Manoj Desai, chief executive of the Maratha Mandir Theatre, said, “Such enthusiasm has been seen after many years.” Desai, who is also the CEO of G7 Multiplex in Mumbai, said, “The film is being shown in two halls with a capacity of 1,000 seats each at G7 Multiplex. In this hall, 2,000 people are watching the film and the same number they are standing outside. The crowd was huge on opening day. It has had a great weekend collection. My second theater Maratha Mandir only has the Shah Rukh film. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has been running for years and now Pathan is going too It will be screened in the theatre.
Following the controversy over one of Pathan’s songs, some organizations launched a campaign to boycott the film. Desai has called on Shahrukh’s fans not to indulge in such activities. “Shah Rukh has also acted in very good patriotic movies like Dil Hai Hindustani, Veer Zara and Chak De India. Movies are made to entertain,” she added.
The film has created some records at the box office. On the third day, the film grossed ₹36 crore in India and on the fourth day, the film’s gross increased by about ₹20 crore. Pathan is said to have grossed over 55 crores in India in its fourth day. Apart from this, he has made many more records in the fourth day. As far as pre-order goes, this movie has left all the great movies of the previous year behind. Pathan has around 8,000 screens around the world. These include about 5,500 screens in India and 2,500 screens abroad.
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