'Jawan' beats 'Pathaan' to notch up highest-ever opening day BO collection for a Hindi film
The film is also reported to have netted Rs 5 crore each from the Tamil and Telugu markets, making its pickings on the first day total up to Rs 75 crore
Atlee's Jawan starring Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupati has beaten the record of this year's previous mega SRK-starrer, Pathaan, to notch up the highest-ever domestic opening day collection for a Hindi film.
Based on preliminary reports, which are bound to be revised as the day progresses, the trade website Sacnilk reports that the net earnings of Jawan (that is, total ticket minus 18 per centGST) added up to Rs 65 crore, a substantial Rs 10 crore more than Pathaan.
The year's other big blockbuster, Gadar 2, starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel, netted Rs 40.1 crore on its opening day.
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Jawan is also reported to have netted Rs 5 crore each from the Tamil and Telugu markets, making its pickings on the first day total up to Rs 75 crore.
According to Sacnilk, Jawan drew an average 58.67 percent occupancy across cinemas, with the evening and night shows showing a rapid pickup. The highest average occupancy, 81 percent, was reported from Chennai, the home base of director Atlee as well as superstars Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupati. Hyderabad and Kolkata were not far behind; Delhi-NCR also reported a 60 percent plus average occupancy.
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