Will Jawan’s box office collections be affected by Delhi ‘shutting’ due to G20 Summit? Know which halls will be shut

Will Jawan’s box office collections be affected by Delhi ‘shutting’ due to G20 Summit? Know which halls will be shut

New Delhi will be shut for three days right after Jawan’s release but will that affect the business of Shah Rukh Khan’s film.

With a 5 am show in Kolkata, a 6 am one in Jaipur and tickets flying off the proverbial shelf, Shah Rukh Khan’s latest Jawan is set to break the opening day figures of his own film Pathaan with insiders pegging day one earnings at Rs 65-70 crore. But could the G20 Summit affect any of it?

Directed by Atlee, the pan-India thriller, also starring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayanthara, releases on Thursday.

Will G20 affect Jawan collections in Delhi
In Delhi, the film releases ahead of the G20 Summit on September 9-10 with several heads of state, including US President Joe Biden, set to attend the event. While the city will remain open during the weekend, restrictions will be imposed on a small part of the NDMC area.

PVR-INOX Ltd Executive Director Sanjeev Kumar Bijli said he is not worried about the theatrical business taking a hit in central Delhi because of G20 restrictions. It would mean four PVR theatres — PVR Plaza, Rivoli, Odeon and ECX Chanakyapuri — shut during the summit. “They are single screen theatres with a total capacity of about 2,000 seats so that really wouldn’t have much of an impact because the loss for that will be compensated by the fact that Delhi has a four-day weekend,” Bijli told PTI.

Jawan box office day 1 predictions

“People are saying that this will be an opening day of Rs 65 to 70 crore, which is bigger than Pathaan. The opening day figure for Pathaan (Shah Rukh’s previous film) was Rs 55 crore. So hopefully it will be bigger than Pathaan,” Bijli said. “Out of the 10 lakh capacity on opening day, we’ve sold about 25 per cent of the tickets, which is like 2.5 lakh tickets sold for Thursday across PVR INOX (screens). It is a very big number and early estimates suggest that it can be bigger than Pathaan,” Bijli told PTI.

Online ticket booking platform BookMyShow said Jawan is off to a great start with 750,000 tickets already being booked. The advance booking figures have crossed Rs 26 crore for day 1, nearing Pathaan’s final mark of Rs 32 crore.

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