Hrithik Roshan's Agneepath, which was released on Republic day, January 26, 2012, has shattered several previous records and has become the highest grosser movie of the year. Now, Salman Khan's latest film Ek Tha Tiger, which has already beaten its first day collection, has smashed its first weekend collection in just four days. With one day left to complete its first weekend, it has already set a new bench mark.
Agneepath had collected Rs 23 crore nett at the domestic Box Office on the first day. Ek Tha Tiger, which got a mind-blowing response, has broken this record with its collection crossing Rs 32.92 crore on the opening day. But like Agneepath, Salman-Katrina starrer too witnessed a big downfall in its business on the following days.
The collections of Ek Tha Tiger fell down by more than 50% on Thursday with its two day collection reaching Rs 14.5 crore. Its business continued to fall on Friday too. It added Rs 12.90 crores to its three day total Rs 60.35 crores nett. Trade experts expected it to beat the weekend collection of Agneepath in just three days, but it could not.
Ek Tha Tiger had an average response in morning and matinee shows on Saturday. But the movie witnessed a big jump in its business in the afternoon and evening shows. The movie has collected nearly Rs 16.75 crores at the Box Office taking its four day collection to Rs 77.10 crore nett.
However, Agneepath had collected Rs 67.5 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the four day extended weekend. Ek Tha Tiger has crossed this mark on Saturday. It is expected to do better collection on Sunday. If it does, the movie would cross Rs 100 crore mark in the five-day extended first weekend.