Pathaan is all set to release on January 25 and pre-bookings of the show suggest that Shah Rukh Khan’s film might break new records. Trade experts also think that Pathaan will break Bollywood’s thirst for Box Office success.
Trade experts prediction
Trade expert Taran Adarsh said, “Pathaan’s day 1 will be historic. It’s all set to take a fantabulous, earth-shattering opening. The day 1 number will be a shocker in a good sense. People will be zapped. With the kind of craze this film has generated, no film has managed to do so in the recent past. The last such film I can think of is KGF – Chapter 2 (2022). Even War (2019) had such excitement lekin iss baar War se zyada craze hai.”
He further said, “I am expecting Rs. 40 crores plus day 1. It can go beyond that as well depending on the screen count and the number of shows.”
When asked if Pathaan can open at Rs. 50 crores, he replied, “Yes. It can happen. Don’t rule out any possibility.” Reported Bollywood Hungama.
Raj Bansal, the owner of Entertainment Paradise in Jaipur, said, “It’ll have the biggest non-holiday opening ever. Its first-day collections will be in the range of Rs. 45-50 crores. The craze is outstanding. Interestingly, last week, there was not so much craze. But with each passing hour, it’s going higher and higher.”
Baahubali 2’s record in danger
Until now, Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion (2017) holds the record of being the biggest non-holiday opener, as it collected Rs. 41 crores on the day of release. If Raj Bansal’s prediction comes true, Pathaan can break this record and that would surely be a huge accomplishment.
Girish Johar, a producer, and film analyst stated, “I’ll be happy if the film opens at least at Rs. 35 to 38 crores on day 1, which is a non-holiday. If the film doesn’t meet the expectations, it can have cracks on day 1 itself. But if the film meets the anticipations, it’ll have a huge run.”
He further made a prediction, “I am expecting Rs. 300 crores global box office from the first five-day weekend. The film should collect Rs. 200 crores GBOC in India in the first five days if the film meets expectations. I am also expecting $12 million from overseas. If that happens, it’ll be a mammoth booster for the industry.”
Taran Adarsh takes a final call on the film and said, “The industry people want this film to work. The sentiments are so slow. 2022 was such a bad year. It’s a cycle and everything is connected. This film has to get those numbers and I am sure it’ll get though eventually, it’ll boil down to the content.”