Shah Rukh Khan‘s Pathaan has started well at the domestic box office. Pathaan’s first day numbers rank among the best openers of all time as War (2019) had amassed €50 crore nett and 2022’s KGF 2 (Hindi) had done a business of €52 crore nett. By early estimates, the Hindi version of Pathaan has made a phenomenal take €50-51 crore net collection on the first day at the domestic box office. Read also: Kangana Ranaut praises Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan at Emergency party
Pathaan was released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages on Wednesday, a day before Republic Day 2023. Pathaan is directed by Siddharth Anand and supported by Yash Raj Films.
According to a report from Box Office India, “Pathaan has recorded a phenomenal opening day at the box office as it is a €50-51 crore net collection in its Hindi version, according to early estimates. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, has broken non-holiday records by leaps and bounds as Bahubali – The Conclusion (Hindi) was the biggest non-holiday opener before Pathaan. The 2017 film is directed by SS Rajamouli.
On Wednesday, trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share Pathaan’s estimated first-day collections at national chains. According to him, the film did business €25.05 crore till Wednesday night which was better than what Hrithik Roshan’s War ( €19.67 crore) made on day one at multiplex chains. He tweeted: “Pathaan at national chains… day 1… update: 8:15pm. PVR: €11.40 crore, INOX: €8.75 crore, Cinemapolis €4.90 crore. Total: €25.05 crores. EXCELLENT. Note: better than war [ ₹19.67 crore]TOH, Villains of Hindostan [ ₹18 crore] and KGF [ ₹22.15 crore] – (their) whole day numbers at multiplex chains.”
Earlier, Adarsh had told PTI that Pathaan will revive Bollywood and mark the beginning of a fantastic 2023 for the film industry. He had said before the release of Pathaan, “The film is going to have a historic start at the box office with opening day collections of €45-50 crores. The resurgence of the box office starts with Pathaan, especially when looking at pre-booking, which is very rare. Despite being a working day, it is a good start to 2023.”
On Thursday, industry tracker Ramesh Bala tweeted about the film’s global box office collection on day one. He said, “Pathaan takes a whopping €100 crore plus gross opening at the global box office. No. 1 debut in the UAE and Singapore.” In another tweet, he said, “Pathaan crossed $1 million in the US on Wednesday afternoon.”
Even before the film’s release, Pathaan had broken records with its incredible advance bookings. The pre-bookings for Pathaan were opened on January 20. Due to the growing demand, theater owners in many parts of India had decided to show the film early in the morning. Amid the Pathaan craze, there were also reports that the film’s morning shows had been canceled as protests erupted outside theaters in Indore on Wednesday.