- Ticket counters around the world are being shattered by Pathaan, not only in India
- On day 4, the film saw a growth of around 40%, with even better gains at big city multiplexes
Shah Rukh Khan’s latest film Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, entertainment is brought back to Bollywood for the first time in years. After its release on January 25, the spy thriller broke records. The film earned Rs 70 crore on its second day, Rs 39 crore on its third day, Rs 53 crore over the weekend, and, as far as early estimates go, around Rs 65 crore on its fifth day. During the extended weekend, Pathaan’s box office collection crossed the Rs 280 crore mark in India alone, setting a record. Also, Pathaan is the fastest film in history to enter the Rs 200 crore club, beating KGF 2 and Baahubali 2’s Hindi version on their fifth and sixth days.
‘PATHAAN’: ₹ 429 CR WORLDWIDE *GROSS* IN 4 DAYS… #Pathaan WORLDWIDE [#India + #Overseas] *Gross* BOC… *4 days*…
⭐️ #India: ₹ 265 cr
⭐️ #Overseas: ₹ 164 cr
⭐️ Worldwide Total *GROSS*: ₹ 429 cr
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 29, 2023
This is the highest opening weekend and the highest single day in the history of Indian cinema with Pathaan. It is now aiming to break Dangal’s record of Rs 387 crore to become the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time. Pathaan has also broken box office records abroad, with the film earning a whopping Rs 429 crore in just four days.
Global Domination at the box office
Pathaan ranked among the top 5 earners in North America. After only six hundred and ninety-five screens, Pathaan collected $5.9 million. Girish Johar, an expert in the field of trade analysis, told us, “Pathaan is on a massive overdrive. The traction, awareness and craze is quite high. After a while, SRK is back on the big screen, so his fans are going berserk. Also, with John Abraham, who also has a huge following and mega stature, along with the very glamorous and talented Deepika Padukone, this one is the best of what Bollywood has to offer presently. I expect the film, on a non-holiday, to start at least in the range of 35-38 crore, eyeing an India gross of Rs 200 crores over its five-day weekend and along with overseas, it can easily have a possible shot of breaching the Rs 300 crore global box office mark.”
Overseas, #Pathaan has blasted in US, Middle East, UK,Singapore, Australia, Nepal..breaking lifetime #BaahubaliTheBeginning numbers in it's 1st wknd 💣💥#BOEstimates
Overseas, all langs, 1st wknd
GBOC ~ $25M approx@iamsrk@TheJohnAbraham @deepikapadukone @yrf #SiddharthAnand pic.twitter.com/Gy72XgxxqG
— Girish Johar (@girishjohar) January 30, 2023
As Shah Rukh Khan returns to films after four years, Pathaan’s numbers come as a celebration and relief. In terms of box office success, his earlier films Zero, Fan, and Jab Harry Met Sejal did not do well. In addition, it’s a boost for Bollywood since the industry had only a few hits last year, and only a few crossed Rs 200 crores.