DAY 1: Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff win the box office 'WAR', register the biggest opening in the history of Hindi cinema


Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s WAR has created history on day 1 of its release. The biggest action spectacle of Bollywood lived up to its massive pre-release hype as it collected 53.35 crore nett all India (Hindi : Rs 51.60 crore and Tamil & Telugu - Rs 1.75 crore).

War created 8 new milestones with its opening collections and set massive benchmarks for the industry. Here are the following records that War smashed with its incredible opening day: 1. Biggest Opening in the history of Hindi cinema 2. Biggest Opening for Hrithik 3. Biggest Opening for Tiger 4. Biggest opening for director Siddharth Anand 5.Biggest all time holiday Opening 6. YRF’s Biggest All Time Opener 7. Biggest opening for an original film which is not a sequel or a spin off 8. Biggest opening for a film releasing on Gandhi Jayanti.

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Director Siddharth Anand thanks audiences for War’s record smashing opening and says that he is delighted the film is being hailed as genre-defining in Indian cinema. He stated, “It is truly overwhelming and gratifying to get this kind of love from audiences for our hard work in making War a truly big screen spectacle. Having two of the biggest action superstars of Indian cinema, we had the immense responsibility to give audiences a never seen before visual experience and I feel hugely validated that people across the country have loved our action entertainer that has pushed the envelop of action genre in India.” 

Produced by YRF, War released in 4000 screens. The film is receiving unanimous love and appreciation from critics and audiences alike for delivering a never seen before action spectacle and a superb story with twists and turns that keeps audiences at the edge of their seats till the end. Siddharth congratulated his lead actors on this electrifying opening day number. “I congratulate Hrithik and Tiger on this huge success and thank them for their faith in the vision. I also share this moment with Vaani, all the actors and the entire team that has worked tirelessly on this film to make War a huge winner at the box office,” he added. 

For the unversed, Tiger's previous action film Baaghi 2 garnered a massive first day opening of 25 crores but with WAR, the actor had totally carved a new niche for himself as the film opened to a whopping Rs 53.35 crores on the first day itself which is more than two times of the actor's previous film - setting blazing records.

The high-octane film, which also stars Vaani Kapoor opposite Hrithik, sees the two superstars pitted in a massive showdown which has mesmerised audiences of all ages across India.