It’s the scenario we dreaded! Despite the ongoing festive season, Tiger 3 encounters an unexpected downturn at the ticket windows. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Emraan Hashmi starrer witnessed a dip of approximately 30% in its collections on Govardhan Pooja, typically one of the biggest box office days for Diwali releases. Surprisingly, even the advance booking on day 4 is following a similar trend. Dive into the details below!
Tiger 3 exceeded expectations in its initial two days, with Salman Khan securing his all-time highest opener at the box office, surpassing big hits like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bharat. Despite the nationwide festivities and a Sunday release, the film raked in a staggering 59.75 crores on the second day. The anticipation was for a steady or upward trajectory, but what’s unfolding is rather disappointing.
Today is a significant day for cricket enthusiasts as India faces New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup semi-final. With a large chunk of fans glued to their television screens, it’s unlikely that they will flock to theatre screens during this crucial match. This has significantly impacted the pre-booking sales of Tiger 3 on day 4.
On day 4, Tiger 3 garnered 5.75 crores gross (excluding blocked seats) through advance bookings, marking a 50.43% drop compared to the previous day’s collections of 11.60 crores. Approximately 2.42+ lakh tickets have been sold so far, presenting a worrisome situation for the Maneesh Sharma directorial. Even spot bookings or over-the-counter sales may not salvage the day, considering the prevailing factors.
Bhai Dooj, another partial holiday across the nation, coincides with today’s events. While Salman Khan’s film could have capitalized on the festival, the India vs New Zealand match poses a significant obstacle. Only time will reveal how Tiger 3 performs today, acknowledging that the film’s trajectory has deviated from predictions on most days.
The pressing need is for the spy thriller to maintain its momentum on Thursday and Friday. This weekend holds immense potential, given the absence of competition at the ticket windows. Fingers crossed!
As of now, Tiger 3 has amassed a total of 143.75 crores* in the first three days, with day 1 contributing 44.50 crores, followed by a remarkable 59.75 crores on the second day. Early trends suggest around 40 crores on the third day at the box office.