Chennai Express may have a slow start on Wednesday Morning shows at box office. But film is picking up well all over India from afternoon shows as tomorrow is National Holiday because of Independence Day. Film opened to 10-15% occupancy in Morning shows. But film is now registering occupancy of 40% for afternoon and evening shows, which is big for a 6th day. Occupancy could even go higher for night shows as a very good advance booking is heard for the film.
Chennai Express is right now just unstoppable at box office. Film has collected around 123.5 crore nett in first 5 days, thus becoming the biggest grosser ever for Shah Rukh Khan in 5 days flat. Looking at the Wednesday trend film is heading for an another big number for the day. Yes, occupancy in Mornings shows of Wednesday is lower than both Monday and Tuesday. But when one looks at the Evening and Night shows report of Wednesday it can be easily bigger than both Monday and Tuesday Evening and Night shows.
It is too early to make any statement but looking at the early trends, CE is heading for another big total for Wednesday which should be in the range of 9-10 crore vicinity. This is bare minimum from looking at the trends and numbers may even go higher. That means Chennai Express is super strong on weekdays. Coming 15th August film will again pick up huge as very good advance booking report is coming in from various cinemas for 15th August. Its rejoice time for all SRK fans worldwide. Film is seriously challenging 3 Idiots and Ek tha Tiger lifetime collection now.