Chennai Express has collected a very well approx 16.8 crore nett in 3rd week at box office. CE has collected an estimated 1.2 crore nett on 3rd Thursday. Film remained extremely steady in third week and registered superb trending. Film registered a drop of around 60% from last week which is pretty normal.
Chennai Express crossed 3 Idiots lifetime nett collection to become the biggest grosser of all time. Film in fact has broken almost all the records and has set new benchmark. In coming days benchmark set by Chennai Express will definitely be a tough nut to crack. No doubt opening records may be broken as screen size is increasing in India. But breaking or going near the lifetime collection of Chennai Express will be a huge hardship. Chennai Express has been immensely liked by the audiences and specially by the family audiences. Many has given the film repeat viewership also.
Shah Rukh Khan is now back to the Top position with Chennai Express in India. In overseas there is literally no fight for SRK as he is just competing with himself thereon. Others are just competing for the 2nd position in overseas and are miles behind SRK. Deepika Padukone is now the No.1 actress in Bollywood and she is right now competing with herself as she has given back to back mega hits in Race 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express.
From tomorrow onwards Satyagraha is releasing in big numbers which will have dent in CE business. But it has been seen that CE is literally unaffected by any new releases and is just a unstoppable train at box office. Hope it has still some gas left in its tank.
Collection Breakup (Actuals) -
1st Week - 154.81 crore nett.
2nd Week - 41.06 crore nett.
3rd Week - 16.8 crore nett (Estimates).
Total - 212.67 crore nett.