Friday, 9th August 11:55 PM IST
"Chennai Express" zoomed passed every record yesterday in paid preview show and that too with some huge margin. Today film was expected to break few records and it seems that film is on the verge of rewriting history.
First to clear some confusion among trade and audience about opening day record! Film released yesterday and Eid is no doubt a big festival but not a national holiday like 15th August when every office and every organization remain closed resulting in huge footfall as was the case with "Ek tha Tiger" last year. Yes "Chennai Express" might still beat that record though to be fair it should beat "Dabangg" and "Bodyguard" easily which were similar Eid release not a 15th August release!
Filmwas extraordinary in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mysore, Maharashtra, CP and Rajasthan. CI, West Bengal, Bihar, Orrisa and Delhi were very good. But film was only good in East Punjab, Gujarat and UP for various reasons like heavy rain (Gujarat) and teej festival (UP).
As per early estimates, film should collect 33 cr nett on Friday taking its total figure to close to 40 cr nett. That means film might set new record beating opening day record (32.25 cr nett) of "Ek tha Tiger" by a whisker. It largely depends on night shows which are too many in number but running housefull anyways at most of the places.
Film was equally good in overseas and at the moment as per early estimates it seems that film will establish some seriously big record there on day one, Film should collect in excess of 15 cr and including paid previews figure can surpass 20 cr.
Film should collect 60 cr nett worldwide by end of today which is simply outstanding. Going by the advance booking report, it seems that tomorrow will be another big day at box office.
Below are the collection for the film -
Australia, New Zealand
Rest Of The World
Total Overseas Collections
*earlyestimated figures including paid previews & Friday
Thursday (Paid Preview)
06.75 cr nett
33.00 cr nett
Total Domestic Collections
39.75 cr nett
Total Overseas Colelctions
Total Worldwide Collections