Jawan, Shah Rukh Khan’s long-awaited action thriller, has finally arrived in theaters and is off to a rousing start at the box office. According to early predictions, Jawan could become the biggest Bollywood opener of all time, breaking industry records.
The anticipation for Jawan reached a fever pitch as fans and industry insiders attended early screenings and expressed their delight on social media. Positive reviews have started flowing in, showing that the picture has lived up to the enormous expectations placed on it.
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According to industry tracker Sacnilk, the action-thriller is expected to gross a whopping 75 crore on its first day in India across all language languages, and it’s worth noting that this release comes on a Thursday. In terms of early showings, the Hindi version had a 46% occupancy, which is expected to rise during the day.
On the first day of the film’s release, morning show occupancy was 43%, with the NCR region posting a 42% occupancy rate. In terms of morning show attendance, Kolkata led the country with an outstanding 66% occupancy, followed closely by Hyderabad with a 62% attendance percentage.
Jawan’s incredible ticket sales on its first day are one remarkable indicator of its success. According to Taran Adarsh, a film trade expert, Jawan has sold over 14 lakh tickets, breaking even Shah Rukh Khan’s previous release, Pathaan.
The net box office collections for Jawan at major national cinema chains as of the midday update on Day 1 are as follows:
PVR Inox: ₹15.60 crore
Cinepolis: ₹3.75 crore
This brings Jawan’s early box office total to an astonishing 19.35 crore. While these figures are undeniably significant, let us put them in context by comparing them to other recent blockbuster releases:
Pathaan: ₹27.02 crore
KGF 2 (Hindi): ₹22.15 crore
War: ₹19.67 crore
Jawan has had an impressive debut, standing tall amid these popular offerings. Pathaan, on the other hand, remains the early frontrunner in this battle.
As the day progresses, it will be interesting to see if Jawan can sustain its pace and emerge as the box office victor. Jawan has the potential to be a huge success in the coming days, thanks to Shah Rukh Khan’s star power and the favorable buzz surrounding the film.