Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express, which kept the bells ringing at the Box Office for three weeks, has finally slowed down in the domestic market. With its screen count decreasing considerably in the fourth week, the Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer was seen hitting the rock bottom over the weekend. The movie is likely to end its journey at the Indian Box Office with Rs 227 to 230 crores nett.
Without having any big competitor, Chennai Express released in 3,500 on August 8, and did record-breaking collection at the Indian Box Office in the first week. Despite losing out several screens to new releases like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara and Madras Cafe in its second and third weeks, respectively, the Rohit Shetty-directed action comedy managed to do good business in the domestic market.
In the fourth week, the new release Satyagraha took away many of the prime screens of Chennai Express, which affected the collection of the latter in this weekend. With two days left to complete its fourth week, the Shahrukh and Deepika starrer has collected Rs 4.91 crores nett at Indian Box Office, taking its 26-day domestic total to Rs 223.33 crores nett.
However, two most-hyped and highly-anticipated movies like Shudh Desi Romance and Zanjeer are hitting the screens this Friday. They will reduce the screen count of Chennai Express further in its fifth week. Trade experts feel that the Rohit Shetty film will not be able to cross Rs 230 crore mark in its lifetime.