Shah Rukh Khan, popularly known as SRK, has once again proved his global appeal and box office dominance with his latest film Jawan, which has crossed the $15 million mark in North America. This makes him the first Indian actor to have two films that have earned more than $15 million each in this region. What’s even more remarkable is that both films, Pathaan and Jawan, were released in the same year, 2023, and both were action thrillers directed by different directors.
Jawan, directed by Atlee, is a high-octane action thriller that revolves around a masked vigilante (SRK) who sets out to rectify the wrongs in the society, while facing a ruthless arms dealer (Vijay Sethupathi) and his own past. The film also stars Nayanthara, Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Dutt and Priyamani in pivotal roles. The film was released on September 7, 2023, coinciding with Janmashtami, and received critical acclaim for its cast performances, screenwriting, action sequences and musical score by Anirudh Ravichander. The film also set several box office records for a Hindi film, overtaking those set by Khan’s previous release Pathaan.
Film will end up crossing 650 cr net All India all languages and 575 cr net Hindi lifetime. Shah Rukh Khan inaugurated 400 cr, 500 cr and 600 cr club in same year itself! Total Worldwide Gross is 1117.39 cr, Mega stardom of King Khan!
Pathaan, directed by Siddharth Anand, is a spy thriller that features SRK as a RAW agent who teams up with an Interpol officer (Deepika Padukone) and a former agent (John Abraham) to stop a global terrorist threat. The film was released on January 25, 2023, coinciding with Republic Day, and received positive reviews for its slick direction, stunning visuals, thrilling action and chemistry between the leads. The film also marked the comeback of SRK after a hiatus of four years since his last film Zero (2018).
Shah Rukh Khan: Global Superstar, Set To Achieve It With Dunki Too
With these two films, SRK has not only cemented his position as the king of Bollywood, but also as a global superstar who can attract audiences across the world with his charisma and versatility. He has also shown his willingness to experiment with different genres and collaborate with new talents.
And he is not done yet. He has another film lined up for release in December 2023, Dunki, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Dunki is a comedy-drama based on an illegal immigration technique called ‘Donkey Flight’ and stars Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza and Boman Irani alongside SRK. The film is expected to be another blockbuster and complete a hat-trick of hits for SRK in 2023.
SRK’s success in North America is also a testament to the growing popularity and acceptance of Indian cinema in the international market. With films like Jawan, Pathaan and Dunki, SRK has not only entertained his fans but also introduced them to different aspects of Indian culture, society and politics.
Shah Rukh Khan Nears $ 100 Mn Mark At Overseas Box Office With Pathaan, Jawan; Set To Become First Actor To Cross In Same Year With Dunki
Shah Rukh Khan, the king of Bollywood, has achieved a new milestone in his illustrious career. He is set to become the first Bollywood star to cross the $ 100 million mark in overseas markets in 2023, with his two blockbuster movies Jawan and Pathaan.
Jawan, has grossed $44.6 million in the international markets, making it the one of highest-grossing Hindi film of all time in the overseas territories (barring China). Pathaan, had grossed the $47.9 million internationally, becoming one of the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time in the overseas markets (barring China).
Shah Rukh Khan stands as one of the actors with the highest cumulative collections in a single year at the overseas box office. With a cumulative total of USD 92.5 million from just two releases in 2023, he is well on his way to aggregating USD 100 million at the box office in a single year, given that Jawan is still going strong and Dunki with Rajkumar Hirani is yet to release.
SRK’s achievements are indeed historic and deserve to be celebrated by all his fans and admirers. He has truly proved that he is not just an actor but a phenomenon.
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