Salman Khan starrer "Ek Tha Tiger" still remains the top choice of movie buffs. After breaking all the record at box office when it was released, the movie is now all set to beat Aamir Khan hit movie "3 Idiots".
Kabir Khan directorial movie has earned Rs 100 million (Rs 10.01 crore) in the third week, taking the total domestic box office collection to Rs. 1.95 billion (Rs 194.84 crore).
"#EkThaTiger collected 10.01 cr nett (Rs 100 million) in Week 3, taking the total to Rs 194.84 cr nett (Rs. 1.95 billion). All Time Blockbuster," Trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The romantic comedy film just needs Rs 5.16 lakh to surpass the Rs 2 billion (Rs 200 crore) mark and also to push down top grosser "3 Idiots".
The collection of Salman-Katrina starrer fell on Monday and Tuesday but it witnessed a jump on Wednesday due to teacher's day holiday. However, on Thursday, business fell again and earned only Rs 7.1 million.
"The biz of #EkThaTiger showed an escalation on Wed, which is a rarity. Mon: 88 lacs, Tue 87 lacs, Wed 1.04 cr (Rs 10 million)," Adarsh tweeted.
"#EkThaTiger [Week 3] Thu 71 lacs. Grand total: 194.84 cr nett. All Time Blockbuster."
Although, new release "Joker" has not affected the movie much, "Raaz 3", which hit the theatres today, might give a tough competition to "Ek Tha Tiger".
Horror film "Raaz 3" had opened to extraordinary response at some place and is one of the biggest openers of 2012. The movie starring Bipasha Basu, Emran Hashmi and Esha Gupta is expected to collect approximately Rs 100 million on its opening day.
"#Raaz3 Friday *early trends* should be 10 cr opening. Depends on how strong the evening and night shows are," Adarsh tweeted.
Despite the new releases, the Trade analyst believes that "ETT" would cross the Rs 2 billion mark this weekend and break the record of "3 Idiots" which earned Rs 2.02 billion.