There is bound to be mayhem when the king arrives and that’s exactly what has happened with the arrival of Shah Rukh Khan with his soon to be released action packed entertainer, Pathaan. Ever since the advance booking opened, the film is on a record-breaking spree at the box office. The tickets are selling like hot cupcakes all across the nation and is laying the platform for a record-breaking start at the box office.
And the newest benchmark to be crossed by Pathaan is the fact that the Siddharth Anand film has sold over 5 lakh tickets across the nation. Of the 5 lakhs, around 2.30 lakh tickets have been sold in the three national chains – PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis. On the net collection front, Pathaan has already scored an advance booking of Rs. 13.50 crores, and the final advance for the opening day is expected to be in the range of Rs. 25 crores.
Pathaan will be taking a bumper opening at the box office in India, and a large chunk of credit goes to the anticipation in the audience to see their favorite superstar, Shah Rukh Khan on the big screen again after 4 long years. The sort of advances that the film has received so far can be termed nothing but. A record non-holiday start for a Bollywood film is assured as Pathaan is sure to score a bigger opening day than Sanju and Tiger Zinda Hai.
All eyes are now to see if it can go past Baahubali 2 (Rs. 41 crores) to emerge as the biggest non-holiday opener of all time in the Hindi market.