Pathantoday’s big release (and that’s an understatement) continues to pile up the numbers. Shah Rukh Khan’s new film has set yet another opening day record – trade analyst Taran Adarsh reports that around 300 shows have been added after the first day’s first show . Pathan now has the highest number of screens of any Hindi release – showing on 8,000 screens worldwide. 2,500 of these are overseas – Pathaan has opened in over 100 countries, also a record. The spy thriller stars Shah Rukh Khan as the titular character with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in pivotal roles.
“Unheard: Pathan shows increased, screen count highest ever (Hindi),” tweeted Taran Adarsh, “Pathan has taken BO by storm. 300 exhibitions increased by exhibitors right after the first exhibition. The total number of screens is now 8,000 screens worldwide. India: 5,500 screens, overseas: 2,500 screens.”
See Taran Adarsh’s tweet here:
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 25 January 2023
Pathan sold 5.5 lakh tickets for the first day in advance. The record (for Hindi and Hindi dubbed films) is held by Baahubali: The Conclusion with Pathan in second place. The top 5 have been rounded off KGF: Chapter 2, War and Thugs of Hindostan which eventually flopped and therefore should serve as a warning against celebrating prematurely).
Taran Adarsh tweeted the numbers:
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) 24 January 2023
Pathandirected by Siddharth Anand, is part of producers Yash Raj Films spy universe that also includes Tiger film, starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Shah Rukh Khan, in his first lead role after the 2018s Zeroplays the title Pathana RAW agent brought in from the desert to tackle a terrorist threat. Pathan teams up with Deepika Padukone’s character against terrorist leader Jim, played by John Abraham.
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