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 surely break 3 idiots record ……….and i have also heard that ett has collected 191.67 crores at worldwide box office in its 1 week [ i.e first 7 days.]

  • Till 9th day ETT actual collections are 143 crore,on Friday it crashed to collect only 4 crore
    Total is 147 crore till now and it is not going to cross 170 mark.

    Karo karo fudging karo, exaggerate karo , kuch bhi karlo 3 IDIOTS record nahi ttotne vaala

    samjhe indicine?

  • Dear Salman Khan fans,pls don’t compare Salman with Big B. First look at the IBOS network highest grossing Bollywood films,ETT is not in the list. But Hum Aap Ke Hain Kaun is in the list. Sholay is first followed by Mughal E Azam. Then check the TRP of the KBC & DUS KA DUM. Third point Big B has got 3 national awards for best actor and Salman have got none.

  • @Aamir Khan fans,the world wide box office collections of 3 Idiots is not 385 crores. It is the fig after the first phase of release. After that it have released in China & Korea & broken a lot of records there. Now it is more than 400 crores

  • @sunil

    Yes 3I worldwide is more than 400 crore.
    It will release in Japan early next year and talk with Brazil distributors is also going on.
    The legacy of 3I will continue forever.

  • And who is this Salman?
    A flop actor 2 years back giving easy hits now due to first 6-7 day holidays.
    If you remove first 4-5 days ,even now Salman is Flop master

  • Now Taran Adarsh starts speaking truth. According to him second friday box office collection of ETT is 4.53 crores. In the morning boi have reported estimates between 4.5 & 4.75 crore

  • Then also remove good content by aamir khan films. Then what is Aamir khan, biggest disaster.Big zero. Every actor can give Blockbuster movies by good contents like Aamir khan ,shahrukh khan .sunny dual, etc

  • Why is the media pushing this mediocre film so hard. ETT earned so much initially because of the holidays. Now reality has set in with low box office earnings since Thursday.

  • To dear Salman Khan khan fans, saying he is emperor or no:1. What was his position in 2008? Lets check- Aamir Khan- Ghajini- blockbuster 2)SRK- RBND- blockbuster 3)Akshay Kumar – Singh is Kinng – blockbuster 4)Hrithik Roshan- Jodha Akbar- superhit(without screening in Rajasthan) 5)Saif Ali Khan – Race – superhit 6)Ajay Devgn – Golmaal Returns- superhit 7) Shahid Kapoor – Jab We Met- superhit 8) Emraan Hashmi- Jannat – superhit 9) John Abraham – Dostana – hit 10) Ranbir Kapoor- Bachna Ae Haseeno- hit 11) Imran Khan- Luck- Flop 12) Salman Khan- 13) Abhishek Bachan – Drona- Disaster, Dostana- hit

  • You can ask any doubts if you want. Eg: Why I gave Dostana hit & Jannat superhit status, keeping in mind the budget. Why Imran Khan is ahead of Salman? Because Imran Khan’s Luck grossed more than other three films of Salman. Then why I positioned Akshay Kumar at No:3, though Tashan was a flop? Because his film Singh is Kinng did more business than the sum of three films of Salman worldwide.

  • haaan kuch flops diye h…par loosers sirf usi year k aas paas ki muvy count kr rhe h..still hum aapke hain kaun is the biggest hit of cinema…agar salman ne promotion kara hota baki muvies ka toh v superhit hota…par ab salman ko koi nhi rok skta…salman has d maxm no. of 100 cr club movies…

  • in india…salman is d most luvd star…he has a huge crowd of fans..all r die hard fans..n sm fans dont show off…

  • n 3i k content se cmpare mat karo bhai…n aamir hi nhi tha bas muvy me…asli comedy toh sharan joshi ne ki thi…agar aamir ki jageh aur koi bada actor hota toh v muvy all time bb hoti…

  • Haters Just wake up. It is not 2008. It is 2012. Now whole Bollywood is nothing in front of Salman Khan. He is absolute King of Films of world.

  • Ek Tha Tiger has collected around 6 crores nett all india on Second Saturday as per early estimates.ETT total collection now stands at *162 crores nett* all india after 11 days.
    Now ETT want just 41 crores to breaks 202 crores record.

  • Super, Tiger Second Saturday collection 6 crores. Early Estimates.
    ETT total collection now stands at *162 crores nett*all india after 11 days.

  • @Alex,pls don’t come up with stupid reasons such as lack of promotions was behind the failure of Main Aur Mrs.Khanna. Then how Amitabh Bachan delivered blockbusters such as Sholay & Don? Then why CC2C & Raone became flops? If you have no reason to defend Salman, then tell some reasons such as direction,script etc..

  • In 2009,if Prabhudeva was not there,then Salman would have been selling black tickets of Aamir, SRK & Hrithik & may be even Ranbir starrer films,who knows?

  • @Alex,first pls see the video of Salman Khan’s interview with Komal Nahta in Youtube. In that Salman clearly says that a film will not work simply if we go to every street & nook & corner and say that your film is releasing,people should feel the excitement when they see trailor.

  • Tiger grosses 202.77 crores globally yesterday. And after adding today’collection then Tiger will cross ra.1 worldwide 203 cr

  • Haters are still revolving around 2004 to 2007.wake up its 2012 and now the setuation is different.Salman has most no of all time bockbusters.Most no of movie in 100 crore club.Hahk was higgest grossing movie for six years who surpass the record of sholey.What u all want to say about this.

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