Kabir Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger" has drawn plenty of roars in tinsel town, while revamping the parameters used to measure the success of films at the Bollywood box office. The film has racked up about ₹2.1 billion in India and in the overseas markets in just 12 days of its release, which is unquestionably an all time record.
After shattering all box office records in the history of Bollywood, Salman Khan's "Ek Tha Tiger" is now heading to beat Aamir Khan's "3 Idiots" collection record into second place.
Despite it being a relatively small budget film, "3 Idiots" collected in 2009 a record setting ₹2.02 billion net profit, which "Ek Tha Tiger" is quite likely to surpass.
Confirming the news that the film crossed ₹2 billion, trade analyst and film critics Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#EkThaTiger India + Overseas combined biz *after 2nd Weekend* is Rs 210 cr +. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER."
Besides registering an uncomparable upscale business worldwide, "Ek Tha Tiger" is also dominating other latest releases at the box office window.
"Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", produced by film maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, tanked at the box office on its opening day as seen through the thin seat occupancy in cinemas across the country.
"Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", which is directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal and marks chorographer and director Farah Khan's debut as an actor, was realised on Friday. It also stars Boman Irani, Kavin Dave, Shammi in the lead roles.
According to Adarsh's box office figures of "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi" the movie collected approx ₹60 million ₹62.5 million net in its opening weekend.
"#ShirinFarhadKiTohNikalPadi didn't show any remarkable growth in its opening weekend, despite a positive word of mouth," Adarsh wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, "Ek Tha Tiger" has certainly racked up several achievements to its credit. This is the first film by the Yash Raj Films production house to garner ₹1 billion and is Salman's fourth movie in a row to join Bollywood's elite ₹1 billion club after "Bodyguard", "Dabangg" and "Ready".
The Tiger's run at the box office is unlikely to relent anytime soon.