Based on the response for the morning shows, trade analysts and exhibitors believe the opening day collections could be anywhere between 30-35 crores! Like we mentioned in the box office prediction, the jump in business from Dabangg to Bodyguard was 40%. If Ek Tha Tiger manages the same, the opening day would be around 28-29 crores.
But since a few circuits (like Mysore), where Salman Khan films don’t usually break records, has exceeded expectations, there is a good chance the film might comfortably cross the 30 crore mark.
Komal Nahta on Twitter said “Exhibitors early estimates for 1st day ETT all-India net:30 crore plus! Yes, 30 plus!! Some say, 32! B.O. history being written on historic day.”
Taran Adarsh believes the film could do 35 crores on it’s opening day “Too early to predict. Ek Tha Tiger first day business. 30 cr seems definite *as per trends*. 35 cr possible too.”
These are insane figures, considering the fact that only 13 films in 2012 have LIFETIME business of more than 30 crores!
Salman Khan is clearly in a league of his own here. In 2012, it’s unlikely any film will get anywhere close to such staggering numbers in its opening day, apart from Dabangg 2 of course.