In the United States, Jawan has clocked over USD 100K for its first day, nineteen days before release, full ten days ahead of Pathaan which crossed the same nine days before release. Pathaan had the highest-ever opening for a Bollywood film in North America earlier this year with USD 1.49 million first day. With the unprecedented interest exhibited in Jawan through these early pre-sales, it is anticipated that the film will renew that record. Pre-sales aren’t open in Canada yet but are expected to begin in a couple of days.

Similarly in the UK, nearly 3.5K tix worth GBP 35K are sold in Cineworld and Odeon for the first day outpacing what Pathaan had just a week before release. The other big chain in the country VUE is yet to open sales. Additionally, the film is seeing a good response to Telugu dubbed version in the UK (also in the US), which is an encouraging sign for the dubbed version’s potential in Telugu states in India.

Australia’s advances are 20 per cent ahead of Pathaan at the same point of time, selling over 1K tix. Notably, Pathaan was a holiday release in Australia setting new opening records for Bollywood films by a huge margin. For Jawan to not just match but actually go ahead of it is simply phenomenal.

Middle East is also reporting strong pre-sales, with the leading cinema chain of the region, VOX selling 930 tix in UAE for the first day as of today morning. In all around 1500 tix are sold for the first day in UAE.

These pre-sales numbers are quite early but they are a great harbinger of what is to come. For the record, Pathaan had the biggest start internationally for a Bollywood film with USD 4.70 million opening day and USD 26.30 million five-day weekend. If the current sales momentum continues before and after release, Jawan will be breaking several opening records, including the two mentioned above.

Jawan is an action drama directed by Atlee and produced by Red Chillies Entertainment. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan in the lead alongside Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone, Priyamani and Sanya Malhotra. It is scheduled for theatrical release on 7 September 2023 in Standard, IMAX, 4DX and other premium formats. The film is released by Yash Raj Films in the overseas market.