Chennai Express completed its first week cycle with extraordinary numbers. The film, which mixes Shah Rukh Khan’s charm with Rohit Shetty’s knack for action, has crossed the Rs 150-crore mark in its first week. It has also started its second week on a fabulous note. The film marks its eighth day today and tradewallahs believe it will enjoy a superlative second weekend as well. Chennai Express is expected to earn Rs 10 crore plus all-India NBOC today.
Rajesh Thadani, Multimedia Combines, Mumbai
Chennai Express is holding high even on its eighth day at the ticket counter. Today, exhibitors have reduced the number of shows but in spite of this, the film will earn close to Rs 10 crore all-India and Rs 3.5 crore in Mumbai. The film will have a smooth ride at the weekend as well.
Brijesh Tandon, HK Tandon and Company, Delhi-UP
Shah Rukh Khan’s fans are the most loyal audience there is. They range from age 8 to 80 and are even revisiting cinemas to watch their favorite star. Moreover, Chennai Express is a Rohit Shetty-style entertainer. Today Chennai Express will clock in Rs 1.5 crore.
Jaspal Dhingra, Nanaskar Enterprise, East Punjab
Chennai Express is doing good business and will touch Rs 200 crore, lifetime all-India. Today the film will reel in around Rs 50 lakh in East Punjab. It is a huge achievement for a film to hold strong at the ticket counter on its eighth day.
Sarang Chandak, Shri Rang Films, CP
In spite of the reduced number of shows today, Chennai Express still had a strong grip over the ticket counter, and occupancy hasn’t dropped. It’s a long weekend and families are watching the film more than once. Today the film will do business of around Rs 60 lakh.
Gaurav Gaur, O’Real Imaginations, Rajasthan
Chennai Express’s shows have been reduced in Rajasthan but I think exhibitors will raise the number next week. This is because it is doing great business. Today the film will earn Rs 65 lakh.
Jeetu Khandelwal, Movie Pioneers, Orissa
Chennai Express is bringing in very good business in Orissa. The film will collect around Rs 11 lakh on its eighth day. The Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone Jodi is entertaining the audience to the fullest.