‘Krrish 3’ Tops ‘Chennai Express’ Box Office Record

'Krrish 3' with Hrithik Roshan breaks

Indian theatrical landmark overtaken by superhero sequel

MUMBAI — Rakesh Roshan’s superhero three-quel “Krrish 3,” starring his son and leading Bollywood hunk Hrithik Roshan, has overtaken “Chennai Express” to emerge as the highest domestic Bollywood grosser of all time.

The “Chennai Express” record did not take very long to break. The film, directed by Rohit Shetty, and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, released during the Eid holiday frame in August and ended its box office run with collections of 2.27 billion rupees ($36.1 million) in India and $19 million overseas.

“Krrish 3” released on Nov. 1 during the Diwali holiday frame and has collected $36.3 million in India and $6.2 million overseas, including $1.9 million in the U.S. and $2 million in the Middle East. The Indian collections include Tamil and Telugu-language dubbed releases.

The highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide remains Rajkumar Hirani’s 2009 Christmas release “3 Idiots,” which has collected more than $60 million. That film’s star, Aamir Khan, has made the Christmas frame his own over the years with releases during the period including “Taare zameen par,” “Ghajini” and “Talaash,” besides “3 Idiots,” dominating the box office.

The 2013 Christmas season will see the release of another three-quel and India’s first Imax film, the Chicago-set “Dhoom 3,” starring Khan as a master burglar. Threatening “Krrish 3”’s new record, it will be distributed by Yash Raj Films beginning Dec. 20.

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  1. rizwan shaikh says:

    srk at all time best

  2. Sale madar chod o hoga jo srk ko gaali dega

  3. Chennai xpress box office repot all time blockbuster aur krrish box office repot blockbuster

  4. Abuzar says:

    Krrish mother chod banane wala bhi mother chod s.r.k i love you chennai dhansu

  5. raj malhotra says:

    all the so-called superstars if they have guts then release film during normal days collections will not be even half bcos of their crap movies. they always exploit diwali holidays, eid holidays, christmas holidays and say they are great bcos their movies have broken records. they interfere with small budget or second line cast films and don’t allow them space in the theatres during major holidays. so all the box records are sham and don’t reflect the quality or public appreciation for the film.

  6. tan says:

    once again dirty nose wala in krrish3. how can you tolerate him.

  7. tan says:

    chennai express worldwide collection are much more than krrish3.
    now dhoom will creat a new record.

  8. tan says:

    shahrukh is the best after dilip. amitabh is no . 11 in my all time list.

  9. Alantom says:

    Copywood Masala

  10. Rayees Dar says:

    Srk is the best
    king of Romance
    Badshah of bollywood forever

  11. ROCK ALI says:


  12. Imran says:

    Krish 3 is the best movie and Hrithik Roshan is brilliant

  13. Rohit Das says:

    Krrish 3 is a best flim of 2013 and krrish 3 is my fabourite flim i like krrish 3

  14. ratan das says:

    Krris 3 so intresting flim and is my fabourite flim

  15. ratan das says:

    Krrish 3 is my febaret flim

  16. raj says:

    Krrish 3 is my febaret flim

  17. R paul dhillon ki maiya chud gayi says:

    Sale, srk ka tatti aur toilet jake saaf kar de, aur tu apni maa aur bahan ko srk ke pass bhej de aur agar wahan santust na ho to mere pass bhej aisa pelunga ki kutiya ki tarah mere lund ke sath 6 ghante tak chipki rahegi wo, mar jayegi wo

  18. Murtaz says:

    Aukaat nai hai krish 3 ki…chennai xpress ka record todegi…chii…

  19. R. Paul Dhillon says:

    Unlike you I don’t give a fuck about either Krrish or Chennai Express! Just the numbers for Krrish are all the over place while it was not the case with other Indian films’ final box office tally! Variety needs to acknowledge that as it is for the sake of journalism and respect for the facts!

    • R paul dhillon ki maiya chud gayi says:

      Re madhor chod srk ka tatti saaf karna public place mein bund kar, to sala uska surogate son hai kaya bay , gandi nali ki paidaish, bhej de apni maa ,bahan ko khan ke pas chodane ke liye..aur tu wahi kar hi sakta hai kyonki tujhe sare srk, salu ka lund chatne ka saukh hai..lage raho chutmar, apni maa aur bahan ka bhosda sambhal aur kothe pe baith ja.

  20. mihim says:

    Bigger the film bigger the difference due to more number of screens. But actually what happened with ”Krrish 3” which caused such a huge difference between numbers of producers and distributors.

    The whole doubt arises in our mind only when the film entered in the 3rd week. On the 3rd Friday, the film supposedly collected 2.44 cr nett followed by 3.02 cr nett on Saturday and 3.76 cr nett on Sunday – taking the 3rd weekend total to 9.22 cr nett. With only 700 screens, this kind of total is possible only if the film had great occupancy. But if one checks the leading ticket booking portals online, then the situation is almost reverse. It is tough to believe that film collected anything in excess of 7 cr nett. Despite several attempts, no territorial breakdown was made available to us.

    Things look more doubtful when you look into details. All PR and online marketing of ”Krrish 3” was done by a company which handles Hrithik Roshan and incidentally the most popular trade expert is also associated with the same group online. Now this indication and connection should be good enough for your grey cells.

    ”Chennai Express” overtook ”3 Idiots” record with some distance, but ”Krrish 3” just surpassed”Chennai Express” records which seems was the most important point.

    No matter how much you do well over this, one thing is true that ”Krrish 3” is a huge blockbuster and the film is the biggest hit for Hrithik Roshan. How big is the hit will always remain under cloud and we keep our faith with the makers but to answer that important question – what is the real box office collection of ”Krrish 3”? We have only one answer that truth falls somewhere in between. The film will touch 192-195 cr nett including all versions by end of the run for sure.

  21. Nath says:

    Try to accept the truth and the truth is that Krrish 3 has crossed Chennai Express’s lifetime collection domestically but at overseas collection CE is still ahead and seeing the spree it can be said that the overseas collection will remain ahead in this time but it will also be broken one day. Don’t refer to some backdated website like BOI or whatever else which don’t have enough resources to collect pure information all over the country. Due to profit sharing factor no producer will manipulate his actual collection. In this sense Koimoi can be regarded as trustworthy. Records are meant to be broken one day and this is also true for Krrish 3 . There is nothing to be jealous or proud for this

  22. R. Paul Dhillon says:

    I hope you are not relying on Taran Adarsh’s ducked up numbers as Krrish according to box office figures from BOI and others has not crossed the figures of Chennai Express! It’s certainly not crossed the overseas figures of Chennai Express and never will! Please make sure figures you are trotting are correct cause your figures seem to be odds with the real figures of Krrish in India!!!

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