Tuesday, 21 March, 2023

‘Pathaan’ crosses Rs 300-cr mark in three days

Pathaan, starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, is breaking multiple records at the box office in India and worldwide. On Day 3, January 27, Pathaan earned around Rs 160 crore in India, while it crossed the Rs 300 crore mark worldwide in just three days, report agencies.

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala wrote on Twitter that the multi-starrer movie has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark worldwide. He wrote: "#Pathaan crosses Rs 300 Crs Gross at the WW Box office in 3 days (sic)."

With this, the movie has toppled blockbuster KGF II from its position of giving the biggest three-day opening weekend in India. The film is estimated to have earned between Rs 34 to Rs 36 crore on the third day. Pathaan’s day 2 collections touched almost Rs 70 crore, whereas the dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions added another Rs 4.5 crore to the total. The movie earned around Rs 55 crore on its opening day. The worldwide ticket sales for two days were over Rs 219 crore, as per trade analysts.

On Thursday, YRF announced that Pathaan had become the “only Hindi film to breach Rs 100 crore worldwide gross box office collection barrier on two consecutive days”. The numbers declared by the producers were Rs 219.6 crore worldwide.

Besides praises and accolades from critics and moviegoers, Bollywood stars praised Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbuster. 

Director Ram Gopal Varma tweeted that the latest blockbuster has broken all myths about Bollywood movies.