Shah Rukh Khan’s third highly anticipated film Dunki clashes with Prabhas’ dark dystopian Salaar in an epic showdown. Dunki, which is to be released on December 21, has earned an opening day collection of ₹7.36 crores. On the other hand, Salaar: Part 1- Ceasefire, set for release on December 22 in multiple languages, has amassed ₹6 crore in advance bookings. The clash promises to be epic, with strong advance booking statuses for both films.
Dunki and Salaar’s Advance Booking Numbers
In the latest booking update, Dunki has seen an impressive response with 251,146 tickets sold for 9,658 screenings across India. This has resulted in a notable box office collection of ₹7.36 crore for the film, exclusively released in Hindi.
On the other hand, Salaar: Part 1- Ceasefire, as per a different report, achieved a total opening day collection of ₹5.99 crore. The film sold 246,772 tickets across 4,338 shows in India. Notably, ₹1.11 crore came from 35,946 tickets for Hindi screenings, and ₹3.5 crore from 129,010 tickets for Telugu screenings. Salaar is also set to hit screens in Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam, with advance bookings showing promise. Advance bookings have already contributed ₹12 lakhs for Tamil screenings, ₹9.9 lakhs for Kannada, and ₹98 lakhs for Malayalam shows.
Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire Unveils Trailer
Prabhas, on Monday, shared the latest trailer for his upcoming film “Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire,” immersing viewers in the violent world of Khansaar. Directed by Prashant Neel, acclaimed for his work on KGF, the movie features Prabhas in the titular role alongside a stellar cast including Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, and Jagapathi Babu. The highly anticipated film is produced by Vijay Kiragandur under Hombale Films.
Shah Rukh Khan Drops New Song ‘Banda’ from Dunki
On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan released a new song titled ‘Banda’ from his film Dunki on Monday. Sung by Diljit Dosanjh, the song accompanied a special video titled “Dunki Diaries,” where Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu discuss the film, its narrative, and the filmmaking process with director Rajkumar Hirani. In the video, Shah Rukh expresses a wish to be “In and As” in the film, akin to Aamir Khan in PK or Sanjay Dutt in Munna Bhai MBBS. In response, Hirani reveals a special song created for Shah Rukh in Dunki, titled ‘Banda.’
Critical Box Office Moment for Shah Rukh Khan and Prabhas
The fate of Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki and Prabhas’ Salaar holds immense significance in shaping the trajectory of these leading actors. Success at the box office is paramount for Shah Rukh Khan, aiming for a blockbuster hat-trick after the triumphs of Pathaan and Jawan, both declared all-time blockbusters.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Previous Triumphs:
- Pathaan: Grossed Rs 543.09 crore in India.
- Jawan: Achieved a lifetime run total of Rs 640.25 crore in India.
Conversely, Prabhas needs Salaar to perform well, especially considering his recent films’ lukewarm reception. Adipurush, with a budget of Rs 450 crore, fell short at the domestic box office, collecting Rs 288.15 crore net. Similarly, Radhe Shyam, starring Prabhas and Pooja Hegde, struggled, managing only Rs 104.38 crore in net domestic box office collections.
The box office success of Dunki and Salaar is pivotal for the continued success of these acclaimed actors.