Salman Khan’s mega action entertainer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has taken a gigantic opening to become the biggest non-holiday opener of all time! Yash Raj Film’s high octane visual spectacle, also starring Katrina Kaif in the lead, earned Rs 33.75 crore in India as it raced past the previous non-holiday record held by ‘Dhoom 3’. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is also the second highest opening of 2017, after ‘Bahubali: The Conclusion’ whose Hindi version made Rs 41 crore on its first day.
Commenting on the spectacular opening of the film, director Ali Abbas Zafar says, “It is an overwhelming and a humbling moment. I thank the audiences for showering so much love on ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’. The cast and crew and the entire YRF team have toiled their hearts out and this incredible success will be cherished by all of us. I’m delighted that the film has lived up to the expectations of the fans of India’s biggest action hero Salman Khan and that audiences are enjoying the film across the country and giving us such huge thumbs up.”
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ features one of Bollywood’s biggest action hero attempting to take down an army of enemies as he goes on an impossible mission to save nurses held as hostage in war-torn Iraq. The film opened to outstanding reviews from audiences and fans and the business is expected to exponentially grow over the huge Christmas holiday weekend. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ opened to a massive 4600 screens in India and is made on a mammoth budget of Rs 150 crore.