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Pathan (2023) has emerged as the highest-grossing film of Hindi cinema with an earning of Rs. 543.05 crores in the domestic market. Even internationally it created waves. In the country of Nepal, it created history as it emerged as the highest international film of the neighboring country. This means that it has collected more than not only other Hindi films but also Hollywood biggies.
According to the International Film Collection Report released by the Film Development Board of the Government of Nepal, Pathan NPR is the number one non-Nepali film in the country with a collection of 13.28 crores. Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) is in second place Brahmastra (2022) is in third place. Their collections are NPR 8.30 cr and NPR 4.47 cr respectively. In other words, Pathangrossed more than the combined collections of Avatar: The Way of Water And Brahmastra, The report also states that when Pathan 4,37,585 tickets sold, total number of tickets sold Avatar: The Way of Water And Brahmastra are 2,68,931 and 1,50,235 respectively.
The films ranked 4th to 15th on this list are:
4. Drishyam 2 – NPR 3.47 crores
5. Height – NPR 2.94 Cr
6. Kantara – NPR 2.47 crores
7. Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan – NPR 2.28 crores
8. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – NPR 219 million
9. Adipurush – NPR 1.99 crores
10. Laal Singh Chaddha – NPR 1.72 crores
11. John Wick: Chapter 4 – NPR 1.65 Cr
12. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3- NPR 1.60 crore
13. Shamshera – NPR 1.59 crores
14. Fast X – NPR 1.55 Cr
15. Vikram Vedha – NPR 1.50 crores
Note: All the collections are gross and the list includes films released after July 1, 2022.
uunchai (2022), surprisingly, ranked fifth compared to many other big grossers. But that’s probably because the film, starring Amitabh Bachchan, was extensively shot in Nepal. Adipurush (2023), which created a furore in the Himalayan country, also performed well and stood at the ninth position.
The list was shared by South cinema analyst Manobala Vijayabalan on Twitter. They told Bollywood Hungama,PathanIts word of mouth in India was fantastic. Hence the audience in Nepal was eager to watch it on the big screen. Except in a few cases, our films run very well as compared to Hollywood films. Along with this, the Shahrukh Khan factor also played an important role. one more thing to note KGF – Chapter 2 (2022) and RRR (2022) are not present in the list as they are following a different fiscal year rather than the calendar year.
Talking about local Nepali films, the highest grossing film is the comic film six paw 4 (2023). It is a part of a blockbuster franchise and collected NPR 17.52 cr. took second place Jaari (2023). It collected a huge NPR of 17.17 crores. love song 3 (2022), which also had a wide release in India, stood at the third position collecting NPR 7.70 crores. So, if we consider both domestic and international films Pathan emerges in third place, which is quite a feat.