Having become the fastest film in Bollywood history to reach the 100 crore mark at box office, the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger is now eyeing a bigger record: that of the top lifetime net grosser of all time.
It’s still early days to jump to conclusion, since a film’s lifetime business can only be ascertained after it has exhausted its run at theatres, but going by the estimates that are being drawn up, Ek Tha Tiger does look like a contender to venture closer to Aamir Khan’s all-time blockbuster 3 Idiots.
In case you don’t know, 3 Idiots sits pretty on top of the list of all-time net grossers of Bollywood with a lifetime business of Rs. 202.57 crore. It’s a daunting number and no Bollywood film has ventured close to it. Presently, Salman Khan’s Bodyguard is second on the list with the lifetime nett collection of 140.95 crore.
Ek Tha Tiger is sure to cross the Bodyguard record but the jury is still out on whether it will scrape past the 3 Idiots lifetime collection.
A few months back, at a function felicitation Sachin Tendulkar on his 100th ton, Salman Khan had joked about how he (Salman) has been trying to break Aamir Khan’s record (of 3 Idiots) but only in vain. Well, now Salman’s wish may be granted. But it’s still too early to call.