Krrish 3 box office collection: Hrithik Roshan’s film beats five-day record of Shahrukh Khan’s Chennai Express!

After Chennai Express broke all records and re-wrote box office history, it looked as if the film would retain its position for a while. But Duggu’s superhero film has already surpassed SRK’s romcom in the numbers game…

The Roshans must be happy – their decision to release Krrish 3 in the pre-Diwali period has paid off…and how! Going by the box office collection of Krrish 3, we are sure the father-son duo isn’t regretting the move at all. In its opening weekend, the Hrithik Roshan-Priyanka Chopra-Kangna Ranaut-Vivek Oberoi starrer grossed Rs 72.8 cr nett and its five day collections reached approximately Rs 134.87 cr on Tuesday. This means that papa Roshan’s sci-fi thriller has broken the five-day record of the Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer Chennai Express, directed by Rohit Shetty, which minted Rs 124.54 crore in the same period. Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adrash tweeted, “”It’s a rocking Tuesday! #Krrish3 is on a record-smashing spree. Collects ₹ 26.26 cr. Total: ₹ 134.87 cr. AWESOME.”

While collections generally tend to drop during weekdays, Krrish 3 seems to be going strong, right through the week. The scriptwriter of the superhero film Sanjay Masoom tweeted, “Krrish 3 thu collection 3.44,total 7 days collection 166.42 cr. overseas 7 day total 36 cr. total worldwide more than”.

If Krrish 3 continues its terrific run on the box office fast track, it may well become the highest grossing Hindi film ever, leaving Chennai Express chugging along far behind.