Chennai Express poster released
Chennai Express poster released

This month's big releases - "Chennai Express", "Once Upon a Time In Mumbaai Dobaara" and "Madras Cafe" - are batling out at the box office though they had solo release. While, "Chennai Express" and "Madras Cafe" are entertaining the audience, "OUATIMD" has failed terribly at the box office.

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, "Chennai Express" is continuing its marvelous run at the box office despite new releases. Rohit Shetty's directorial venture has raked in ₹218.42 crore after finishing three weeks at the domestic box office.

The highest grosser film ever in the history of Indian cinema continues to set new benchmark for other films. The week three business of the film is among the top highest third week collections ever.

"#ChennaiExpress collects Rs 17.87 cr in Week 3: Fri 2.12 cr, Sat 3.61 cr, Sun 4.75 cr, Mon 1.63 cr, Tue 1.74 cr, Wed 2.46 cr, Thu 1.56 cr. Grand total: ₹218.42 cr nett. All Time Blockbuster," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

However, Independence Day release "Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara" had bombed at the box office. The crime thriller, featuring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan in the lead, failed at the box office because of "Chennai Express" and "Madras Cafe".

As per early estimates, the film made a business of around ₹8 crore in second week, taking the overall total to ₹61 crore. According to Taran Adarsh, the collection of the film dropped considerably in the second week.  

According to boxofficeindia, "OUATIMD" is out in most of the theaters, and multiplexes are also screening just one or two shows a day.   

Meanwhile, Shoojit Sircar's directorial political thriller, "Madras Cafe" is doing well at the box office. The film starring John Abraham and Nargis Fakri has seen tremendous growth in its business in the opening weekend and had also maintained a strong position during weekdays.

The film in its first week raked in ₹33.81 crore from India.

"#MadrasCafe collects ₹33.81 cr in Week 1: Fri 5.23 cr, Sat 7.18 cr, Sun 8.60 cr, Mon 3.05 cr, Tue 3.14 cr, Wed 3.86 cr, Thu *est* 2.75 cr," Taran Adarsh tweeted.