August 21, 2012 | Ramchander
Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger has set a new record at Indian Box Office. More surprisingly, it has done good business at the Tamil Nadu Box Office where it has crossed the 1-crore mark on Sunday (August 19).
Ek Tha Tiger, which raked in Rs. 32 lakhs on the opening day, dipped at the collection centres in the next two days to recover on Friday. But it made wonderful collections in the weekend. The Salman Khan starrer movie ran packed house in most of the theatres in Chennai on Saturday and Sunday. However, in other parts of Tamil Nadu, it did reasonable business.
The movie, which was released on August 15, crossed the 100-crore mark in just five days and it has become the fastest Rs. 100 crore grosser movie. It is no surprise that Ek Tha Tiger has managed to collect only Rs. 1 crore (only 1% of the collection has been added from Tamil Nadu for the successful movie), as the Hindi movies are not popular in the Tamil-speaking state.
Traders have declared that Ek Tha Tiger is the first Bollywood movie of the year to cross Rs. 1 crore in Tamil Nadu and it is the faster Rs. 1 crore grosser Hindi film in Tamil Nadu too. The total collection of the movie stands at Rs. 1.09 crore.
However, the romantic action thriller has shattered all previous Box Office records by raking in Rs 127.16 crores nett in just six days. It is the first film from Yash Raj banner to cross 100 crore mark.