Before its release, promos of Ek Tha Tiger had created
a lot of curiosity among the movie buffs and Salmania had reached
sky high. The movie, which released on 3,300 screens in India on
August 15, registered 100% occupancy in both single screens and
multiplexes. Theatres in several areas were crowded so much on the
first day that theatre owners had to call in the police to control
Ek Tha Tiger raked in Rs 32.92 crores at the desi Box
Office on the first day of its release. It is a very big amount as
far as Hindi movies in India are concerned as no other movie had
ever scored such a huge sum earlier. With this, the film surpassed
the first day collection mark set by Agneepath, which had
raked in Rs 23 crore nett on its opening day.
But the collection of Ek Tha Tiger went down by more
than 50% on following days due to working day for schools, colleges
and other offices. Its business picked up well on Sunday with the
movie crossing Rs 100 crore mark in just five days, which is the
biggest collection record in Indian Cinema so far. The breakup of
its first weekend collection is Rs 32.92 cr on Wed, Rs 14.5 cr on
Thur, Rs 12.90 cr on Fri, Rs 16.75 cr on Sat and Rs 23.06 cr nett
Due to Eid holiday, the business of Ek Tha Tiger
improved further on Monday with its occupancy ranging between 85%
to 100% at both single screens and multiplexes. The movie witnessed
a dip in its collection on Tuesday and it continued to fall till
the end of the first week. It has grossed Rs 156 crores nett at the
Indian Box Office in the nine day first week. Its weekdays' breakup
is Rs 20.68 cr Mon, Rs 16.31 cr on Tue and Rs 10.45 cr on Wed and
Rs 7.5 cr on Thur.
Overall, Ek Tha Tiger has received an overwhelming
response at the domestic Box Office throughout the first week. The
movie has shattered all old records and set several new records
like all time biggest opener, the highest grosser first weekend and
week, the fastest Rs 100 crore grosser.
However, some of the reasons for its earth-shattering response is that its makers had a massive promotion prior its release. Salman and Katrina's superb performance, real storyline, amazing music and camera work also contributed to its success. Besides them, it had two extra holidays like Independence Day and Eid, which helped it to get a huge success at the Box Office.