According to Sacnilk, a website that monitors the business of the film industry, the maximum number of tickets have been sold in the Hindi and Telugu versions of ‘Pathaan’. The film has already collected a gross collection of Rs 14.66 crore from advance bookings even before its release. That is, in about 48 hours, the net collection from advance booking is about Rs 11 crore. Interestingly, only four days are left for advance booking. ‘Pathan’ is releasing on Wednesday and the next day is Thursday, January 26. In such a situation, the film is going to get full benefit of the Republic Day holiday.
Bumper advance booking of ‘Pathan’ is happening in these cities
The report states that out of Rs 14.66 crore advance bookings done so far, Rs 1.79 crore has been earned from Delhi-NCR. Advance booking of Rs 1.74 crore has been done in Mumbai. Similarly, in the other big cities of the country, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata, there is a strong craze of Shah Rukh Khan’s fans. Talking about Shah Rukh Khan’s films, his ‘Happy New Year’ got the highest opening of Rs 44.97 crore in the year 2014. While on the second number is ‘Chennai Express’, which got an opening of Rs 33.12 crore in 2013. The way the tickets of ‘Pathan’ are being sold, industry experts believe that the film can earn Rs 35-40 crore on its release date of January 25.
‘Pathan’ will beat the advance booking of ‘Brahmastra’
Compared in terms of earning from advance booking, Ayan Mukherjee’s ‘Brahmastra’, which came in the year 2022, had an advance booking of Rs 19.66 crore before its release. The second Bollywood blockbuster film of the year 2022, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ earned Rs 6.55 crore from advance booking. While the advance booking of ‘Lal Singh Chadha’ was Rs 5.52 crore. Right now, when four days of advance booking time is left for ‘Pathan’, it seems that this film will definitely leave behind ‘Brahmastra’.
‘Pathan’ sold over 4 lakh first weekend tickets
On Friday, Ashish Saxena, COO (Cinema), BookMyShow said that in less than 36 hours since the booking of tickets for ‘Pathan’ started, their platform has already sold 400,000 tickets for the first weekend. Ashish says, “Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Lucknow and Chennai are selling the maximum number of tickets for ‘Pathan’ across the country. It is interesting that even in South India, bookings are being done in cities like Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru. Out of all the tickets sold, 26% are from these three cities.
…then ‘Pathan’ will earn Rs 300 crore in the first weekend
‘Pathan’, directed by Siddharth Anand, has got an extended weekend of 5 days. Considering the holiday of 26 January and further Saturday-Sunday holiday, it is estimated that this film can collect Rs 300 crores worldwide in its first weekend. Apart from Shah Rukh Khan, ‘Pathan’ also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. While Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have a 20-minute cameo in the film. It is made under the ‘Spy Universe’ of Yash Raj Films and will see Salman and Katrina in the role of ‘Tiger Franchise’ ie Tiger and Zoya.
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