Chennai Express: The Road to 200 crore business in India

Chennai Express has already collected Rs 181.92 crores in just 10 days at the India box office. The film now needs around 21 crores to go past the lifetime collections of Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots.

The most frequently asked question in the last couple of weeks on our website here, Twitter and Facebook pages has been – Can Chennai Express cross 200 crores and finally be the highest grossing film in the history of the Indian film industry?

3 Idiots - Chennai Express

3 Idiots vs Chennai Express

Before we get down to predicting the business for the remaining weeks, lets take a look at the numbers so far:

  • 1st Week – 156.71 crore
  • 2nd Weekend – 25.21 crore
  • Total – 181.92 crore

Below is our prediction for the remaining days this week

  • Monday – 4 crore
  • Tuesday – 5 crore (Raksha Bandhan)
  • Wednesday – 3.75 crore
  • Thursday – 3.2 crore
  • 2nd Week Total – 197.87 crore

Last year, Rohit Shetty’s very own Bol Bachchan (in week 4) almost doubled its previous day business on the Rakshabandhan holiday. Chennai Express too is likely to benefit as the word-of-mouth is very good and the family audience are coming out in numbers to watch the film.

This weekend, CE has competition from John Abraham’s Madras Cafe which is a multiplex-targetted film. But going by the pre-release buzz that the film is carrying, Madras Cafe will have little or no impact on Chennai Express – unless the word-of-mouth is terrific. Even a drop of 65-70% in Week 3 would still mean business of around 11-12 crores.

By the time Satyagraha releases in theatres this month end, CE would have already collected around 210 crores.

Overall, Chennai Express is almost certain to break the 3Idiots record and could finish with lifetime collections of  around 215 crores.

Don’t agree with our prediction? Vote and have your say in the comments section below.

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  • sachin and harry i say what so ever but the one thing is very clear that is the finally KING KHAN enter the list of 200 cores club but also break the recodr of 3 idots and ek tha tiger nad Finally takeing the 1st position in the bollywood history

  • Sachin11
    Why incidine compare ticket prices,screens ,holidays of 3idiots and CE…..they did all of this when 3 idiots broke the record……they compared screens of HAHK,DDLJ with 3 idiots…no they didnt……….and you made too much fun of SRK and CE brfore release….now beg people to accept these excuses………..All mentioned records are almost broken………..

    sachin11: (July 16, 2013 at 11:47 pm)

    The 2 words “Chasing records” is associated with Srk movie for last 5 years now bcoz Srk is just chasing the records set by others from last 5

    Answer:now chase SRK

    sachin11: (July 16, 2013 at 11:50 pm)

    Everyone will get to see the same records mentioned above which Srk will be chasing next year also during release of “Happy new year”.lol

    Answer:i hope you got your answer ,again now others have to chase SRK

    sachin11: (July 16, 2013 at 11:57 pm)

    Fastest 100 crores,biggest days,lifetime collections record etc this terms does not suits for Srk movies nowadays.

    Answer:Yes SRK is way bigger star than these records,we dont need records to love SRK,we always loved SRK and will love him forever……..and for you …plz give some excuses

    sachin11: (July 17, 2013 at 12:01 am)

    @boss u have commented everything without commenting will also bookmark this page and we will see how many records “CE” has broken in the above mentioned 8 records.

    Answer: already you got your answer

    Aarush: (July 17, 2013 at 12:52 am)

    Chennai Exprees isnt at all promising……SRK needed Something Big……15Th August will say that 1,2,3,4 Get Away from the Theatres Cause OUATIM 2 is Coming….!!

    People would Dislike this…..I am Sure Of It……Cause People wont accept the Truth……Derailment For Sure…….Hardcore Action Suits people with that Macho Image….Ajay,Salman,Akshay,Hritik…..They look like Dudes…thats why it looks Cul on Dem….SRK IS best Suited for Romantic Characters…..!!

    Answer: yes OUTIMD came and went ,nobody noticed,but CE is still in theaters and heading towards 225 and He is SRK who can make every role suitable for him,whatever genre he chose people say he is the king of this genre

    JM: (July 17, 2013 at 4:43 am)

    lol… You guys are expecting really huge! It won’t be that huge! Max: Upto 135-140 cr. Wait and watch.

    Answer:Yes we did both things ,waited and watched CE,now waiting for you haters to come here ..

    r20: (July 17, 2013 at 10:16 am)

    ce wont break any of the mentioned records, and if after the derailment of ce, if anybody calls him king or if i see him still being promoted here as a big threat to records and all, then people are dumb.
    @indicine, i repeat, ce wont break any records, srk is done ! shahrukh’s movies can’t collect huge anymore, thats it.

    Answer:Who is dumb and who isnt ,everything is cleared now…now you should go and consult a doctor

    Virat Kohli: (July 17, 2013 at 11:03 am)

    SRK will not break any records. Let’s not hype this film like Ra-One or else we will have the same disappointment like before. Same was said for Jab Tak Hai Jaan. It didn’t break any records either and that was the last film from the late Yash Chopra. Btw CE life time collection should be 130-145 crore +.

    Answer:Its the time for haters to disappoint…sorry

    Nilesh: (July 17, 2013 at 11:39 am)

    First break the record of ready, then talk this big.

    Answer:First ready doesnot hold any record and second still i need to say anything???hahaha

    JC: (July 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm)

    First day : Not a holiday and srk’s star power is lesser currently compared to Salman, so both these things will affect the movie collection. This record will not be broken.

    Biggest day: holiday, but again star power falls a bit (salman + eid is bigger pull), and hence though decent collection, will not break the record.

    First Weekend (3 days): The target of 65 crores needs 22 cr per day, and since the premier and the first day is already passed, the w-o-m will be out and the positive/negative feedback will have its say on Saturday and Sunday. Content will thus play a small role. This has an outside chance of beating the record.

    First Sunday : Salman and w-o-m collected 25cr, so if the content is superior, then only the record could be broken. 50/50 chance.

    Fastest to 100 Crores : Salman-Katrina have more star power than Srk-deepika, so CE will not break this record, as by this time (ie., 6 days) the w-o-m is in full swing, and this movie doesn’t look likely to have great content (reason — rohit shetty). So that record will stay.

    First Week (7 days): If it cannot break 6 days record it will not break 7 days record too.

    Second Weekend: Only content is king here, and as i said above, rohit and content doesn’t go together, and now OUATIMA is also in the race, so this record stays too.

    Lifetime Collections : If it can sustain on content in second weekend, only then it stands a chance, which looks highly unlikely, and add to that release of OUATIMA etc., this record will also not be broken.

    Answer:bro almost every record has been broken

    aditya: (July 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm)

    only aamir and salman in the record list…awesome…n chennai express will be the worst movie from rohit shetty till date…flop


    Nilesh: (July 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm)

    It is good to dream, when the dream longer than 5 years then it becomes fantasy and when fantasy will face reality then the rail will crash………..

    So dream dream. The music is flop, the trailer is not attractive, there is no storyline. The lead star have n’t given any blockbuster in last 4-5 years. Mercy of Ekta Kapoor. Akki Bhai coming next week, still the dream is on.

    Answer:We srkians are still dreaming hahaha and SRK badly broke the dream of Akkians,bad thing SRK,why you destroyed OUTIMD so badly….

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