Pathaan Box Office: Shah Rukh Khan Starrer breaks records in India and abroad
Shah Rukh Khan featured Pathan shows no signs of letting go of its box office dominance, since its theatrical debut on January 25. 832.20 crore at the worldwide box office as of February 6. The numbers have gone up Pathan to become the fourth highest-grossing Hindi film of all time, further serving as Khan’s career-best collection as a lead actor. As of the second Sunday, the film pulled in Rs. 515 crores, with an additional Rs. 317.20 crore overseas. Apart from being the first Indian film to be released in ICE (Immersive Cinema Experience) format, it received the widest release ever for a Hindi film, even breaking records overseas.
Directed by Siddharth Anand (War), Pathan turned out to be the first Hindi film to hit the 100 crore mark on opening day, earning Rs. 106 crore to be exact. Rs. 68.5 crores were withdrawn from India, while the remaining rupees. 37.5 crores came from international markets. In an impressive feat, it remained constant in the following days, adding Rs. 100 crore every day, for the first four days, crossing a total of Rs. 400 crore worldwide and becoming the fastest Hindi film to manage it . Fan demand has also played a key role in its success, with morning shows showing as early as 6 a.m. across India. Domestically, the film also overtook Aamir Khan’s Dangal last week.
Abroad, within 12 days, Pathan recorded $38.68 million (around Rs 320 crore), having collected £2.45 million (around Rs 24 crore) in the opening weekend in the UK. It finished second, just behind James Cameron’s highly anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water. The film set another record in the United States, grossing $9.48 million (about Rs. 78 crore) in its first week, marking a record for Hindi film. According to Box Office Mojo, it currently ranks third in the US, preceded by the Joel Crawford-directed animated film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at $140.7 million (about Rs. 1,164 crore).
Pathan centers on titular RAW agent Feroz Pathaan (Khan), who is called back into the force to prevent a terrorist attack. John Abraham (Attack) stars as Jim, the leader of an Outfit X mercenary group, who was once a RAW agent before going rogue. Deepika Padukone (Chennai Express) who has worked with Shah Rukh Khan many times in the past also appears as ISI agent Rubina Mohsin in the film.
Pathan is now playing in theaters around the world.