After garnering Rs 46-47 crores in it’s first 2 days, Ek Tha Tiger has dropped by around 10-15% on the third day of release. The Day 3 collections is likely to be around 13 crores (estimate based on collections at select screens).
The extended weekend will be extremely crucial now and tomorrow (Saturday) the audience-verdict will be clear. If the film picks up tomorrow, then Sunday will be huge. If Saturday remains flat or shows a further drop, then the chances of the film crossing 200 crores will be ruled.
The drop in collections today, could be due to the wide release on Wednesday. The other reason being cited by the trade, is that the muslim audience don’t go out to watch films during the Ramadan period.
Update: Boxofficeindia has reported that the collections have dropped by 20% at certain places – “The film should have consolidated on Friday and have similar collections in the 14 – 15 crore nett range but it seems a fall is on the cards as collections coming in at places are 20% lower than Thursday so a Friday fall is certain even if other places hold up better.”