Mumbai: This was expected. Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has created a new record of sorts by earning the much ‘acclaimed’ Rs 100 crores the fastest. The film, which beat ‘Agneepath’ and had the biggest opening-Rs 32 crores on its first day of release has made to the elite 100 crore club in just 5 days!
Trade analyst and movie critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#EkThaTiger - India *actuals* Sun 23.06 cr. Total: 100.16 cr nett. SUPERB. Fastest 100 cr grosser ever - 5 days [Hindi films]. NEW RECORD!(sic)”
Salman’s sister, Arpita Khan happily tweeted the numbers. “Total 100.16 C in 5 days.. And the TIGER ROARS! Tiger Tiger Tiger.(sic)"
Produced by the Yash Raj banner and directed by Kabir Khan, ETT was in news also for its pairing as it was the first film that Salman and Katrina signed post their break up in 2010.
Expectations were also high from the film as three of Salman’s previous films-‘Dabangg’, ‘Ready’ and Bodyguard’, were declared blockbusters.
Taran Adarsh tweeted, “#EkThaTiger is @BeingSalmanKhan `s 4th century [100 cr], the other three being #Dabangg [147 cr], #Ready [122 cr] and #Bodyguard [148 cr].(sic)”
Incidentally, ETT is Yash Raj’s first film to get into the 100 crore club, Adarsh added. And now, trade pundits and hoping that ETT breaks the record of ’3 Idiots’ which had grossed more than 200 crores at the Box Office.
Salman, who has been having Eid releases for the past few years, had ensured that ETT gets released on Eid this year. While the collections continue to increase every day, one thing is for sure, that Salman has cemented his place in the industry and can easily be called the undisputed king of Bollywood.
First Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 10:50