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BO Report Card: Analyzing the Opening Week run of Chennai Express

By Bollywood Hungama News Network

Chennai Express which opened huge last week and broke many records on the weekend, had a mammoth run at the Box Office. The film completed its first week yesterday and the numbers have arrived, so now we can sit back and analyze the Opening Week records that the film has broken.

Comparison of Chennai Express with Shah Rukh Khan's earlier releases

Movie NameRelease DateFirst Week (Cr.)
My Name is Khan12-Feb-1048.45
Don 223-Dec-1175.51
Jab Tak Hai Jaan12-Nov-1298.41
Chennai Express9-Aug-13156.70

Firstly, on comparing the Opening Week figures of the last 5 Shah Rukh Khan starrers, Chennai Express comes out as a clear winner with the film collecting Rs. 156.70 cr. This puts Chennai Express way ahead of the other recent SRK releases with Ra.One coming the closest at Rs. 99 cr followed by Jab Tak Hai Jaan at Rs. 98.41 cr.

Top 10 Opening Week figures for 2013

Movie NameRelease DateFirst Week (Cr.)
Chennai Express9-Aug-13156.7
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani31-May-13107.61
Race 225-Jan-1376.1
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag12-Jul-1352.44
Shootout at Wadala3-May-1346
Special 268-Feb-1344
Aashiqui 226-Apr-1339
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola11-Jan-1333.17
ABCD - Any Body Can Dance8-Feb-1332.2

On comparing the Opening Weekend numbers of Chennai Express with the Top 10 grossers of 2013, the film comes out as a big winner yet again. As seen in the chart, Chennai Express goes right at the top with its collection of Rs. 156.70 cr nett in India. It is then followed by Ranbir Kapoor starrer Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani which comes on second position with Rs. 107. 61 cr while Race 2 comes third with Rs. 76.1 cr.

Comparison of Shah Rukh's Chennai Express with recent Salman starrers

Movie NameRelease DateFirst Week (Cr.)
Chennai Express9-Aug-13156.7
Ek Tha Tiger15-Aug-12154.21
Dabangg 221-Dec-12106.78

However, Chennai Express seems to get tough competition on being compared with Salman's biggies. The SRK starrer just about wins in its battle with Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger. While Chennai Express collected Rs. 156.70 cr in its Opening Week, Ek Tha Tiger collected Rs. 154.21 cr, which makes Ek Tha Tiger the closest competitor to Chennai Express.


1. Ek Tha Tiger and Bodyguard had a 9 day first week

2. Chennai Express collections include the paid previews figures

The Box Office figures are compiled from various sources and our own research. The figures can be approximate and Bollywood Hungama does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data. However, they are adequately indicative of the box-office performance of the film(s).

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