Yash Raj Films can well be assured that their spy universe will continue to grow and flourish. If the response so far to Tiger 3 is any indication, then War 2 is already on a solid footing and when Tiger vs Pathaan comes, then it would be on an altogether different level.
However, before that let's talk about Tiger 3 first. The film has scored quite heavily in its first three days so far, even without a conventional weekend and in the process has gone past the weekend score of 2017 release Tiger Zinda Hai. It's good to see the Tiger franchise growing and it also pretty much confirms that Tiger 4 would now be in the making as well.
The film which still occupies the top slot is Pathaan and to think of it, when it comes to the Pathaan franchise, then it's the first one in the list. Hence, from debut perspective it has already done well enough, though one can't deny the fact that Salman Khan's contribution as Tiger pushed forward its case by a huge distance, just like Shah Rukh Khan's entry in Tiger 3 did for the Salman Khan. In that sense, War was pretty much a standalone film as it was not just the first in the War franchise but also came sans any support from the 'spy universe’.
This is how the weekend/first three days’ numbers of the spy universe offerings from YRF look like:
Pathaan – Rs. 166.75 crores
Tiger 3 – Rs. 148.50 crores
Tiger Zinda Hai – Rs. 114.93 crores
War – Rs. 100.15 crores
Ek Tha Tiger – Rs. 60.42 crores
The next release in this universe is set to be War 2 and the target that the Hrithik Roshan and Jr. NTR starrer will have in mind is Rs. 200 crores. One now waits to see if it happens indeed!
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources