Gadar 2 is on a historic run at the Indian box office, and it is showing no signs of slowing down. The film has already entered the 300 crore club in just 8 days, and it is now aiming to score 500 crore nett in India alone. This would make it the second Bollywood film to achieve this feat, after Pathaan.
Both Pathaan and Gadar 2 are comeback vehicles for two legendary stars of Indian cinema. Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan was released earlier this year, and it became a huge hit, grossing over 500 crore nett in India. Gadar 2, starring Sunny Deol, was released just a few weeks ago, and it is already on track to match or even surpass the box office performance of Pathaan.
The opening day battle was won by Pathaan, but Gadar 2 has picked up the pace since then. The film has been getting rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, and it is resonating with the masses. The film’s strong patriotic theme is also a major factor in its success.
Pathaan opened to a thunderous start with ₹55 crore on its first day, despite being a non-holiday release. This was the second-biggest opening day for a Bollywood film in 2023, after the film’s own predecessor, Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001). Gadar 2, on the other hand, opened to a more modest ₹40.10 crore on a regular Friday, but it went on to show superb growth over the weekend, thanks to positive word-of-mouth and strong audience reception.
The difference in the opening day collections of Pathaan and Gadar 2 can be attributed to a number of factors. First, Pathaan was released on a Wednesday, which is typically a slower day for box office collections. Second, Pathaan was a mid-week release, which meant that it had less time to build up hype and anticipation. Third, Pathaan was released on Republic Day, which gave it a slight boost in collections.
Despite the difference in their opening day collections, Pathaan and Gadar 2 are both doing well at the box office. As of today, Pathaan has grossed over ₹318 crore, while Gadar 2 has grossed over ₹284 crore.