Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan released worldwide in 8000 screens on 25th January, 2023. The movie has opened to highly positive word of mouth and critics have been all praises to Shah Rukh Khan, on his return to big screen after 4 years and his scene with Salman Khan has become crowd favourite. John Abraham returned to playing a negative role after Dhoom for YRF, with Pathaan and Deepika Padukone for the fourth time shared screen with Shah Rukh Khan. The movie has become the inception point for YRF Spy Universe and Pathaan might bring Tiger and Kabir aka Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan together for a mission, in later films.
Pathaan opened to a gigantic reception with ticket pressure for First Day First Show from all centers and even in Overseas, it has opened to record collections. The movie collected over US$1.5 Million on opening day in US and Canada, creating an ALL-TIME RECORD for first day, without premiers ,that too mid-week and on NON-HOLIDAY. It collected record numbers in Australia, New Zealand, UK and UAE/GCC for mid-week. Pathaan took grand opening in Germany, European countries and several other places too. The estimated numbers from Overseas market for Pathaan are US$ 4.5 Million, on just opening day. This is ALL-TIME RECORD for any Hindi film and for a NON-HOLIDAY, mid-week release.
In India, audiences have thronged to theatres in large numbers, almost like they are celebrating a festival. At many areas, Pathaan viewers have shared videos of people dancing for Jhoome Jo Pathaan number in front of screen. The movie has been reported to have collected Rs.55 crores Nett gross (Hindi) on opening day and Rs.57 crores Nett gross, including all languages, smashing HIGHEST DAY ONE record for Hindi films. It topped KGF Chapter 2 Hindi – Rs.53.95 crores and War – 51.60 crores, numbers. Pathaan collected estimated Rs.68-70 crores gross on Opening Day, Highest for any film on DAY 1, including all languages. The movie has set ALL-TIME RECORDS in South and major North markets for any Hindi film.
Worldwide Gross of Pathaan stands at Massive Rs.106 crores and it is a first for Hindi Cinema. Baahubali 2, Saaho, KGF Chapter 2, RRR have breached the Single Day 100 crores gross mark Worldwide, before. Hindi Industry is happy looking at the unprecendented and unanticipated reception for a Hindi film, provided the situation and SRK previous form. Pathaan is expected to break 60 crores Nett gross collection mark on 26th January, 2023 Republic Day holiday and again put Rs.100 crores gross, worldwide on Day 2 too. Pathaan will break Chennai Express record of being highest Worldwide grosser for Shah Rukh Khan in just the first weekend, at this pace.
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