Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan is back in theaters like never before. The superstar has given the biggest non-holiday debut and broken box office records with his latest release – Pathaan. The film hit screens on a working Wednesday but nothing could stop its glorious opening. SRK ruled the theaters on January 25 and raked in around Rs 54 crore on its first day in the country across all languages.
Director Siddharth Anand collected around Rs 50 crore from the advance booking alone, which in itself was a record. Now with the opening day figures, Pathaan 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) during their exit.
In the overseas market, Pathaan has already scored the biggest release ever for a Hindi film and it has benefited the film. SRK star Deepika Padukone and John Abraham didn’t earn as much as she would have had she been out on a bank holiday or over a weekend, but Wednesday’s numbers are still phenomenal. Pathaan saw historic activity in Australia approaching an insane figure of around $600,000 on day one. The Gulf market has also shown excellent early trends and if the word is to be believed in the trade, then Pathaan stands among the likes of Dangal, Baahubali 2 and Padmaavat who have had the biggest successes in the region.