Chennai: Salman Khan's Ek Tha Tiger has got an earth-shattering opening in Chennai. The movie, which is released in 45 screens in Tamil Nadu, ran to packed houses in and around the city.
Traders say that as there were no big Tamil releases, Ek Tha Tiger was grandly welcomed by Tamil audience. It is noted that very rarely a Hindi movie gets such an opening in the state, as the Bollywood movies are still not so popular in Tamil Nadu.
While Ek Tha Tiger did an amazing business in and around Chennai, the other regions got decent response, say traders. The Salman Khan starrer movie is distributed by Sathyam Cinema and it is released in 20 screens in Chennai alone. In the recent times, Shahrukh Khan's Ra.One and Akshay Kumar's Rowdy Rathore (Hindi version of Siruthai), did notable business at the Chennai Box Office.
The theatres across the country screening Ek Tha Tiger were overflowing with movie buffs within and outside in the morning shows. In many places, the theatre owners had to call the police to control the mob. Trade analysts have already predicted that Ek Tha Tiger would collect Rs 27 to 30 crores nett on the first day.
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger is an out-and-out action entertainer. It is directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Yash Raj Films. Sathyam Cinemas is distributing the movie in Tamil Nadu.