Sunday, 26 March, 2023

‘Pathaan’ gets unprecedented response; beats KGF 2

‘Pathaan’ gets unprecedented response; beats KGF 2

Shah Rukh Khan’s return to the screens after four long years received an unprecedented response from the audience and critics alike. Also starring Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana, the film is a part of YRF’s spy universe, reports India TV.

‘Pathaan’ appears to have exceeded everyone’s expectations, as it surpassed the Rs 50 crore mark on its opening day. According to trade reports, the Siddharth Anand directorial collected has broken the first-day records of KGF 2 Hindi (2022) and War (2019) which collected Rs 52 crore (nett) and Rs 50 crore (nett) upon their release.

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)."

Pathaan is already the biggest-ever release for a Hindi film ever with 8000 screens already playing the film worldwide. Due to the unprecedented demand from the fans, additional 300 shows have also been added on the day of release. According to Box Office India, ‘the worldwide opening day figure is over 100crore nett and Pathaan also marks the first ever century across the world with worldwide gross collection of Rs100-110 crore.’

“Pathaan has smashed non-holiday records by leaps and bounds as Bahubali - The Conclusion (Hindi) was the biggest non holiday opener before Pathaan,” BOI stated.

It will be historic as Pathaan could smash the records of KGF 2 in Eastern India while the records of War look like being obliterated in the South.

Pathaan has already recorded the biggest-ever release for a Hindi film and that has benefitted the film. The film has recorded a historical business in Australia coming close to a figure of around $600K on the first day. The Gulf market has also shown excellent early trends. "The wait is for the Gulf numbers and if that goes back to pre-pandemic numbers then the film can target the numbers of the likes Dangal and Padmaavat and become the biggest film ever in overseas in original format,” BOI stated.