Chennai Express has smashed the Opening Weekend record of Indian Box Office by a huge margin. CE has crossed 100 crore nett mark on Sunday (Third Day) itself. It has collected around 32.5 crore nett on Sunday, which is just historic. Thus, film collected around 100+ crore nett within 4 days, which is just unimaginable. Earlier record was held by Ek Tha Tiger which able to touch 100 crore in 5 days.
Thus, Chennai Express has broken all opening records at the Indian Box Office. Film has taken the biggest opening in Paid Preview, Opening Day and now Opening Weekend. Also, Chennai Express is the only film ever to collect more than 30 crore nett in two different days. This determines the potential of Box Office and how big it is growing with each passing day.
Sunday collections are near to the same level with Friday. Compared to Saturday, collections was much better on Sunday, despite Saturday collections being big. Occupancy on Sunday was nearly same as on Friday with little variation here and there.
Chennai Express has performed to optimum level in its opening weekend. No one can imagine a better number than this. Real test of Chennai Express will start from Monday that is today. If film sustains well on Monday and say Tuesday, then every record is in danger and new records will be the box office benchmark.
Collection Breakup -
Thursday (Paid Preview) - 6.5 crore nett.
Friday - 33.1 crore nett.
Saturday - 28.05 crore nett.
Sunday - 32.5 crore nett (Estimates).
Total - 100.15 crore nett.