Hrithik Roshan has established himself as an unexpected box office star in Bollywood. From creating hysteria with his debut film Kaho Na Pyar Hai to his upcoming release Fighter on Republic Day, he has continuously delighted audiences. Directed by Siddharth Anand, Fighter promises to offer a patriotic flavor that fans can indulge in.
If all goes according to plan, the film, which also features Anil Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, is expected to open in the range of 25-30 crore at the box office. While this may be lower than the last Republic Day release Pathaan, it will still be among the best Republic Day openings in the past 13 years.
The highest Republic Day opening after Pathaan in the last 13 years was achieved by Padmaavat, which collected 24 crore on its first day, including paid previews. Now, Hrithik Roshan might surpass this number with Fighter’s opening day collection. However, have you ever wondered how Hrithik’s career started at the box office?
Hrithik Roshan made his box office debut with Kaho Na Pyar Hai, which was released on January 14, 2000. While the film turned Hrithik into an overnight box office superstar, it earned a modest 0.45 crore on its first day.
When comparing Fighter’s expected opening day collection to Hrithik’s debut film, it’s an astounding jump. While Hrithik earned 45 lakh on his debut, Fighter is projected to collect almost 30 crore at the box office in 2024. This figure is nearly 66 times higher than the opening day collection of Kaho Na Pyar Hai.
Looking at the overall box office performance, Fighter is expected to gross 150-170 crore in its lifetime. This would be approximately 5.6 times the projected opening day collection of 30 crore. In contrast, Kaho Na Pyar Hai, after its 45 lakh opening, went on to collect 44 crore in its lifetime. This tremendous success represented a staggering 97 times multiple of its opening day collection. It’s an unimaginable level of success to replicate.
Thus, Hrithik Roshan’s journey at the box office has been remarkable. From a modest debut to projected record-breaking numbers with Fighter, his growth as a box office star is undeniable. With each film, he continues to captivate audiences and defy expectations, solidifying his status as one of Bollywood’s most bankable actors.