Chennai Express has collected around 42.3 crore nett on 2nd Week as per estimates. Chennai Express total collection after two weeks is around 197.1 crore nett. Film is just on record breaking spree and literally smashed all previous records in one go. Film has literally collected nearly same as Ek Tha Tiger in just two weeks running. It is now behind 3 Idiots marks by just few crores.
Chennai Express should in all probability cross 200 and 3 Idiots Liftime Collection mark in 3rd Weekend (3rd Saturday or 3rd Sunday). Film has retained a very good screens of around 900+ for the 3rd week. Hence, it has immense potential to collect even more after crossing 200. Chennai Express should not have much difficulty in touching 215 crore nett in its lifetime and that is bare minimum.
Also, Chennai Express has collected nearly same as the lifetime distributor share of Ek Tha Tiger (111 crore) and has collected around 110-111 crore till now. Lifetime distributor share should reach around 120 crore for Chennai Express without much difficulty.
Chennai Express is the biggest hit of Shah Rukh Khan career in India and Worldwide. As for Deepika Padukone good time continues for her in 2013 with back to back mega hits.
Collection Breakup (Actuals) -
1st Week - 154.81 crore nett (Paid Preview included).
2nd Week - 42.29 crore nett (Estimates).
Total - 197.1 crore nett (approx).