Ek Tha Tiger starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the leads, has been receiving wonderful response at the Indian Box Office even on weekdays. Thanks to Eid festivities and Salmania, which have kept the bells ringing at the collection centres across the country. The movie has raked in Rs 147.60 crores nett in the domestic market in eight days.
Ek Tha Tiger released on 3,300 screens in India on August 15. Due to the Independence Day holiday, the movie received an earth-shattering response with its collection reaching Rs 32.92 crore nett on the opening day. Salmania continued throughout the weekend taking its five-day total to Rs 100.16 crore nett at the domestic Box Office.
Usually, movie business goes down by more than 50% on weekdays. But due to Eid holiday, Ek Tha Tiger registered a good occupancy in theatres across the country on Monday too. Eid festivities were extended to next three days and the movie continued to do very good collection at the Box Office on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The break of its weekdays collection is Rs 20.68 cr on Mon, Rs 16.31 cr on Tue and Rs 10.45 cr on Wed. According to trade experts, so far no movies had a chance to do such a wonderful business on the weekdays. Ek Tha Tiger has done it and with this, the film has crossed 150 crore mark at the desi Box Office in eight days.
However, Ek Tha Tiger has shattered all records of previous blockbuster films like Ra.One, Agneepath, 3 Idiots, Dabangg and Bodyguard. The movie has beaten the lifetime collection of Dabangg, which had collected Rs 147 crores at the desi Box Office. Trade analyst feel that it has set a new collection record, which is difficult to break for any superstar except Salman Khan himself.