Pathaan broke several box-office opening records for a Hindi film. Globally, it became the first Hindi film to gross ₹100 crore (US$13 million) on its first day. It earned ₹106 crore (US$13 million) worldwide on its opening day, including ₹36.69 crore (US$4.6 million) overseas. Worldwide, the film crossed the ₹200 crore (US$25 million) mark, in the first two days, the ₹300 crore (US$38 million) mark in the first three days, and the ₹400 crore (US$50 million) mark in its first four days, becoming the fastest Hindi film to do all. In India too, it became the fastest Hindi film to collect ₹200 crore (US$25 million) and ₹300 crore (US$38 million), which it did within four and seven days, respectively. It broke these records previously held by the Hindi version of the Kannada film K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022). By the second weekend, it became the first original Hindi film to net over ₹400 crore (US$50 million) domestically, overtaking Dangal (2016).
Outside India, Pathaan‘s opening-weekend overseas gross totalled US$25.5 million in its five-day extended weekend. IMAX grosses accounted for US$2.5 million, the highest for an Indian film. In North America and Canada, it earned US$6.88 million in its opening weekend from 695 theatres, finishing third, for a total of US$9.48 million; a record for a Hindi film. In the United Kingdom and Ireland box office, it recorded the highest single-day gross for an Indian film with £319,348. Over the weekend, it earned £1.4 million, finishing second after Avatar: The Way of Water, for a total of £2 million. It set further Hindi-film opening weekend records in UAE, Malaysia, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia, and Indian-film opening weekend records in Australia, New Zealand, and Germany. With a US$582,000 gross in Germany, it became the highest-grossing Hindi film in the market in its opening weekend itself. Box Office India reported that by grossing around US$31 million in its first eight days, it became the highest-grossing Hindi film in overseas, excluding China (where it did not release).
By the second weekend, Pathaan emerged as the highest-grossing Hindi film in the US, earning over $13.4 million, overtaking Dangal, and in the UK, it became the first Indian film to earn over £3 million, grossing $4.15 million. It also became the highest-grossing Indian film in UAE, Australia, and New Zealand. Pathaan emerged as the first Hindi film to gross over $100 million without a China release.
On its fourth Wednesday, Pathaan became the first Hindi film to earn ₹500 crore net in India. On twenty seventh days of its release, Pathaan became the fifth Indian film to gross ₹1000 crore worldwide and only the second Hindi film to do so.
As of 26 February 2023, the film has grossed ₹636 crore (US$80 million) in India and ₹387.08 crore (US$48 million) overseas for a worldwide gross collection of ₹1,020.41 crore (US$130 million). This made it the second-highest-grossing Hindi film, fifth-highest-grossing Indian film, the fourth-highest-grossing film in the domestic market, the fifth-highest-grossing Indian film of all time and the highest-grossing of Khan’s career.
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