From Kashmir all the way down to Kanyakumari, Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express is on a record-breaking spree across the country. The morning shows and noon shows on Sunday were on-par or better at places compared to Friday.
The film is outstanding in circuits like Tamilnadu/Kerala, Mysore, West Bengal and Mumbai. Major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Noida, Kolkata are recording exceptionally good occupancy between 85 – 95% throughout the day.
Chennai Express should comfortably cross the 30 crore mark and now has a good chance of joining the ‘100 crore club’ today. The record for the ‘Highest Sunday Collections’ in 2013 is currently held by Ranbir Kapoor’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (22.5 crore). Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2 with 23 crores on Sunday holds the overall record. Both are likely to be history tomorrow.
The Post-Eid period is proving to be one of the biggest holiday seasons for the film industry. Every film that has released in the last 4 years – Dabangg, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger and now Chennai Express – have taken record-shattering starts.
UPDATE 8PM Update: Sunday collections are likely to be in excess of Rs 32 crore. Usually, Business does tend to drop during the night shows as Monday is a working day. So far though, it has been a super Sunday in every circuit across India.