Pathaan, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham, is breaking all previous records for pre-release business and advance ticket sales. According to reports, 1 million tickets for SRK’s significant comeback have reportedly been sold, with Telugu and Tamil advance ticket sales reaching Rs 20 crore.
Pathaan, Shah Rukh Khan’s return movie, is expected to have a huge debut not just in Hindi-speaking regions but also in South India. In this Siddharth Anand-directed Yash Raj movie starring Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, King Khan returns after a four-year gap.
Although the first teaser of Pathaan and Besharam song were met with criticism, advance ticket sales have been strong both in India and internationally. Fans and fans can’t wait to witness SRK as a RAW agent in this action-packed comedy. Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra has sold the most advance tickets to date, totaling Rs 19.66 crore. The SRK movie is allegedly on track to surpass Rs 20 crore in advance sales on January 23 — and this without the star marketing it.
One Million tickets were sold
A million tickets have already been sold because of the growing ticket sales on internet ticketing systems! “After a lengthy four-year wait, Shah Rukh Khan is all set for an exhilarating comeback with Pathaan jet-setting on advance sales,” said Ashish Saksena, COO – Cinemas, BookMyShow. The much anticipated action thriller has already sold more than a million tickets in advance on BookMyShow.com. Over 3500 screens have been made available for Pathaan’s advance sales, and a surge in demand has prompted certain theaters throughout India to start early morning showings of the movie.
This Shah Rukh Khan movie is interestingly the first to be released at 6 am, and for the Hindi market, this might start a trend. All of the prominent actors’ films in South India, particularly those in Tamil and Telugu, often debut at 5 am on the first day. This pattern has been seen for many years. At five in the morning on Sankranti, two Telugu movies—Waltair Chiranjeevi’s Veerayya and Balakrishna’s Veera Simha Reddy—were released. As well as the successful Tamil Pongal releases of Vijay’s Varisu and Ajith Kumar’s Thunivu.
FIRST SHOW AT 6 AM ON THE FIRST DAY
With estimates of around 5 lac admissions for the first long weekend of the film’s release on January 25, Pathaan had a spectacular debut. The first SRK movie to debut at 6 a.m. at PVR theaters will be this one, according to Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, Joint Managing Director of PVR Limited.
Pathaan’s ticket sales have been greatly bolstered by South India, which will also distribute the film in Telugu and Tamil. The Telugu version of Pathaan has the most advance ticket sales, and this figure is gradually increasing, second only to Hindi. It is astounding that 30% of early ticket purchases came from South India. It proves that audiences in the southern states were eager for its release as well. Regardless of controversies, they want to see Pathaan on the big screen.
Telugu and Tamil are closely behind the Hindi version of the movie in terms of box office success, according to Ashish Saksena. Cinephiles are picking a cinematic experience by selecting a variety of formats, including 2D, IMAX, and 4DX across cities, and the reaction has been amazing throughout India. Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru have contributed about 30% of the total advance purchases so far, making South India particularly noteworthy as it shows signs of growth. We are convinced that Pathaan is poised to dominate the box office as the rate of ticket sales accelerates closer to the film’s release date.
The audience may choose from a variety of formats at PVR Cinemas, and viewers appear to be heavily reserving tickets for the pricier options as well. We are noticing a growing demand to view this movie in our premium formats like IMAX, ICE, 4DX, and P [XL] since it was really created for the large screen experience. In addition to South India, where it is being released in Tamil and Telugu, Kerala has seen great success with the Hindi version of the film. Sanjeev Kumar Bijli continued, “In general, there has been a very positive reaction to families’ out-of-home entertainment experiences for this mega-blockbuster movie.
Craze for Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan
Fans created a huge cut-outs of Shah Rukh Khan at the Woodlands Theatre in Chennai, and it appears that the theatre will have record crowds on opening day, much like an Ajith or Vijay movie.
Fans are celebrating Shah Rukh Khan as Pathaan is set to be released in Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru. SRK was asked if he would see the Telugu version of Pathaan in Andhra Pradesh or Telangana during a recent social media conversation with fans. “Yeah, if Ram Charan takes me!” Shah Rukh said. The crowd was hopeful that SRK would watch the Telugu version of the movie after this tweet got viral.
The audience is now waiting for January 25 at 6 a.m., when the first performance begins and they get to see SRK again on the big screen.
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