Mumbai, February 1 - Pathaan which broke every initial Bollywood record from opening day to weekend to first week has shown a superb hold on the second Wednesday of its box-office run. The early estimate collections are set to be around 19-20 crores net which is an excellent number coming after a record-smashing first-week collection.
The second Wednesday collections will take the total box office collections to just a little under the 350cr net. The film has beaten some of the biggest blockbusters of the last decade today like PK, Tiger Zinda Hai, and Sanju to emerge as the second highest-grossing film in the Bollywood film industry. The film requires another 40cr net box office mark to beat the highest-grossing Hindi film Dangal which will be crossed by Friday.
The extended first-week collections (Nine days) are set to be around 365Cr net or even higher. The film is the fastest box office earner of all time and now its only competition is Bahubali2 as far as lifetime business goes. The film is sure to smash the record of Bahubali2 but the second Friday will go to determine that.
The film has emerged as a huge blockbuster at the box office and it is the 11th blockbuster in the hugely sustaining career of Shah Rukh Khan. In terms of the number of blockbusters Shah Rukh Khan is second to Salman Khan among his generation of stars. There are only 4-5 stars who have delivered more than 10 blockbusters at the box office including Shah Rukh Khan. The other stars are Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, and Salman Khan.