Salman Khan's highly anticipated film, "Tiger 3," is creating quite a buzz in the Bollywood industry as it gears up for release on an unconventional day, Sunday, November 12th. This strategic move is aimed at capitalizing on the festive spirit of Diwali and is seen as a departure from the traditional Friday releases.
The actor appears determined to set new records, particularly aiming to surpass the box office success of Shah Rukh Khan's recent films, "Pathaan" and "Jawan." Pre-release excitement for "Tiger 3" is palpable, with advance bookings already in full swing.
Within the first 24 hours of ticket sales across major national multiplex chains - PVR, INOX, and Cinepolis, collectively referred to as PIC - the movie has managed to secure over 57,000 bookings. To provide context, "Jawan" and "Pathaan" achieved remarkable ticket sales of 1,40,000 and 1,20,000, respectively, within the same 24-hour timeframe, despite being released on regular working days.
Tiger 3 Box Office Outlook
While "Tiger 3" has shown promise in terms of pre-sales, it currently falls behind "Jawan" and "Pathaan" in these initial numbers. Barring a significant surge in spot bookings and walk-ins, it may not surpass the first-day collections of "Pathaan" (55 crores) or "Jawan" (65 crores), despite the Sunday release.
Nevertheless, industry experts anticipate "Tiger 3" to open strongly with an impressive 38-40 crore at the box office on its opening day, a testament to its star power and audience anticipation. This solid start sets the stage for what could be a successful run at the box office for the film.
As "Tiger 3" readies for its Sunday release, the film industry and fans alike are eagerly awaiting its performance. With Salman Khan in the lead, paired with Katrina Kaif, and a story known for its action-packed sequences, "Tiger 3" is poised to deliver an entertainment extravaganza that may leave its mark on the Bollywood box office this Diwali season.
Moviegoers will be closely watching how this unique release strategy pays off, and whether it helps Salman Khan's "Tiger 3" roar louder than its competitors.