Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger (ETT), which did superb collection at the Box Office in three weeks, is still struggling to cross Rs 200 crore mark at the domestic collection centres. Its business pace shows that it will not be able to beat the lifetime record of Aamir Khan's blockbuster movie 3 Idiots, which has been the all time highest grosser Hindi film.
Highly talked about movie Ek Tha Tiger opened to an earth-shattering response and did wonderful collection at the domestic Box Office until the release of Raaz 3. Its business was so high that it collected Rs 195 crore nett in just three weeks in India alone. It was expected to cross Rs 200 crore mark in the fourth week.
Just when everyone was thinking that Ek Tha Tiger would surpass the 200 crore mark and set a new record, Raaz 3 snatched a few screens from it, thereby sending down its collections to bottom line. Salman-Katrina starrer raked in Rs 3.39 crores nett at the desi Box Office in the fourth week.
The collection of Ek Tha Tiger was further affected by Ranbir Kapoor's much-anticipated movie Barfi, which snatched a few more screens from it sending its business to below Rs 1 crore. It added Rs 72 lakhs to its five-week total Rs 199.11 crore nett. With the release of Kareena Kapoor's Heroine, its collection reached to Rs 19 lakhs at the desi Box Office in the sixth week.
Now, Ek Tha Tiger has two new competitors like OMG Oh My God, Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal in the seventh week. These two new releases will surely send down its collection further. With this, its dream of crossing Rs 200 crore mark has become very remote. A few trade experts even feel that it may not be able to achieve this figure in its lifetime.
However, Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots, which has set several records at the Box Office, has scored double centuries. It has raked in Rs 202 crores nett in its lifetime. The initial pace of Ek Tha Tiger had made everyone think that it would surpass the big mark set by Aamir Khan. But now, trade experts say that it will not be able to break this bench mark.
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