After having a thunderous opening on Sunday, November 12, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif‘s Tiger 3 has been seeing a downward trend in its earnings over the last few days. According to the early estimates of tracking website Sacnilk, director Maneesh Sharma’s film eared Rs 13 crore at the box office on Friday, taking its domestic gross total to Rs 200 crore. Tiger 3 is third instalment in the series, after Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Ali Abbas Zaffar’s Tiger Zinda Hai(2017). It is also the fifth entry in the larger YRF Spy Universe.
Tiger 3’s worldwide gross collection stands at Rs 297 crore, and it will cross the Rs 300 crore mark by Sunday, within a week of release. The action-thriller opened in theatres on Sunday, on the occasion of Diwali, and continued to do well until the Bhai Dooj holiday on Wednesday. However, Team India’s success at the ongoing Cricket World Cup tournament could have impacted the film’s performance. India will compete in the final on Sunday, which theoretically could be a big day for Tiger 3.
Even with the being sluggish in the last few days, it remains one of the fastest earning films in Salman and Katrina’s careers. On this, Salman said in a statement, “I have immense pride in being an action hero and I’m fortunate that people have loved me in this avatar in so many films. It feels great to taste success again and again with this genre because it is not an easy genre of cinema to please people with. You have to constantly reinvent and give audiences something new that they haven’t seen with each action film.”
“So, I’m grateful for the love that they have showered on me over the years and also for the love that they have given to my Tiger franchise! I have played the role of super-spy Tiger three times now. So, this appreciation feels like a hattrick of success for me. It is a character for which I have put my body on the line every single time. I have actually given it my all. So, the success of these films are also very personal to me,” he added.
Tiger 3 was made on a reported budget of Rs 300 crore, which means that it is far from being in the clear. It is also being compared closely to Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which made more than Rs 1000 crore globally earlier this year. Currently, it is the lowest grossing film of the YRF Spy Universe, but it will soon overtake the first Tiger’s Rs 335 crore lifetime global haul. It remains to be seen if it is able to surpass the Rs 475 crore and Rs 565 crore global hauls of Hrithik Roshan’s War and Tiger Zinda Hai.