Ek Tha Tiger has not only opened to packed houses, if initial trade reports are to be believed, the movie has set new records on the day 1 of its release. The Salman-Katrina starrer has broken the first day records of Hrithik's Agneepath and SRK's RA.One.
The film reportedly amassed over Rs. 30 crore on Wednesday.
"To state that #EkThaTiger has created History would be wrong. Wed figures are BEYOND HISTORIC," tweeted trade expert Taran Adarsh.
"#EkThaTiger Wed biz still being compiled. Yashraj still getting data. So one can only estimate. Anywhere between 32 to 35 cr nett. Ab bolo!" he added.
"#EkThaTiger biz on Wed is humungous, historic. But wait for Eid celebrations. It will create History *again*. Picture abhi baaki hain!" Adarsh's another tweet read.
"The 1st day box office collections of Ek Tha Tiger can be simply termed in one word as 'spectacular'. Something like this has never before happened in Bollywood. The movie made an approx 30 Crores (as per early estimates) on it's Day 1 at the Indian box office. Ek Tha Tiger did not just do good in a few circuits as there is really no circuit where the movie didn't break apart a set record," reports Koimoi.com.
"Ek Tha Tiger has smashed the opening day collections of Hrithik Roshan's Agneepath which had amassed a mammoth 23 Crores. The movie also broke the much hyped Shahrukh Khan's Ra.One opening day record of 25 Crores. Salman is out to break all the box office records ever set in India," adds the website.
Overseas records smashed!
The film is doing outstanding business in overseas market.
"#EkThaTiger storms Overseas markets. Starts with a BANG... UK Wed £ 96,663 ... Australia Wed A$ 72,617. Mind-blowing figures!" tweeted Adarsh.
"#EkThaTiger in CI circuit, #Bodyguard, till now, was the biggest opener [91.50 lacs]. #EkThaTiger collects 1.38 cr, thus creating History," he added.
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