Holiday release for Chennai Express, 6 open days

With Chennai Express now set for theatrical release on August 9th, the film only has 6 open days before the release of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara on Independence Day (August 15).

The Shah Rukh Khan starrer will open on a national holiday for Eid-Ul-Fitr, giving it a good chance to surpass the opening day collections of Ek Tha Tiger (32 crore) which released on Independence Day last year.

Industry insiders say, that the decision to postpone Chennai Express was due to the fact that the muslim section of the audience can’t watch the film before the end of Ramadan.

With the release of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara on 15th, 6 days after Chennai Express, affect the collections of the film? Or will it be the other way round? Only time will tell!



  • @tajas i bet with you ce cross 200cr and ouatimd will struggle to cross 75cr mark my words and no one can break salman record who gave back to back 5 blockbuster. But the openning day col surely broken dis year

  • @beingsallufan…..bro..the wounds r severe…his heart has broken…plz don’t scold him in his bad time…he is not commenting bcoz he is busy in lodging an “f.i.r.” that id “xzone” and “indicine” is operated by same person..:P

  • Sonu bhai, you forget to consider, JTHJ earn 120cr odd with SOS releasing same day. But agree about Don2 and Ra.1 those were not upto the mark. but still it collected more than many films.
    Dont be so sure about CE box office collection. It might surprise. Wait till 11th August EOD.

  • I heard Ekta talking about the content of OUTIMD and the way she has planned the promotions it seems the makers are really confident about the film.

    Why OUATIMD will have an edge over CE?

    1. The formula of Rajat Arora + Milan Luthria is way better than Rohit Shetty + his action director.

    2. SRK is doing a different role & it does not suits him, whereas for Akshay (atleast looks wise) it creates some magic and a better screen presence as well.

    3. Pritam is on high after YJHD, so music will be loved by masses (tayyab ali, tu hu khwahish) +classess (yeh tune kya kiya, chugliyaan), whereas Vishal-Sekhar are trying to make a comeback. (certainly no impact like Dabanng or Rowdy Rathore songs for a masala film like this)

    also songs (only 4) in OUATIMD looks situational whereas for CE it will affect the flow of film (6 songs

    4. Cinematography looks promising n real for OUATIMD whereas for CE it is very colorful.

    5. Last but not the least, Independance Day is a bigger holiday than a Eid holiday and this was proved last year with the release of ETT.
    Also majority of non muslim crowd may plan for long weekend picnics and might miss CE & upon that if the word of mouth is bad then on their return they will prefer OUATIMD on 15th.

  • CE will release on 3400+ theatres and 9 aug is eid.It is sured that it will have a occupancy of 90-100% in multiplexes and 90-100% in single screens on opening day that means a 33cr collection is assured.

  • chennai express is the worst movie of the year in terms of content, it will nosedive after first weekend. thats it. akshay will cash in from 15th august

  • @xzone
    oh yes & the said fir has been lodged with chulbul pandey(as he thinks salman is a policeman) & dabba khan will deal with u after attending his trial in court……as a punishment bhai has decided to torture u by showing his movies, so my sympathy wth u…..good luck.

  • Records are meant to be broken and every big film has achance to that specially when we are talking about opening day or weekend these thing depend on 3 factors ( hype + big star + good promotion ) if these 3 factors click with people then we will have anew records all over the time no to CE with this Eid release for sure the film get the best chance to beat 32 records and the film can do it but for me i dont think this will happened but the film will get the secend biggest opening ever but when we are talking about weekend number then its adifference case and i can see anew record for the weekend with this film now fastest has achance to collect 100cr in six day so yes the film can be like ETT but the final result no way this like some poeple sai will collect 200 cr with avery good wom this film can at max 160-170 cr but for sure anything less than 150 cr will be disapointed because Shahrukh will not get better chance .He fail with super hero film ( ra one ) + romantic (JTHJ) + action ( don 2 ) to create records so its the last type to back to the game in very strong way and all the best to them even though i didnt like any song promo and hate RH film but i like shahrukh so wish him the best

  • “ce postponed to 9 – th Aug..

    truly l.. mind games..

    mei thoduk vicharyu..

    pachi.. khbr padi Aavu

    khali shah rukh khan..j kri sake ..

    not,, only for reson to broke mr. lallu’s ett record(32 crore n more like first to 100 crore.. .

    And the pubic- media reason for post-poned : ” say, that the
    decision to postpone Chennai
    Express was due to the fact that the
    muslim section of the audience can’t
    watch the film before the end of

    personaly my reason: ” Shah ruk realy not think about lallu’s eid record break releases…Actualy

    saruk’s plan is ” Attract more Audience with goldn national Holiday “Eid Ul-fitra” And be more Attacking.. with open 6 days..

    n ,, that Alll things really positive for
    ” cheenai express” to Do workks aftr 15th Aug… when “outimd” release.

    It’s All clear

    Great publicity Stunt!!

  • @beingsallufan…ohh then i m in a serious trouble dude…plz tell ur sallu to give me any problem except watching his films….bcoz i think that even getting hanged wud be a better option rather watching sallu’s movies…:-( :-(

  • In my city d black ticket rates for salmans movie is starting from 600 dat much craze dey hav abt salman,and they hate dat much nly for sharukh wt dey love with salman so chennai depress is flop

  • See Srk wants biggest first day collection for that he even sacrificed i day also which suffers nearly20Cr+

    Guys 6 years before even though there was a fan war both Srk and Salman were best friends but now they became enemies so as their respective fans but i know there were huge no of Common Fanfollowing for both but now dedicated fans were fighting over others but common fans will struggle alot but some day they may come closer forgetting their past i hope so i like kuch kuch hota hai,karan arjun etc

    If there is no fight between them then a multistarrer may be possible sky is linit for the boxoffice

  • @ Vishal, Ya to apna English sudhar, ya phir hindi mein likh.

    Pehle ready ke record todiyo, phir baate banaiyo.

    By the way, ek chiz hoti ha inflation, jo hamare desh mein abhi 10 pratishat ke rate se har saal bah garhi hai. Us hisaab se ETT ka collection karib aaj ke din me 37 crore hua, aur ready ka life time collection hota hai 154 crores.

    Yeh ganit pehle sikh le, phir apna strategy banaiyo.

  • @ Vishal, Small correction above “Inflation jo hamare desh mein abhi 10 pratishat ke rate se har saal barh rahi hai”.

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