3 Idiots vs Ek Tha Tiger – Detailed (Updated)

In the last few days, every second comment on our website is about Ek Tha Tiger crossing the magical 200 crore figure of 3 Idiots. While Salman fans are confident of the film joining the 200 crore club, his critics are quick to point out that Bodyguard crashed after the initial extended weekend. The neutrals believe, Ek Tha Tiger is not the most deserving film to go past an ‘all-time classic’.

Our take – box-office records are meant to be broken and 3 Idiots has held on strongly (and deservingly) to the top-spot for three years now.

As things stand today, with higher ticket prices and many more screens (almost double), Ek Tha Tiger has had a huge head-start.

So far in 10 days, the Salman Khan film has 147.6 crores in the bank. At the same stage, 3 Idiots did 90.5 crore nett.

The difference could well be the second weekend, when 3 Idiots went from strength to strength. If ETT picks up over the coming weekend, it’s very likely to cross the 202 crore mark and even surpass that by a decent margin. If it crashes, then it’s likely to shut-shop with 180-185 crore nett.

Below is a day-wise comparison between 3 Idiots and Ek Tha Tiger (will be updated everyday)


UPDATE: Ek Tha Tiger had a very good 2nd weekend of around 21 crores. The second Sunday business was more than double of it’s second Friday.

After 13 days, the difference between 3 Idiots (130.5 cr) and Ek Tha Tiger (178.17 cr) is still huge. It should add another 7-8 crores by Thursday, after which, the release of Joker will have a significant impact on ETT.


UPDATE (1st Sep): Ek Tha Tiger has dropped this week with the release of Joker. But the fact that Joker has already been rejected, gives ETT a good chance to put up better numbers on Saturday (today) and Sunday, as it should be the first choice this week too.

The film stills needs about 13.5 crores to cross 200 crores and about 15.5 to beat 3 Idiots. Difficult!

Day3 Idiots (Official)Ek Tha Tiger (Official)
Preview2.5 crores--
Day 112.5 crores (Holiday Christmas)32.92 crores (Holiday)
Day 211.5 crores14.52 crores
Day 313.5 crores (Sunday)12.90 crores
Day 411 crores16.75 crores
Day 59.5 crores23.06 crores (Sunday)
Day 69 crores20.64 crores (Holiday EID)
Day 710 crores16.31 crores
First Week79.5 crores137.15 crores
Day 811 crores (New Year)10.45 crores
Day 910.5 crores6.61 crores
Day 1012.5 crores (Sunday)4.53 crores
Day 116 crores7.00 crores
Day 125.75 crores9.18 crores (Sunday)
Day 135.25 crores2.92 crores
Day 145 crores2.60 crores
Two Week Total136 crores180.44 crores
Day 154 crores2.39 crores
Day 167 crores1.97 crores
Day 178 crores (Sunday)1.25 crores
Day 183.25 crores2.11 crores
Day 193 crores3.15 crores (Sunday)
Day 202.75 crores0.88 crore
Day 212.5 crores0.86 crore
Three Week Total166.5 crores193.05 crores
Day 222.25 crores1.04 crore
Day 233.25 crores0.71 crore
Day 244 crores (Sunday)0.42 crore
Total till fourth weekend176 crores195.22 crores
Remaining weeks26.5 crores4.04 crores
Lifetime Collections202.5 crores199.26 crores (40 days)


  • There is 110% possibility that ett will cross 3 idiots figure, because the second weekend there ain’t any tough competition so im sure it will definetely cross the 3 idiots collection

  • Ett is nt going to break 3 idiots record…becoz after 2nd weekend film will see huge drops n it is nt possible for Ett to break the record of 3i. 3 idiots was a masterpiece n as u say Ett is nt deserving.

  • although ETT is faring very well ,keeping a neutral stand,it is no where near 3 idiots.If we look from another angle i.e. number of viewers 3I is far ahead.From the entertainment point of view too there is no comparsion

  • Indicine Team listen u deleted my comment but therr were no abusing words i just wrote that ETT is only super hit not blockbuster and thats true,u r making fool to others

  • 3i was mux favrt…n single screen pe rate kam hote h…wher there is huge crowd for salman…lets c…wat happens..

  • @ Indicine . Your point of view is disappointed in my point of view. Maybe you don’t know that the tickets prices went down early this year and raised back with the release of ETT to the level of Ra1. Also extra screens does not mean that these additional screens are free to watch people still have to buy tickets and star power plays a big roll here. 3 idiots also got tax free which benefited it as well. Now my point of view is its not Ett that is going to cross 200 crs but it’s Salman khan who is going to cross 200 crs through Average Ett. So u can not take credit away from Salman by saying hiked ticket prices and more screens. It’s Salmania.

  • EK THA TIGER record tod bhi de par 3 IDIOTS jaisi film nahi ban sakta.3Idiots sachin tendulkar hai .Ek tha tiger shahid afridi. Fastest records chod kar salman khan is nothing like afridi. Worst movie of all time

  • everybody is saying that after two week joker will affect ek tha tiger. even if it does I mean ek tha tiger already will reach 180 crore above by the end of week two, mark my words but if you akki fans should pray for akshay that joker’s start may not be affected by ek tha tiger because there is no craze for the movie plus negative response of the trailor. trust me guys another negative point is that lot people have already spent too much money in watching ek tha tiger. They may not spend again on Joker

  • shabash, “Nice post” you have raised agood point ,it will be salman and not Ett ,to cross 3i mark, after all it is a salmania , and also ,shabash ,to “Ahmad bahi” ett will never be affected by joker, however reverse is possible , so there is every possibilty ,that ett will cross 3i mark with ease

  • 3 idiots budget 35 crore and Ek tha tiger budget is 75 crore huge diference… And double screens than 3 idiots, tickets rates much hike.

  • Mr Hritik.. i think u r not aware of 3 idiots ticket price.. tht time thy doubled their ticket price..
    nd if u want compare wid Ra.one.. tht was released in 3D… so tht makes a difference of just 1%.. ok

  • Why can’t everyone just enjoy Shahrukh Khan AND Salman Khan films?? Why do they always have to be compared?? It’s like comparing George Clooney and LeanardoDiCaprio, its not possible!

    SRK and Salman are BOTH extremely talented and equally unique actors who have fantastic personalities and do incredible work. Both of their films? are amazingly entertaining and a joy to watch.

    I’m a huge fan of theirs from the UK & every1 in India should just enjoy films and stop commenting on money & popularity

  • Team of Indicine..Indicine..Indicine.. u r d bestů
    Salman Khan is rocking all over d world..
    If second week goes smoothly for ETT , then easily to break 200crore
    & run-time of Joker is just 105mints.. Joker can be interesting
    but plot are completely different.. So friends plz dont fight for Akshay nd Salman..
    it would be Action Vs Comedy

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