'Ek Tha Tiger' film poster
'Ek Tha Tiger' film posterReuters

Salman Khan's commercial blockbuster "Ek Tha Tiger" collection at the box office widow is tamed down by "Barfi" and "Raaz 3", making its proceedings slow in achieving its ₹2 billion feat.

Ek Tha Tiger had a magnificent start at the Bollywood box office, rallying strong till its fourth week without being troubled by the new releases. However, now the movie-goers' preferences have seemingly changed with the release of "Barfi" and "Raaz 3".

"Ek Tha Tiger" collected ₹800,000 on Friday, ₹1.1 million on Saturday and ₹2 million on Sunday, taking the grand total on its fifth weekend to ₹198.78 billion, as reported by trade analyst Taran Adarsh. However, the film is still considered as an all-time blockbuster.

Salman's film is indeed expected to breach the record of Aamir Khan's 2009 smash-hit "3 Idiots", which collected about ₹2 billion in Indian markets.

The Bollywood film industry witnessed great business between mid-April and mid-September. Adarsh said that the back-to-back hits - "Ek Tha Tiger", "Raaz 3" and "Barfi" - have contributed about ₹297.68 billion for the film industry.

Adarsh tweeted, "Ek Tha Tiger- 198.78 cr + 'Raaz 3' - 64.30 cr + 'Barfi' - 34.60 cr. Just these 3 films have contributed Rs 297.68 cr nett biz in 1 month."

Kareena Kapoor's upcoming "Heroine" and Akshay Kumar's next "Oh My God" are expected to continue the bullish trend of Bollywood.