Shah Rukh Khan has arrived and how. SRK is all set to tell the world what the term superstar truly means, as his film, Pathaan, has taken an earth-shattering start in its advance booking. With 5 days still to go, the King Khan film has sold over 3,00,000 tickets in India, amounting to an all-India gross collection of Rs. 10 crores. This is the fastest that a film has taken to reach the Rs. 10 crore mark in its advance booking.
The tickets of Pathaan are selling like hot cupcakes, and the pace of advance is better than most of the films released in the Hindi circuits including the iconic openers like KGF 2, Bahubali 2, Sultan, and War. In the three national chains, Pathaan has sold 1 lakh 27 thousand tickets already and is looking to create a record over here by challenging the overall sales of the Yash film, KGF 2. By the end of Friday, Pathaan could well hit the two lakh mark in the three national chains, with 4 days still remaining for it to open on the big screen.
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 historic. 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.