Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger, which is one of the most-talked about movie of the year, has opened to an overwhelming response at both India and international Box Office. The romantic action thriller has become the fastest 100 crore grosser at the Indian collection centres in just five days. With this, it has set a new bench mark for upcoming biggies.
Before its release, Ek Tha Tiger, which has been made with a whopping budget of Rs 90 crore, had set new records by earning Rs 100 crores from its rights. The satellite rights of the film were sold for Rs 45 crore, while its rights of music and ringtones fetched Rs 6 crore. Its Indian and overseas theatrical rights have also fetched a record breaking price.
The Kabir Khan directed movie was released on 3,300 screens in India alone on August 15 and another 1,000 screens in the international market. Ek Tha Tiger registered 100% occupancy almost everywhere. The film raked in Rs 32.92 crores at the domestic Box Office, while another Rs 3+ crore came from its screening overseas on the first day of its release. With this, it shattered all previous records of Bollywood.
But the business of Ek Tha Tiger dropped by more than 50% on the second day and it continued to fall for the next two days. Its collection improved on Sunday. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer collected Rs 100 crore at the Indian Box Office in the five-day extended first weekend. The movie broke the first week record of Ra.One, Agneepath, Dabangg and Bodyguard in just five days.
Ek Tha Tiger added Rs 20.68 crore on Eid to its six-day total collection Rs 120.84 crores nett. But the film once again witnessed a dip in its business on Tuesday and it is expected to continue to fall till the end of the first week. Trade analysts predict that it would collect Rs 145 to 150 crores at the Indian Box Office in the nine-day extended week.
This much-hyped movie has also received superb response at the collection centres in foreign countries like UK, USA, UAE, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. The movie has raked in Rs 22.84 crores nett at the overseas Box Office in the first weekend and it is expected to score a total of Rs 28 crores nett in the first week. As per the predictions, it is likely gross Rs 170 to 175 crore at the worldwide Box Office.
Trade experts feel that Ek Tha Tiger would cross Rs 200 crore mark at the worldwide Box Office in the second weekend. However, the movie has to compete with one of the most awaited movies, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi this weekend. It should be seen whether it will surpass this big bench mark in the second weekend. Stay locked to Box Office Report to know its latest records.