Tiger Zinda Hai has been one of the most anticipated films of this year since it sees Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif reunite onscreen after five long years. The onscreen duo has impressed many with their high octane stunts and performances that were exhibited in the trailer and promos. However, will it be able to impress at the ticket windows?

Let’s see, Tiger Zinda Hai is the sequel to the Kabir Khan directorial Ek Tha Tiger (2012), which made such box office records that set the bar for every Salman Khan film to come. And this one has many challenges to overcome. However, with the heavy promotions and the likes of Aditya Chopra and Salman Khan coming together, this film intends to set its own new bars up high. ALSO READ: Hichki Trailer Out: Rani Mukerji Retains Her Cha-Cha-Charm Like None Other

Talking about the same, trade expert Akshaye Rathi tells us, “For the opening day expect anything upwards of Rs 35 crore. Like you see it’s been a significantly long while since the mass audience has had anything to move to, the last entertainer being Golmaal for Diwali. So I guess this is the time for the box office to finally go ballistic and end the year, which has been rather bad, on a high note.”

And the collection over the weekend? “I think a definite century. I guess a 100 is definite. It could be 120, 140, 150, anything. This is Aditya Chopra and Salman Khan coming together, which is a combination that has been phenomenal. When Ek Tha Tiger had come, it was the highest grossing movie of Salman’s career back then. Then came Sultan, which became the highest grossing. So you see TZH can become the highest grossing film of Salman’s career. ALSO READ: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif Good Friends Or Lovers? Check Out These 5 Pictures And Decide!

So with the Rs 100 crore seemingly certain over the weekend, the Salman Khan starrer is already a blockbuster in many aspects. The advanced booking has also been quite busy, which means Tiger Zinda Hai has plans to make a serious buck out there. The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial releases this Friday, on December 22.