Chennai Express had a record-shattering weekend of Rs 100.43 crore, but the film failed to beat Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’s first Monday record by just 0.08 crore.
As far as the Tuesday records are concerned, Salman Khan’s last two releases Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2 are right at the top. But both those films benefitted from holidays. So, for Chennai Express its once again Ranbir’s YJHD which collected 11.8 crore on its first Tuesday.
Early estimates suggest that Chennai Express might struggle to break the Tuesday record, as quite a few multiplex exhibitors have reported drops on Tuesday. The Eid celebrations are now over too, so business from muslim-dominated are also about 10% lower than Monday. We expect the first Tuesday business to be around Rs 11 crore.
- Ek Tha Tiger – 16.31 crore (Holiday – Eid)
- Dabangg 2 – 15.5 crore (Holiday – Christmas)
- Jab Tak Hai Jaan – 15.23 crore (First Day – Holiday for Diwali)
- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – 11.8 crore
- 3 Idiots – 10 crore
- Dabangg – 8.75 crore
Note: Jab Tak Hai Jaan released on Tuesday, it was the films first day at the box office.