Debjit Mukherjee: Pathaan is on a record-breaking spree at the box office across the globe. Through it’s three day run, the movie already has several records under its name and in the days to come by, there is a strong possibility for every major Bollywood record globally to be under the name of one man, that is Shah Rukh Khan. Pathaan is headed to close its opening weekend in India with collections in the range of Rs 162.50 crore, whereas the overseas weekend is headed to be in the north of $12.5 million as per industry estimates.
With this, the global opening weekend of this Siddharth Anand directed actioner, also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, would fall in the vicinity of Rs 300 crore gross. As far as Bollywood films are concerned, Pathaan has scored the biggest opening weekend of all time in India, as also the biggest worldwide opening weekend of all time. The biggest overseas weekend will also fall in Pathaan’s kitty. Through its 3-day run, Pathaan has almost every major weekend record under it’s kitty, and this count of records will keep growing over the next two days.
Pathaan is headed towards an extended opening weekend in the north of Rs 240 crore in India, and an international 5-day total around the $20 million (INR 165 crore). With a Rs 35 crore plus Friday, it is safe to conclude that Pathaan will emerge an all-time grosser for Hindi Cinema and also the first Rs 400 crore film for Bollywood. From 1993 to 2023, a lot of things have changed, but the stardom of Shah Rukh Khan has not just stayed intact but grew from strength to strength. The YRF film has not just scored records across the globe, but also played a major role in bringing in the joys on the face of exhibitors, who were struggling to get the audience on board in the post pandemic world.