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)


  • ek tha tiger will cross it… because in above article the business of salman 1st week is better than 3 idiots in 2 weeks.. so if it goes like bodyguard which is the worst case collectiong 20 cr in 2nd week than still it can pass 3 idiots because it will run at least 4 weeks so game on.. beleive it can easily break it

  • Last year Bodyguard made 115crs in 9 days.
    After first week it made 33crs in remaining weeks.
    But the BG had compition from Mere Brother ki Dulhan(Which is a hit) in second week.

    ETT made 155crs in 9 days.
    Now ETT need 45crs to touch 200crs mark & 48crs to cross 3Idiots.
    Also there is no compition untill Joker’s release.

    So 33crs of BG(with tough compition) & 48 Crs needed for ETT(without compition) may be possible.
    Jump Saturday-Sunday will decide it.

  • Common krish come in ur senses yar. in 7 days 147.5 core making movie and u r saying just hit. it will life time block baster yar.

  • I don’t like salman AND aamir but I will say That ett CAN beat 3 idiots but it won’t be easy.
    I agree That ett is a superb film but ett Will have to collect more than 40 crores to beat 3 idiots AND i think that ett Will may be affected by joker because AKSHAY AND SHAHRUKH are the best!!!
    It’s easy for salman to give back to back all time blockbusters because his films are releasing only on ED.
    My prediction:

    Ek tha Tiger : 180-185 crores All-Time blockbuster

    AND i think that ett Will see many crashes after the 2nd week.

    AKSHAY AND SHAHRUKH are the kings of BOLLYWOOD!!!!!!!!!

  • Even though i dint like the movie much, except the action sequences, but now we have 2 accept it that salman is undoubtedly the biggest superstar of the country, man… Just because of the his sheer star power the movie is on the verge of breaking the record of a classic movie called 3 idiots, practically speaking even if the film crashes in its 2nd week, then also the movie would collect around 45 crores, that means in 3rd weekend itself ett will break the record…

  • 3 idiots was really the deserving movie ( with any aspect of masala, content and lesson) . can’t bear if ek tha tiger break 3 idiots .

  • With a solo run ETT made about 150-160 crs. in 9 days It’s already crashing in some circuits and there will be competition next week. I double it will beat 3I records worldwide.

  • wtf ……..i thk it c’t croz 200cr coz it haz only 1week to croz 202cr coz of joker …………n in 1week ett ll nt abl to croz ………………..

  • Ett will have no problem till 31st collecting as much as it can(min 40 crores if not more). So atleast 190 crores (worst case scenario) till the release of ‘joker’. So just 10C short of magical 200. Joker’s release may change things, but ett only needs just 10c and as joker will have lesser screen release compared to ett, salman will have some theatres(single) left, so easily ‘200+C’ looks like a smooth ride untill&unless Joker applies brakes on ett’s record breaking joy ride. But if joker is not accepted, then ett may collect much more. So all the best to joker. And then coming to joker, the story of the movie looks new/weird/alien/experimental, whatever u want to call it, and except for akki’s fans, the promos havent excited others much. Akki’s movies mostly wear ‘commercially-made’ clothes, so we have to wait and watch if akki’s experimental movie looks good in ‘commercially-made clothes’ or not. Akki fans pray that this movie shouldnt be an another ra.1 in the making or else ‘joker’ will become the biggest ‘joke’ of bollywood this year.

  • sk aamir..top pe…srk ab no. 3 pe…n yrf next srk next…..every wher u wl find dis next….abe next kya…..muvy ka naam toh jaldi rakh…lgta h tiger k dar se kuch solid naam rkhne ka soch rhe h…

  • aaj srk ki koi muvy dekh rha tha…except sm movies of srk..sari ek jaisi h…eeee uuu eyyy…aur rona…but salman ki sari purani movies family eentertainer h…koi v channel change nhi krta….puri family sath dekhti h

  • Indicine shame on you
    You are taking 3 IDIOTS numbers from BOI and ETT numbers from distributors YRF?
    Is is a new strategy to attract more eyeballs for your site?

  • ett wont cross 3i.ett is worst film of the century.it should not even collect 5 crore.its just happened by luck.

  • i m big fan of saalu
    i’ll be happy if 3 idiots stays on the top
    bcoz 3 idiots deserve to be on top but not saalu ki EK tha tiger(bcoz film was ok) jabke 3 idiots is uncomparable
    i HOPe or i want dabang 2 to break 3 idiots record kyunki kamse kam log ke toh payengei ke salman ki best film ne 3 idiots ka record toda na ki EK tha tiger which was average film as salman stature

  • @alex

    It doesnt matter what is net collection of 3I.

    All i want to say is- If you are comparing collections of 2 movies , compare it wrt a common trusted source like BOI.

    YRF are clearly fudging numbers.
    Do you think crossing 100 crore by only16 lakhs on Sunday was coincidence? No , they exaggerated collections by few crore to cross that mark and get a 5 day century.

    On 8th day collections of Dabangg,Bodyguard crossed by just few lakhs.Was it a coincidence?

    I bet ,YRF is targetting 200 crore, for brand reputation, if ETT doesnt drop heavily they will keep on exaggerating till it reach 200 crore. Real collections, by BOI, will be 180-185 and YRF will project it as 200 crore net.

    If you take verdicts, collections and everything from BOI, wy all of a sudden these YRF numbers?
    Atleast be honest if you are running a popular site.

  • Bol Bacchan earned 100cr and ETT will stop at 170 cr and no one else can break amir khan’s record coz his film has good Content and Stardom Both! Talaash will do it (200cr) and surprise u all, just watch out guys

  • There’s nothing wrong in ett breaking 3i records. Ett is a pure action movie, with many claiming it to have the best action among all the bollywood movies till date. What’s wrong if more and more people watching ett in theatres help it in breaking as many records as possible. And most people may like 3i but for some ett is equally as a good a movie, where action is concerned. And some people always degrade salman’s movies as silly, ridiculous with low iq but still they are breaking records. How does it help, if an artistically and cinematically made brilliant movie, even appreciated by critics, when it burns a hole in producers pockets and even kills them( 1 producer/ex actor(telugu) poured all of his hard earned money in a movie, which was made with new comers. The movie though got some of the best reviews from all, including critics for its brilliance, but it bombed big time at the box office, resulting in huge losses for him. The poor producer was so depressed that he committed suicide. And ironically later it won many awards including best movie awards(all were state gov. awards and not the filmfare/stardust… type of ‘fixed and scripted’ awards) though the movie did not even recover 60% of its budget) ? On the other hand salman’s entertaining masala movies either break records or set new records. I mean, now a days, its not about good movie or bad movie but its all about a profitable movie or loss making movie.

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