BOX OFFICE: ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ Storm Continues, Racks In Rs 320 Million On Day 1

Salman Khan's 'Ek Tha Tiger' has collected 'phenomenal' Rs 32 crores on it's opening day.
Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has collected ‘phenomenal’ Rs 32 crores on it’s opening day.

MUMBAI: The ‘Salman Khan’ hysteria has taken over the Box Office. With Hundreds of eager fans still queuing up for weekend advance booking – the madness continues to grow.

[pullquote_right]As per the early reports, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has collected Rs 320 million (32 crores) at the Box Office.[/pullquote_right]

Early estimates are in. And this is absolutely one ‘epic’ moment at the Box Office. As per the early reports, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has collected Rs 320 million (32 crores) at the Box Office. This is the highest opening ever in the history of Indian Box Office. Also, it’s a straight 40% hike from Agneepath’s record of Rs 220 million (22 crores) earlier this year.

There’s a long list of records broken by Ek Tha Tiger in city-wise collections, especially Mumbai. In Mumbai alone Ek Tha Tiger has collected approximately Rs 120 million (12 crores), which is a record-breaking high. Mumbai territory has never seen such Box Office collections.

Also in various other circuits which entered the Rs 10 million (1 crore) opening day collections ‘club’ with Salman Khan’s Bodyguard last year have recorded a significant hike for the first time.

‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has received mixed reviews from critics, but when the name ‘Salman Khan’ is attached to a film – reviews don’t matter. This is once again proved by the ongoing madness at the ticket counter, the whistles, the dancing, the screaming inside the screenings – to describe which there are no words.

To sum it up, in this very moment ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is rewriting new rules and records at the Box Office. And it’s journey to new altitudes where no other film in history has ever gone has just begun.