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)


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.



  • 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

  • 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

  • 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!!!!!!

  • 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.

  • 19.6 Crores with 2400 screens
    OUATIMD collected only a meager 10 crores with 1070 screens.
    on the 7th day CE have a ratio of about Rs. 8 lakh collection per screen
    while OUATIMD has only about Rs. 10 lakh on its opening day.
    that is real shame…
    They say the no of screens they got was less, but this ratio is independent Akki fans and even you can’t deny it, the King is the ShahRukh Khan

  • will easily break 3idiots on tuesday, mark my words…. till sunday it will be over 190 crores…. congos to srk from a salman fan…. i have already watched it thrice :) lifetime will be around 230crores

  • @ameer bhai. it was 1600 screens not 1070 screens. the ratio now comes to around rs 88750 per screen on its first day. ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • collections are true or false, it only need 46 cr to beat 3 idiots. so GO Chennai Express surpass. but it’s a shame that krrish 3 arrives after 3 months to beat CE records.

  • @Khan Kapoor whats the matter of shame? if K-3 have worth then its good to beat CE. It will benefit the graph of Bollywood. But remeber 1 thing that Mark my words K-3 or D-3 will never ever break the 1st Week Record of CE.

  • @Noam i read ur all comments from long. I m proud that u r true & brave SRK fan. U r always with him like ME during his Thick & Thin. Salute 4 u dear.

    I hope that after CE SRK’s fan fllowing increased more. Coz many people who never appreciate SRK’s movies also Ga Ga over SRK’s Current EXPRESS.

    Its a proud moment for All SRKarians. Go n watch again n again this Record Express in theaters.

    Everyone can see the Sign of relief on SRK’s face although he is promoting tiredlessly.

    Historic Quote by SRK after the question of media person, “Ap ne bohat promotion ki din rat jag kar, ab jab film blockbuster ho gai hai to ap chain se soain gay.”
    And the answer was Historic:
    “Jo Sowat Hai Woh Khowat Hai, Jo Jagat Hai Woh Pawat Hai.” “So hum jagtay rahain gay”

    Salute 4 u SRK u r Realy a Hard Worker which atlast Paid Off.

    May u have much more n countless Records in coming future too.

  • @CERocks.. thanks bro. ur appreciation is very valued. hats of to u too.
    and the quote is very well said.
    that makes him a mile apart from so called competitors.

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