Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand and starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in lead roles, continues to hold ground after having a massive first week. The film that released on January 25 went on to collect around ₹17.50 crore nett on its second Wednesday in Hindi at the domestic box office.
The second Wednesday collection takes its total to ₹348.50 crore nett, ready to breach the ₹350 crore mark at the domestic box office. It is expected to continue its good run with not many films releasing in next two weeks.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the Wednesday collections on Twitter.
Pathaan collected ₹634 crore worldwide gross in its first week. In India, it collected gross collection of ₹395 crore and nett collection of ₹330.25 crore. Its first week gross overseas collection stood at ₹239 crore.
The action thriller has been performing well in the UK as well. With a collection of £1.9 million (British pound sterling) in the UK in just five days, Pathaan is only behind Avatar: The Way of Water in the country. Pathaan was released across 223 locations in the UK and has done great business so far. According to Variety, the film collected £1.4 million for the weekend (Friday-Sunday) and £1.9 million, including last Wednesday and Thursday. Pathaan had the highest opening day ever for an Indian title in the UK with £3,19,000.
Pathaan is a globetrotting espionage thriller, which follows the titular spy (Shah Rukh) who comes out of exile to stop terrorist group Outfit X from launching a debilitating attack on India. Dimple Kapadia and Ashutosh Rana also have pivotal roles in the film. It is Shah Rukh’s first silver screen release in four years, after 2018 film Zero. It is also his and Deepika’s fourth film together.
While celebs from Karan Johar to Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan to Kriti Sanon, Sayani Gupta to Neha Dhupia and many others are taking to social media to congratulate SRK and his co-stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham for the success of the film, Salman Khan reportedly picked up his phone and called his ‘Bhai’ to convey his heartiest congratulations.