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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

DayChennai ExpressKrrish 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)


  • Hrithiks Krissh3(blockbuster) will surely do a business of 165cr in its 1st week, and in the 2nd week Krissh3 will add 60cr taking its total to 225cr and in the 3rd week Krissh3 will add 15cr taking Krissh3 total to 240cr and by the end of 4th week Krissh3 will add 10cr taking its domestic boxoffice total to 250cr says the trade with sure shot conviction. The way Krissh3 is roaring at the boxoffice with family audiences lapping up not only India but also around the world. Krissh3 will surely do a domestic business of 250cr in India and will surely do a business of 500cr worldwide and Krissh3 will surely become Indias biggest grosser and Hrithik will emerge as the New No 1 ranked actor of Hindi cinema. Presently its Salman at No 1, Aamir at No 2, Hrithik at No 3 and Shah rukh at No 4. Post Krissh3 becoming Indias biggest grosser then Hrithik will be No 1, Salman at No 2, Aamir at No 3, Shah rukh at No 4. These are the top four ranking actors who call the shots at the boxoffice single handedly.

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  • Only two types of collection in Box office
    1)domestic collection.
    2)overseas collection.
    tamil telugu domestic me hai so, domestic collection means all languages collection in india. SRK ko CE tamil telugu me release karne kon roka!

    INDICINE please dont separate tamil telugu with hindi

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  • Again I m back…:)
    Sorry frnds , that I was not available since last 2 months at indicine….but regular visitors of indicine still remind me , i guess…..( was busy wid my pr0fessional life)..

    So, I watched K3 today only and i ll give 3 out of 5.
    The top 3 things I liked in k3 is

    Seriously man, he is somethng different….I really like his performance….
    It was one of the most challengable role in industry ever…
    hatss off to u sir…

    and I am happy for my second fav that his movie is doing well….and creating new records…

    As far as lifetime collections r concerned, it will be hurry to come to any conclusion…
    But I think it shud cross 200 cr….if it won’t cross then it will b k3’s bad fate…thats wat i can say…

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  • Upto 2010 all follow BOI but today BOI is back dated. Now ALL INDIA NEWS CHANNEL and BUSINESS TRADE MAGAZINE include Wikipedia follow Taran Adarsh or Komal Nahta.

    And INDICINE’s data match with Taran Adarsh, so INDICINE is right. Very good job by INDICINE. I believe you.

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  • The speciality of Diwali period is that business booms like anything during diwali period and then crashes after a week, take for example, films like Ra 1, JTHJ and Son of Sardar. Therefore I feel that wednesday nd thursday film shud do good business and weekend will be descent, thereafter film will crash in a big way. If film doesnt crashed from Monday onwards means Krrish 3 is carrying tremendous wom. so my prediction is
    Wed -- 12.5 crs
    Thur -- 10.5 Crs
    Fri’- 7 crs
    Sat- 8 crs
    Sun -- 9 crs
    Mon -- 4 crs
    Tues- 3 crs

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  • Only two types of collection in Box office
    1)domestic collection.
    2)overseas collection.
    tamil telugu domestic me hai so, domestic collection means all languages collection in india. Why SRK does not release CE in tamil & telugu language?

    INDICINE please dont separate hindi with tamil & telugu.

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  • Moreover, releasing Krrish 3 before diwali was a masterstroke bcuz post diwali period is most dangerous then pre diwali period. Films do unbelievable business on diwali day and next 3 or 4 days and then…….boom

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  • @SAKHI: who said K-3 will not break it will collect around 250-crores upcoming D-3 and JAI HO as well get ready for it.

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  • roflmao..krrish3 beats c.e(plus paid reviews) in 5 days haha…c.e had 3 holidays..k3 had 1 holiday nd released on prediwali..k3 wom nt as good as c.e…but still k3 ahead..the power of hrithik roshan…
    the king of temperory records srk

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  • CE’s net collection worldwide : 353 crore….that’s impossible task for krrish 3 & also other coming movies :(

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  • @Speedo. I hate comparing, but perhaps for your lack of knowledge, CE had 6 days open until the arrival of OUTIMD, after which it played in much fewer screens. It still managed to perform beyond everyones expectations. Krrish:3 benefits from about 15 open days until the release of Ram Leela. I expect Krrish:3 to earn at least 240cr, doubling the amount of its budget (CE tripled the amount of its budget), anything less will be an underperformance for me.

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  • @XZONE welcome back !!!!!!! … i remember you
    @AKI YOU EXPECT “JAI HO” TO CROSS CE COLLECTION??…….HAHAHAHA….JOKE OF THE CENTURY………JAI HO WON’T EVEN COLLECT 100cr…It won’t cross Grand masti collections……..nowdays people are rejecting south copy paste films….example:BOSS..he knows only that only..jai ho will the biggest flop of next year

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  • K3 gets 2 open week
    so CE record might be broken
    Ce has clash from its second week

    K3 will definately cross 200 cr.
    And will end similar to CE
    but Dhoom3 will crash

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  • @indicine why don’t u reply my comments about holiday. How many public holiday for eid in India I guess one only. How many dewali holidays? I guess 2-3 days and school college univercity closed for min one week.
    What is Monday and Tuesday collection of Tamil and Telugu version? Now I realize wherever u get trap then u never reply.

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  • it seems CE record will last only for 2
    months.. lol.. srk fans were spreading
    negativity but nothing can stop hrithik n
    k3.. srk fans are burning as hell.. where
    are srk fans who were challenging hrithik..
    nowhere to be seen! i guess they are
    hiding in the bushes :P nice tight slap on
    the face of srk fans..

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  • Superb Business By K3, I think when Rakesh Roshan thought to release movie on 04th Then he is thinking only with Record Breaking opening and Good collection, but Distributors insist him to release movie on 1st Nov and this is Masterstroke as Movie collected good money in first 3 Days and still a record Breaking 4th & 5th Day for Business. Now All eyes on Highest Lifetime Collection though its looking Easy for K3 but still can’t say any thing because Holiday Season is over now so all depends on WOM, Best Of LUck to K3 Team…
    talking about CE i liked the movie a good Entertainer but i was still upset when this movie Broken the Record of 3I lifetime because there is nothing special in the movie to look forward too, though i am not a fan of SRK but if A movie which have Something Uniqueness or Special which makes Bollywood to feel proud than its good. A movie like 3I which is Remain a Gem of Indian Cinema’s record would be break by a movie which have something unique LIke K3 which is Bollywood 2nd Attempt to follow Hollywood Style in sci-fi deserves the record even if Ra1 was good movie or become Highest grosser than i would be Happy that at least this is different and Risky too.

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  • @sakhi CE lifetime is abot 380-382 crore according to BOI and the manipulation in figures given by Producers is infront of all with K3 Weekend Figures. People Bashed BOI for no reason they have their sources for collection and its not a Biased site because they are not supporter of any star,production or anything. Like Taran Adarsh or other sites as all are hungry for Names because at the time of release Fans of their Respective Actor would like to visit on the site first who showing better collection of their movies that’s why when every big actor movie released than everybody who is non-fan of that Star or can called hater will showing the Collection given by BOI not other sources.
    i am not against of CE or K3 but i knows their producers are giving false figures
    at the time of CE Lifetime gross is 208cr shwon 227cr
    for overseas gross is about $18Million shown $19.5cr

    K3 Weekend Figures:
    according to BOI -- 54cr with all language 59cr all language
    Komal Nahta- 61.5cr all language
    Taran Adarsh,Indicine, Officials- 72.7cr all language
    So difference in every trusted source is here in case of K3.
    So those who trust Officials should struck on them even of their non-fan actors movies data and those who trust unbiased figures should struck to thier Respective one common source for me That’s Is BOI.

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  • now srk fans who was then started to downgrade 3I achievement and Aamir when CE released and collecting more than 3I now come into position when their fav actor lifetime record in Danger with Just First Big movie come into front of CE, though still target is far for K3 but looks like it definitely pass or come very near to CE whether you trust BOI or official figure just even in 2 months.I think those who are giving unncessary relason like 8 open weeks etc come to know the time When 3i achieve 200cr Feet no one in trade was expecting to do so becuase only Ghajini passed 100cr figure tilldate and when CE crossed 3I than nos of movies passed 100 cr and movie like ETT & Yjhd come close to 3I figures. So whatever the thing 3I will e remebered for Its content and Historic collection but ce will be remebered only for beating 3I records.
    at the time of K3 trailer most srk fan except Romance new-year supported k3 on this site by saying as skr & hr is good friends so why not his fans, than how these srk fans become against their actors friend movie and its collection suddenly, I know if K3 will break ce record Srk would be happy but most of srkians were busy to fight with Hr fans on different sites.

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  • the way producers manipulate figures, when dhoom 3 comes out BOI will say it’s first day is around 20 cr, but producers will say that it’s around 30 cr. whole industry is becoming a joke right now.

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  • CE is romantic,comedy,emotional,actional film. Every catagery people can see to K3 is only for child. Aur srk to bap hai bollywood ka. Hrithik nhi…

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