After creating a record for the highest opening day colelction in the history of Hindi cinema with Rs. 55 crore, the film also recorded the highest week 1 in the history of Hindi cinema
Shah Rukh Khan
There is no stopping Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Pathaan' at the Box office. The film which marks the return of King Khan has been breaking records at the box office every day since its release. The film has completed a week in the theatres and the second week of the film has also started on a strong note. On Wednesday, the film collected Rs. 17.50 crore at the box office in India.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter handle to share the collection of the film. "#Pathaan shows no signs of fatigue... Collects a big, fat number on Day 8 [Wed], REMARKABLE... Will cross #Dangal in Weekend 2… Wed 55 cr, Thu 68 cr, Fri 38 cr, Sat 51.50 cr, Sun 58.50 cr, Mon 25.50 cr, Tue 22 cr, Wed 17.50 cr. Total: ₹ 336 cr. #Hindi. #India biz," he tweeted.
After creating a record for the highest opening day collection in the history of Hindi cinema with Rs. 55 crore, the film also recorded the highest week 1 in the history of Hindi cinema. In 7 days, 'Pathaan' has recorded $29.27 million (238.5 crores) in the overseas territories alone, while nett collection in India stand at 330.25 (Hindi - 318.50 crores, Dubbed - 11.75 crores).
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To express their gratitude, the team of 'Pathaan' recently met the media and fans at an event in Mumbai. At the event director Siddharth Anand revealed that the whole team was together till 3-4 am the night before the release, and the first show of the film was scheduled for 6 am. “This is the first time in my career that I was nervous. Gauri had asked me, ‘Can you sleep before a release?’ I had told her I sleep easily. But this time, I just couldn't sleep. Our film was coming out at 6, so the heart started beating fast. I now know why, because the film was about to be a blockbuster. From now, I won't sleep before any release,” Siddharth said.
Shah Rukh Khan said that the past four days since the release of ‘Pathaan’ helped him forget the past four years. "This is an experience that's yet to sink in. Maybe we will be more grateful to God. There were times when we had to make calls to people to make them release the film with ease and they did that. I want my films to release with love. I am sure some friends of mine got too excited while watching the film and must've broken a chair or two. But the goal is that they should just feel happy watching the film. That it should be an experience, more than an empty packet of popcorn.”
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