Shahrukh Khan is coming back to the big screen after a long break of four years with his latest film, and that itself should provide a humongous response at the box office with all film markets. Pathaan’s limited advance bookings opened Wednesday to a tremendous response, prompting cinema owners across the country to start booking ahead of schedule already planned. Pathaan started its advance booking on Thursday, setting a record for selling almost 1.17 lakh tickets in 24 hours.
The full-fledged advance bookings began on Friday, and the film remained to be in demand nationwide as well as worldwide. Pathaan had sold approximately 1.71 lakh tickets across its three national chains: PVR, INOX and Cinepolis until Friday. The film then closed its second day of pre-sales across three national chains with ticket sales of around 2.00 lakh.
Looking at the rate of pre-orders, Pathaan was likely to challenge all-time high bookings like Bahubali 2, KGF 2 and War. And as expected it broke the KGF 2 advance bookings and made it to the second position with 5,21,000 tickets getting sold at national chains.
To the unbeknownst, Bahubali 2 holds the record for pre-selling 6.50 lakh tickets on 3 chains on opening day, KGF 2 had sold 5.15 lakh tickets, then war with 4.10 lakh tickets.
Pathaan marks Shahrukh Khan’s return to the big screens after 4 years. He was last seen in a lead role in Anand L Rai’s Zero. This Siddharth Anand directed action-thriller co-starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham is on its way to enthrall the audience in worldwide screens in few hours.