With $62 million, Shah Rukh Khan’s “Jawan” Is The Second-highest Grossing Movie Of The Weekend Worldwide

According to preliminary figures released by ComScore, the blockbuster starring Shah Rukh Khan earned $62.7 million worldwide over the weekend, making it the second highest grossing film worldwide after “The Nun II” ($85.3 million).

“The Balancer 3,” featuring Denzel Washington was third with $23.6 million, as indicated by ComScore.

“Jawan,” highlighting Khan in a double job as a dad and child who set off on a mission to redress defilement in Indian culture, opened on Sept. 7 and broken the star’s own Bollywood first day of the season record. According to data provided by producer Red Chillies Entertainment, the Hindi-language version made $9.4 million in India, in addition to $1.3 million from the Tamil and Telugu-language dubbed versions. The previous record for a Hindi-language film was held by Khan’s “Pathaan,” which came out in January. It made $8.32 million in India and another $4.5 million in overseas territories on its first day in theaters, for a total of $12.7 million worldwide.

According to ComScore data, “Jawan” was the fourth highest grosser in the United States during its opening weekend, earning $6.2 million. In India, it acquired $29.5 million making it the top grosser in the country.

“Jawan” is the fourth most noteworthy netting Indian film of the year up to this point, behind “Pathaan” ($130 million), Radiant Deol’s “Gadar 2” ($81 million) and Rajinikanth’s “Prison guard” ($76.6 million).

“Jawan” appears poised to maintain its momentum in India given that there are no major releases scheduled in the near future.

However, “Jawan” was unable to surpass “Pathaan’s” Imax format record. After “Pathaan,” “Jawan” had the second-best Imax opening weekend for an Indian film, earning $2.4 million worldwide. Imax’s opening weekend for “Jawan” in India was $820,000 from 26 screens, making it the fifth best opening weekend for any title and the second best for an Indian title ever. “Jawan” made $1.1 million at the Imax box office in North America, which is the third best opening weekend for an Indian film in that market.

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