Pathaan now biggest opener in Hindi cinema history

Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s Pathaan has created history with its first day box office haul of INR 530 million, despite protests and fears of violence.

After a four-year absence, SRK returned to the big screen, and his fans appear to be embracing him warmly.

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According to Bollywood Hungama, Pathaan broke a number of records on its first day, bringing in between INR 530 million and 550 million on Wednesday.

It has grown to be both the biggest non-holiday film of all time and the biggest Hindi film debut.

The article further claimed that Pathaan had sold out theaters all over India.

According to Bollywood Hungama, the three major cinema chains in the nation—PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis—contributed a combined INR 265 million, or 50% of the overall business.

Pathaan is reportedly performing well on single screens as well, and thanks to today’s Republic Day holiday, commerce is predicted to increase even more.

Pathaan will become the first movie in Hindi film history to earn INR 1 billion in its first two days of release if it brings in an amount equal to or greater than its first day’s earnings.

According to Bollywood Hungama, both critic reviews and audience word of mouth are “very positive.” Pathaan will become the first SRK movie to gross INR 3 billion if it does.

The Tamil and Telugu dub versions of Pathaan produced an extra INR 30 million and INR 30 million, respectively, bringing the total to INR 550 million or thereabouts. Pathaan’s Hindi version made INR 500 to 520 million. The numbers are predicted to double today by the media.

Salman Khan makes a brief appearance in the movie, along with John Abraham, Dimple Kapadia, Ashutosh Rana, and Siddhant Ghegadmal. In the Indian spy drama Pathaan, SRK portrays a spy who assumes the role of the captain of a squad of mercenaries sent on a mission to attack his native country.

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