The film which managed to stay over the Rs 50 crore mark for two days, reportedly saw a drop in numbers on its third day at the box office. According to reports on boxofficeindia.com, the early estimates round off to approximately Rs 35-36 crore.
This takes the overall collection to an estimated Rs 158-159 crore nett. The film which has been enjoying a historic run at the theatres smashed the record held by ‘KGF 2’ which earned an estimated Rs 140.50 crore nett in its first weekend. However, it should be noted that SRK managed to rake in the big bucks on a working week, over others films that enjoyed a holiday weekend.
With the Saturday and Sunday holidays offering more room for the numbers to grow, ‘Pathaan’ is expected to cruise past the Rs 200 crore nett mark today. It will come as no surprise if the film goes on to register a blockbuster weekend and ends Sunday with collections over Rs 250 crore nett.
On Day 2, ‘Pathaan’ collected Rs. 68 crore nett in the Hindi format, while its dubbed formats earned 2.5 crore nett. The movie beat its own record for the highest day ever which it set on the opening day by earning a total of Rs 57 crore nett on Day 1.
Reacting to the success of the film, director Siddharth said in a statement, “Scripting history. Everyone wants it, but one can’t plan it. It just happens. And when it does, it’s actually a very humbling experience. I’m feeling incredibly overwhelmed right now and inspired to get back on the film set and try and create something really special for audiences again. That’s my state of mind.”
With ‘Pathaan’, Siddharth Anand becomes the only Hindi film director to have two back-to-back 50 crore+ openers to his credit.