Yash Raj-Salman Khan Ek Tha Tiger (ETT) is all that it was billed to be – on opening day, at least. The film, which took a phenomenal 100-per cent opening across India, is expected to break records and become the highest first-day grosser at Rs 30 crore.
Salman Khan has always had tremendous success at the ticket counter during Eid, and today being a national holiday helped considerably. Tradewallahs believe the film will clock the fastest Rs 100 crore in the history of Indian cinema.
In Mumbai, Vinay Choksey of VIP Enterprises says, “In Mumbai, the response to the film has been astonishing. The first-day collections will be around Rs 30 crore all-India and Rs 11 crore in Mumbai. The film benefited from the national holiday today but collections will drop tomorrow as it is a working day. The film will cross Rs 90 crore post the long weekend as Monday is an Eid holiday.”
In Gujarat, Ajay Bagbai of Rajvi Trade Link adds, “Although the film is running house full, it has received a mixed response from the audience. The first half is a little slow but Salman Khan fans will watch the film anyway. So the film’s all-India, first-day collections will be around Rs 30-32 crore and Gujarat-Saurashtra is estimated at Rs 4 crore. Tomorrow will witness a 40-per cent drop. But by the weekend, collections will total Rs 130 crore.”
In Delhi UP, Sanjay Ghai of Mukta Arts says, “Without a doubt, this film will be a blockbuster. On its first day, all-India collections will be around Rs 32 crore and in UP-Delhi, close to Rs 7 crore. By Monday, the movie will join the 100-crore club.”
In Punjab, Surendra Saluja of Lakshya Movies says, “The first-day collections of ETT received an extraordinary response. The evening shows are also house full. In East Punjab, the film will earn Rs 1.5 crore but collections will drop tomorrow. The momentum will pick up in no time, during the long weekend.”
In West Bengal, Debashish Dey of Aum Moviez says, “ETT has elicited an extremely positive response and the film is a pure treat for Salman Khan fans. It is not a typically commercial film like Dabangg or Bodyguard and it has a niche-like look. On its first day in West Bengal, it will earn close to Rs 1.5 crore.”