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Advance Booking: Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dunki' Clearly Dominates Box Office, Outpaces Prabhas' 'Salaar' by Rs 1 Crore on Day 1

Entertainment Box office battle unfolds as Shah Rukh Khan's Dunki soars with Rs 7.39 crore on Day 1, surpassing Prabhas' Salaar Part 1 by Rs 1 crore. Can Dunki maintain its lead over the epic action-thriller?

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Advance Booking Shah Rukh Khans Dunki Clearly Dominates Box Office Outpaces Prabhas Salaar by Rs 1 Crore on Day 1.png

The much-anticipated box office showdown between Rajkumar Hirani's Dunki and Prashanth Neel's Salaar Part 1 – Ceasefire is gaining traction as the pre-release figures unveil an unexpected trend. Shah Rukh Khan's comedy-drama, Dunki, is taking the lead over Prabhas' epic action-thriller, Salaar, in the Day 1 business by a significant margin.

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With both films slated for release on consecutive days, the battle at the box office has intensified, with fans eagerly booking their tickets for the cinematic extravaganza. Bookings for both Dunki and Salaar have been soaring, but Dunki has emerged as the frontrunner in the initial figures. ALSO READ: Unveiling the Overrated and Underrated Indian Films of 2023

As of now, Dunki, set to release exclusively in Hindi, has amassed an impressive Rs 7.39 crore, selling 2,52,207 tickets across 9,681 shows nationwide. In contrast, Salaar has secured Rs 6.01 crore across all languages, with 2,47,572 tickets sold for the 4,338 listed shows, according to industry tracker Sacnilk.

Salaar's advance bookings are predominantly driven by its Telugu version, contributing Rs 3.5 crore to the overall business. The Hindi version gained momentum on Monday, witnessing an increase in ticket sales to 36,097 and earning Rs 1.1 crore. The Malayalam version of Salaar has sold 65,809 tickets (Rs 98 lakh) for 905 shows, while the Tamil and Kannada versions have garnered sales of 9,446 tickets (Rs 12 lakh) and 4,673 tickets (Rs 9.9 lakh), respectively. ALSO READ: Christmas 2023: Embrace the Blissful Essence of Year-Ending Festive Season with THESE Heartwarming Indian Movies

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SRK's upcoming film Dunki is marching ahead of Prabhas' Salaar

Dunki marks Shah Rukh Khan's third release this year, following the massive success of Siddharth Anand's Pathaan and Atlee Kumar's Jawan, both surpassing the Rs 1,000 crore mark globally. In Prabhas' case, Salaar holds significant importance as it is anticipated to be his triumphant comeback after his recent releases failed to make a mark at the box office.

Centred around the concept of Donkey Flight, an unconventional method for gaining entry into countries like the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America, Hirani's Dunki boasts a stellar cast, including Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, and Vikram Kochhar. On the other hand, Prabhas and Prithviraj headline Neel's Salaar, featuring Shruti Hassan, Jagapathi Babu, Bobby Simha, and Tinnu Anand in pivotal roles. ALSO READ:AI's Festive Marvel: Christmas Trees Across India

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With the imminent theatrical clash, the spotlight intensifies on the box office arena where Dunki and Salaar gear up to enthral audiences with their unique genres and star-studded casts. The competition for dominance at the box office guarantees a suspenseful showdown, leaving fans on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating the outcome of this cinematic clash. The question of which film will triumph in this battle for supremacy adds an extra layer of intrigue to the unfolding spectacle.

 

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