SRK and Deepika in a still from Jawan. (courtesy: YouTube)
Shah Rukh Khan continues to remain king of the box office. Jawan, his second release this year, is about to challenge his previous film Pathaan in the box office rankings. Jawan's current total is over Rs 510 crore with Monday (the film's third) contributing nearly Rs 5 crore, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Jawan has already crossed the lifetime earnings of the Hindi version of Baahubali: The Conclusion, making it the third top earner in Bollywood after Pathaan and Gadar 2, both of which the film is expected to outperform.
"Jawan is all set to surpass Gadar 2 and Pathaan in the coming days. (Week 3) Friday 7.10 cr, Saturday 11.50 cr, Sunday 13.90 cr, Monday 4.90 cr. Total: Rs 510.84 cr. Hindi. India biz," posted Taran Adarsh. He added a breakup of the film's regional business.
The Atlee directorial has also entered the Rs 1,000 crore club (worldwide). At the global box office, the film has collected Rs 1,004.92 crore. Shah Rukh Khan-Gauri Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, which bankrolled Jawan, has shared the record figures on Instagram. “History in the maKING ft. Jawan! Have you watched it yet? Go book your tickets now! Watch Jawan in cinemas - in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu,” read the caption.
Jawan's record-breaking run at the box office continued as the film became Bollywood's quickest to cross the Rs 500-crore mark. It surpassed Gadar 2 and Pathaan by several days. While Gadar 2 achieved the feat in 24 days, Pathaan took 28 days. However, SRK's Jawan entered the Rs 500 crore club on its 18th day. In an Instagram post, Taran Adarsh wrote, “New record alert… ‘Jawan' is the fastest to enter Rs 500 crore club…Jawan: Day 18 [today; Sunday], Gadar 2: Day 24, Pathaan: Day 28, Baahubali 2 Hindi: Day 34. India business Nett BOC. Hindi version only.”
Taran Adarsh has also revealed that Shah Rukh Khan will be locking horns at the box office with Prabhas in December. According to the film critic, Prabhas' Salaar is eyeing a Christmas release. “Yes, it's true… SRK vs Prabhas, Dunki vs Salaar this Christmas. The exhibitors have received a mail stating that #Salaar will arrive this Christmas [on 22 December 2023]… An official announcement by the producers, #HombaleFilms, will be made on Friday [29 September 2023],” read Taran Adarsh's post.
It will be the “second-time” Homabale Films is clashing with SRK. “This is the second time #HombaleFilms is clashing with #SRK… In 2018 [#Christmas], it was #Zero vs #KGF [first part]. SRK had already blocked #Christmas [22 December 2023] for #Dunki… And now #Prabhas also stakes claim on 22 December 2023,” Taran Adarsh added.
Dunki marks Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani's first collaboration. The film also stars Taapsee Pannu.