Tiger 3 is highest-grossing Diwali Day in Hindi Cinema History.
Marked Salman Khan’s most successful opening in his career.
The movie earned ₹44 crore nett in India.
Tiger 3, the newest installment in Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Tiger franchise, made an impressive mark at the global box office, garnering a hefty ₹94 crore, on its opening day, according to statistics released by the production company Yash Raj Films.
YRF’s poster proclaimed that Tiger 3 had achieved the title of ‘highest-grossing Diwali day in Hindi cinema history’ and also claimed the spot as the ‘highest-grossing overseas opening day (inclusive of paid previews) in Hindi cinema history’.
The movie earned ₹44 crore nett in India (₹52 crore gross) and $5 million (₹41 crore) in international markets, bringing the gross total to ₹94 crore.
Taran Adarsh, the film trade analyst, tweeted that Tiger 3 marked the most successful opening in Salman Khan’s career.
He highlighted the top five openers, stating that Tiger 3 earned ₹43 crore on its first day, surpassing the opening day earnings of Khan’s previous films like Bharat, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan, and Tiger Zinda Hai in the Indian market.
Tiger 3 is the third installment of the Tiger series and part of the YRF Spy Universe, joining other successful films like War and Pathaan.
Alongside its main cast, including Salman Khan and Emraan Hashmi, the movie notably features cameo appearances from Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan and Hrithik Roshan’s character Kabir from War.
It’s worth noting that Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 previously held the record for the highest Diwali day collection by a single movie, earning ₹15 crore on Diwali day, which happened to be the film’s third day.
Tiger 3 has emerged as the top opener for Khan since the 2019 movie Bharat, which grossed ₹42.30 crore. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, this film, like its predecessors—Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai—centers on a new mission involving the characters of RA&W agent Tiger (Salman) and ISI agent Zoya (Katrina Kaif).
The franchise began with Ek Tha Tiger in 2012, directed by Kabir Khan. In 2017, the series expanded with Tiger Zinda Hai, helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar.