Mumbai, January 30 - Pathaan which created havoc worldwide in its extended opening weekend has a superb hold on the crucial first Monday of its box office run. As per the early estimates, the movie scored around 23 crores net. Few films had a higher Monday number than Pathaan on nonholiday but this 23cr is coming after a business of 280cr net which makes it an extraordinary Monday.
The first Monday collections will take Pathaan to over the 300cr net box office mark and this is the first Hindi film post-pandemic to cross this benchmark. It is also the first Shah Rukh Khan film that crossed the benchmark of 300cr. His contemporaries Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have multiple tipple-century grossers but Pathaan is sure to beat all of them by a margin.
Pathaan now stands at 303cr net and by the end of the second weekend, the film is sure to beat the numbers of Dangal to emerge as the highest-grossing film in the industry. The target would be to beat the numbers set by the brands like Bahubali2 and KGF2 and Pathaan has the shot at KGF2. The Bahubali2 numbers will depend on the performance on the second Friday.
The film has emerged as a blockbuster at the box office and this is the first Shah Rukh Khan blockbuster at the box office since Chennai Express which was released in 2013. Also, the film was part of Spy Universe and all films from this universe have proved to be blockbusters at the box office be it Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, War, and now Pathaan. The Indian film industry is set for something huge in the next couple of years.