SRK, Deepika, John-Starrer Mints Rs 100 Crore At Global Box Office On Day One
MUMBAI (ANI) – The Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Pathaan‘ has created history. The film witnessed a bumper opening at the box office. Given its huge response on the opening day, producers Yash Raj Films have added a post-midnight, 12.30 am show, across India, to meet the public demand.
The action-packed film entered the Rs 100-crore club on day one at the global box office.
Crazed scenes of fans dancing and screaming in cinema halls were posted online by fans.
Twitter was ablaze with memes mocking the “boycott gang” and targeting other stars.
Bollywood friends of Padukone and SRK were open in their praise.
In India alone, as per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, ‘Pathaan’ is Bollywood’s biggest opener as it minted Rs 55 crore on the first day of its release. With these figures, ‘Pathaan’ has managed to beat the opening day collection of Hrithik Roshan’s ‘War’ (Rs 51 crore) and Yash’s ‘KGF: 2’ Hindi (Rs 53 crore).
Helmed by Siddharth Anand, ‘Pathaan’ was released on January 25, a day before Republic Day 2023, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.
Pathaan marks SRK’s return to the silver screen after four years. It’s an action-spy film. Salman Khan appears in an extended cameo as his character from the Tiger movies, which are also a part of the new shared universe that YRF has set up. The franchise also includes War, directed by Siddharth Anand.
Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana also feature in pivotal roles in ‘Pathaan’.