Chennai Express has dropped by around 10% on its 5th day at the box office. Single screens were steady on the lower side, but business at multiplexes witnessed bigger drops.
Generally, on working days, business in excess of Rs 10 crore is considered to be good, more so because the film was almost running to capacity throughout its 3 day weekend.
In 5 days, Chennai Express has collected 11.5 crores, with average collections of Rs 24.91 crores per day (which is outstanding). Since tomorrow is a national holiday for Independence Day, evening and night shows today are likely to witness a jump in business.
It remains to be seen how well Chennai Express sustains after the release of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara (releases tomorrow). The Shahrukh Khan starrer has to show growth in business over the course of its second weekend, if it has to have any chance of crossing the 200 crore mark or even go past this year’s biggest grosser Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
- Paid Previews – 6.75 crore
- Day 1 Friday – 33.12 crore
- Day 2 Saturday – 28.06 crore (15% drop)
- Day 3 Sunday – 32.50 crore (16% growth)
- Day 4 Monday – 12.62 crore (61% drop)
- Day 5 Tuesday – 11.50 crore (9% drop)
- Total – 124.55 crores