Ek Tha Tiger box office report: Domestic collections to miss Rs 200-crore mark?

The good run of Raaz 3 ensures Ek Tha Tiger doesn’t reach the coveted Rs 200-crore figure. And now Barfi! and Heroine are expected to further dent collections for the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif film

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s blockbuster Ek Tha Tiger crossed Rs 200 crore all right, but those figures included both domestic and overseas box office collections. On home turf, the sought after figure still eludes Ek Tha Tiger, halted suddenly in its dream run by the success of Bipasha Basu and Emraan Hashmi’s Raaz 3 that collected Rs 36 crore on opening.

“Salman’s movie has made Rs 197.5 crores until Monday (September 10). Raaz 3 has definitely affected its collections,” confirmed Girish Wankhede, Deputy GM – Corporate Communications & Public Relations, Cinemax India Ltd.

And the spy thriller might not reach Rs 200 crore in India after all, thanks to upcoming films like Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi! and Kareena Kapoor’s Heroine. Which means – Ek Tha Tiger’s multi-crore gallop at the Indian box office might end this September – without overtaking Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots record.