First day, Fantastic Show: Salman's fans give him the best Eidi
Friday, August 17, 2012 13:21 IST
As Salman starrer 'Ek Tha Tiger' shatters box-office records, here's a look at films that have got grand opening

Salman Khan's 'Ek Tha Tiger' has shattered box office records by raking in over Rs.32.95 crore on the opening day.

Sohail Khan is happy at the stupendous opening of "Ek Tha Tiger" and says it's the best "Eidi" Salman Khan's fans could give him.

"It's the happiest feeling anyone can have. I have seen the film, it's a superb film. I think it's the best Eidi that Salman bhai's fans could give him," Sohail said here Thursday at a special screening of the film.

"This film caters to youngest to the oldest. This is one film the whole family can go and watch together," he added.

According to reports, "Ek Tha Tiger" did a whopping business of Rs.32.95 crore in India alone on the opening day, breaking the record set by "Agneepath" that collected Rs.25 crore on the first day.

Sohail said the film's success is a proof that Salman is a true tiger.

"Yes, he has got a heart of a tiger. If you see, he has been working for the past 22 years. He has taken his time and the foundation is much stronger today.

"He is not like the paper tiger actors who feel if they come in front of media and create some kind of attention, they can create stardom. It is the love of the fans you have to gather for years to come to the position that Salman has come to," Sohail said.

"But you know, he is what his fans have made him. Really happy that he has got this loyal fan following," he added.

Here's a look at films that have got a grand opening in recent times

'Agneepath' raked in Rs. 23 crore on day one

The first day collections of 'Bodyguard' touched Rs. 20 crore

'RA.One' earned Rs. 18 cr on the day of its release

'Don 2' grossed Rs.15.3 crore on day one

'Rowdy Rathore' managed to collect Rs. 15.10 crore

'Dabangg' was bang on with Rs. 14.25 crore

Housefull 2' raked in Rs. 14 crore

'3 Idiots' the film that set off the 'crore race', earned Rs. 13.5 crore

Bol Bachchan' delivered opening day returns of Rs. 12.10 crore

Despite mixed reviews, 'Cocktail' opened with Rs. 11 crore
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