Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Jawan’, as expected, has emerged as a huge blockbuster. In last week’s edition, we had predicted that the film would open at around Rs. 65 Crore and its weekend earnings would be in the range of Rs. 225 Crore and Rs. 250 Crore. And that’s what happened. ‘Jawan’s first-day collections were a huge Rs. 65 Crore. Since it was a Thursday release, the collections dropped on Friday, a working day, to Rs. 46 Crore. The film jumped on Saturday, earning Rs. 67 Crore. There was a crucial match on Sunday between India and Pakistan. Hence, many expected the collections to drop. Surprisingly, Sunday was better than Sunday. ‘Jawan’ became the first film to earn as much as Rs. 70.50 Crore in a day in a single language! As predicted, its four-day collections were Rs. 248.50 Crore.
‘Jawan’ saw a normal drop of Rs. 29.50 Crore and Rs. 23.75 Crore on Monday and Tuesday respectively. If all goes well, it will collect around Rs. 340 Crore in its extended week. All eyes are now already on Friday. If ‘Jawan’ does well in the evening and night shows on the second Friday, it means it’ll see a huge jump on Saturday and Sunday yet again. This means that by Sunday, it’ll enter the Rs. 400 Crore club.
‘Pathaan’, which was released earlier this year, collected Rs. 512.76 Crore and became an all-time grosser. ‘Gadar 2’ has collected Rs. 507.95 Crore until Sunday and still has gas left in its tank. It’s expected to collect around Rs. 520 crores and thus cross ‘Pathaan’s earnings. And if all goes well, ‘Jawan’ will beat ‘Gadar 2’ and emerge as the biggest Bollywood hit ever. This also means that 2023 will see three Rs. 500 Crore grossers. This is an unimaginable feat. It’s also probably for the first time that three films will enjoy the tag of being an all-time grosser in a single year.
Of course, this all depends on whether ‘Jawan’ manages to cross ‘Gadar 2’s earnings. However, looking at the trend and the incredible word of mouth, the possibility is very much there.