Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan is also shattering box office records worldwide, making 106 crores worldwide. On January 25, the action movie with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham opened in theatres.
Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan collected ₹57 crores at the box office in India on Wednesday. The action thriller also makes international waves as it breaks global box-office records, earning ₹106 crores worldwide. Marking the return of Shah Rukh to the big screen, the film has shattered the previous records of Hindi films made before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared on Twitter, “‘Pathan’: ₹ 106 cr *gross* on 1st day worldwide… #Pathaan smashes #worldwide opening day record for #Hindi films… # India + #Overseas *Gross* BOC on *1st Day* is ₹ 106 Cr. Unprecedented.” He added that Pathaan had a great opening overseas as it became the highest opening film in Hindi cinema.
He added, “‘Pathaan ‘ has made a great opening overseas… *1st day*… #Pathaan #Hindi film #Overseas…#UAE + #GCC: $1.60 mn, #USA + #Canada: Recorded the biggest opening day for $1.50 mn, #UK & Europe: $650k, ROW: $750k, Total: $4.50 million [₹36.69 cr].”
In North America, the action film grossed over $1.5 million, and in the Gulf, the numbers matched the US and Canada combined. On Day 1, the Hindi movie easily surpassed the 100 crore mark. How many more records the Pathans will be able to set during the extra long vacation weekend with Republic Day off is yet to be seen.
According to Box Office Worldwide, the film is set to earn handsomely in crores of rupees. It earned 175 crores globally on the second day of its release. It wrote, “#Pathaan #Pathaan #PathaanDay1 Wed 53-57 cr nett Thu 56-60 cr nett Total 109-117 cr nett Eyes a record of 160-175 cr nett in 2 days worldwide!”
Entertainment industry tracker Ramesh Bala wrote, “#Pathaan to be No.1 Indian film of 2023 in 1 to 2 days in USA 🇺🇸, UK 🇬🇧, UAE 🇦🇪 & Australia 🇦🇺.”
If this prediction comes true, it will be a new record for Bollywood films. Produced by Yash Raj Films, Pathaan was released across 2,200 screens globally and a record 5,600 screens in India.
Even before the film’s release, Pathaan broke all the records with his incredible bookings. Due to the increasing demands, theatre owners in many parts of India decided to have morning film screenings.
Our review of the film said, “Pathaan is your true-blue commercial, masala entertainer that isn’t trying to send out any message or be a social commentary on current affairs in the country. It’s fun, non-Fussy and fabulous at the same time. Watch this for Shah Rukh Khan, and you’ll just come back with a smile, maybe a little chuckle. Don’t miss the scene just before the end credits because it’s not every day when you see two superstars joking about their stardom.”
Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, the villain in the action movie directed by Siddharth Anand, Dimple Kapadia, who plays Pathaan’s employer, and Ashutosh Rana also appear. Sridhar Raghavan and Abbas Tyrewala penned the lyrics for Pathan, and Vishal-Shekhar provided the soundtrack.
Earlier, Karan Johar launched an extraordinary attack on the India boycott gang as he paid tribute to his friend Shah Rukh in an emotional post. Karan said that the ‘King’ had not gone anywhere and was only waiting for the right time to rule.
Meanwhile, in a remarkable turn of events, a Boycott gang member admitted liking Pathaan after seeing the movie. A man in Bihar’s Patna can be seen admitting to the camera that Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jai Hind” statement in the movie caused him shivers in a video that Simi Grewal posted on Twitter. He stated: “I’m going to see the movie once more. I first went to protest then. I’ll watch it again to support and enjoy the movie.”
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