Chennai Express First Week Collections: Box Office

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)


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.



  • Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Amazing yar
    Epress left all dabang rowdey bodyguard way behind.
    Go SRK Go Crush the Jawani Dewani, Tiger & Idiots and again SIT on ur KING SIZE SEAT u truly & only deserve that KINGDOM.

  • One word outstanding and unexpected, now ce need 50cr more to break 3idiots record which is neither easy nor heard. So, 2nd weekned is crucal for ce which decide will ce break 3i record or not. Ce lost huge screen for the release of ouatimd but plus point is ouatimd got negetive review, so rejoice time for srkian, 200cr club is waiting for king khan.

  • 19.6cr inspite of having new release of a superstar . Just Unbelievable. Indicine plz reply that now what is the possibility of crossing 200cr.

  • indicine I am keen to know whether CE will sustain better than OUATIMD as it got negativity… and what will be the minimum final score in worst case scenario..??

  • wow great numbers at its 7th day for CE. Now it should cross 200 crore. Congrats to whole CE team.

  • wow,!
    almost 20cr on DAY 7 with competition from another super star!
    that s UNBELIEVABLE!
    n no point in arguing about screen size n ol.,

  • WOW…!!! Thats so HUGE….!!! Now another record is to cross MAGICAL FIGURE of 3I’s… BEST of LUCK CE…!!!

  • @indicine how much it need to rake up to become all time blockbuster and in today’s date how much total collections you see to make a movie biggest bollywood hit of all time? PLZ reply!!!

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