Shahrukh Khan's new film 'Pathaan' grossed $12.7 million in first day of release


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Shah Rukh Khan Makes a Triumphant Return with Blockbuster Film 'Pathaan'

Shah Rukh Khan is back on the big screen after a five-year hiatus with "Pathaan," one of India's most eagerly awaited films. The movie hit theaters worldwide on January 5th and made a splash on its opening day, setting a new domestic record. "Pathaan" grossed INR 679 million ($8.32 million) in India and $4.5 million internationally, totaling $12.8 million in worldwide earnings, with showings in over 100 countries.

The film, an action-adventure genre, has received positive reviews from both critics and audiences, who have praised its high-stakes story, breathtaking visuals, and intense action sequences. Shah Rukh Khan's return to the silver screen has been highly anticipated by fans, who have eagerly awaited his performance in "Pathaan." The film has been received as a triumph, a testament to the enduring popularity of one of India's biggest superstars. With its successful release, "Pathaan" has cemented Shah Rukh Khan's place as a leading force in Indian cinema, and has set the stage for more exciting projects to come.

The blockbuster opening of "Pathaan" is a bright spot for the Bollywood film industry, which has seen a decline in success over the past year and has faced competition from regional language films in South India. The film's strong debut affirms Shah Rukh Khan's enduring appeal, even at the age of 58 and after a five-year absence from starring roles.

Film records in India

Akshay Widani, CEO of Yash Raj Films, the production company behind "Pathaan," has expressed his excitement about the film's success. "This is a historic day for Indian cinema, and we are humbled by the outpouring of love and appreciation for 'Pathaan' from audiences around the world," he said.

Widani attributed the film's success to its high-quality content and ability to attract audiences to theaters. "Breaking records midweek is a testament to the power of strong storytelling and the fact that audiences are still eager to experience the magic of the movies," he said.

According to Yash Raj Films, "Pathaan" set new records as the highest-grossing Indian film on its opening day and the highest profit earned on a weekday. The film grossed $1.6 million in the Middle East, $1.5 million in North America, $650,750 in the UK and Europe, and additional amounts in other regions around the world.


In "Pathaan," Shah Rukh Khan stars alongside Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, and the film is directed by Siddharth Anand. Khan's involvement in the project has generated a great deal of excitement, and his promotional efforts, including a teaser poster posted on Instagram, have further fueled interest in the film. The post, in which he encouraged fans to "book your ticket," received over 1.1 million likes in just one day.

"Pathaan" is a high-stakes blend of drama and action that features a huge production and stunning visuals. The film takes viewers on a thrilling journey through the worlds of intelligence and terrorism, with exciting action scenes featuring cars, planes, and cutting-edge weapons.

The story centers on India's secret agent Pathaan, who works undercover and is faced with increasingly challenging and mysterious responsibilities. As events unfold, Pathaan is forced to confront situations that test his resolve and make him question his principles. The film's fast-paced narrative and edge-of-your-seat action make it a must-see for fans of the genre.