23rd August 2012
Ek Tha Tiger is set to have the highest distributor share of all time and become the first film to cross the 100 crore mark in terms of theatrical revenue from India alone. Three Idiots released in 2009 was just a few a crore short of the century mark but it looks comfortable for Ek Tha Tiger unless second weekend sees a larger than expected drop.
The collections on Wednesday have held up well for the film, there were circuits that had big drops as they were coming out of a holiday period, the circuits which had less of an Eid impact were steady. The record collection for a Wednesday is Three Idiots which collected around 8 crore nett without Mysore and seems like Ek Tha Tiger will beat that figure and possibly by a margin as the film still runs riot at places.
The second weekend will determine if it can get close to the 200 crore nett figure of Three Idiots.