New Delhi: Tiger 3 opening day numbers have turned out to be the highest-ever collections recorded on Diwali day for any Hindi film. On Sunday, Diwali day, the Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer opened to excellent numbers. Tiger 3’s all-India box office collection stood at Rs 52.50 crore GBOC. Overseas, the film earned Rs 41.50 crore GBOC. The film’s total worldwide collection stands at Rs 94 crore, The Indian Express reported quoting YRF.
Tiger 3 is also the biggest opener for Salman Khan, as his last best was Bharat, which did Rs 42.30 crore on opening day on Eid, a national holiday.
The current record for aggregated total for Diwali day is Rs 22 crore, which was the combined collection of Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Rs 12.60 crore on day one) and Ajay Devgn’s Son Of Sardaar (Rs 9.30 crore on day one), the two films that clashed in 2012.
The highest Diwali day collection by a single movie was earlier held by Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3. The superhero film netted Rs 15 crore on Diwali day, which was the film’s third day.
The opening of Tiger 3, however, is not near the two Shah Rukh Khan openers this year — Pathaan (Rs 57 crore) and Jawan (Rs 75 crore) but with a record-breaking start at the box office despite a weak day, Tiger 3 has now set itself up to enjoy the long Diwali holiday run, the report added.
The trade is expecting the film to score more than Rs 120 crore on Monday and Tuesday, and are hoping that the film would record a three-day total in the north of Rs 165 crore.