‘Ek Tha Tiger’ sets box office record for the fastest Rs 100 crore
By Rizwan Khatik - Mon Aug 20, 11:46 am
Salman Khan, a.k.a ‘Bhai’ to his disciples, has retained his membership as the President of the exclusive Rs 100 crore club for the fourth time running. And this time he has done it in record time – five days, to be exact.
‘Ek ThaTiger’ is Yash Raj’s first film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark and this is Khan’s fourth century. He now counts himself among the likes of Aamir Khan and Ajay Devgn who are among actors whose films have crossed Rs 100 crore nett in collections.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures on Monday. “Ek Tha Tiger is @BeingSalmanKhan’s 4th century (100 cr), the other three being Dabangg (147 crore), Ready (122 crore) and Bodyguard (148 crore),” Adarsh said.
He said ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has set a new record for the fastest 100 crore grosser ever. “India actual: Sun 23.06 cr. Total: 100.16 cr nett. SUPERB. Fastest 100 cr grosser ever – 5 days (Hindi films). NEW RECORD!” he said.
Eid has always proved lucky for Khan. The films he released on Eid have all done exceptionally well. “Ek Tha Tiger Eid festivities begin. Mon to Wed biz will be spectacular, again. Like I said on Thu morning, picture abhi baaki hain…,” Adarsh said.
The film stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Shorey and Girish Karnad.