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 the mob.
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 on Sun.
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.