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Chennai Express (2013)

Chennai Express poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $5,307,960Details
International Box Office $61,975,652Details
Worldwide Box Office $67,283,612
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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Spilled
Critics
60% - Fresh
Audience
52% - Spilled

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 8th, 2013 (Limited) by UTV Communications
International Releases: October 2nd, 2013 (Wide) (Egypt)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 141 minutes
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Keywords: Bollywood, Road Trip, Romance, Dying Wish, Dysfunctional Family, Arranged Marriage
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: UTV Communications
Production Countries: India

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,624 $8,388 Sep 27, 2013 53
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,525 $21,853 Sep 20, 2013 46
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,806 $30,148 Sep 13, 2013 39
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,652 $66,095 Sep 6, 2013 32
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,204 $231,990 Aug 30, 2013 25
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,323 $387,902 Aug 23, 2013 18
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,276 $893,457 Aug 16, 2013 11
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 4,003 $2,220,497 Aug 9, 2013 4

Cast

   Rahul
   Meena

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Additional Screenplay    Robin Bhatt
Executive Producer    Rohit Chaudhury
Associate Producer    Manish Hariprasad
Co-Producer    Karuna Badwal
Stunt Coordinator (Action Design)    Rohit Shetty
Sound Designer    Rakesh Ranjan
Story Creator    K. Subhash
Editor    Steven Bernard
Stunts (Action)    Jai Singh Nijjar
Production Designer    Narendra Rahurikar
Dialogue Editor    Farhad
Screenwriter    Yunius Sajawal
Song Writer    Amitabh Bhattacharya
Composer    Vishal & Shekhar
Composer    Dudley
Producer    Gauri Khan
Producer    Karim Morani
Producer    Ronnie Screwvala
Producer    Siddharth Roy Kapur

Per Theater Chart: Competition Not Included

September 4th, 2013

It was a very lop-sided week on the per theater chart with a couple of films in the $10,000 club, but the rest of the new limited releases, and a couple of new wide releases, were floating around, or below, the Mendoza Line. Instructions Not Included was the best with an average of $22,547 in 348 theaters. Stunning. This result is simply stunning. Afternoon Delight was next with an average of $13,676 in two theaters. Neither film earned good reviews, so it will be interesting to see if either can capitalize on this start. More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX Shines Like the Son

August 21st, 2013

Space Station remained in first place on the per theater chart, again with $30,602. The film has made $2 million so far this year and it seems likely it will last long enough to get to $100 million in total, eventually. You Will Be My Son was next with $15,301 in one theater. Surprisingly Austenland made the $10,000 club. Given its reviews and its genre, earning its per theater average of $10,166 in four theaters is surprisingly high. Blue Jasmine rounded out the $10,000 club with $10,005. It is already playing in 229 theaters and it will expand more. More...

Per Theater Chart: IMAX out of this World

August 15th, 2013

IMAX movies have incredible legs and can bounce back in the $10,000 club years and years after their first release. Space Station jumped into first place with an average of $30,602 in one theater. In a World was the best new release with an average of $23,514 in three theaters. It is going to expand and we will have a contest starting on Friday to celebrate. Snake and Mongoose was close behind with $20,254 in its lone theater. Blue Jasmine continues to expand and it is now playing in 119 theaters. However, its average remains very strong at $19,709 and it will undoubtedly continue to expand. The Spectacular Now expanded from 4 to 19 theaters, while its average fell to $14,045. This is still strong enough to suggest further expansion and it should reach its first major milestone shortly. Chennai Express broke records for a Bollywood film playing in 196 theaters, while its per theater average was $11,329. That's an incredible start. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Still Strong

August 13th, 2013

There were four films that opened wide last week and while none of them were monster hits, three of the four of them were solid openings. Elysium opened in first place, but landed on the lower end of expectations. We're the Millers was a bit of a surprise hit, earning more over five days than it cost to make. Disney's Planes had the best opening for an animated film in August. There's not a lot of competition for that record. Finally there was Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, which will cost the studio a fortune. With four new releases taking the top four spots, it should be no surprise that the overall box office was strong. In fact, it rose 16% from last weekend to $159 million. No film was able to match last year's winner, The Bourne Legacy, but we had a lot better depth this time around. This helped 2013 win the year-over-year comparison by 12%. Meanwhile, 2013 has completed the comeback and now has a 3.6% lead over 2012 at $6.85 billion to $6.61 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Elysium Leads Pack of Openers

August 11th, 2013

The waning days of the Summer season are seeing a glut of films as distributors try to find one last hit. Four films opened in wide release this weekend and, even though they played to quite different demographics, they will ultimately all fall somewhat short of expectations (or, more accurately, hopes). Topping the pack will be Elysium, which is expected to earn $30.5 million by Sunday evening -- a solid enough performance, but not enough to make a serious dent in its $120 million production budget. Good legs and an impressive international run will be needed for this one to turn a profit. We're the Millers will land in second place for the weekend with about $26.5 million, but will arguably have had a better start, with $38 million earned in total since it opened on Wednesday (not to mention a much lower production cost). Planes will be third with $22.5 million or so, which is OK for a film that was originally destined for a direct-to-video release. The real bomb of the weekend is Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, with $14.6 million expected Friday to Sunday and $23.5 million in total over five days. More...

Limited Releases Want to be Heard

August 9th, 2013

It is not a good week for limited releases with a couple of higher profile releases failing to win over critics. Lovelace had been earning a lot of buzz before its release, but the reviews suggest it won't be able to capitalize on this buzz. On the other hand, In a World is earning surprisingly strong reviews and it does have a lot of name recognition in the cast, so hopefully it will thrive. More...

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 13 $2,220,497   196 $11,329   $2,416,513 4
2013/08/16 17 $893,457 -60% 190 $4,702   $4,014,657 11
2013/08/23 25 $387,902 -57% 144 $2,694   $4,687,752 18
2013/08/30 38 $231,990 -40% 93 $2,495   $5,066,785 25
2013/09/06 48 $66,095 -72% 53 $1,247   $5,220,926 32
2013/09/13 55 $30,148 -54% 30 $1,005   $5,266,322 39
2013/09/20 60 $21,853 -28% 20 $1,093   $5,294,853 46
2013/09/27 68 $8,388 -62% 9 $932   $5,306,729 53

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/08 - $196,016   196 $1,000   $196,016 1
2013/08/09 - $759,665 +288% 196 $3,876   $955,681 2
2013/08/10 - $838,207 +10% 196 $4,277   $1,793,888 3
2013/08/11 - $622,625 -26% 196 $3,177   $2,416,513 4
2013/08/12 - $171,140 -73% 196 $873   $2,587,653 5
2013/08/13 - $250,303 +46% 196 $1,277   $2,837,956 6
2013/08/14 - $166,153 -34% 196 $848   $3,004,109 7
2013/08/15 - $117,091 -30% 196 $597   $3,121,200 8
2013/08/16 - $242,634 +107% 190 $1,277   $3,363,834 9
2013/08/17 - $374,702 +54% 190 $1,972   $3,738,536 10
2013/08/18 - $276,121 -26% 190 $1,453   $4,014,657 11
2013/08/19 - $60,531 -78% 190 $319   $4,075,188 12
2013/08/20 - $108,638 +79% 190 $572   $4,183,826 13
2013/08/21 - $63,032 -42% 190 $332   $4,246,858 14
2013/08/22 - $52,992 -16% 190 $279   $4,299,850 15
2013/08/23 - $108,257 +104% 143 $757   $4,408,107 16
2013/08/24 - $170,991 +58% 143 $1,196   $4,579,098 17
2013/08/25 - $108,654 -36% 143 $760   $4,687,752 18
2013/08/26 - $32,856 -70% 143 $230   $4,720,608 19
2013/08/27 - $58,191 +77% 143 $407   $4,778,799 20
2013/08/28 - $29,446 -49% 143 $206   $4,808,245 21
2013/08/29 - $26,550 -10% 143 $186   $4,834,795 22
2013/08/30 - $51,275 +93% 93 $551   $4,886,070 23
2013/08/31 - $86,317 +68% 93 $928   $4,972,387 24
2013/09/01 - $94,398 +9% 93 $1,015   $5,066,785 25
2013/09/02 - $55,455 -41% 93 $596   $5,122,240 26
2013/09/03 - $15,508 -72% 93 $167   $5,137,748 27
2013/09/04 - $9,839 -37% 93 $106   $5,147,587 28
2013/09/05 - $7,244 -26% 93 $78   $5,154,831 29
2013/09/06 - $18,344 +153% 53 $346   $5,173,175 30
2013/09/07 - $32,188 +75% 53 $607   $5,205,363 31
2013/09/08 - $15,563 -52% 53 $294   $5,220,926 32
2013/09/09 - $2,323 -85% 53 $44   $5,223,249 33
2013/09/10 - $6,715 +189% 53 $127   $5,229,964 34
2013/09/11 - $3,528 -47% 53 $67   $5,233,492 35
2013/09/12 - $2,682 -24% 53 $51   $5,236,174 36
2013/09/13 - $7,209 +169% 30 $240   $5,243,383 37
2013/09/14 - $15,281 +112% 30 $509   $5,258,664 38
2013/09/15 - $7,658 -50% 30 $255   $5,266,322 39
2013/09/16 - $1,611 -79% 30 $54   $5,267,933 40
2013/09/17 - $2,678 +66% 30 $89   $5,270,611 41
2013/09/18 - $898 -66% 30 $30   $5,271,509 42
2013/09/19 - $1,491 +66% 30 $50   $5,273,000 43
2013/09/20 - $6,626 +344% 20 $331   $5,279,626 44
2013/09/21 - $9,546 +44% 20 $477   $5,289,172 45
2013/09/22 - $5,681 -40% 20 $284   $5,294,853 46
2013/09/23 - $822 -86% 19 $43   $5,295,675 47
2013/09/24 - $689 -16% 19 $36   $5,296,364 48
2013/09/25 - $819 +19% 19 $43   $5,297,183 49
2013/09/26 - $1,158 +41% 19 $61   $5,298,341 50
2013/09/27 - $2,340 +102% 9 $260   $5,300,681 51
2013/09/28 - $4,099 +75% 9 $455   $5,304,780 52
2013/09/29 - $1,949 -52% 9 $217   $5,306,729 53
2013/09/30 - $259 -87% 9 $29   $5,306,988 54
2013/10/01 - $597 +131% 9 $66   $5,307,585 55
2013/10/02 - $158 -74% 9 $18   $5,307,743 56
2013/10/03 - $217 +37% 9 $24   $5,307,960 57

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/09 14 $2,925,184   196 $14,924   $3,121,200 8
2013/08/16 19 $1,178,650 -60% 190 $6,203   $4,299,850 15
2013/08/23 25 $534,945 -55% 143 $3,741   $4,834,795 22
2013/08/30 40 $320,036 -40% 93 $3,441   $5,154,831 29
2013/09/06 47 $81,343 -75% 53 $1,535   $5,236,174 36
2013/09/13 - $36,826 -55% 30 $1,228   $5,273,000 43
2013/09/20 60 $25,341 -31% 19 $1,334   $5,298,341 50
2013/09/27 66 $9,619 -62% 9 $1,069   $5,307,960 57

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Egypt 10/2/2013 $0 0 2 6 $22,407 12/13/2015
 
Rest of World $61,953,245
 
International Total$61,975,652 12/13/2015

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