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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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  • 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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  • @xzone Class audiences are now firmly in Ranbirs corner son. Srk has been abandoned by the masses, classes and half the srkian fanbase- but I guess some people are blind to whats staring them right in the face…!

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  • Rofl…… ‘Crap express’ looks like a Ra.1 part 2 with a desi story line with double crappiness, some people are still dreaming that it will cross 200 crores or 150 crores but remember what happened to ra.1…. The same will happent to this.

    Forget it collecting 132 crores in 7 days, we will be more than happy if it collects 123+ crores in india.

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  • chennaiexpress spoiler is trending on twitter.
    srk fans just check it once.this is power of akki fans

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  • I surely say ce don,t brake any single record of ett and 100 cr. In 4 day that is srk dream it is impossible for srk

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  • Insha Allah shahrukh wil reach 200 crores nett domestically dis time…!!!

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  • 1st day 16 crores
    2nd day 25-28 crores
    3rd day 18-20 crores
    4th day 20- 22 crores
    4 day weekend 79-86 crores
    If the content is good otherwise 3rd day would be lesser then what i predicted

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  • @tejas but u told me that Chennai Express will struggled to cross the 100crore mark…..!!! Did u remember?????

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  • 1st day : 45cr
    2nd day : 36cr
    3rd day : 23cr
    4th day : 39cr
    5th day : 21cr
    6th day : 20cr
    7th day : 19.5cr
    total 203.5 cr…ce turned out to be a massive all time blockbuster in bollywood history…

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