"Jawan", a father-son story at its core, highlights various social and political issues through its hero, essayed by Shah Rukh.
The month of August has been a blockbuster for India's largest multiplex chain, with two big releases - the Rajnikanth starrer Jailer, and the much-awaited sequel Gaddar 2.
"Jawan", a pan-India thriller that releases on Thursday, is off to a great start with 7.5 lakh tickets already being booked, online ticket booking platform BookMyShow said.
'Gadar 2''s three-day collection was Rs 51.70 crore net while 'OMG 2' minted Rs 25.56 crore on the first two days.
Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the titular roles, the family entertainer hit the screens on Friday.
The company made $27.2 million, or 8 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30. That compares with net income of $66.4 million, or 18 cents per share, in the year-ago period.
Debutant director Nithin Krishnamurthy is overwhelmed by the response, flourishing especially on single screens.
It’s the first time that one movie opened to more than $100 million and another movie opened to more than $80 million in the same weekend.
The film, directed by Madonne Ashwin in his sophomore directorial after Mandela, is backed by Shanthi Talkies. Actor Vijay Sethupathi lent his voice for a prominent part of the film’s plot.
"This is a global franchise. It's going gangbusters and its going to play for a long time. Quality always wins in the end," said Chris Aronson, distribution chief for Paramount.
The dark tale of astral projection and demonic possession, starring and directed by Patrick Wilson, had weak reviews.
"Satyaprem Ki Katha" raised Rs 9.25 crore on day one, followed by Rs 7 crore on day two, and Rs 10.10 on day three, according to the makers.