK and Chennai Express have decided to troll people like never before! Just when people started saying after Friday that SAT will be lower film is not good n blah blah it comes out n collect 28 crores! Just when they think it’ll definitely crash on weekdays it just doesn’t come down below 11 ! I mean so much for “hawa nikalna” and question mark over its “holding well or not” ! I would say just remember the time before the release when everyone said end of masala is already there after HIMMATWALA, the king of masses and masala movie Salman Khan couldn’t repeat the success of Dabangg with Dabangg 2, and that SRK is in his worst phase and possibly can’t give hits in all genre especially in comedy+action. So come on show some grace and accept that SRK has proved u wrong and proved u wrong big time! Rest records to bante hi rahenge.

  150. mate 7 years ago

    A big news for all SRK fans. Here is the poster of SRK upcoming movie releasing tomorrow.

  151. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    @mate – wow, amazing and awesome poster… nice one mate

    now picture this

    Fans In Kolkata Worship SRK Ala The Rajinikanth Way
    August 14th, 2013 by Team Comments ( 3 )
    Since, one of our readers challenged the credibility of this article The Festival Called “A Shah Rukh Khan Film” – Koimoi Reader’s View, we thought of adding greater value to the post by incorporating the pictures clicked by our guest writer – Arka Dyuti Palit.

    The fans out there in Kolkata indeed worshiped their favorite star SRK, in a similar way how superstar Rajinikanth gets worshiped down south!

    mate- post the pictures from this link, i am unable to

  152. mate 7 years ago

  153. syed imran 7 years ago

    thanks dude…

  154. saurabh 7 years ago

    @phonix, hateness nd negativity increased wen ra one released.. After that lovers became haters too.. I hope ce will do some good… ND abt haters, they will continue, nothing can stop them.. They may remain silent wen srk do smthing like cdi,swades…
    otherwise generally haters have very negative pre notions abt him, so they will comment negatively abt a srk movie even without watching it, they will hate kkr too.. They will always come with a lame excuse..
    i guess srk is the only one bollywood actor who has lovers as well as haters more in numbers..
    btw a interesting news frm internet,
    Dubai royal family invited outimd cast on dinner but shekh don’t know anybody except srk nd aamir.. There was a awkward silence since akshay dnt hav any khan connection, though Imran has..

  155. saurabh 7 years ago

    @ baba sir, though i m new here, but got to know u r very respected here..
    though i can just say keep commenting.. many people comment here without looking at proper facts, but since you are very respectful here, please look at facts with unbiased perception. CE is not a classy movie, even for me it was average, but to say collection of monday is huge drop,its lil wrong without looking at full picture. which if you will analyze, i guess you will get it.
    thank you.

  156. saurabh 7 years ago

    @ phonix sir, in my previous comment about this topic, i tried to cover everything which i knew, read, or understood after analyzing. hope u’ll look into it…

  157. mate 7 years ago

    ‏@taran_adarsh 6m
    #ChennaiExpress PP 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr, Sun 32.50 cr, Mon 12.62 cr, Tue 11.50 cr, Wed 12.56 cr. Total 137.10 cr. Superb!

  158. utube 7 years ago

    mates Congrats now 1234 and get on dance floor,
    zoomo nacho or gao
    lekinn uske baad kya ?

  159. mate 7 years ago

    Worldwide Opening Weekend: Chennai Express Crushes Old Record
    Wednesday 14th August 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has simply crushed the old Worldwide opening figure by a mind boggling 60 crore. Dabangg 2 had been the first film to hit a 100 crore Worldwide in three days followed by Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani but Chennai Express has gone all the way to 167 crore. Below are the top ten Worldwide opening weekends.

    1. Chennai Express – 167 crore

    2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 107 crore

    3. Dabangg 2 – 101 crore

    4. Ek Tha Tiger – 96 crore

    5. Ra.One – 95 crore

    6. Bodyguard – 90 crore

    7. Don 2 – 89 crore

    8. Talaash – 88.50 crore

    9. Race 2 – 82.50 crore

    10. Dabangg – 78 crore

    Note – The collections are for the first three full days be it India or Overseas and do not include paid previews or extended weekends. All figures are GROSS as there are no nett figures Overseas.

  160. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Up 10% On Wednesday
    Thursday 15th August 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collections jumped 10% on Wednesday due to strong evening collections at multiplexes as today is a national holiday. The collections so far are 126 crore nett and the film will top 140 crore nett for the week.

    The film is down just 10% in terms of shows on Thursday despite a big release like Once Upon A time In Mumbai Dobara and continues at the single screens. The collections will no doubt be better than Once Upon A Time In Mumbai on Independence Day despite it being the first day of that film.
    There will be a huge drop on Friday and it is the second week that will determine that whether the film goes on to become 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th biggest grosser of all time.

  161. Reddemon 7 years ago

    up by 10% means 12 . So the total should be 127 ??

  162. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    second week 17-18C to kr hi legi ,. aur plz dhayan se dhek lena maine week likha he 🙂
    170C lifetime 😀

    • mate 7 years ago

      Niinja bhai, pehle Girish sir se ek baar phir se confirm kar lena tha. 😛
      Wese ab to srk bhi apka frnd bn gya he, Phi bhi aisa kyun?? 😀

  163. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    girish sir ne confirm kr diya he ki srk ne akki ko dhoka diya 😀
    srk se dosti krke to aj akki ka yeh haal he 😀 achi bhali hit movie flop ho rahi he uski 😀 ank kaha he

    • mate 7 years ago

      LoL Girish Johar is the person who is heading the Distribution and Acquisition for Balaji Motion Pictures.
      I will not be surprised if he adds some lacs to OUATIMD and subtracted from CE in his Gorgeon and Kanpur collection Updates, and also make forgery in his self-created all india nett .

  164. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    Girish Johar ‏@girishjohar 3m
    #ChennaiExpress collects 14lacs on Thurs. Total 1.11crs aprox Kanpur

  165. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    ab to shayad sahara motion pictures ke he

  166. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    ouatimd 9lacs kanpur

  167. FS 7 years ago

    Once there was talk of Akshay and Srk doing film together when Salman and Aamir’s friendship was talk of the town. Now what happened to those rumours? Feels sad for Akshay but it was his inability to stop pursuing outimd’s makers from the shift of its release made this film get squeezed. I hope everyone learns from Ajay’s stand last year during Diwali. He not only fought with Srk’s stardom and influence but also against mighty Chopra’s Monopoly as Mr. Thomas Jeffereson quotes “One man with courage is a majority”.

  168. mate 7 years ago

    ChennaiExpress continues to roar in the international markets as well. There, SRK is competing with himself. Smashing previous records.
    ChennaiExpress crosses £ 1.3 million [Rs 12.5 cr] in UK, $ 3 million [Rs 18.5 cr] in USA-Canada and $ 3 million [Rs 18.5 cr] in UAE-GCC.
    From UK, USA-Canada, UAE-GCC and Australia alone, ChennaiExpress has grossed Rs 53 crores in Week 1. Unbelievable. Unimaginable!!!

  169. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress collected Rs 156.70 cr nett in Week 1, inclusive of paid previews. ALL RECORDS SHATTERED!
    #ChennaiExpress PP 6.75 cr, Fri 33.12 cr, Sat 28.05 cr, Sun 32.5 cr, Mon 12.62 cr, Tue 11.5 cr, Wed 12.56 cr, ,Thu 19.6 cr. Total: 156.7 cr.
    #ChennaiExpress Highest paid previews, Highest Day 1 [Fri], Highest Day 2 [Sat], Highest Day 3 [Sun], Fastest 100 cr and Highest Week 1.

  170. mate 7 years ago

    Sputnik Sir, I posted the above data in OUATIMD thread by mistake and also send request to delete, so kindly delete from that thread. Thanks.

    • Author
      sputnik 7 years ago

      Already done.

      • mate 7 years ago

        Thanks a lot Sir.
        Anyway, I’ve heard from a source that CE held 2600 screens approx. while OUATIMD released on 1200-1300 screens yesterday. And Today CE will hold 1500 screens approx and OUATIMD will get 2200+ screens

  171. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Beats Ek Tha Tiger First Week Record
    Friday 16th August 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has beaten the first week business of Ek Tha Tiger with collections around 139 crore nett not including the paid previews. The first seven days saw Ek Tha Tiger collect 128 crore nett. The collections for the extended first week are also better for Chennai Express with around 145 crore nett in seven days plus paid previews while Ek Tha Tiger collected 143 crore nett in nine days. The top first week collections (7 days) are as follows.

    1. Chennai Express – 139 crore nett

    2. Ek Tha Tiger – 128 crore nett

    3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 105 crore nett

    4. Bodguard – 100 crore nett

    5. Dabangg 2 – 99 crore nett

  172. mate 7 years ago

    Nizam ALL TIME Top Ten: Chennai Express Hits Top Spot In One Week
    Friday 16th August 2013 11.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has become the number one grosser in the Nizam/Andhra belt in just one week. The top ten all time grossers in Nizam/Andhra are as follows.

    1. Chennai Express 10.75 crore approx (One Week)
    2. 3 Idiots – 10.50 crore
    3. Ek Tha Tiger – 10.25 crore
    4. Bodyguard – 8.50 crore
    5. Dabangg 2 – 7.65 crore
    6. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 6.75 crore
    7. Dabangg – 6.65 crore
    8. Dhoom 2 – 6.50 crore
    9. Agneepath – 6.40 crore
    10. Ra.One – 6.35 crore

  173. mate 7 years ago

    Yesterday, BOI were at 126 cr for CE and today it’s 145, which means it collected 19 cr on Independence day. It is a no doubt a huge collection considering it 2nd Thursday, I think.

  174. mate 7 years ago

    Ninja Bhai, 8.5-9 cr is huge no doubt but 19 cr is also good, bhai Yahan bhi to ‘huge’ wala comment banta hai, why this double standard. why? 😉

  175. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    mate bro maine 11C ko huge kaha tha muje kya pta boi subhe tak 9C se niche aa jayega 🙂 9C to kaam he
    ,.ce ne 19C bhut jyada hi kr liye 🙂

  176. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    19C to huge he hi koi shak 🙂

  177. DABANGG_NIINJA 7 years ago

    mate aj kitna karegi CE 😀

  178. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago


    Chennai Express has collected Rs 156.71 crore in its first week at the box office, to become the first Hindi film ever to cross the 150 crore mark in one week (7 days including paid previews). The previous best first week collection record of Rs 137.15 crore, was held by Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, which has been trounced!

    Like one of the songs in the film, Chennai Express has done well from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. A couple of circuits that didn’t initially open to record breaking numbers put up excellent figures towards the end of the first week. The film was also rock-steady during the weekdays, and ended the week with second highest collections on Independence Day – the previous best was the opening day of Ek Tha Tiger.
    Chennai Express Box office

    Chennai Express Box office

    CE is Shahrukh Khan’s first universal hit since Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) and also his biggest grosser ever. In just 7 days, the film has also gone past some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters like Rowdy Rathore, Bodyguard and Dabangg.

    Chennai Express First Week Collections and Records – Day wise

    Paid Previews – 6.75 crore (broke the record by a huge margin)
    Friday – 33.12 crore (highest single day and first day)
    Saturday – 28.06 crore (15% drop) (highest second day and Saturday)
    Sunday – 32.50 crore (16% growth) (highest third day and Sunday)
    Monday – 12.62 crore (61% drop) (second highest non-holiday Monday)
    Tuesday – 11.50 crore (9% drop) (second highest non-holiday Tuesday)
    Wednesday – 12.56 crore (9% growth) (highest non-holiday Wednesday)
    Thursday – 19.6 crore (55% growth) (second highest Independence day collections)
    Total – 156.71 crore (record weekend)

    Verdict: BLOCKBUSTER

    A special mention for the marketing team behind Chennai Express, who have gone all out to promote the Rohit Shetty entertainer even after its theatrical release last week. SRK too has been tirelessly promoting his film all over, right from visiting theatres across Mumbai (including the iconic Maratha Mandir) to interacting with fans on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

    For those associated with the film, there is absolutely nothing that is more satisfying than box office success, because at the end of the day success at the ticket windows means the film has been liked and well-appreciated. Congratulations to Rohit Shetty, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and the entire team behind the blockbuster success of Chennai Express. Truly well deserved.

  179. mate 7 years ago

    Champion express
    ‘All my films stem from a personal desire to make myself happy,’ says SHAH RUKH KHAN, in the afterglow of chennai express

    He looks relaxed. A smile plays on his lips, the swagger is a lot more confident and the eyes seem to twinkle a little bit more. Shah Rukh Khan was a happy man when t2 met him at Delhi’s Hotel Crowne Plaza on a cloudy Tuesday afternoon. Rs 100cr-plus happy. Over the next 40 minutes and in between numerous cups of strong black coffee, SRK spoke Chennai Express, crores and critics.
    There’s been a general opinion that with Chennai Express Shah Rukh Khan has tried to reorganise himself as an actor…
    There’s never been an attempt to reorganise as an actor. I just do the films I like… that appeal to my heart. Yesterday I was reading something on the Internet… I normally don’t read stuff written about myself apart from when I am feeling very pompous and want to bring myself down a peg or two (smiles). This article said: ‘Despite his last four films having made an ‘x’ amount of money, SRK is back to being the king with Chennai Express. I don’t agree with this at all. The simplest way of looking at my work is that I do the films that excite me enough to want to be with them for one year.
    From the outside if anyone wants to look at my life, everything’s been done over the last 22 years. I have done 55 really wonderful films… some fantastic, some not so fantastic box-office wise and appreciation wise. All kinds of awards, national or international, I have got. The only thing that I want now as an actor, a producer and then as a filmmaker sometime in the future, is that I want my children to be very proud of my work. That’s my only criterion. I have always said this: never work for posterity or prosperity. Money no longer matters.
    I don’t have any strategy… I don’t sit down with any PR, any planner, any manager, any producer, any director. Actresses who work with me for the first time… Katrina (Kaif), Priyanka (Chopra)… Deepika (Padukone) who worked with me after a long time… are shocked that I don’t use the phone at all… I am not planning. I hear a story and I like it a lot. Sometimes what I like is liked by a billion, sometimes not.
    Chennai Express, I knew, was a popular format and so we released it on a holiday as it had elements that would appeal to everyone in most age groups. Like Farah’s (Khan) film (Happy New Year) that will come next Diwali, Inshaallah… you know it’s a festive period and it should be a fun, happy film.
    Some people ask me if Chennai Express has been the riskiest film of my career. I feel that Ra.One was a bigger risk and so was Chak De! (India) and Paheli. But I never thought of them as risks… I felt like doing them. Just like I felt like doing Chennai Express, Jab Tak Hai Jaan or Don. My Name Is Khan was an even bigger risk… 60 per cent of it was in English, shot in America and surprising for most people that Karan Johar, Shah Rukh and Kajol are not making a love story. Take a film like Ra.One that has been the most expensive film anyone could make. The theme of the film was probably the 10th most discussed topic by 0.01 per cent of the Indian population! (Smiles) Comics don’t sell here. People are wary of a superhero in tights. But I wanted to make it for my children who watch Iron Man and Superman and love those films… I wanted to make it to set up my VFX studio. I told my wife (Gauri) one morning that I wanted to make this film, but it could lose money and I wanted to make it to set up the VFX. She was like: ‘I think you deserve to. You’ve worked so hard… have a good shopping spree.’ All my films stem from a personal desire to make myself happy.
    Despite the crores, reviews have been scathing… probably the worst you have received in your 22-year-old career.
    I think it’s very stupid to measure different kind of cinema on the same platform. Are you going to critically comment on the social relevance of a film like Iron Man? If I were to review it, I would have started criticising Iron Man right from the beginning… like how can a man with an iron heart fly around? How can he live on a cliff and have these issues? Why is he a multi-millionaire? I mean, there are so many things… Tony Stark is a completely wrong character. But we all enjoy the films… they earn millions at the box office and critics appreciate them too. Some critics come in with a preconceived idea of how a film should be. I feel you should just go and enjoy the film first.
    But given how well-spoken and well-read you are off screen, don’t you think people expect the same out of your cinema?
    I want to tell people that you need to laugh at yourself. I am well-read, well-educated and well-informed. I am a good thinker also… in my own space. I have a lot of thoughts, I have good thoughts. I read all the good literature, I read poems, I watch films from around the world. I get the tapes when they are submitted for Oscars… I ask my friends to send them. I think, intellectualism the simpler you make it, the better it is.
    I’ll tell you honestly, it’s more difficult and more creative to make a film like Chennai Express. In Ra.One, I was a superhero and I could run over cars. In Chennai Express, I wasn’t a superhero and you can’t imagine how much I had to convince myself that a car could fly over my head! Because here you are dealing with the implausible, it requires far more work to convince yourself as well as the audience. I do try to create a balance… when people wanted to see a fun, clean film… I did Chennai Express. At this point, I have a few ideas in my head that cannot be measured commerce-wise on the same parameters as Chennai Express. And I want to make a point with that. I am now hoping to do what I guess people will believe is a more intellectual film. (Smiles)
    You’ve also been saying that you are being deliberately targeted by the media. Why do you feel that?
    See, some sections of the media are now going on and on and it’s starting to become obvious that there is an agenda somewhere. Sex determination and surrogacy are very serious issues and I don’t appreciate how some people try to make it un-serious. I really don’t have a problem with tabloids and websites that criticise my clothes or my shoes…. Like this magazine wrote about how my designer got angry because I repeated the same pair of shoes in successive events (laughs). But there are serious issues that need some respect. I can’t dissociate myself from media because I am media. If a tabloid writes about how I got out of a car with a girl, I won’t complain to them because that’s their world. I know it’s fun and a little tongue-in-cheek and we have to accept each other. But some lines have to be drawn sometimes. Like talking about the sex determination of my child (AbRam) without knowing the details is not humane.
    Is it true that you are looking at Chennai Express as the fund to make a series of smaller films now?
    Yes, that’s true. For example, if I was to back a film, for say Rs 30 crore, it makes more sense for me to make a film like Chennai Express, earn a lot of money and then put it into a small-budget, quality film. So, in a way, Chennai Express becomes the bank… the rider film for other productions. Mashaallah, this is fantastic for us because Chennai Express is doing very well. So between this and Happy New Year, I will make smaller films… now I have the confidence to do that. What I make now will be interesting cinema.
    You promoted Chennai Express far more than any film you have ever done…
    I don’t think I did much more than what I do for my other films. But yes, the scope and theme of this film was such that I could go on various platforms and promote it. I could go to a game show, a girlie show, a song-and-dance show, a family show and even a comedy show and talk about the film. It’s a cabaret… a variety kind of film where you have doses of everything. You can’t do the same with Chak De! or My Name Is Khan or Don. The one thing for sure is that the platforms on which I promote my film have to be suitable. After Ra.One, Red Chillies changed the notion of how one should associate a film with products. I think we had 32 tie-ups for Ra.One, like how it’s done in the West. For Chennai Express, after the music release, we decided to do this extensive promotion across all platforms for three days… all print, all television, all websites, all radio. We then went quiet till the trailer came out and let people soak it in. And then, we did the same publicity blitz, but this time city-wise. And it paid off (smiles).
    You’ve also rejected the idea of a sequel to Chennai Express. Isn’t there the temptation to cash in on a successful franchise?
    No, I don’t think a sequel to Chennai Express is possible because then you would have to pick two different languages and regions to set up a clash. Don is the only franchise I really like… it’s the only franchise in the world where the bad guy is winning each time and people are rooting for him. It’s fantastic… I would love to do it again. But Farhan’s (Akhtar, the director of the Don films) taking time to plan Don 3. He is trying to make time for it… because it’s a film so close to his heart, he wants to write the dialogues, he wants to do everything.

  180. mate 7 years ago

    Just going through the international charts… #ChennaiExpress is having a dream run there. Figures follow.

    UK: #ChennaiExpress [Week 2] Fri £ 64,278. Total: £ 14,33,245 [Rs 13.82 cr]. 13 screens yet to report.
    UK: #OUATIMD Thu £ 14,119, Fri £ 29,428. Total: £ 43,547 [Rs 41.99 lacs].

    AUSTRALIA: #ChennaiExpress [Week 2] Fri A$ 34,571. Total: A$ 573,592 [Rs 3.25 cr].
    AUSTRALIA: #OUATIMD Thu A$ 9,193, Fri A$ 17,854. Total: A$ 27,047 [Rs 15.33 lacs].

    NEW ZEALAND: #ChennaiExpress [Week 2] Fri NZ$ 14,788. Total: NZ$ 189,378 [Rs 94.69 lacs].
    NEW ZEALAND: #OUATIMD Fri NZ$ 5,254 [Rs 2.63 lacs].

  181. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Is Blockbuster Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara Fails
    Saturday 17th Auguat 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara had good start on Thursday in tems of occupancies. This was due to it being a holiday and the film having a limited release which allowed it go houseful at many places. The film went wide on Friday and recorded average occupancies and collections were lower at many palces despite extra screenings. The film will struggle at the box office.

    Chennai Express set new benchmarks as it grossed around 145 crore nett in week one. The film dropped on Friday as compare to what it did in week one though the collection on Friday is pretty good and will be amongst the top five second Friday’s of all time. Looking at the likley second week trends the film will emerge the biggest or second biggest domestic grosser of all time. BLOCKBUSTER

  182. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress sets a NEW record in international arena. Becomes the HIGHEST *opening week* grosser there.
    #ChennaiExpress is smashing records left, right and centre in Overseas. Collects Rs 72 crores in 9 days in international markets. AWESOME!

  183. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Has Solid Start To Second Week
    Saturday 17th August 2013 11.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express had a solid start to its second week as it grossed around 5.50 crore nett on Friday. The drop is there as the business was huge in the first week but a 5.50 crore nett figure on the second Friday is very good if compared with what other big films have done on their second Fridays.
    The film even managed to beat the business of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara in some circuits despite it being in its second week week and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara having its second day.
    The figures were higher for Chennai Express in West Bengal, Nizam/Andhra, Mysore and Tamil Nadu/Kerala. Chennai Express should show solid growth on Saturday and Sunday and will easily go over 20 crore nett for the weekend.

  184. mate 7 years ago

    @taran_adarsh 28m
    #ChennaiExpress [Week 2] Fri 5.75 cr to 6 cr. Total: Rs 162.45 to 162.70 cr nett. Note: India biz only.

  185. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Shoots Up On Saturday
    Saturday 18th August 2013 11.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Cheenai Express showed growth of around 40% on Saturday as it collected 7.50 crore nett taking the second weekend figure to 13 crore nett and the lifetime figure to 158 crore nett approx.
    The film closed the gap on Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara as it was around 3.50 crore less on Friday but Saturday the gap was just 50 lakhs nett. as Chennai Express continued its dream run in South. In Mysore it collected 50 lakhs nett more than Once Upon A Time In Mumbao Dobaara despite being in its 9th day against the 3rd day of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara.
    The film will beat the second week figures of last year’s Eid release Ek Tha Tiger but will be short of this year’s other major grosser Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

  186. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress Week 1: 156.70 cr. Week 2: Fri 6.5 cr [revised], Sat 8.51 cr. Total: Rs 171.71 cr.

  187. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress is nearing the $ 4 million mark [Rs 24.66 cr] in USA-Canada after its second weekend. Incredible!

  188. I.One 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Second Weekend Business

    Monday 19th August 2013 10.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express had a good second weekend of around 22.50 crore nett and took its business to over nearly 168 crore nett. The film grossed 5.50 crore on Friday, 7.50 crore nett on Saturday and 9.50 on Sunday.

    The collections are the fourth highest ever for the second weekend after Three Idiots and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Dabangg. The film had already become the highest grosser ever in Nizam/Andhra and Tamil Nadu/Kerala after seven days and over the weekend Mysore was added to the list and soon it will also become the highest grosser ever in West Bengal.

    The business on Sunday was on par with the new release Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara which is excellent considering that Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara is a big film.

  189. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Crosses Ek Tha Tiger Worldwide In Ten Days
    Monday 19th August 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has crossed the worldwide business of Ek Tha Tiger in just ten days plus its paid previews. The film is already the second highest grossing film Worldwide with 314 crore gross after its second weekend. Ek Tha Tiger had grossed 310 crore in its lifetime run.
    Chennai Express is also the fourth film to go over 300 crore worldwide after Three Idiots, Ek Tha Tiger and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Chennai Express is likely to be the second film to cross the 350 crore mark Worldwide though the 392 crore figure of Three Idiots is likely to be out of reach. The top all time grossers Worldwide are as follows.

    1. 3 Idiots – 392 crore

    2. Chennai Express – 314 crore (after 2nd weekend)

    3. Ek Tha Tiger – 310 crore

    4. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 301 crore

    5. Dabangg 2 – 250 crore

  190. mate 7 years ago

    @taran_adarsh 7m
    #ChennaiExpress collected Rs 25.23 cr nett in Weekend 2. Fri 6.50 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.22 cr. Grand total: Rs 181.93 cr. BLOCKBUSTER.

  191. saurabh 7 years ago

    there is huge difference(14c) in BOI figures(168) and taran’s figures(182), who is right..
    it will create a conflict if after some days taran tells “CE breaks 3I records” while if CE couldn’t break the record according to BOI, the what will be the truth, like if someone ask me which movie earns most, the what is right answer.

  192. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Week One Territorial Breakdown
    Monday 19th August 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collected 146 crore nett approx in its first week including paid previews. The first week distributor share was a huge 87.50 crore approx. Below is the first week territorial breakdown.

    Mumbai – 49.23 crore

    Delhi/UP – 27.67 crore

    East Punjab – 10.17 crore

    West Bengal – 7.59 crore

    Bihar – 3.19 crore

    CP Berar – 6.98 crore

    CI – 5.26 crore

    Rajasthan – 8.02 crore

    Nizam/Andhra – 10.38 crore

    Mysore – 9.76 crore

    Others – 7.90 crore

    TOTAL – 146.15 crore

  193. mate 7 years ago

    In US, Chennai Express crosses $4 million mark in its 2nd weekend. The 2nd weekend ‘actuals’ comes a bit higher than the early estimates. Chennai Express ranks 17 and collects $893,457 in its 2nd weekend, while the total gross is $4,014,657.

  194. shan 7 years ago

    It is unbelievable how much Chennai Express has grossed! Its a clean blockbuster for SRK after long. Good to see him strike gold at BO once again, although how much this will do for his filmography and future career, cant say. Not that it matters – SRK has a pretty decent filmography so far and will surely get some good character roles once he decides to hang-up the Rahul boots. Whether he will do them or not is another thing. 🙂

    Still havent got the courage to watch the movie though, after hearing negative reports from everyone who has seen it. Havent heard a single positive review from any of my friends. Will watch this one when it becomes available on Netflix I guess.

  195. Bored 7 years ago

    @Shan – If you can watch CE without any colored glasses u are bound to enjoy it, even if u dont want to. Pure romcom fans or pure masala fans may feel dissatisfied – but the most generic bollywood audience are of neither extremes. They largely want entertainment and fun – that is exactly what CE delivers.

    I dont think it is time for SRK to start doing character roles yet. Maybe another 4-5 years later. He is on the right track – Farah has a spoofy nature and in HNY she will have SRK as the senior ringmaster taking a bunch of ‘youngsters’ for a ride … it can be the perfect followup to CE – unless Farah screws it up badly.

    And then there is likely to be another Rohit Shetty followup soon after. Shetty has now tasted blood and he knows he cant get this kind of BO with Devgn – just like Farah is bound to give her best to HNY since its her only ticket for a comeback after something as embarrassing as TMK..

  196. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Heads For ALL TIME RECORD Distributor Share
    Tuesday 20th August 2013 09.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express is set to collect the highest distributor share ever and be the second film to go over the 100 crore share mark. Last year Ek That Tiger had a huge distributor share of around 107 crore and Chennai Express is sure to beat that and go past the 110 crore mark.
    The film is holding strong in the second week and collections will go over 35 crore nett and the 98 crore distributor share of Three Idiots which was second to Ek Tha Tiger in terms of share has already been crossed by Chennai Express.
    The record nett collections of Three Idiots is more of a stiffer task and although Chennai Express can get there it will be very close run thing. At the moment Chennai Express is looking at range a of 195-205 crore nett depending on what unfolds over the next two weeks.

  197. mate 7 years ago

    Is Shahrukh Khan The Number One Star After Chennai Express?
    Tuesday 20th August 2012 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Q. Can Phata Poster Nikla Hero be the comeback of Shahid Kapoor?
    A. It can if the content is good. The opening numbers should be best for a Shahid Kapoor starrer but mainly because his last release was over a year back and business is higher today but its unlikely to be that 10 crore plus opener so will depend on word of mouth.
    S. Yadav

    Q. Is Shahrukh Khan the number one star after Chennai Express?
    A. Worldwide there is no doubt he is number one. In India the issue was pretty clear cut before Chennai Express with Salman Khan leading but now it is debateable. Basically it seems to depend on the better release dates, Salman Khan got excellent release dates with Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger and this year Shahrukh Khan got it with Chennai Express.
    M. Qazir

    Q. Has the business of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag crossed Barfi?
    A. Nett collections have but gross collections have not.
    R. Malhotra

    Q. Are there not enough screens in India because there is so much competition for screens?
    A. There are more than enough screens and its only when two big films release together or a week apart that problems occur and even that has a lot do with the short life span of a films today and everybody wants the maximum and best screens in their first week. Most of the year there are low occupancies and more screens will mean they get even lower. The need for extra screens will be if there are two releases a month that can do 150 crore nett but we struggle to get one film a month that can even do 100 crore nett.
    Ram Bhargav

  198. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress [Week 2]: Fri 6.50 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.22 cr, Mon 3.80 cr. Grand total: Rs 185.73 cr. SUPERB… Note: India biz only.

  199. aryan 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Overseas Positions After Second Weekend

    Wednesday 21st August 2013 10.00 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has emerged the third highest grosser ever in Overseas and below is a look at its all position in the major markets after the second weekend.


    Chennai Express stands in 8th position in UK after My Name Is Khan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, Veer Zaara, 3 Idiots, Devdas and Kal Ho Na Ho. The film should finish 5th at the end of its run.


    Chennai Express stands 3rd in US/Canada after 3 Idiots and My Name Is Khan. The film will finish 2nd at the end of its run.


    Chennai Express stands in 2nd position in UAE after Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The film will finish 1st at the end of its run.


    Chennai Express stands in 5th position in Australia after 3 Idiots, My Name Is Khan, Don 2 and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. The film should finish 3rd at the end of its run.

  200. aryan 7 years ago

    TOP HITS 2013: Chennai Express Is Number One

    Wednesday 21st August 2013 10.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has emerged the the biggest hit of 2013 as it heads for a 110 crore plus distributor share. The year has seen three blockbuster films with Chennai Express, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and the biggest surprise of recent times Aashiqui 2. The top hits of the year are as follows.


    1. Chennai Express

    2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

    3. Aashiqui 2


    4. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


    5. Raanjhanaa

    6. Chasme Baddoor

    7. Fukrey

    8. Jolly LLB


    9. Race 2

    10.Special 26

    11. Kai Po Che

    12. ABCD – Any Body Can Dance

  201. mate 7 years ago

    @taran_adarsh 3h
    #ChennaiExpress [Week 2]: Fri 6.50 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.22 cr, Mon 3.80 cr, Tue 7.06 cr. Grand total: Rs 192.85 cr nett. FANTABULOUS!

  202. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Gets Advantage Of Raksha Bandhan
    Thursday 22nd August 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express got the advantage of Raksha Bandhan on Tuesday and Wednesday. The festival was on Tuesday at places and on Wednesday at other places which meant collections were up.
    Although it did not get that huge jump on either day as some circuits went up on Tuesday while others were normal and vice versa on Wednesday it got the benefit over two days and managed to gross around 10.5 crore nett over the two days while normal business would have 6 crore nett on Tuesday and Wednesday.
    The film will have around have done similar business to Ek Tha Tiger in two weeks and will have possibility to touch the 200 crore nett mark after three weeks.

  203. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress [Week 2]: Wed 4.51 cr. Grand total: Rs 197.36 cr nett. Note: India biz only… This Express is simply unstoppable!

  204. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress grossed over $ 15.2 million in Oseas… Crosses $ 4.1 million in USA-Canada, AED 13.8 million in Gulf, £ 1.77 million in UK.

  205. aryan 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Grosses 186 Crore In Two Weeks

    Friday 23rd August 2013 10.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has grossed around 186 crore nett as it grossed 40 crore nett approx in its second week which is an excellent total for week two especially considering the huge first week total. The film has got a huge advantage of holidays in its run be it for Eid, Independence Day or Raksha Bandhan and all this in the first two weeks when business is at highest levels.

    Chennai Express in two weeks has collected what Ek Tha Tiger did in its entire run last year and now will aim at Three Idiots all time record of 200 crore nett plus. The film is easily the biggest hit of the year with the highest distributor share of all time of 110 crore in just two weeks.

    The film should get to the 200 crore nett mark and cross 3 Idiots but it is the third week that will decide does it just crawl there or surpasses comfortably.

  206. mate 7 years ago

    ChennaiExpress collects Rs 43.85 cr in Week 2: Fri 6.50 cr, Sat 8.51 cr, Sun 10.22 cr, Mon 3.80 cr, Tue 7.06 cr, Wed 4.51 cr, Thu 3.25 cr.
    ChennaiExpress 2 weeks grand total stands at Rs 200.55 cr nett. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER.

  207. mate 7 years ago

    Top Second Week Collections: Chennai Express THIRD
    Friday 23rd August 2013 11.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has the third highest second week collections of all time behind 3 Idiots and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Below are the top ten highest second week nett collections.

    1. 3 Idiots – 56.24 crore
    2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 44.78 crore
    3. Chennai Express – 40 crore approx
    4. Dabbang 2 – 36.51 crore
    5. Dabangg – 35.97 crore
    6. Rowdy Rathore – 33.15 crore
    7. Ready – 32.52 crore
    8. Golmaal 3 – 31.92 crore
    9. Housefull 2 – 31.24 crore
    10. Ek Tha Tiger – 29.49 crore

  208. shezad 7 years ago

    mate bahi baut shukria har roz ki update ke lyeh

    baut mehnat ki hai app nei.

    and congratulation to all srk fans and suporter

    • mate 7 years ago

      Ji bhai, mehnat to ki aur us ka sila bhi mil gaya. God is more than kind to us, and this time he gave us a double treat. Eventually we become victorious and haters have egg on their faces again. 🙂

  209. utube 7 years ago

    Not sure but heard that third Saturday’s BO collection << third Friday BO collection. According to boi collection(186 cr) now it is difficult to break 3I record. Uffff Poor fans ! ! !

    now it seems only D3 can break 3I's bo record. 😉

    only amir can break (his)amir's record. 🙂

  210. shezad 7 years ago

    its 4.3m$ for CE at the end of second week ( taran had said less in his yesterday tweet )

    it will be difficult to touch 5m$ but 4.8 will be very good too

    it will be the highest earner for its makers ( who will have their money in indian rupee )

    3idiots made 29.8 crore , CE will cross 30 crore inshallah

  211. shezad 7 years ago

    mate bahi and other too, are you more surprised with CE india total or its overseas total

    both are way behyond what i expected from this film , even after its record breaking week end

    another great thing is that , in all probability it will be the first film to reach 400 cr ( producer number )
    aprox 106-110 cr overseas 215-220 ( 285-292 cr gross )
    in worst case CE will beat 3 idiots 392cr

  212. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress Week 1: 156.70 cr. Week 2: 43.85 cr. Week 3 Fri 2.12 cr, Sat 3.61 cr. Grand total: Rs 206.28 cr nett. ATBB. India biz only.

    ChennaiExpress take a jump of only 70% on Saturday. Uff poor SRK fans. 😛

  213. shezad 7 years ago

    CE hold very well in usa for its 3rd week end
    BOM estimate for the week end
    is 377 000$

    from what i chek its only behind 3 idiots 3rd week end

    and now the total after 3rd week end is 4.7m$

    5m$ is doable now

  214. Author
    sputnik 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Grosses 194 Crore After Third Weekend

    Monday 26th August 2013 11.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express grossed around 9.50 crore nett in its third weeeknd giving it a total gross of 194 crore nett approx and making it the second highest grosser of all time.

    There is a holiday for Janmashtami on Wednesday which should take it to the 200 crore nett mark at the end of its third week. The film should then cross the 3 Idiots record nett gross in its fourth week and finish at around 205 crore nett approx.

    The film became the record nett grosser in CP Berar over the weekend adding to the number one spot it had already achieved in Nizam/Andhra, Mysore, Tamil Nadu/Kerala and Orissa. The other circuits where it is looking to make the top spot over the next week or so are West Bengal, Bihar and Assam.

  215. mate 7 years ago

    ‘Madras Cafe’ fares very well, ‘Chennai Express’ dominates!
    By Taran Adarsh
    MADRAS CAFE has fared very well in U.S.A.-Canada and U.A.E.-G.C.C., besides witnessing ample growth over the weekend in Australia. The film did not release in U.K. [despite being censored] due to protests. The Overseas total stands at approx. Rs 4 crores. Good! … CHENNAI EXPRESS dominated the international markets for third consecutive week, completely unaffected by the new releases … ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! continued to decline in key markets … Punjabi film JATT BOYS PUTT JATTAN DE embarked upon a fairly good start in U.K., U.S.A.-Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
    Weekend: Aug 23 – 25, 2013.
    CHENNAI EXPRESS [this weekend: No. 18]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 1,31,271 on 51 screens. Total: £ 19,24,900 [Rs. 19.32 crores].
    JATT BOYS PUTT JATTAN DE [Punjabi; this weekend: No. 28]: In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 22,627 [Rs. 22.72 lakhs] on 8 screens.
    ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! [this weekend: No. 29]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 21,566 on 19 screens. Total: £ 1,80,551 [Rs. 1.81 crores].
    THALAIVAA [Tamil; this weekend: No. 41]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 5,050 on 5 screens. Total: £ 2,36,050 [Rs. 2.37 crores].
    CHENNAI EXPRESS: In its third weekend, the film has collected $ 3,77,000 on 143 screens. Total: $ 46,77,000 [Rs. 30.14 crores].
    MADRAS CAFE: In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 2,45,056 [Rs. 1.58 crores] on 50 screens.
    ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA!: In its second weekend, the film has collected $ 42,150 on 68 screens. Total: $ 3,97,234 [Rs. 2.60 crores].
    U.A.E. & G.C.C. BOX-OFFICE
    MADRAS CAFE : In its opening weekend, the film has collected AED 12,00,000 [Rs. 2.11 crores].
    CHENNAI EXPRESS [this weekend: No. 17]: In its third weekend, the film has collected A$ 57,478 on 21 screens. Total: A$ 7,59,707 [Rs. 4.41 crores].
    MADRAS CAFE [this weekend: No. 22]: In its opening weekend, the film has collected A$ 42,423 [Rs. 24.65 lakhs] on 10 screens.
    JATT BOYS PUTT JATTAN DE [Punjabi; this weekend: No. 24]: In its opening weekend, the film has collected A$ 38,462 [Rs. 22.35 lakhs] on 12 screens.
    ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! [this weekend: No. 36]: In its second weekend, the film has collected A$ 12,885 on 16 screens. Total: A$ 99,129 [Rs. 57.61 lakhs].
    BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG [this weekend: No. 78]: In its seventh weekend, the film has collected A$ 416 on 2 screens. Total: A$ 3,99,495 [Rs. 2.32 crores].
    CHENNAI EXPRESS [this weekend: No. 18]: In its third weekend, the film has collected NZ$ 14,256 on 10 screens. Total: NZ$ 2,51,595 [Rs. 1.27 crores].
    JATT BOYS PUTT JATTAN DE [Punjabi; this weekend: No. 22]: In its opening weekend, the film has collected NZ$ 10,099 [Rs. 5.10 lakhs] on 3 screens.
    ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA! [this weekend: No. 27]: In its second weekend, the film has collected NZ$ 5,456 on 9 screens. Total: NZ$ 31,317 [Rs. 15.81 lakhs].
    MADRAS CAFE: In its opening weekend, the film has collected LKR 3,31,446 [Rs. 1.61 lakhs] on 1 screen. Note:- The film is expected to expand to more screens in the coming days.

  216. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Week Two Territorial Breakdown
    Monday 26th August 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collected 38.50 crore nett approx in its second week. The two week distributor share is 106 crore approx. Below is the second week territorial breakdown.

    Mumbai – 12.53 crore

    Delhi/UP – 6.92 crore

    East Punjab – 2.87 crore

    West Bengal – 2.14 crore

    Bihar – 89 lakhs

    CP Berar – 1.92 crore

    CI – 1.35 crore

    Rajasthan – 2.19 crore

    Nizam/Andhra – 2.70 crore

    Mysore – 3.15 crore

    Others – 1.90 crore

    TOTAL – 38.56 crore

  217. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress collected Rs 10.48 cr nett in Weekend 3. Breakup: Fri 2.12 cr, Sat 3.61 cr, Sun 4.75 cr. Grand total: Rs 211.03 cr. ATBB.

  218. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    This might be the first hit movie for which there is absolutely no discussion anywhere about this scene or that scene ..this dialogue or that one. All talk is about how one enjoyed it or about box office.

    Just an observation.

  219. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Do You Think Any Film Can Beat The Records Of Chennai Express This Year?

    Tuesday 27th August 2012 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Q. what do you expect the opening of Besharam and Boss to be as both have holiday starts
    A. Besharam should do 25-30 crore nett range while Boss is hard to tell as theatrical trailor is yet to come.
    J. Soni

    Q. Do you think any film can beat the records of Chennai Express this year?
    A. Krrish should set an opening day record and looking at the craze which is bigger than any film in recent times it has chances to put up a lifetime number which can far surpass any film till date.
    K. Prakash

    Q. Can Madras Cafe do business of over 40 crore nett?
    A. 40 is there for sure and may even cross 50 crore nett.
    N. Malkar

    Q. Why is Chennai Express not labelled an All Time Blockbuster?
    A. Simply because its not as big as hit as a 3 Idiots or Gadar or a Hum Aapke Hain Kaun.
    M. Salaam

  220. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress [Week 3] Fri 2.12 cr, Sat 3.61 cr, Sun 4.75 cr, Mon 1.63 cr. Grand total: Rs 212.66 cr. All Time Blockbuster.
    #ChennaiExpress Overseas total *after Weekend 3* stands at $ 16.3 million [Rs 107 crores]. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER.

  221. Bored 7 years ago

    CE fans shud watch this!

  222. FS 7 years ago

    For the first time BOI is underplaying Srk’s film by not declaring it as an ATBB. It will break all the existing records if it has not until now before it ends its run and should be declared as ATBB. Why was Dabangg declared as ATBB or KKHH or RH then why not CE? After all it will turn out to be the biggest film so far.

    • shezad 7 years ago

      their statement is not correct

      they said that CE is not an atbb bcz its not as big hit as hakhk or gadar or 3 iditos, but are ghajini or dabaang as big as these 3 films? no

  223. syed imran 7 years ago

    wah wah kya estimation hain!!!

    narayan narayan!!!

    but the strange thing is all his predictions about the future release has come true till now… what say!!!

  224. Bored 7 years ago

    His predictions may come out to be all true – but the logic behind each one is simply awesome!
    Narayan Narayan! 😀

  225. syed imran 7 years ago


  226. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Only one thing good about him is he is taking into consideration the popularity of a heroine which almost all online forums ignore and give importance to only male leads.

  227. Bored 7 years ago

    Replacing Kareena/Priyanka/Katrina/Deepika with one another doesnt make much difference in these biggies. And definitely not as much as our Narayan here believes … i think he is the greatest trade pundit out there. I have started to follow him now.

  228. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    I dont know abt CE (haven’t seen it) But YJHD definitely belonged to Deepika as much as Ranbir.

  229. Bored 7 years ago

    Probably yes, but owning a movie doesnt necessarily mean he/she is attracting the butts to fill up the theater seats. IF not so, then Ram Leela will do 150 cr i guess.

    • Reddemon 7 years ago

      Dpad did had a cosiderable pull in YJHD (may be even CE). Check KRK’s RT polls where Dpad lead Ranbir. Agree that its a very small sample size but still gives an idea.

  230. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    When it comes to a female actor’s pull, love the way all these excuses come up.

    Have been seeing it from 90s when even Anil Kapoor got uncomfortable in interviews (madhuri).

  231. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express ‘actuals’ are $387,902 in 3rd weekend from USA. Early estimate was $377,000. Totaly gross stands at $4,687,752 at the end of this weekend.

  232. Bored 7 years ago

    I wudnt put Deepika in the same league as Madhuri, not yet.
    Lets first see if Deepika can by herself make a movie hit. Till now she has been working with saif, saif+john, ranbir, srk and the collections have been proportionate to the male star values.
    Its not the problem with the trade that the actresses are devalued – its a problem with the audience.

  233. ank_16n 7 years ago

    uthale bhagwan uthale…

    Mujhko nahi un sabko jo ab TQ pe KRK ko bhi discuss karne lage hai 😀 😀

  234. mate 7 years ago

    Madras Cafe Below The Mark Chennai Express At $16 Million
    Wednesday 28th August 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Madras Cafe could not make much impact overseas, the film was not released in UK and grossed around $650,000. The film did fair in UAE but was poor in US and Australia.
    Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara will collect a poor $2 million Overseas.
    Chennai Express has grossed around $16 million and should gross around $17 million for lifetime business.. The film will be the third highest grossing film ever in Overseas. The business from major markets is as follows.

    United Kingdom – £1,925,000

    North America – $4,700,000

    UAE – $4,200,000

    Australia – $760,000

  235. Syed imran 7 years ago

    Wow a record of unbelievable 300 comments fr ce bo collections theead on tq… Any other theead held this record bfore… No idea!!! Moderator r an old member can answer it????

  236. mate 7 years ago

    Top Ten Overseas Grossers 2013: Chennai Express Tops By Distance
    Thursday 29th August 2013 11.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Expess has emerged the biggest grosser of 2013 overseas by a distance. It is the third highest grossing film ever in overseas after 3 Idiots and My Name Is Khan. Overall overseas business has not been good due to the lack of films featuring the big stars. Only four films have managed to cross $3 million, The top ten overseas grossers of 2013 are as follows.

    1. Chennai Express – $17,000,000 (expected)

    2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – $10,400,000

    3. Race – $6,425,000

    4. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – $3,825,000

    5. Special 26 – $2,775,000

    6. Kao Po Chei – $2,325,000

    7. Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara – $2,000,000 (expected)

    8. Raanjhanaa – $1,825,000

    9. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola – $1,675,000

    10. Shootout At Wadala – $1,625,000

  237. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress [Week 3] Fri 2.12 cr, Sat 3.61 cr, Sun 4.75 cr, Mon 1.63 cr, Tue 1.74 cr, Wed 2.46 cr. Total: Rs 216.86 cr. Unstoppable!

  238. Author
    sputnik 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Hits 200 Crore In Three Weeks

    Friday 30th August 2013 10.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express hit the 200 crore nett mark at the end of its third week as it grossed around 16 crore nett in its third week. The three week total for the film is around 200.75 crore nett and will become the highest grossing film ever over the weekend.

    Considering the huge business the film had done over the first week, a 16 crore return in week three is fantastic as it is amongst the top five highest third week collections which include films that did not start with huge collections like Barfi and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.

    The film is looking to finish with a lifetime total in the range of 206-208 crore nett. An improvement of 20 crore nett from last years Eid release Ek Tha Tiger.

  239. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress collects Rs 17.87 cr nett in Week 3. Grand total: Rs 218.42 cr nett. All Time Blockbuster.
    #ChennaiExpress collects Rs 17.87 cr in Week 3: Fri 2.12 cr, Sat 3.61 cr, Sun 4.75 cr, Mon 1.63 cr, Tue 1.74 cr, Wed 2.46 cr, Thu 1.56 cr.

  240. mate 7 years ago

    This was a comment of some TQ member a few days ago.
    Bas nikal gayi hawa? Lag raha tha 200cr cross karegi. Dhat teri ki. Chalo atleast first time srk will cross ghajini total. (inflation not counted)
    And this was my reply to that comment.
    Sir Lag raha tha nahi lag raha hai, aur aage bhi lage ga. Ap bhi yahaan hai aur hum bhi yahaan, 200 cr to pakka hai.
    The result is announced.
    Total Nett (BOI): 200.75 cr (After 3 weeks)
    Total Nett (Taran Adarsh): 218.42 cr (After 3 weeks)

  241. syed imran 7 years ago

    good observation and answer mate… ce 200 cr net collections is a big tight slap on srk’s detractors who were blabbering nonsense abt him…

    all haters have gone underground since ce record collections and release…. they are not able to see the success with their open eyes..

    and above from dat they start comparing him with chhote mote actors… let us pledge not to react to their nonsensical comments when srk is compared with other actors.. if at all anything over the top is said, one single heavy comment is enough to stop their blabbering… this way, we can maintain the dignity and position of srk…

  242. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    Mate, so you took my comment to heart 🙂
    And you know very well why I had said that – just to irritate you when you got upset for nothing about my rupees to dollar conversion.

  243. FS 7 years ago

    & SRK is back at No 1 again 🙁

  244. mate 7 years ago

    Satyagraha Average Opening Chennai Express Hits 200 Crore
    Saturday 31st August 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Satyagraha opened to an average response of around 40%. The opening was average in most circuits with a couple of circuits being low. The key for the film is Saturday growth for a decent weekend but the reports are mixed for the film.
    Madras Cafe had a good trend over the weekend but the weekdays were not so impressive even though it had a holiday. The film has seen big fall on day eight. The first week collections were around 32.50 crore nett. The film has flattered to deceive and will be an average at best.
    Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobara dropped in its second week as it collected 7 crore nett taking its two week total to 58 crore nett. FLOP
    Chennai Express hit the 200 crore nett mark after three weeks as it collected 16 crore nett in week three. Three idiots the other film to cross 200 crore nett hit the mark in 8 weeks. BLOCKBUSTER.

    • Baba 7 years ago

      one would expect boi, a site notorious for its srk-nexus, to go totally orgasmic at this moment as ce is on is way to overhaul 3i total. but neither have the commentaries been even remotely close to the ghajini/dabang/3i ones nor has the verdict been atbb. 200 cr is probbaly not an extraordinary achievement today,as of 2013.that is what i conlude from the boi comentary so far.

      • Author
        sputnik 7 years ago

        Yes its surprising that BOI is not orgasmic over a movie beating 3I’s collections and becoming the highest grosser ever. May be they are not being paid by the SRK camp 🙂

        200 Cr is still a extraordinary achievement today since it is the first movie to cross that since 3I. ETT and YJHD failed to cross 200 cr.

        And the verdict should be ATBB because it is the highest grosser ever. If CE is not a ATBB then I don’t understand how DDLJ (9cr less), RH (21 Cr less) and KKHH (24Cr less after 5 years) which all did less than HAHK can be ATBBs. How can Gadar which does only 6 Cr more than HAHK after 7 years be ATBB? How can Dabangg be a ATBB after doing 60 Cr less than 3I a year after that? How can Ghajini be a ATBB if its record was bettered by 85 Cr within a year?

        • Baba 7 years ago

          “ETT and YJHD failed to cross 200 cr.”

          ett came very close and it was an year ago.yjhd was never expected to make even 150 cr, let alone close to 200. it performed well above expectations.and the verdicts for both are BB as well.

          “And the verdict should be ATBB because it is the highest grosser ever”
          this is never the criteria to give verdicts. else both dhoom 2 and oso wud hv had atbb verdicts.i dont agree on ghajini and dabang being atbb as well

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            sputnik 7 years ago

            ETT was 186 I think according to BOI and so that’s 14 Cr less than 200. YJHD was also in 180s but less than ETT I think. CE was not expected to cross 150 either but it has done well to cross 200cr.

            Anyways this is just a term BOI invented and their verdicts have been ATBB for movies which did less than other previously released movies. If its highest grosser then at least Dhoom 2 should be ATBB.

          • Baba 7 years ago

            i dont think any of ddlj, kkhh,rh and dabang are atbb. they were not even the biggest grossers of their time.

            List of highest-grossing Bollywood films throughout history

            Year Movie Record Held Studio(s) Nett Gross
            1943 Kismet 6 years Bombay Talkies 1,00,00,000
            1949 Barsaat 2 years R. K. Films 1,10,00,000
            1951 Awaara 1-year R.K. Films 1,25,00,000
            1952 Aan 3 years Mehboob Khan 1,50,00,000
            1955 Shree 420 2 years R.K. Films 2,00,00,000
            1957 Mother India 3 years Mehboob Khan 4,00,00,000
            1960 Mughal-e-Azam 15 years Sterling Investment 5,50,00,000
            1975 Sholay 19 years G. P. Sippy 15,00,00,000
            1994 Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! 7 years Rajshri Productions 69,75,00,000
            2001 Gadar: Ek Prem Katha 5 years Zee Telefilms 75,50,00,000
            2006 Dhoom 2 2 years Yash Raj Films 80,25,00,000
            2008 Ghajini 1-year Reliance Entertainment
            Geetha Arts 114,67,00,000
            2009 3 Idiots 3-year Vinod Chopra Productions 202,57,00,000
            2013 Chennai Express Current holder Red Chillies Entertainment 220,53,70,000

  245. mate 7 years ago

    #ChennaiExpress continues to hold well, despite new releases and limited screens/shows. Week 4 Fri 81 lacs. Grand total: 219.23 crores.

  246. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Looking At Decent Fourth Week
    Saturday 31st August 2013 12.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express is looking at decent fourth week collections which are likely to go to 5 crore or maybe a little higher. The film collected around 70-75 lakhs nett on the first day of its fourth week.
    The film is still managing to collect despite the release of Satygraha which tmeant a huge reduction of shows at multiplexes and Satyagraha took most of the single screens which were playing Chennai Express.
    The film will cross the net business of 3 idiots today (Saturday) and will go to around 205 crore nett after four weeks.

  247. mate 7 years ago

    In US, Chennai Express collected $4,834,795 (31.76 cr INR approx.) at the end of 3 weeks.

  248. Anjanpur685Miles 7 years ago

    CE average ticket rates for plexes: 140rs

    At the time of Dabangg it was 105rs
    3Idiots 105rs
    ZNMD 120rs

  249. FS 7 years ago

    Salman gave biggest film of all time – Termed ATBB unanimously
    Aamir gave Biggest Film of all time – Termed ATBB unanimously
    Sunny Deol gave biggest film of all time – Termed ATBB unanimously

    for the first time SRK gave biggest film of all time – Just BB? ATBB But not unanimous 🙁

  250. saurabh 7 years ago

    Becoz buddy that is SRK.. SRK haters ate largest in number too…

  251. saurabh 7 years ago

    Becoz buddy that is SRK.. SRK haters are largest in number too…

  252. utube 7 years ago

    BOI now says CE fisrt weekend was 87 00 00 000 instead of 86 00 00 000, which they previously declared of.

  253. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Week Three Territorial Breakdown
    Monday 2nd September 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collected 16.25 crore nett approx in its third week. The third week distributor share is RECORD 112.50 crore approx. Below is the third week territorial breakdown.

    Mumbai – 5.19 crore

    Delhi/UP – 3.88 crore

    East Punjab – 1.02 crore

    West Bengal – 85 lakhs

    Bihar – 48 lakhs

    CP Berar – 78 lakhs

    CI – 61 lakhs

    Rajasthan – 89 lakhs

    Nizam/Andhra – 1.15 crore

    Mysore – 1.21 crore

    Others – 75 lakhs

    TOTAL – 16.31 crore

  254. Cinema lover 7 years ago

    Very good trending but unlucky that movie have not got free run and screen space unlike gajini, 3 idiots or dabaang.

  255. shezad 7 years ago

    exellent trending in usa, CE only loose 40% in its 4th week end , and if we put the 4 day week end its only 25%

    even after second week end, i never expect 5m, but now film is at 5.12m$

    in rupee earnings for its maker it had already beaten 3 idiots

    i think doom 3 have a chance to reach that number bcz of christmas release, the second week trend very very well

  256. mate 7 years ago

    Satyagraha $1.35 Million Weekend Chennai Express At $16.85 Million
    Wednesday 4th September 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Satyagraha could not collect well overseas with low collections in all markets. The opening weekend was $1.35 million. Below is the weekend business from all major markets.

    United Kingdom – £115,000

    North America – $412,000

    UAE – $375,000

    Australia – $105,000

    Chennai Express takes its overseas total to $16.85 million. The business from major markets is as follows.

    United Kingdom – £2,085,000

    North America – $5,060,000

    UAE – $4,400,000

    Australia – $790,000

  257. shezad 7 years ago

    Top Ten Third Week Collections: Chennai Express Fourth

    Wednesday 4th September 2013 11.00 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Expess has had the fourth highest third week collections of all time. Below are the ten highest third week collections of all time.

    1. 3 Idiots – 30,30,00,000

    2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 19,60,00,000

    3. Dabangg – 17,21,00,000

    4. Chennai Express – 16,31,00,000

    5. Barfi! – 15,70,00,000

    6. Bhaag Milka Bhaag – 15,49,00,000

    7. Rowdy Rathore – 15,16,00,000

    8. Ghajini – 14,13,00,000

    9. Ready – 13,61,00,000

    10. OMG! Oh My God – 13,44,00,000

    • shezad 7 years ago

      even with all this competition from its 7th day, CE is holding very well
      first week, first, second week at third, third week at number four in all time list

      sirf aik week open milta to kuch aur record thorti CE

  258. aryan 7 years ago

    Chennai Express 206 Cr In Four Weeks Madras Cafe 41 Cr In Two Weeks

    Thursday 6th September 2013 10.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express has taken its total to 206 crore nett in for weeks and is likely to add another 2 crore nett to have an approx finish of 208 crore nett. The figures have beaten the previous record holder 3 Idiots by around 3%. The distributor share of the film will be 115 crore which will be 8.50 crore better than the previous record holder Ek Tha Tiger.

    Madras Cafe collected around 8.25 crore nett in week two taking its total to 41 crore nett. The film will finish just a bit higher than Vicky Donor, a film from the same team released last year but with much lower costs than Madras Cafe. The four big films in August are set to finish with following totals.

    Chennai Express – 208 crore

    Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara! – 60 crore

    Madras Cafe – 44 crore

    Satyagraha 58-60 crore

    The business of Chennai Express is more than 40 crore higher than the other three August releases combined.

  259. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Week Four Territorial Breakdown
    Monday 9th September 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express collected 5.75 crore nett approx in its fourth week. The four week distributor share is 114.25 crore approx. Below is the fourth week territorial breakdown.

    Mumbai – 1.66 crore

    Delhi/UP – 90 lakhs

    East Punjab – 29 lakhs

    West Bengal – 30 lakhs

    Bihar – 20 lakhs

    CP Berar – 35 lakhs

    CI – 22 lakhs

    Rajasthan – 38 lakhs

    Nizam/Andhra – 58 lakhs

    Mysore – 56 lakhs

    Others – 30 lakhs

    TOTAL – 5.74 crore

  260. shezad 7 years ago

    taran adarsh ‏@taran_adarsh 6m

    #ChennaiExpress [Week 5] Fri 23 lacs, Sat 29 lacs, Sun 41 lacs, Mon 31 lacs. Grand total: Rs 225.67 cr nett.

    monday collection even bigger than saturdays

  261. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Domestic Territories Finishing Positions
    Wednesday 11th September 2013 10.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Below are the finishing positions of Chennai Express in all Indian territories as per nett collections. It can be seen that is missed out on first place in the three big circuits of Mumbai, Delhi/UP and East Punjab while was number one in all other circuits. The best performance came in Nizam/Andhra and worst was East Punjab.

    Mumbai – 2nd
    Behind 3 Idiots

    Delhi/UP – 3rd
    Behind Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ek Tha Tiger

    East Punjab – 5th
    Behind Ek Tha Tiger, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, 3 Idiots and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

    West Bengal – 1st

    Bihar – 1st

    Assam – 1st

    Orissa – 1st

    CP Berar – 1st

    CI – 1st

    Rajasthan – 1st

    Nizam/Andhra – 1st

    Mysore – 1st

    Tamil Nadu/Kerala – 1st

  262. mate 7 years ago

    Shuddh Desi Romance Decent Weekend Chennai Express At $17.25 Million
    Wednesday 11th September 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Shuddh Desi Romance did well overseas as it collected a little over $1 million which is goof for a non cast film. Below is the weekend business from all major markets.

    United Kingdom – £55,000

    North America – $345,000

    UAE – $425,000

    Australia – $47,000

    Zanjeer fared poorly as it collected $350,000 over its first weekend.

    Chennai Express takes its overseas total to $17.25 million. The business from major markets is as follows.

    United Kingdom – £2,140,000

    North America – $5,220,000

    UAE – $4,500,000

    Australia – $800,000

  263. aryan 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Final Lifetime Business

    Wednesday 18th September 2013 10.30 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Chennai Express will finish with a little over 208 crore nett with its run almost over. The film is the highest grosser ever with stand out performances in the South Indian Indian markets. In Nizam/Andhra it went 45% higher than the previous top grosser, in Mysore the final figure went 30% higher while Tamil Nadu/Kerala went a huge 80% higher.

    The weekly all India business of Chennai Express is as follows.

    Week One -1,46,09,000 (inc Paid Previews)

    Week Two – 38,69,00,000

    Week Three – 16,31,00,000

    Week Four – 5,77,00,000

    Week Five – 1,06,00,000

    The film add another 30-35 lakhs for a final total of 208.25 crore nett.

  264. mate 7 years ago

    Grand Masti Is Poor Chennai Express Still Going

    Wednesday 18th September 2013 09.00 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Grand Masti was poor overseas collecting $525,000 over its first weekend. The film did not release in UAE which would have been a good contributor but business in UK and US was dull.

    Shuddh Desi Romance has done well as it has collected $1.7 million in ten days. Below is the business from all major markets till date.

    United Kingdom – £100,000

    North America – $560,000

    UAE – $635,000

    Australia – $87,000

    Chennai Express was still collecting in its 6th weekend taking its total to $17.40 million. The business from major markets is as follows.

    United Kingdom – £2,165,000

    North America – $5,265,000

    UAE – $4,525,000

    Australia – $800,000

  265. mate 7 years ago

    Chennai Express Totals Multiplex: v Single Screens
    Thursday 18th September 2013 10.30 IST
    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    The collections of Chennai Express from multiplexes and single screens compared with Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani the other big grosser of 2013 is as follows.


    Chennai Express -128 crore
    Yeh Hai Jawaani Hai Deewani – 120 crore

    Single Screens

    Chennai Express -80 crore
    Yeh Hai Jawaani Hai Deewani – 58 crore


    Chennai Express -208 crore
    Yeh Hai Jawaani Hai Deewani – 178 crore

    The gap is just 8 crore at multiplexes but a huge 22 crore at single screens.

  266. Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

    What does the below figures show?

    YJHD was more liked than CE? (trending)
    Why the east punjab experts are not considering 10-15cr of Krrish3 India business? (non-hindi)

    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani v Chennai Express v Krrish 3 Comparison

    Wednesday 4th December 2013 10.00 IST

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

    Below is a four week comparison of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express and Krrish 3.

    Week One

    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 105.37 crore

    Chennai Express – 139.70 crore

    Krrish 3 – 122.11 crore

    Week Two

    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 44.75 crore

    Chennai Express – 38.15 crore

    Krrish 3 – 42.86 crore

    Week Three

    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 19.60 crore

    Chennai Express – 16.14 crore

    Krrish 3 – 8.67 crore

    Week Four

    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 6.60 crore

    Chennai Express – 5.73 crore

    Krrish 3 – 2.54 crore


    Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 178.84 crore

    Chennai Express – 207.72 crore

    Krrish 3 – 176.18 crore (4 weeks)

    Note – Krrish 3 is Hindi only

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