Shah Rukh Khan is set to make a comeback with the Atlee-directed film “Jawan,” scheduled for release on September 7, 2023. The film boasts an ensemble cast, including Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Sanya Malhotra, and Sunil Grover. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has granted the movie a U/A certification, and it has an authorized runtime of 169 minutes (2 hours and 49 minutes). “Jawan” has already established itself as Shah Rukh Khan’s highest-grossing film, with domestic box office earnings exceeding 1050 crore and global earnings surpassing 543 crore.
Impressive Box Office Prospects
The anticipation surrounding “Jawan” has already set it on a path to break records, with expectations of shattering existing records on its opening day worldwide. Despite being a midweek release, “Pathaan” is anticipated to achieve the largest Bollywood opening ever, both in India and internationally.
Trade experts suggest that “Jawan” is likely to generate over 50 crores on its first day in international markets, with domestic projections reaching as high as 70 crores. These figures translate to a gross of 82.6 crores, and when combined with international box office earnings, “Jawan” is poised to achieve a global box office collection of 132.6 crores.
“Jawan” Day 1 Collection (Hindi, Tamil & Telugu)
“Jawan” is set to release on September 7, 2023, in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu versions. This film pairs Shah Rukh Khan with the talented Nayanthara, and it also features Sanya Malhotra, Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, and Riddhi Dogra in significant roles, with a surprise cameo appearance by Deepika Padukone.
Box Office Collections Breakdown
- “Jawan” Total Gross: Rs 13.17 crore (4,26,171 lakh)
- Hindi: Rs 12.17 crore
- Tamil: Rs 12.9 lakh
- Hindi IMAX: Rs 78.58 lakh
- Telugu: Rs 7.6 lakh
- Release Date: September 7, 2023
Advance sales for the Hindi edition of “Jawan” have already amassed an impressive Rs. 12.17 crore in revenue as of September 3, 5 a.m. Sales for the Tamil version have generated Rs 12.9 lakh from the sale of over 8,000 tickets, while Telugu sales stand at Rs 7.6 lakh, with over 7 lakh tickets sold. Hindi IMAX advance ticket sales have reached approximately Rs 78.58 lakh.
Advance Booking Frenzy
On its opening day, “Jawan” is expected to exceed 40 crores in advance booking receipts. Key cities like the National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Pune are witnessing substantial advance bookings. According to the trade website Sacnilk, advance ticket sales for the Hindi-language 2D showings of “Jawan” have already exceeded Rs 12,17,88,221.
Hindi-language IMAX screenings of “Jawan” have generated Rs 78,58,239 in advance reservations. Major contributors to these bookings include the National Capital Region (NCR), Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Lucknow, and Coimbatore.
Wide Screen Presence
With just three days left until release, screen bookings for “Jawan” are still underway, but it is expected to premiere on over 5000 screens across India. This positions it alongside “Pathaan,” which released on 5500 screens. “Jawan” initiated pre-sales on a high note, selling 2,59,000 opening-day tickets across PVR, Inox, and Cinepolis as of 4 p.m. on Monday. Inox sold 87,000 seats, Cinepolis 46,000, and PVR an impressive 1,26,000 tickets.
While “Pathaan” has set a formidable pace, it’s important to remember that a record-breaking film can’t be the benchmark for every movie. “Jawan” is already outperforming 95% of Hindi films in advance booking at national chains, and with two days remaining, it’s on track to surpass “Pathaan” in the three major chains.
The weekend reservations at national chains are expected to pick up the pace, with “Jawan” already selling 4,52,000 tickets for the opening weekend across the three major chains, including an impressive 2,50,000 on the first day.