Pathaan Box Office collections: Shah Rukh Khan’s film sets Box Office on fire, records bumper opening | Movies News

NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan made his much talked-about comeback with Yash Raj Films’ ‘Pathaan’, which hit the big screens on January 25. The day was no less than a celebrations for his fans as they turned out in large numbers at theatres and celebrated the actor’s return to the 70m screen after a gap of four years. The film has drawn positive word-of-mouth publicity since hitting the big screens, and as expected, has set the Box Office on fire. 

Also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in lead roles, the film has broken all records in terms of advance bookings. Pathaan recorded the highest pre-release ticket sales for a Bollywood film. Pathaan even recorded the biggest advance booking for an Indian film post-pandemic, beating Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2. As per trade analysts, the film would witness an opening of Rs 50 crore. As of 8PM on January 25, ‘Pathaan’ collected a whopping Rs 25 crore at national chains, thus outperforming Hrithik Roshan’s ‘War’ and Yash’s ‘KGF Chapter 2’ (Hindi) first day collections. 

Noted trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#Pathaan at national chains… Day 1… Update: 8.15 pm. #PVR: 11.40 cr #INOX: 8.75 cr #Cinepolis 4.90 cr Total: Rs 25.05 cr SUPERB.”

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted that Pathaan earned Rs 54 crore on the opening day in India. His tweet read, “#Pathaan Day 1 India opening Rs 54 Crs Nett..A new All-time record.. Early estimates (sic).”

Bala further mentioned that ‘Pathaan’ crossed USD 600k in Australia on Day 1 and USD 1 million in USA.

This is the first time Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham have come together for ‘Pathaan’. The action-thriller has been written and directed by Siddharth Anand and bankrolled by Yash Raj Films. 

The film has been released in Hindi, along with dubbed versions in Tamil and Telugu.

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