'Ek Tha Tiger' likely to cross 200 crores mark

Trade analysts are anticipating that ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ will do business around 200 crores.

The reasons are many. It releases on 15th August.  It can run successfully for one week, till Eid. No other major film is releasing in this period. The movie casts Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif together a long time after their separation. Plus, all Salman’s movies released during Eid have the track record of grossing a good collection.

Though director Kabir Khan disagrees he feels the story too matters, and Salman can only help him get a good opening day. He said, "I feel the film has stamina to run for a very long time. I hope the film goes way beyond the opening which is dependent on Salman. After that it is me and the film that I have made. I feel it has the strength to go a long way." 

Girsih Wankhede, DGM of Cinemax India also hopes it will cross 200 crores mark. He said, “Ek tha Tiger is likely to cross 200 crores from India. Not only that the film will break and create many new records at the box-office." The highest ever grossing film in India is ‘3 Idiots’. It earned 300 crores.

Akash Saxena, CEO, of Big Cinemas said, “Ek Tha Tiger will be the biggest grosser, as it has the advantage of an extended weekend and high demand for the film.” It is likely to do well in overseas market too. A prominent Indian channel reported that all the tickets are sold out in Dubai, prior to one week of its release.

Salman too claimed that, when he said to the channel, “I’ve heard that no one’s getting tickets in Dubai. A week after the bookings opened, it is sold-out. This is nine days before the release of the film.” The rumor is some multiplexes are also trying to up the price of the tickets to cash on the buzz surrounding it. Salman’s previous movies ‘Ready’ and ‘Bodyguard’ were priced higher than their usual rate as well.

As one of Salman’s fan said, “I’ve already booked my tickets for the first show. There’s no rush now, but I don’t want to take any chances. I’m a huge Salman fan and I have always watched his movie first day, first show.” 

The hype surrounding ETT is really massive. Fans are eagerly waiting for its release.