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Chennai Express Box Office Prediction

The trailer of Chennai Express is out and the film looks like a complete family entertainer with action, comedy, romance and good music. With Balaji postponing the release of their upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara, Shahrukh Khan is set to take centre-stage during the extended Eid weekend starting 8th August.

The festive weekend has been record-breaking, credit for which goes entirely to Salman Khan. It all started with Dabangg in 2010 breaking the previous record of 3 Idiots. A year later, Bodyguard took a earth shattering opening, collecting Rs 21 crore on it’s opening day. Last year, Salman successfully completed a Eid hattrick with Yashraj Films’ Ek Tha Tiger  breaking all previous records with highest single day collections of Rs 32.92 crore. The film eventually went on to collect Rs 100 crores in 5 days!

Chennai Express Box Office

The year-on-year growth in business is staggering:

  • 1. Dabangg (2010) – 14.5 crore
  • 2. Bodyguard (2011) – 21 crore (44% growth)
  • 3. Ek Tha Tiger (2012) – 32.92 crore (57% growth)

If the trend continues, Chennai Express might come close or even better the opening day collections of ETT, as 8th August marks the end of Ramadan and 9th August is a national holiday for Eid-ul-fitr. Business is likely to pick up after the holiday, on Saturday and Sunday, as the muslim section of the audience come out in numbers to watch the film, as was the case with Ek Tha Tiger last year.

We asked a few distributors, exhibitors and box office enthusiasts who follow the trade closely – to predict the opening day, opening weekend (4 days) and opening week collections of Chennai Express. Finally, we averaged the numbers out.

  • 8th August, Thursday – 25 crore (opening day)
  • 9th August, Friday – 29 crores (national holiday)
  • 10th August, Saturday – 18 crores
  • 11th August, Sunday – 26 crores (Holiday)
  • Extended 4 day Weekend – 98 crores
  • First Week (7 days) – 132 crores

Note: Chennai Express is likely to release on 3400+ screens across the country.

What are your box office predictions for Chennai Express? Post in the comments section below.

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117 Comments

  • @truth, you’re right. If OUATIMD turns out to be a disaster, it most probably will shoot up the collections of CE in the second week too, but we all want both the movies to be successful. Although I am too eagerly awaiting CE, looks promising, but I also wanna watch OUATIMD.

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  • Good prediction.My guess is that CE will collect close to 120 crs in 1st week.Lets hope it does more than that.

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  • 8th August, Thursday – 26 crore (opening day)
    9th August, Friday – 30 crores (national holiday)
    10th August, Saturday – 22crores
    11th August, Sunday – 33 crores (Holiday)
    Extended 4 Weekend – 111 crores
    First Week (7 days) – 150 crores
    lifetime — 210 cr+…..

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  • 1st day-22.4 3rd weekend-10cr,3rd week-19cr 3weeks=199cr
    2nd day-27
    3rd day-15
    4th day- 22
    3 weekdays 28
    1st week=115app.
    15th aug-13
    2nd fri-11
    2nd sat and sun-24 lifetime=205cr
    4 weekday-17
    15 days collection=180cr THIS IS POSSIBLE IF IT GETS ACCEPTED BY CLASSES LIKE YJHD OR 3I
    AS EVERYONE KNOWS THAT MASSES WILL lOVE IT.

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  • 1st day-22.4 3rd weekend-10cr,3rd week-19cr 3weeks=199cr
    2nd day-27
    3rd day-15
    4th day- 22
    3 weekdays 28
    1st week=115app.
    15th aug-13
    2nd fri-11
    2nd sat and sun-24 lifetime=205cr
    4 weekday-17
    15 days collection=180cr THIS IS POSSIBLE IF IT GETS ACCEPTED BY CLASSES LIKE YJHD OR 3I
    AS EVERYONE KNOWS THAT MASSES WILL lOVE IT.

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  • peaks to be reached by srk.

    * Ready : I guess this time srk will finally surpass Ready all thanks to Jittu Ji.

    * Ranbir’s YJHD : a non holiday release. currently riding at 145 crores n may add another 20 crores. CE will never collect this much.

    Not to forget ROWDY RATHODE n Agneepath!!!! There will be still excuses by srk fans despite solo festival release.

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  • The last action scene in the trailer is copied from the south movie alex pandian, if you don’t believe me, then go check yourself.
    THE TRUTH is this movie if very good word of mouth will collect around 150 cr, not more than that. mark my words. If not good word of mouth then it will collect around 120 cr.

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  • CE .1day-23cr .2day-27cr .3day-14cr .4day-21cr wekend-85cr&weekdays. 5day-10cr .6day-8cr 7day, 7cr . 8day-6cr total 1week-116cr

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  • i think
    8th agust: 25 crore
    9th : 30 cr
    10th : 20 cr
    11th : 28 cr

    100 cr will cross within 4 days nd fast week 140cr+ definitely

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  • Max business Chennai Depress can do is 120cr in its entire theatrical run…!
    It will be K786/ Himmatwala the second coming. It may beat Srks best BO record and Rohits best but to beat Ready it has no chance unless the entire 3.8 billion srkians watch this movie on youtube twice sorry I meant in theatres where ticket sales count and not ‘Likes’…! :-)

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