In a remarkable turn of events, Shah Rukh Khan has once again etched his name in the annals of Bollywood history by surpassing his own record for the biggest opening ever in just six months. Let’s delve into the details of this exceptional feat.
Breaking Records: Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan
In a little over six months, Shah Rukh Khan has achieved a remarkable milestone by outperforming his previous record for the biggest movie opening. However, what sets this achievement apart is that “Jawan” isn’t just his personal best but also stands as the highest-grossing opener in the history of Bollywood.
A Remarkable Year for Shah Rukh Khan
The journey began earlier this year with his movie “Pathaan,” which set a new benchmark by surpassing the first-day earnings of “Happy New Year” by an impressive margin of over 20%. However, “Jawan” has now raised the bar even higher, with an astounding growth of nearly 30% over “Pathaan.” This remarkable feat demonstrates that Shah Rukh Khan is indeed competing with himself in a league of his own.
Recalling the 90s Supremacy
This extraordinary achievement harks back to the 90s when Shah Rukh Khan was at the pinnacle of his stardom, consistently shattering records with every movie release. However, the magnitude of his current dominance is unprecedented, leaving his contemporaries far behind. In 2023, especially in terms of opening day collections, Shah Rukh Khan’s reign appears invincible.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Top-10 Opening Days
To provide a clearer perspective, let’s take a look at Shah Rukh Khan’s top 10 opening days:
- Jawan – ₹75 crores*
- Pathaan – ₹57 crores
- Happy New Year – ₹44.97 crores
- Chennai Express – ₹33.10 crores
- Dilwale – ₹21 crores
- Raees – ₹20.42 crores
- Zero – ₹20.14 crores
- Fan – ₹19.20 crores
- Don 2 – ₹15.30 crores
- Jab Harry Met Sejal – ₹15.25 crores
The vast difference between the film at the top spot and the one at the tenth spot is astonishing. “Jawan” is nearly five times the opening day collection of “Jab Harry Met Sejal.” This stark contrast highlights that Shah Rukh Khan’s earlier movies, prior to 2023, didn’t enjoy such exceptional opening day numbers. “Happy New Year” (2014) was his highest opening until now, a record that stood for nine years. It has taken Shah Rukh Khan almost a decade to achieve such remarkable success, and with “Dunki” on the horizon, he is entering an uncharted realm of unparalleled triumph.
*Estimates. Final figures are yet to be confirmed.
Please note that box office figures are based on estimates and data from various sources, subject to change as official numbers are released.