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Ek Tha Tiger becomes second biggest grosser after 3 Idiots

Hindustantimes.com  New Delhi, August 24, 2012
First Published: 16:02 IST(24/8/2012) | Last Updated: 16:26 IST(24/8/2012)

Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger has not only crossed Rs. 150 cr in India, the film is now the second biggest grosser after 3 Idiots. The movie has also beat the lifetime business of Salman's another film Dabangg.

"As you read this, #EkThaTiger has *crossed* 150 cr nett in India *today*. Now the 2nd biggest grosser of Hindi cinema, after #3Idiots," tweeted trade expert Taran Adarsh.

"#EkThaTiger *actuals* Wed 10.45 cr. Total: 147.60 cr nett. Crosses lifetime biz of #Dabangg [147 cr]. AMAZING!" Adarsh tweeted.

BREAKING RECORDS
The film is also making records in well overseas.

"#EkThaTiger is @BeingSalmanKhan’s biggest hit in New Zealand. Biz at par with #3Idiots, #MNIK and #Housefull2 there," Adarsh had tweeted.

"#EkThaTiger *Australia* Wed A$ 15,227. Total: A$ 494,248 [Rs 2.87 cr]. Ranks amongst the biggest grossers in Australia," he added.

Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger


"#EkThaTiger *UK* Wed £ 71,790 [25 screens yet to report]. Total: £ 888,650 [Rs 7.79 cr]. Racing towards £ 1 million mark!" Adarsh's tweet read.

The 100 crore feat
"#EkThaTiger - India *actuals* Sun 23.06 cr. Total: 100.16 cr nett. SUPERB. Fastest 100 cr grosser ever - 5 days [Hindi films]. NEW RECORD!" tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

"#EkThaTiger is @BeingSalmanKhan ’s 4th century [100 cr], the other three being #Dabangg [147 cr], #Ready [122 cr] and #Bodyguard [148 cr]," added Adarsh.

"Ek Tha Tiger reaches 100-cr mark in 5 days - another Rs. 25 cr from overseas. Total Rs. 125 cr. Today's Eid collection remains to be counted," tweeted ABP News.

The film had reached Rs. 77.10 cr mark on Saturday. "#EkThaTiger - India *actuals* Sat 16.75 cr. Total: 77.10 cr nett. Excellent growth on Saturday," Adarsh had tweeted.

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger


First Weekend
"Ek Tha Tiger made an approx 11.75 Crores on it’s 1st Friday at the box office. After opening to a humongous 32.92 Crores and grossing 14.55 Crores on it’s 2nd Day, Ek Tha Tiger looks pretty steady with 59.22 Crores in it’s pocket," reports Koimoi.com.

"The movie might have seen a steady fall in its last two days but one can surely account that to working days not being huge grossing days. However, Ek Tha Tiger has created a new record at the Indian Box Office. In its 1st weekend (i.e. 1st 3 days run) it has grossed about 59 crores which is the highest ever in Indian history. Post Monday, when the fasting season of Ramadan gets over, there is no saying what collections will the movie make," adds the website.

2nd day collections
"After shattering every record possible to shreds Ek Tha Tiger moved to its 2nd day. As per early estimates the movie would have made 16 crores on it’s Day 2 at the Indian Box Office. Ek Tha Tiger had grossed a humongous 32.92 crores on its Day 1 and its total box office collections till date stands at 48.92 crores," reported Koimoi.com.

"The fall was quite expected as Thursday was a working day and not a holiday unlike Wednesday. However, the movie is expected to hit the chords again this weekend. There is no doubt that Ek Tha Tiger will prove to be an all time blockbuster at the box office if it sustains its momentum even for a weekend," added the website.

1st day fever
"#EkThaTiger biz on Wed is humungous, historic. But wait for Eid celebrations. It will create History *again*. Picture abhi baaki hain!" Taran Adarsh wrote.

"The 1st day box office collections of Ek Tha Tiger can be simply termed in one word as 'spectacular'. Something like this has never before happened in Bollywood. The movie made an approx. 30 crores (as per early estimates) on it's Day 1 at the Indian box office. Ek Tha Tiger did not just do good in a few circuits as there is really no circuit where the movie didn't break apart a set record," reports Koimoi.com.

"Ek Tha Tiger has smashed the opening day collections of Hrithik Roshan's Agneepath which had amassed a mammoth 23 crores. The movie also broke the much hyped Shahrukh Khan's Ra.One opening day record of 25 crores. Salman is out to break all the box office records ever set in India," adds the website.

Ek Tha Tiger

CRITICS' TAKE

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