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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

  • My predictions are 180+ cr lifetime collections nd even more if OUATIM dobhara turns out to b average….
    REASONS
    1.CE is masala movie nd JTHJ is a clasical movie nd very long movie,3hr , inspite that JTHJ done excellent busines.
    2.CE is single release on EID which is considered to be the best release day,JTHJ inspite of clash frm SOS which also done very good business, still JTHJ collected very good numbers.
    3.The previous movies done by SRK were fully for classes and not liked much by masses, still they were super hits, inspite of less collections frm single screens.
    4.CE is a masala movie for especially for masses and it will surely do gr8 job at multiplexes b’coz of srk’s popularity amng classes nd the trailor is already liked 2 mch at youtube.
    5.SRK is back on masala movies aftr soo long time nd fans r eagerly waiting to watch srk in this luk.
    6.SRK+DEEPIKA+ROHIT SHETTY luks best combination of these days.
    6.CE luks to b all time blockbuster b’coz of the reason that it will b liked by masses nd we now SRK rules classes since long time
    7.CE is luking to do some magic at south also nd SRK is king of overseas also nd not to forget out of 10 blockbusters at overseas 8 r of srk(firstly 10 were there)nd CE is biggest release in overseas till nw….

    IF EVERYTHING WENT RIGHT CE WILL BREAK ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS OF BOLLYWOOD AND IF OUTIMD WILL B REJECTED IT CAN CROSS 200cr AND CROSS 3 IDIOTS ND ETT TOO

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  • First day : 35 Cr
    2nd day : 20 Cr
    3rd day : 28 Cr
    4th day : 18 Cr
    5th Day :12 Cr
    6th Dat : 10 Cr
    7th Day : 10 Cr
    Total : 135
    Lifetime : 203 ie ei will surely break the lifetime record of both the ett and 3i..
    mark my word

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  • First day : 35 Cr
    2nd day : 25 Cr
    3rd day : 28 Cr
    4th day : 22 Cr
    5th Day :15 Cr
    6th Dat : 14 Cr
    7th Day : 16 Cr
    Total : 155
    Lifetime : 200+ this is surely gonna happen…mark my word, if else i wont be watching any bollywood movies in future so we all SRKians’ must show the power of SRK the king..

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  • First day : 35 Cr
    2nd day : 25 Cr
    3rd day : 28 Cr
    4th day : 22 Cr
    5th Day :15 Cr
    6th Dat : 14 Cr
    7th Day : 16 Cr
    Total : 155
    Lifetime : 200+ this is surely gonna happen…mark my word, if else i wont be watching any bollywood movies in future so we all SRKians’ must show the power of SRK the king..

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  • My prediction is
    1st day = 27 cr.
    2nd day = 33 cr.
    3rd day = 22 cr.
    4th day= 29 cr.
    Weakend collection are 111 cr and life time collection will be 232 cr.

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  • my prediction (if WORD OF MOUTH and REVIEWS are positive )

    Day 1 18+cr
    Day 2 20cr
    Day 3 28cr (Eid)
    Day 4 22cr
    TOtal 88cr 4 day

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  • @AA my list is
    1st day-25cr
    2nd day-22cr
    3rd day-32cr
    4th day-28cr
    4 day total 107cr

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  • I think will be more than 150…why not 200 cr ? come one only Salman Khan do that,his movies are not so special….GO SRK !

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  • I guess this movie will cross 250crore it has very +ve effece on me srk’s travelling movies are very good & romantic

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  • This movie will break the records of 3idiots. Because the power of srk ofcourse and also this time it will collect great collections from south india than any other hindi movie coz of its title n the cultures shown.

    Truly SRK is the only king of bollywood

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  • Srk is the biggest superstar of bollywood chennai express box office collection will be 300crore

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  • Chennai express is totally different type of movie which SRK never done before.
    it will touch the 200 crs (wildwide)…
    and once upon a time mumbai again seems over confident.
    i really not sure what will be. because SRK already over. thats why akkay claim “the khiladi has back as king” now everybody wants to hit SRK and praise SALMAN.
    but everybody shouldn’t compare SRK with any other hero of bollywood. everybody should recall SRK’s all career. he didn’t have any family background like salman, ameer, ranbir, akkhay etc.
    i dont why people start hating shah ruk khan. actually people only judge current performance…

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  • It will definitly cross 100 crore and hope is there that it can cross the new box-office collections target that is 200 crore. it may or may not but hope is there and hope never dies.

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  • it will release on 9th august so the opening day’s collection would be 32-35 crores then,
    First day : 35 Cr
    2nd day : 25 Cr
    3rd day : 28 Cr
    4th day : 20 Cr
    5th Day :15 Cr
    6th Dat : 14 Cr
    7th Day : 10 Cr
    Total : 134
    Lifetime : 190+

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