Salman Khan’s mega action entertainer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has taken a gigantic opening to become the biggest non-holiday opener of all time in India. Yash Raj Films’ high octane visual spectacle, also starring Katrina Kaif in the lead, earned £3.95 Million (INR 33.75 crores nett) in India as it raced past the previous non-holiday record held by ‘Dhoom 3’ (also a Yash Raj film).
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ has Bollywood’s biggest action hero attempting to take down an army of enemies as he goes on an impossible mission to save nurses held as hostage in war-torn Iraq. The film opened to outstanding reviews from audiences and fans and the business is expected to exponentially grow over the huge Christmas holiday weekend. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ opened to a massive 5700 screens worldwide, with India screen count being a mammoth 4600.
Commenting on the spectacular opening of the film, Ali Abbas Zafar says, “It is an overwhelming and a humbling moment. I thank the audiences for showering so much love on Tiger Zinda Hai. The cast and crew and the entire YRF team have toiled their hearts out and this incredible success will be cherished by all of us. I’m delighted that the film has lived up to the expectations of the fans of India’s biggest action hero Salman Khan and that audiences are enjoying the film across the country and giving such such huge thumbs up.”