Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has once again demonstrated his star power with the highly anticipated release of ‘Tiger 3’. The film, produced by Yash Raj Films, has not only achieved the biggest opening day in Salman Khan’s career but has also set a new record for the highest-grossing Diwali Day in the history of Hindi cinema. Despite a delayed release due to the Diwali festival, ‘Tiger 3’ has managed to make a remarkable impact at the global box office. Let’s delve into the details of this record-breaking debut.
The Success of ‘Tiger 3’
‘Tiger 3’ has made an impressive mark at the global box office, grossing an estimated 94 crore ($11.35M) worldwide during its opening weekend. This includes a staggering 52.5 crore ($6.3M) in India alone. Despite opening on a Sunday, which is usually considered a softer day for moviegoing, the film has shattered records for the holiday and the franchise. It has also achieved the highest overseas opening day, including paid previews. The North American box office saw ‘Tiger 3’ grossing approximately $2.25M, securing a spot in the Top 10 for the frame.
The Plot and Cast
Directed by Maneesh Sharma, ‘Tiger 3’ sees Salman Khan reprising his role as Avinash Singh ‘Tiger’ Rathore, an Indian spy. This time, Tiger finds himself framed as a traitor and embarks on a dangerous mission to clear his name and protect his family. Katrina Kaif returns as Zoya Humaimi, Tiger’s wife and a former ISI agent. Emraan Hashmi portrays the antagonist, Aatish Rehman. The film also features special appearances by Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan and Hrithik Roshan as Kabir from the film ‘War’.
Record-Breaking Opening Day
‘Tiger 3’ has not only surpassed the success of its predecessors, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012) and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ (2017), but it has also outperformed other spin-offs like ‘War’ and ‘Pathaan’. The film has achieved the biggest opening day in the main Tiger franchise. Additionally, it is the third-best opening day for a Hindi movie in India this year, trailing only behind Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jawan’ and ‘Pathaan’. The success of ‘Tiger 3’ on its debut day is a testament to Salman Khan’s immense popularity and the anticipation surrounding the film.
The Impact of Diwali Release
Diwali, also known as Laxmi Pooja, is one of the most celebrated festivals in India. It is a time when families come together to celebrate and enjoy various forms of entertainment, including movies. Despite the challenges posed by the delayed release on Diwali Day, ‘Tiger 3’ has managed to captivate audiences and break records. The film’s success on this auspicious day showcases the enduring appeal of Salman Khan and the power of Bollywood to unite people in celebration.
Box Office Performance
‘Tiger 3’ has not only performed exceptionally well in India but has also made a significant impact in international markets. The film’s global box office gross of 94 crore ($11.35M) during its opening weekend is a testament to its widespread appeal. The overseas market, including North America, has shown tremendous enthusiasm for the film, contributing to its impressive box office numbers. The success of ‘Tiger 3’ affirms Salman Khan’s status as a global superstar and highlights the immense popularity of Bollywood films worldwide.
Critical Reception and Audience Response
Apart from its box office success, ‘Tiger 3’ has garnered positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film’s gripping plot, high-octane action sequences, and stellar performances have been praised by viewers. Salman Khan’s portrayal of Tiger has been hailed as one of his best, while Katrina Kaif’s powerful performance as Zoya has also received acclaim. The chemistry between the lead actors and the engaging narrative have contributed to the film’s widespread appeal.
Future Prospects and Expectations
As ‘Tiger 3’ continues its successful run at the box office, industry experts predict that the film’s numbers will only soar higher in the coming days. With the holiday season and positive word-of-mouth, ‘Tiger 3’ is expected to attract a larger audience and achieve even greater milestones. The film’s success not only sets a benchmark for future releases but also solidifies Salman Khan’s position as one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood.
Salman Khan’s ‘Tiger 3’ has stormed the box office, making a record-breaking debut despite its delayed release on Diwali Day. The film’s phenomenal success highlights the star power of Salman Khan and the immense popularity of Bollywood films. With its gripping plot, stellar cast, and high-octane action, ‘Tiger 3’ has captivated audiences worldwide. As the film continues to break records and win hearts, it reaffirms Salman Khan’s status as the reigning superstar of Bollywood. ‘Tiger 3’ is a testament to the enduring appeal of Salman Khan and the magic of Bollywood on the global stage.