Shah Rukh Khan, the superstar of Bollywood, has achieved a remarkable feat in 2023. He has created six highest single day records of Hindi cinema and nine highest single day worldwide grosser records in the same year with his two blockbuster films, Pathaan and Jawan. This is an unprecedented achievement for any actor in the history of Indian cinema.
Not only this he’s the only actor to give two 1000-crore grosser films in the same year.
Pathaan – Box office records
Pathaan, which released on January 26, 2023, was Shah Rukh Khan‘s comeback film after a hiatus of four years. The film, directed by Siddharth Anand, also starred Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in pivotal roles. The film was a spy thriller that showcased Shah Rukh Khan as a RAW agent who goes on a mission to stop a global terrorist threat. The film was praised for its action sequences, cinematography, music and performances.
Pathaan broke several box office records on its opening day. It collected Rs 55.72 crore in India, making it the highest opening day collection for a Hindi film ever. It also collected Rs 108 crore worldwide, making it the highest opening day worldwide grosser for a Hindi film ever. The film continued to dominate the box office for the next few days, creating four highest single day records of Hindi cinema and five highest single day worldwide grosser records. The film crossed the Rs 1000 crore mark globally in just 27 days, becoming the fastest Hindi film to do so. The film also became the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of all time worldwide with a collection of 1050 crores.
Jawan – Box office records
Jawan, which released on September 7, 2023, was Shah Rukh Khan’s second film of the year. The film, directed by Atlee, also starred Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi in leading roles, with Deepika Padukone making an extended cameo appearance. The film was an action drama that showcased Shah Rukh Khan in a dual role of a father and a son who get involved in a deadly conflict with a ruthless gangster. The film was appreciated for its story, screenplay, dialogues, direction and performances.
Jawan also shattered several box office records on its opening day. It collected Rs 65.5 crore in India, making it the new highest opening day collection for a Hindi film ever. It also collected Rs 130 crore worldwide, making it the new highest opening day worldwide grosser for a Hindi film ever. The film went on to break Pathaan’s records on the second and third day as well, creating one more highest single day record of Hindi cinema and three more highest single day worldwide grosser record. The film crossed the Rs 1000 crore mark globally in just 18 days, becoming the new fastest Hindi film to do so.
9 highest single days records of worldwide gross
6 highest single day records of Hindi cinema
Shah Rukh Khan has proved once again that he is the undisputed king of box office records in 2023. He has delivered two mega hits that have surpassed all expectations and set new benchmarks for the films to follow.
He has also cemented his place as the most successful actor at the box office, with two Rs 1000 cr earners to his credit, that too in the same year. He has shown that he can pull off any genre and any role with ease and charisma. He has also shown that he can collaborate with different directors and actors and create magic on screen. He has truly lived up to his title of King Khan.
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