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!
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.
|Day||Chennai Express||Krrish 3 (including Tamil and Telugu)|
|Day 1||33.12 (Eid Holiday)||25.2|
|Day 2||28.06 (Holiday)||23.2|
|Day 3||32.5 (Sunday)||24.3 (Sunday - Diwali)|
|Day 4||12.62||35.91 (holiday)|
|Day 7||19.60 (Independence Day)||13.44|
|First Week||156.71 crores (including preview)||166.42 crores|
|Day 10||10.22 (Sunday)||16.35|
|Day 12||7.06 (Raksha Bandhan)||5.04|
|Two Week Total||200.54||225.9|
|Day 17||4.75 (Sunday)||-|
|Day 20||2.46 (Janmastami)||-|
|Three Week Total||218.41 crores||-|
|Day 24||1.89 (Sunday)||-|
|Total till fourth weekend||222.25 crores||-|
|Lifetime Collections||227.1 crores||228.34 crores (15 days)|