Chennai Express is much awaited Shahrukh Khan movie directed by Rohit Shetty. There is very high probability of Chennai Express of being a fairly successful movie at the box office. But what would be First day, First weekend and Total box office collections for Chennai Express? This is the talk of the town.
To dig this further, I asked some of the experts, mailed some distributors for friendly contribution regarding their estimates and also applied my formula based on track record of SRK, Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone. I also took a note of the fact that Chennai Express is expected to release with 3400+ screens.
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Chennai Express First (Opening) Day Box Office Collections (8th August, Thursday)
This is critical benchmark and all trade analysts will be watching the first day collections very closely. There are several records to be broken for First day box office collections including Ek Tha Tiger’s 32.92 Crore. As per my estimates and looking at SRK’s opening days till now I predict Opening Day Box Office Collections of 25+ Crore for Chennai Express. This means I am pretty much sure that it won’t beat Ek Tha Tigers’ opening day collections.
Chennai Express Second Day Box Office Collections (9th August, Friday)
This is going to be interesting, Friday will be a National Holiday in India due to Eid-ul-Fitr and that’s the strategy of Rohit Shetty and SRK to milk as much collections as they can in the first weekend. Being a Friday and a Holiday Second day collections should see some spike and it may cross 30+ Crore for the second day (First Friday) at the box office. For this day CE has chances to break the record for Single day box office collections.
Chennai Express Third Day Box Office Collections (10th August, Saturday)
First two days will decide the fate of this movie. If it’s interesting and good enough to entertain the audience then it will milk 20+ Crore on First Saturday also or it may sink. I am stating 20 Crore because of the audience waiting eagerly must have seen this movie in first two days, and they may take a break to see it again.
Chennai Express Fourth Day Box Office Collections (11th August, Sunday)
This is extended weekend of 4 days, and Sunday should be very much fruitful if in exceptionally unlikely case of Chennai Express is a total bore. My optimistic prediction on 4th Day (First Sunday) will be 25+ Crore. 4th day collection will largely depend on the repeat audience and that is totally depending on charisma of SRK and Deepika on the box office.
Chennai Express First (Opening) Weekend Box Office Collections
Totaling all the numbers represents good fortune for Chennai Express, In First and Opening Weekend Chennai Express must collect 100+ Crore on the box office. Now the question arises, will it beat ETT or 3 Idiots or cross 200 Crore? That totally depends on how it performs on the second weekend. In first week (Weekdays) let’s assume if it collects another 50 Crore, and in 2nd weekend it collects another 50 Crore, then 200 Crore seems achievable and Ek Tha Tiger and 3 Idiots seems beatable.