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!
|Day||3 Idiots (Official)||Ek Tha Tiger (Official)|
|Day 1||12.5 crores (Holiday Christmas)||32.92 crores (Holiday)|
|Day 2||11.5 crores||14.52 crores|
|Day 3||13.5 crores (Sunday)||12.90 crores|
|Day 4||11 crores||16.75 crores|
|Day 5||9.5 crores||23.06 crores (Sunday)|
|Day 6||9 crores||20.64 crores (Holiday EID)|
|Day 7||10 crores||16.31 crores|
|First Week||79.5 crores||137.15 crores|
|Day 8||11 crores (New Year)||10.45 crores|
|Day 9||10.5 crores||6.61 crores|
|Day 10||12.5 crores (Sunday)||4.53 crores|
|Day 11||6 crores||7.00 crores|
|Day 12||5.75 crores||9.18 crores (Sunday)|
|Day 13||5.25 crores||2.92 crores|
|Day 14||5 crores||2.60 crores|
|Two Week Total||136 crores||180.44 crores|
|Day 15||4 crores||2.39 crores|
|Day 16||7 crores||1.97 crores|
|Day 17||8 crores (Sunday)||1.25 crores|
|Day 18||3.25 crores||2.11 crores|
|Day 19||3 crores||3.15 crores (Sunday)|
|Day 20||2.75 crores||0.88 crore|
|Day 21||2.5 crores||0.86 crore|
|Three Week Total||166.5 crores||193.05 crores|
|Day 22||2.25 crores||1.04 crore|
|Day 23||3.25 crores||0.71 crore|
|Day 24||4 crores (Sunday)||0.42 crore|
|Total till fourth weekend||176 crores||195.22 crores|
|Remaining weeks||26.5 crores||4.04 crores|
|Lifetime Collections||202.5 crores||199.26 crores (40 days)|