Tiger Zinda Hai is a roaring Success for Salman Khan

Tiger Zinda Hai brings both Bollywood and Salman Khan success after an arguably disappointing year. The film has collected Rs 310 crore worldwide so far.

Katrina and Salman in Tiger Zinda Hai

The action movie has become the 20th highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

Tiger Zinda Hai promised to bring action and excitement to Bollywood. It has not only fulfilled this ambition, but it’s become a massive success for Salman Khan.

Currently, it has collected Rs 310 crore (approx. £36 million) worldwide!

As a result, the action movie has become the 20th highest-grossing Indian film of all time. Previously, Hindi comedy Golmaal Again held this position. But Tiger Zindi Hai has beaten its collection of Rs 309.37 crore.

Released on 22nd December 2017, Salman Khan’s latest venture proved an immediate hit with audiences. Within 5 days, it earned Rs 173.07 crore (approx. £2o million) in Indian cinemas.

It now hails as Salman’s 12th consecutive flick to surpass the Rs 100 crore mark. But, perhaps even more spectacular, it is his highest-earning film within 3 days of release and 2017’s highest-grossing weekend Hindi film.

With these stellar accolades, many hope it will continue its excellent run. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh told The Hindustan Times:

“We can expect a good run because there are no major releases over the next few weeks. Hopefully, this will spill over to next year as well.”

In addition, Forbes contributor Rob Cain estimates the film could even surpass the Rs 475 crore mark (approx. £55 million). If it does indeed reach this landmark, Salman Khan would end the year on a high!

Earlier in 2017, he starred in historical drama Tubelight. While it received a lot of hype and excitement, this didn’t spill out into release day. In fact, it became one of the most disappointing films of the year.

Reports even told how a Bollywood distributor lost money due to its low earnings, especially with the high budget.

While the industry has made a lot of hype and noise over Tiger Zinda Hai, it appears the anticipation is deserving. As Salman jumps back into the iconic role of Indian spy Tiger, fans have loved the film’s fast-paced action and drama.

What then could be the secret to its achievement? Some experts have given their thoughts, such as director Akshaye Rathi. He believes fans enjoy seeing Salman in edgy, thrilling roles, saying:

“A star in India needs to stay true to his fan base. Salman’s fans can believe he moves mountains, but he can’t do it just with his thoughts like in Tubelight. With Tiger Zinda Hai, he is truly in his zone.”

It seems then the success road stretches further and further for the popular actor. Back on form with this thrilling film, fans have welcomed back Salman at the box office.

But could the movie surpass the highest-earning 2017 Indian film, Baahubali 2? Time will tell – but we can’t wait to see what happens next!

Sarah is an English and Creative Writing graduate who loves video games, books and looking after her mischievous cat Prince. Her motto follows House Lannister's "Hear Me Roar".

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