8th October 2023, Mumbai: Jawan, featuring the Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan, is not only giving new releases a run for their money but is continuing its mighty box office reign. Despite being in theatres for over a month, its 31st-day collection was a solid Rs 2.10 crore, taking the domestic tally to a whopping Rs 620.78 crore, an impressive feat highlighted by industry tracker Sacnilk.
Setting Records: The Highest Grosser
During its impressive run, Jawan has achieved the prestigious title of being the highest-earning Hindi domestic movie of all time, surpassing cinematic giants like Gadar 2 and Pathaan. As of its 31st day, the film’s global earnings stood at an astounding Rs 1103.6 crore. While contemporaries such as Akshay Kumar’s Mission Raniganj and Fukrey 3 are performing well, their collections pale in comparison to the monumental success achieved by Jawan.
A Triumphant Opening and Continued Success
From the moment it hit theaters, the film soared to remarkable heights. On its very first day of release, it garnered an astonishing Rs 75 crore (Indian currency), and by the end of its opening weekend, it had amassed an impressive total of Rs 286.16 crore. Jawan truly became a phenomenon in cinematic history. Its release in multiple languages – Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu – contributed to its success by not only making a significant impact in the Hindi sector but also capturing the attention of the southern markets.
Shah Rukh Khan: The 2023 Box Office King
Shah Rukh Khan has had an incredibly successful year. His spy-thriller Pathaan was a massive hit, earning a global total of Rs 1050 crore. Adding to that, his latest film Jawan has surpassed Rs 2000 crore in earnings this year alone. This remarkable accomplishment puts him in the elite club alongside Aamir Khan, who set box office records with Dangal. It’s worth noting that while Dangal saw immense success in China, both of Khan’s films, Jawan and Pathaan, have yet to make their debut in the Chinese market.
Reduced Ticket Prices and Special Offers
Though one can assume that the run of the film is slowly slowing down, the makers are cleverly reducing ticket prices and introducing attractions like ‘buy 1 get 1’ to lure the audience. The strategy seems to be working as Jawan continues to earn his daily revenue, much to the delight of the makers and fans.
The movie’s monstrous fulfillment has unavoidably sparked rumors of a sequel, Jawan 2. Although neither Shah Rukh Khan nor director Atlee have confirmed those speculations, Atlee has hinted on the possibility of diving into a sequel soon.
-by Kashvi Gala