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Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,347,774Details
International Box Office $60,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $62,347,774
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  8. Trailer


In the dark world of intelligence and espionage there are shadows without faces and faces without names. Governments fight shadow battles through these soldiers of the unknown. Battles have no rules, no limits. Nobody on the outside knows what goes on in these secret organizations. All information is guarded in the name of national security. But some stories escape the fiercely guarded classified files, stories that become legends. This is a film about one such story, a story that is spoken about only in hushed whispers, a story that shook the very foundation of this dark world. But like all reports that come out of this uncertain world, nobody will ever confirm those events. It may or may not have happened.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,988 $2,347,774
All Time International Box Office (Rank 1,301-1,400) 1,362 $60,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,201-2,300) 2,205 $62,347,774
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,007 $2,347,774

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Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 15th, 2012 (Limited) by Yash Raj Films
International Releases: August 16th, 2012 (Wide) (Malaysia)
August 17th, 2012 (Wide) (Nigeria)
August 17th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
September 14th, 2012 (Wide) (Vietnam)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 133 minutes
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Keywords: Bollywood, Secret Agent, Martial Arts, Romance, Romeo and Juliet Romance
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Yash Raj Films
Production Countries: India

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Girish Karnad    Shenoy
Ranveer Shorey    Gopi

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Production and Technical Credits

Aditya Chopra    Producer
Aseem Mishra    Director of Photography
Kabir Khan    Screenwriter
Neelesh Misra    Screenwriter
Aditya Chopra    Story Creator
Sohail Sen    Composer
Sajid Wajid    Composer
Aashish Singh    Executive Producer
Vaibhavi Merchant    Choreography
Ahmed Khan    Choreography
Rameshwar S. Bhagat    Editor
Debasish Mishra    Sound Mixer
Dwarak Warrier    Sound Mixer
Sukant Panigrahy    Production Designer
John Hand    Production Designer
Melih Boragan    Production Designer
Carlos Urdanivia    Production Designer
Worapol Dhanashoit    Production Designer

Per Theater Chart: Sleepwalk Runs to the Top

August 29th, 2012

Sleepwalk With Me found its way on top of the per theater chart with $68,801 in one theater. This is higher than the per theater average for the opening of The Avengers, which was the goal of the filmmakers after their fake fight with Joss Whedon. Samsara opened with an average of $38,111 in two theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 club was Space Station with $14,268 in one theater. More...

International Box Office: International Box Office is Essential for The Expendables

August 23rd, 2012

The Expendables 2 earned first place during its international debut with $23.01 million on 3,741 screens in 19 markets. It was led by Russia where it made $8.12 million on 804 during its opening weekend. It also topped the chart in Mexico ($3.32 million on 1,249) and in Italy ($1.91 million on 379). It only managed fourth place in the U.K. with $3.12 million on 451 screens. By comparison, The Expendables earned much less in Russia, Mexico, and Italy, but much more in the U.K. Overall, the sequel has made a little more than its predecessor, but it is too soon to tell where it will end up. More...

Per Theater Chart: Cosmopolis is Cosmopolitan

August 22nd, 2012

Cosmopolis led the way on the per theater chart with an excellent opening of $70,000 in three theaters for an average of $23,446. Given its reviews, I'm not sure it will do well as it expands. Robot and Frank was also strong with an average of $17,770 in two theaters, while Compliance was right behind with $16,427 in one theater. Ek Tha Tiger didn't quite reach the $10,000 club over the weekend with an average of $9,655, but it was a Wednesday release, so had it opened on Friday, it likely would have easily made the cut.


Frank Discussion about Limited Releases

August 17th, 2012

Late August is a poor time of year for wide releases, but it is also usually not a good time of year for limited releases. It is too late to take advantage of the summer holidays, but it is also too early for Awards Season. However, there are nine films on this week's list, several of which are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Chicken and Plums, Compliance, Robot and Frank, and Side by Side are all earning amazing reviews. There are also several others that are earning good, but not great reviews. There might be too many good films coming out this week and the competition could cause one or two films that truly deserve to earn some measure of mainstream success from reaching their potential. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/08/17 14 $1,139,340   118 $9,655   $1,484,404 1
2012/08/24 22 $434,516 -62% 119 $3,651   $2,347,774 2

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/08/17 14 $1,568,194   118 $13,290   $1,913,258 2
2012/08/24 25 $434,516 -72% 119 $3,651   $2,347,774 3

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Malaysia 8/16/2012 $0 0 9 20 $128,400 12/11/2015
Nigeria 8/17/2012 $0 0 4 5 $108,723 12/11/2015
United Kingdom 8/17/2012 $843,718 68 68 185 $2,238,549 12/11/2015
Vietnam 9/14/2012 $13,375 8 8 19 $58,008 12/11/2015
Rest of World $57,466,320
International Total$60,000,000 12/11/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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