Shah Rukh Khan’s highly anticipated comeback film, Dunki, may not have set the box office ablaze, but it’s steadily picking up pace. After a decent ₹29.2 crore opening day and a slightly softer ₹20.12 crore on day two, Dunki found its groove on day three, raking in an impressive ₹21 crore nett across all languages in India. This brings the film’s three-day total to a respectable ₹70.32 crore nett.
This upward trend is good news for the Rajkumar Hirani directorial, especially considering the formidable competition it faces from Prabhas’ action-packed Salaar. While Dunki’s opening numbers pale in comparison to Khan’s recent mega-hits like Pathaan and Jawan, the positive audience word-of-mouth and Khan’s enduring charisma seem to be gradually drawing in the crowds.
Adding to the film’s charm is the stellar cast, featuring Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Boman Irani, marking Khan’s first collaboration with both Hirani and Pannu. The unique pairing and genre shift from high-octane action to a more heartwarming narrative might have initially surprised some fans, but Dunki’s story seems to be slowly resonating with audiences.
However, the box office battle has just begun. Salaar continues to dominate in South Indian markets and poses a significant challenge to Dunki’s Hindi belt supremacy. The coming days will be crucial as both films fight for audience attention and box office glory. Can Dunki maintain its momentum and surpass expectations, or will Salaar remain the undisputed box office king?
According to the report, the movie garnered ₹29.2 crore on the first day and ₹20.12 crore on the second day. On its third day, Dunki amassed ₹21 crore nett in India across all languages. Up to this point, the film has accumulated ₹70.32 crore nett in India. Alongside Shah Rukh Khan, the movie features Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Boman Irani. This film represents Shah Rukh’s initial partnership with Rajkumar Hirani and Taapsee Pannu.