Shah Rukh Khan, the Bollywood superstar, has once again shattered records with his latest release, “Jawan.” This film, serving as a follow-up to “Pathaan,” has not only etched its name in the annals of Hindi cinema history but also secured a spot as the fourth-highest grossing Indian film.
Jawan’s Spectacular Day One Collection
In a remarkable feat, Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan” has surpassed its predecessor “Pathaan” to become the highest-grossing Hindi-language film on its opening day. According to industry experts at Sacnilk, “Jawan” raked in an impressive ₹75 crore on its debut day. Of this, approximately ₹65 crore was generated from the Hindi version, while the remaining ₹10 crore came from the dubbed Tamil and Telugu versions.
Setting New Records
“Jawan” not only broke the record for the highest opening day collection for a Hindi film but also became the first Hindi movie to cross the ₹60 crore mark on its initial day. The release timing, coinciding with Janamashtmi, undoubtedly contributed to this phenomenal success, and expectations are high for its weekend earnings. “Pathaan” had previously set a new benchmark with ₹57 crore on its opening day earlier in the year but went on to amass ₹543 crore during its entire run. However, this record might soon be surpassed by “Gadar 2,” which currently stands at approximately ₹510 crore.
Sacnilk reported that “Jawan” boasted an impressive opening day occupancy rate of 58% across India. Nighttime shows saw an even more impressive 69% occupancy, while morning screenings reported a respectable 54% occupancy. These figures pertain to the Hindi version, which was also screened in South Indian states. Notably, “Jawan” marked Shah Rukh Khan’s first pan-Indian release, with the collaboration of director Atlee and acclaimed actors Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi. Chennai boasted the highest occupancy among all Indian cities, with a staggering 81%. Mumbai reported a solid 55% occupancy throughout the day, while the National Capital Region (NCR) exceeded this with 60% occupancy. Hyderabad and Kolkata reported commendable occupancies of 75% and 73%, respectively.
South Indian Success
The Tamil-language screenings of “Jawan” also witnessed substantial success, with a remarkable 70% occupancy rate during nighttime showings. IMAX presentations, on the other hand, reported an overall occupancy rate of 61%. The film achieved a worldwide release across approximately 10,000 screens. Pinkvilla predicts that “Jawan” is poised to gross a minimum of ₹45 crore globally on its first day, which, considering its estimated ₹85 crore India gross, would elevate its opening day total to at least ₹130 crore. It’s worth noting that “Jawan” enjoyed exceptional pre-sales, securing its position as the fourth-highest opener in the history of Indian cinema, trailing only behind “RRR” (₹223.5 crore), “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion” (₹214.5 crore), and “KGF: Chapter 2” (₹164.5 crores).
In summary, Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan” has not only broken records but has also set the bar even higher for future Hindi cinema releases. With its impressive debut collection, it is evident that “Jawan” has cemented its place in the history of Indian cinema as a true blockbuster.