MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: Salman Khan’s Christmas release Tiger Zinda Hai has not only broken records of 2017, it has also trampled some of Khan’s previous ones.
The film also starring Katrina Kaif made over Rs 45 crore on Sunday, a single-day record for a Hindi film. The weekend total of Rs 114.93 crore is also one of the biggest debuts ever seen for a Hindi film. Before this, Khan’s Sultan earned Rs 105 crore in three days.
The 2016 film, which released on Eid and was also directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, went on to earn Rs 180 crore at the box office in the five-day weekend.
Earlier, trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted, ‘#TigerZindaHai emerges BOXOFFICE CHAMPION… Shows TERRIFIC trending on Day 2… All set to cross ₹ 100 cr today [Day 3]… Fri 34.10 cr [updated], Sat 35.30 cr. Total: ₹ 69.40 cr. India biz… Biz will be HUGE today and tomorrow [Christmas].’
While its box office figures are impressive, Tiger Zinda Hai is chasing tough targets. Made at an approximate budget of Rs 150 crore, the film must earn Rs 300 crore to post a profit.