Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback project Pathaan has dominated the online ticket marketplaces in only the past 24 hours. The action movie’s advance sales began on January 20, and as of today, the Siddharth Anand-directed film has earned over Rs 14 crore.
According to rumours in the industry, Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, has surpassed Rs 14.66 crore in advance booking. The Yash Raj Films production’s Hindi and Telugu ticket sales have generated the most money.
On the first day of pre sales at the national chains, Pathaan sold over 2 lakh tickets. The movie Brahmastra, which starred Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, broke the previous record for advance bookings by generating pre-release sales of Rs 19.66 crore. Pathaan should easily surpass the Ayan Mukerji-directed film with four more days until its release and by a significant margin.
As per reports, Pathaan’s advance booking has shown a huge response in Kolkata with tickets being sold out in 10 minutes of a 257-seater show. Kolkata has received a tremendous reaction to the Pathaan advance bookings, which have already begun. Within an hour of the bookings starting in Kolkata, more than 50% of the seats were sold.
The actual amount could potentially be far more than the Rs 40 crore plus start that many trade analysts have forecast for Pathaan on day 1. In fact, there is a strong chance that Pathaan will reach a half-century on the first day!
After the enormous positive reaction, the movie received in foreign markets like North America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East, the decision was made to commence advance bookings in a few towns and theatres.
On January 25, Pathaan will open in theatres all around the world, marking Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback to the big screen after a four-year absence. King Khan has been sorely missed, as seen by the overwhelming response to Pathaan early reservations.