Chennai Express has collected around 28 crore nett on Saturday (Second Day) at the Indian box office as per early estimates. Thus, it had again a record breaking 2nd day and a historic weekend number despite Sunday collection to be still to add. CE total collection including the paid preview on Thursday is around 67.6 crore nett. Thus, it breaks the opening weekend record of Dabangg 2 of 64.9 crore nett in just 2 days and a paid preview. Wow. Just imagine what will be the collection once Sunday collections are added up.
CE registered a small drop of around 15% on Saturday from Friday. Drop is pretty normal as Friday was gigantic and best ever. It is extremely hard to sustain that kind of collection. Film started on a 70% occupancy in Morning shows on Saturday. But picked up well from afternoon shows and registered occupancy of 85%+ from evening onwards. Even single screens are rocking all over India. Film is on a record breaking collections in many centers. All fans of Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone can rejoice as Chennai Express is just on record breaking spree and heading for a Monster Hit in coming days. It is going to be a Blockbuster no doubt. How much a bigger Hit it will become, will get to know in coming days.
Collection Breakup -
Thursday (Paid Preview) - 6.5 crore nett.
Friday - 33.1 crore nett.
Saturday - 28 crore nett (Estimates).
Total - 67.6 crore nett.