Salman Khan’s new hit film Tiger 3 has scored Rs 183 crore so far at the domestic box office, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh describing Thursday’s collection of Rs 18 crore as “strong.” The film, which has been impacted by the World Cup semi-finals, should do well on Friday evening and Saturday but earnings will be hit again on Sunday when India will play Australia in the final of the World Cup. As always, the bulk of revenue has been contributed by the mass circuits.
This is the third film in the blockbuster Tiger franchise and the fifth addition to the popular YRF Spy Universe. While Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reprise their roles as the titular Tiger aka Avinash Singh Rathore, and Zoya, Emraan Hashmi joins the cast as the primary antagonist.
“Tiger 3 holds strongly on Day 5, with collections similar to Bhai Dooj holiday, on a working Thursday. Sunday 43 cr, Monday 58 cr, Tuesday 43.50 cr, Wednesday 20.50 cr, Thursday 18 cr. Total: Rs 183 cr. India biz. Hindi version,” posted Taran Adarsh, “The mass pockets continue to dominate, contributing a large chunk of revenue… Biz on Fri [evening onwards] and Sat should be strong, but will be severely impacted on Sun due to IND vs AUS World Cup final match [2 pm onwards].” He added a breakup of the regional score.
#Tiger3 holds strongly on Day 5, with collections similar to #BhaiDooj holiday, on a working Thu… Sun 43 cr, Mon 58 cr, Tue 43.50 cr, Wed 20.50 cr, Thu 18 cr. Total: ₹ 183 cr. #India biz. #Hindi version. #Boxoffice
The mass pockets continue to dominate, contributing a large… pic.twitter.com/FTjA19s1qF
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 17, 2023
The viewership of Tiger 3 was greatly affected on Wednesday by the World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand. As per Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh: “Tiger 3 started off well in morning shows on Day 4, but business took a severe hit post 1 pm due to the crucial IND vs NZ semi-final cricket match. The fall in Tiger 3 was more pronounced due to the record-breaking viewership of the match. Tiger 3 Sunday 43 cr, Monday 58 cr, Tuesday 43.50 cr, Wednesday 20.50 cr. Total: ₹ 165 cr. India biz. Hindi version,” along with a breakup of the regional total.
#Tiger3 started off well in morning shows on Day 4, but business took a severe hit post 1 pm due to the crucial #INDvsNZ semi-final cricket match.
The fall in #Tiger3 was more pronounced due to the record-breaking viewership of the match.#Tiger3 Sun 43 cr, Mon 58 cr, Tue 43.50… pic.twitter.com/9RzNjZmWSp
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 16, 2023
That the day 4 earnings would be affected by the World Cup match was predicted by Taran Adarsh in an earlier post. Offering details of day 3 earnings, he wrote: “Salman Khan scores his biggest 3-day total with Tiger 3. Tiger 3 shows an excellent hold on Day 3. Mass circuits are clearly calling the shots. Sunday 43 cr, Monday 58 cr, Tuesday 43.50 cr. Total: ₹ 144.50 cr. India biz. Hindi version. National chains were down 5.48% [vis-a-vis Sun], while single screens/mass centres performed better than Sun… Tiger 3 will be impacted today (Wednesday) due to the crucial IND Vs NZ semi-final cricket match (2 pm onwards).”
SALMAN KHAN SCORES HIS BIGGEST *3-DAY* TOTAL WITH ‘TIGER 3’… #Tiger3 shows EXCELLENT HOLD on Day 3… Mass circuits are clearly calling the shots… Sun 43 cr, Mon 58 cr, Tue 43.50 cr. Total: ₹ 144.50 cr. #India biz. #Hindi version. #Boxoffice
National chains were down 5.48%… pic.twitter.com/cXsLFQIVTC
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 15, 2023
Until day 3, Tiger 3 was Bollywood’s third biggest hit of the year after Jawan and Pathaan and Salman Khan’s biggest theatrical opening, so far. About the film, NDTV’s Saibal Chatterjee wrote, “In his third outing as superspy Avinash Singh Rathore alias Tiger, Salman Khan, with aid of a story by producer Aditya Chopra and a screenplay from Shridhar Raghavan, proves that there is always a great deal of purchase from the spectacle of an irrepressible hero leaping off all kinds of perches and landing on his feet. The lead actor’s star power comes in handy, but Tiger 3 (like Pathaan and unlike War) is gender-agnostic. Katrina Kaif is allowed almost as much of the action as the invincible Tiger, whose death-defying feats return in the third instalment in a bigger and more brazen form.”
Tiger 3 has been produced and written by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films and directed by Maneesh Sharma.
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