Shah Rukh Khan is ready to bring another storm at the Indian box office this Thursday. Yes, we’re talking about Jawan, which is scheduled to hit theatres on 7th September. With just 2 more days and a few hours to go, the film is enjoying a massive buzz on the ground and needless to say, there will be a thunderous opening at the Indian box office. Let’s see the status of day 1 advance booking so far!
Witnessing superb craze
Shah Rukh Khan made a historical comeback with Pathaan after a hiatus of 4 years. The film shattered almost all pre-existing records at the box office. Now, with the upcoming actioner, Khan will be competing with himself as the craze is unreal on the ground, and the opening day is predicted to be bigger than Pathaan at the Indian box office.
Jawan beats Gadar 2 with its day 1 advance booking!
The final advance booking number for the opening day of Gadar 2 was 18.50 crores gross (excluding blocked seats). As of 8:30 p.m., Jawan has surpassed that as it has amassed 20 crores gross so far (excluding blocked seats) through advance booking for day 1. This is amazing, and now, this film holds the second spot in the highest advance ticket sales for the opening day of Bollywood in 2023.
It has sold over 6.83 lakh tickets nationwide, and in national cinema chains alone, the ticket count is over 2.70 lakh for the opening day.
Jawan to surpass Pathaan?
For those who don’t know, Pathaan closed its opening day advance booking at 32.01 crores gross. For Jawan, it’s currently a wait-and-watch scenario as over 30% of shows are yet to be listed on the online movie ticket booking platforms. Once all shows get listed, which is expected to happen by tomorrow morning, Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming biggie will see a boost. We’ll get a clear idea by tomorrow night or Wednesday afternoon.
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