Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan is slowly closing the gap between itself and the lifetime collection of the Hindi version of KGF: Chapter 2 at the domestic box office, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. On Day 13, its second Monday in theatres, Pathaan made ₹ 8.25 crore bringing its box office total up to ₹ 422.75 crore. The drop in revenue on Monday is because ticket prices have been reduced by Pathaan producers Yash Raj Films, Mr Adarsh reported. Pathaan, also starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, opened in over 100 countries on January 25 and has broken a series of box office records since.
“Pathaan is super-strong on (second) Monday (weekday rates) especially after collecting a humongous total till Weekend 2. Inches closer to KGF 2 Hindi lifetime business. (Week 2) Friday 13.50 crore, Saturday 22.50 crore, Sunday 27.50 crore, Monday 8.25 crore. Total ₹ 422.75 crore. Hindia. India business,” tweeted Taran Adarsh. The Hindi dub of KGF: Chapter 2 collected a little over ₹ 500 crore.
The Telugu and Tamil versions of Pathaan earned ₹ 30 lakh on Monday, taking the total collection of the dubs to ₹ 15.70 crore so far. The combined ticket sales of the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions of the film add up to ₹ 438.45 crore at the Indian box office.
In a previous post, Mr Adarsh wrote: “Pathaan: YRF drops ticket rates at national chains. YRF has decided to reduce ticket rates at national chains to make cinema-going experience more affordable in Week 2 (weekdays). Resultantly (sic), the admits on Monday (weekday rates) are similar to Friday (weekend rates).”
Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, stars Shah Rukh Khan as a RAW agent who teams up with Deepika Padukone’s character against the film’s big bad – former agent and now a terrorist for hire Jim, played by John Abraham.