Chennai Express vs Krrish 3: Box Office Comparison

When Chennai Express broke the record of 3 Idiots, many in the trade felt that it would be an uphill task for films like Dhoom 3 and Krrish 3 to surpass the 227 crore figure. After all, the Shahrukh Khan starrer had collected 100 crore in 3 days and 150 crore in its first week itself!

Chennai Express and Krrish 3

Chennai Express and Krrish 3

But a quick comparison between the 7 day (first week) business of the two films reveals that Krrish 3 is ahead of Chennai Express at the moment.

  • Hindi version without paid previews – Chennai Express: 149.96 crore – Krrish 3: 156.62 crore
  • Total domestic collections including all versions and paid previews – Chennai Express: 156.71 crore – Krrish 3: 166.42 crore

Note: The Hindi version of both films released on approximately 3700 screens. While Krrish 3 was affected by the Pre-Diwali period in its first 3 days, Chennai Express benefitted from national holidays for Eid and Sunday. However, business of Krrish 3 took a massive jump Post-Diwali which is considered to be as lucrative as ‘Eid’ for films.

Comparison graph of the first 5 days and also detailed day-wise collections of Krrish 3 and Chennai Express in the table below. The table will be updated everyday.

Chennai Express vs Krrish 3

Chennai Express vs Krrish 3

Day
Chennai Express
Krrish 3 (including Tamil and Telugu)
Preview6.75No Previews
Day 133.12 (Eid Holiday)25.2
Day 228.06 (Holiday)23.2
Day 332.5 (Sunday)24.3 (Sunday - Diwali)
Day 412.6235.91 (holiday)
Day 511.5026.26
Day 612.5618.11
Day 719.60 (Independence Day)13.44
First Week156.71 crores (including preview)166.42 crores
Day 86.489.16
Day 98.5114.23
Day 1010.22 (Sunday)16.35
Day 113.805.47
Day 127.06 (Raksha Bandhan)5.04
Day 134.514.46
Day 143.254.77
Two Week Total200.54225.9
Day 152.122.44
Day 163.61-
Day 174.75 (Sunday)-
Day 181.63-
Day 191.74-
Day 202.46 (Janmastami)-
Day 211.56-
Three Week Total218.41 crores-
Day 220.81-
Day 231.14
Day 241.89 (Sunday)-
Total till fourth weekend222.25 crores-
Remaining weeks4.6-
Lifetime Collections227.1 crores228.34 crores (15 days)
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Bhumi:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm)

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Surya:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm)

Very Nice article and fair comparison.

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Rohit:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:26 pm)

I hope the doubts and confusions of many people have been cleared now. Great work, Indicine team! One thing is sure, both CE & K-3, have been record breaking, as records are meant to be broken.

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nipun:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm)

K3 has 60 percent chances of beating Chennai Express record. But for me, it’s more important that Krrish 3 is a better movie than CE. So it deserves .

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Shafi:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm)

ALMOST 50% dROP TODAY. SO THIS WILL EFFECT ITS GLORIOUS RUN……

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K.K.:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm)

Nothing left to say, fact is fact and no body can change by barking like dogs about Krrish3. Hrithik rocks.

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yogesh:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm)

@bhumi repeat value of K-3 is more as you can see it that it has got highest collection on Monday and that too on 4th day so without repeat audience it would not have achieved it!!!

250 cr for sure !!!

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Hrithik My Hero:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:40 pm)

Krrish 3 Will Easily Break CE’s Record ! Remember Another superb Weekend With All-India Holiday Is There For Krrish 3 !

Sachin’s Last Test, Thor 2 Will Not Effect Krrish 3 That Much !

Sorry SRK fans, Before Disliking It Think Twice !

Hrithik Roshan Rules…

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rahul:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm)

krrish 3 will break ce record then dhoom 3 will break krrish 3 then jai ho etc. goin on and on.so whats big deal.we should support good films,thats it.i just loved krrish 3.

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h.rithi.k:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm)

CE’s 4th n 5th day was non holiday whereas K3′s 1st n 2nd day was starting of holiday, which means many schools/college/office was closed….
n for CE u have written Saturday as holiday, but wasn’t there holdiay too in saturday for k3?

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Syed:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:47 pm)

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h.rithi.k:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm)

n btw most important thing CE released in 1600 screens from its 7th day!!!!
lastly, CE has officially broke 3idiots record (by both BOI n producers)
but k3 will never break CE’s record acc. to boi!!!

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yash:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm)

@ indicine its better if u give day by day hindi collection only because regional business 4 day is 8.9 cr so 5 day is only approx 60 lakhs from 26.6. I think u dont have source to give seperate Tamil/Telugu business.. not yet convinced

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Indicine Team:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm)

@Yash, above the comparison graph, we have also included figures of Hindi version only. We think the comparison is fair enough, as we have included business from ‘paid-preview’ of Chennai Express to the total.

 
Hamza Khan:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm)

Both movies are equally deserving. Many people said CE can’t even beat YJHD, the aftermath is known to us all. Likewise with Krrish:3.

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nipun:  (November 6, 2013 at 2:59 pm)

@syed:yes, hrithik is baap.

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irfan:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:01 pm)

@indicne tell me.. why so much difference in figures compared to BOI???

35cr. of difference in 5 days..how???

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Ruler:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm)

Well, that’s really suprising. Even after having many disadvantages, krrish 3 has done a fantastic at the BO. Congratulations to both hrithik and the team.

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Sunil:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm)

K3 break every records of CE except 1st day & weekende.

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SAKHI:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm)

CE RECORD WILL NOT BE BROKEN TILL THE HAPPY NEW YEAR RELEASE!!!!!!!!! CE collected 228cr(India) AND 125CR(OVERSEAS) and 424cr(WORLDWIDE) with only 6 days open and competition from 3 films

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Sunil Samanta:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm)

SORRY all hrithik HATER, you all are doing very good job to spread negative about krrish3, i salute your heard work. But you all failed. Best of luck for HRo next film BANG BANG.
K3 clear winner over CE

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if:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:18 pm)

krish 3 is still at 100+ only and maximum first week would be 130

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Rohit:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:29 pm)

@Irfan -- I think you should ask this question to BOI instead. All the other sites, trade analysts, media are showing almost same collection except BOI. It could also be a trick to garner web traffic, or any glitch, etc. You shouldn’t trust one site when almost 10-15 sites are showing exactly same (and different to that one) numbers.

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Nilesh:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm)

Krrish 3, a far better movie than Chennai Express will break its record.

But saying that, Chennai Express was also a time pass masala entertainer.

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sht:  (November 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm)

@indicine. U have included Saturday as a holiday in ce column which is not national holiday (there is only one day holiday for Eid in India) but u have not included Tuesday is a holiday for k3. If today is big drop then definitely yesterday was holiday. But I don’t think trade will show any drop just check BMS there is 5% accupency but these paid people will show big numbers. And what is regional collection of k3 for Monday and tuesday only 1.5 cr which was huge day. If you people really want k3 on top then why all theses comparison. And u said due to length movie will have less show for info just BMS in Mumbai maxus cinema sakinaka which is running 45 shows per day. And ce could not get sufficient shows in Mumbai and Maharashtra due to Marathi film. Consider all these fact.

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