'Pathaan' scripts history; becomes first Bollywood movie to collect Rs 100 crore on opening day

The movie is doing great business in UAE, Singapore and the USA


Shah Rukh Khan's comeback movie Pathaan is off to a great start, with the action thriller raking Rs 100 crore worldwide on the opening day, becoming the first Bollywood movie to enter the Rs 100 crore club on the release day.

According to media reports, the movie earned Rs 67 crore in India and another 36.7 crore from across the world. The movie, also starring John Abraham and Deepika Padukone in the lead, is reportedly doing great business in UAE, Singapore and the USA, apart from India.

The film opened on Wednesday in over 5,000 screens across the country.

The first-day gross collection of the stylish spy thriller is also the "highest ever" in Shah Rukh's career as well as for co-stars John Abraham and Deepika Padukone, director Anand and YRF, the studio stated in a press release.

"It is a historic day for Indian cinema and we are humbled to see the love and appreciation that is flowing for 'Pathaan' globally.

"For 'Pathaan' to shatter records in this fashion on a non holiday, just proves that the theatrical business is here to stay, provided we make films that entice people to come to the cinemas to witness a never seen before experience that entertains them thoroughly," Akshaye Widhani, CEO of Yash Raj Films, said in a statement.

Buoyed by the phenomenal response YRF, on Wednesday, said it had added a post-midnight 12.30 am show across the country.