The ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathan’ has become a historic hit. It collected a total of ₹113.6 crore on the second day, taking its worldwide collection to ₹219.6 crore in just two days. On the second day, ‘Pathan’ collected Rs 68 crore nett in the Hindi market, while its dubbed version earned Rs 2.5 crore nett.
“Poised to become one of the biggest Bollywood movies of all time, Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback vehicle Pathaan has already broken several records, both in India and worldwide. The film delivered the biggest-ever opening day for a Hindi-language release, and did so on a non-holiday weekday. It also became the first Bollywood movie to gross more than Rs 100 crore globally on day one, and delivered the biggest international debut for a Bollywood movie in history. Currently, the film’s global gross stands at a staggering Rs 231 crore in just two days; YRF reported a day one gross of Rs 106 crore, and the day two gross is reportedly in the vicinity of Rs 125 crore, as reported by theatre chain Inox” Indian Express reported.
Pathaan was released in approximately 8000 screens in more than 100 countries across the globe — the widest release ever for a Hindi film. In India, the film debuted in approximately 5000 screens, which is the biggest-ever release for a Hindi movie. By comparison, SS Rajamouli’s RRR was released in approximately 10,000 screens across the globe, and this was before it became a cult hit in the U.S.
The film’s two-day business is Rs 219 crore, breaking the records held by ‘KGF 2’ (Hindi) and ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’, reports Boxofficeindia.com. The film registered a record opening of Rs 57 crore (NBOC) all over India on its very first day. The film Pathan released simultaneously in three languages - Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Akshay Vidhani, CEO, Yash Raj Films said, “Today is a day to celebrate as an industry. This is the most important sentiment to emerge from Pathan’s success. Yash Raj Films is grateful to the media, audience and industry for all the support they have extended. It is this unanimous love for the film that has led Pathan to break all existing records. We are happy that the film entertained everyone in such an impressive manner.
We share this moment with the entire team of Pathan, including our director Siddharth Anand, superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham and everyone who worked tirelessly to make Pathan a success. . Indians all over the world are celebrating the return of Shah Rukh to the theatres. It is really special for us to see this warmth. We are overwhelmed as a team and thank everyone for believing in us. (Indian Media)