Deepika and SRK in a still from Jawan. (courtesy YouTube)
Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan is ruling the box office and how. The film just crossed the lifetime business of Gadar 2 and Pathaan, Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh stated in his X (earlier known as Twitter) post on Friday. He wrote, "Jawan crosses lifetime biz of Gadar 2 and Pathaan Hindi in India." That's not it, Jawan is now the highest grossing film in Hindi in India. Taran Adarsh also mentioned that 2 of Shah Rukh Khan films are on the list of the 3 highest grossing Hindi films. "SRK features in Top 3 highest grossing films Hindi: Pathaan [No 3] and #Jawan [No 1] . [Week 3] Fri 7.10 cr, Sat 11.50 cr, Sun 13.90 cr, Mon 4.90 cr, Tue 4.40 cr, Wed 4.45 cr, Thu 5.81 cr. Total: Rs 525.50 cr," he wrote.
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In a separate entry, Taran Adarsh broke down the film's weekly performance at the box office. The film collected Rs 347.98 crore in 8 days. In the second week, Jawan made Rs 125.46 crore. Its third week's collection was Rs 52.06 crore. The film's total box office collection stands at Rs 525.50 crore. He also broke down the weekly collections of the Tamil and the Telugu versions.
Meanwhile, to celebrate the achievement, Red Chillies Entertainment has rolled out the offer of "buy-1-get-1-ticket-free" starting from Thursday to Saturday (September 28-September 30). Jawan, co-starring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara, opened in cinemas on September 7. As per trade analyst Taran Adarsh, Jawan is an "unstoppable force" and the "buy-1-get-1-ticket-free" offer will most likely boost its business over the extended weekend.
Jawan also features Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Dutt in special appearances. Sanya Malhotra, Sunil Grover, Priyamani, Girija Oak, Ayesha Qureshi, Ridhi Dogra, and Lehar Khan were also a part of the project.
Jawan was well-received by fans and critics. Film critic Saibal Chatterjee, in his review for NDTV wrote, "Shah Rukh Khan carries off the onerous task with such phenomenal panache that one barely notices when one entity gives way to the other. The narrative is never in danger of losing its balance even as the performer and the character shorten the distance between them. On one level, Jawan is a fan service masala film. On another, it is a tale of revenge that is also a political statement, and a loud and clear one at that."
After Jawan, Shah Rukh Khan is gearing up for the release of Dunki, helmed by Rajkumar Hirani. The film also stars Taapsee Pannu. It is co-produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Jio Cinemas and Rajkumar Hirani Films. Dunki is eyeing a Christmas release. Dunki will clash with Prabhas' Salaar at the box office. Both the films are slated to release on December 22.