The much-talked-about and keenly anticipated Shah Rukh Khan starrer Pathaan was released yesterday. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham released across 8000 screens worldwide and opened with a bang at both the domestic and overseas box office. In fact, Pathaan which had been headlining for a few weeks now received positive reviews from critics and highly encouraging feedback from the audience and saw a good spate of advance bookings which resulted in a staggering opening day collection.
In fact, at the worldwide box office, Pathaan has managed to set a new record of sorts. In fact, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer has managed to surpass the James Cameron directorial Avatar: The Way of Water which was released a while back. Looking at the business of both films on 25th Jan 2023, Pathaan has managed to rake in USD 12.77 million [Rs. 104.07 cr.] worldwide while Avatar: The Way of Water managed to collect USD 10.50 million [Rs. 85.87 cr.].
Currently, Pathaan continues to dominate the box office in both the domestic and overseas markets. In fact, given the demand for the film, certain locations have increased shows and even commenced with midnight screenings. Going by this trend, trade predicts a highly optimistic future for the business of the film. As it stands, Pathaan is certain to see its collections leapfrog over its opening weekend setting new benchmark records at the box office.