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)

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.

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50 Comments

  • Indicine…

    Please predict the collection of CE on 2nd weekend and week days with your experience.

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  • And yes we got another record ,

    1234 give me some more :D

    flying high and will get on the train again , wooow

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  • I READ AN ARTICLE FEW DAYS BACK SAYING ” OUTIM HAS AN EDGE OVER CE” IF THEY BOTH RELEASE ON THE SAME DAY OUTIMD WILL DOMINATE…us din bhi hasi nikali thi our aaj bhi has raha hu…hahaha..

    to those who believe it would have performed way better that ce if it was to release as wider as CE (3500*)

    *CE paid preview
    realese size -- 650-700 release time 6.00 pm (6.75 crs)

    OUTIMD
    realese size -- 1300* release time 8.00am~ ( __ crs) … pata nahi dekhate hai kitana kamati hai

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  • it’s not like a normal train, it’s bullet train. So it’s not a chennai express, it’s bullet express.

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  • So just think if ouatimd not releasing and ce may get open week like ett or d2 then what happen, ce easily cross 250cr mark now 215cr mark at the best case, the king is back with bang.

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  • SRK is saying to his haters- mere dushman samaj rahete ki main ab khabi latke na aaunga. Ak goomnami sa samundar hai, usme hi jake dub jaunga. Abi kahani mere bhaki hai, puri duniya ko jo sunani hai. Muje pehcano dheko main hoon kaun. Aa gaya hoon palat ke dheko main hoon bollywood king.

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  • Yeah!!!
    THE KING IS BACK!
    Crossed the collections of crap copy of classic ‘KKHH’ named Bodyguard.

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  • King khan have and is and will remain the king of bollywood, overseas and boxoffice

    200 club wait 4 the only king ‘SRK’ to rule u ,

    only 50cr left now

    I hope #RecordExpress will make it and cross 205

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  • Mr. Admin you have mentioned 2nd Highest Independece day record but you have forgetten that CE is on its 7Th day which remind the POWER of a common man lead by the King of boxoffice Yes

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  • Super Bang Bang Movie I Like It A lot And Watch it!
    Rohit Shetty Shtyle and All Dialogues OF The Train!!!!!Superb!
    All Time Blockbuster!!!!!!

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  • Not 50 bro;just 48crs is enough to pack 3i in coffin and to send its ashes in ‘CHENNAI EXPRESS’ all the way to rameshwaram.NO HOLDS BARRED.ACCELERATE THE TRAIN.SHOW THE TRUE POWER OF A COMMON MAN.

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