Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathaan’ continued to rake in big numbers at the global box office as the film’s worldwide collection on day two reached Rs 219.6 crore, the makers announced yesterday.
According to production house Yash Raj Films (YRF), the SRK-Deepika Padukone starrer raised Rs 113.6 crore in worldwide gross on day two of its release. The film’s opening day figure was Rs 106 crore.
In the domestic market, the film’s nett day two collections stood at Rs 70.5 crore (Rs 82.94 crore gross). The film’s Hindi version amassed Rs 68 crore in net earnings, with its dubbed formats bringing in additional Rs 2.5 crore, a PTI report stated. ‘Pathaan’ was also released in Tamil and Telugu on Wednesday.
With its day two haul, the movie created another record — first Hindi film to breach the Rs 70 crore nett collection on a single day. Internationally, the film earned Rs 30.70 crore gross.
The Siddharth Anand directorial, which faced boycott calls over the song ‘Besharam Rang’, marks Shah Rukh’s return to movies after a gap of over four years. His previous film was 2018’s ‘Zero’.
“As an industry, we are rejoicing today. This is the most important sentiment emerging out of Pathaan’s success. All of us at Yash Raj Films are grateful for the incredibly humbling support from media, audiences and the industry towards ‘Pathaan’.
“It is this unanimous love for the film that has resulted in ‘Pathaan’ shattering all existing records and creating new ones. We are happy that the film has entertained everyone in such an immersive manner,” Akshaye Widhani, CEO of Yash Raj Films, said in a statement.
With its record haul in the first two days of its release, ‘Pathaan’ has exceeded the expectations of the industry experts who were banking on the action spectacle to bring some cheer in the industry after a series of box office duds.
‘Pathaan’ is the fourth film in producer Aditya Chopra’s ambitious spy universe (officially it’s called YRF Spy Universe like marvel Comic Universe), following Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (2012) and ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ (2017), and ‘War’, featuring Hrithik Roshan (2019).
The movie follows the titular spy Pathaan (Shah Rukh) who comes out of exile to stop terrorist group Outfit X, led by Jim (John), from launching a debilitating attack on India. ‘Pathaan’ also has a guest appearance by Salman as fellow spy, Tiger.
‘You Are Meant To Move Forward’: With his latest film setting the box office ablaze, King Khan, as the star is known among his adoring fans, on Friday said it’s all about trying to finish what one started.
Quoting Ethan Hawke’s dialogue, “I never saved anything for the swim back”, from Andrew Niccol’s film ‘Gattaca’, Shah Rukh, whose new film has opened to a massive box office response, crossing over Rs 200 crore in just two days, said it’s not about the return, another PTI report from New Delhi said.
“Gattaca movie ‘I never saved anything for the swim back’. I think life is a bit like that… You aren’t meant to plan your return… U r meant to move forward. Don’t come back… try to finish what you started. Just a 57yr olds’ advice things,” the actor said in tweet.
The dialogue in question is about moving ahead without quitting, something that Shah Rukh, who took a four-year break from lead roles in 2018, seems to identify with.
The success of ‘Pathaan’, which seems like a milestone in the actor’s career full of highlights, will launch the mega spy universe that Yash Raj Films has been planning where characters of Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan from the “Tiger” franchise and ‘War’ cross paths at some point.
Salman already gave a hint of things to come with his warmly-received cameo in ‘Pathan’, where Roshan’s character also finds a mention.