Dunki earns ₹7.4 cr in opening day collection with more advance bookings than Salaar

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In what is poised to be at least an epic clash between Shah Rukh Khan’s third most anticipated film of the year, Dunki and Prabhas’ dark dystopian drama Salaar, both films have strong advanced booking statuses. According to a report by Sacnilk.com, Dunki has earned ₹7.36 crores on its first day, while “Salaar: Part 1 – C1” has raked in ₹6 crores across all languages. “Dunki” is set to release on December 21, followed by Salaar on December 22.

Advanced Booking Status for Dunki and Salaar

As per the report, Dunki has sold 2,51,146 tickets for 9,658 shows across India, generating ₹7.36 crore on its opening day, exclusively in Hindi.

On the other hand, “Salaar: Part 1 – C1” has earned ₹5.99 crores on its first day, with 2,46,772 tickets sold for 4,338 shows across India. The advanced booking for Hindi shows contributed ₹1.11 crores, while the Telugu shows contributed ₹3.5 crores. The film is also releasing in Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam, with advance bookings gradually increasing for these languages. Tickets have already been sold for ₹12 lakhs for Tamil shows, ₹9.9 lakhs for Kannada shows, and ₹98 lakhs for Malayalam shows.

Also read: Dunki: Rajkumar Hirani reveals Sham Kaushal’s Concerns on Filming Action Sequences with Vicky Kaushal

More about Salaar and Dunki

On Monday, a new trailer for “Salaar: Part 1 – C1” was released, with Prabhas sharing it with the caption, “Enter the brutal world of Khanasar.” Directed by KGF  Prashanth Neel, the film stars Prabhas along with Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, and Jagapati Babu. Produced under Hombale Films, the film is directed by Vijay Kiragandur.

By contrast, on Monday, Shah Rukh Khan released a brand-new song from Dunki called “Banda.” With Diljit Dosanjh singing the song, Shah Rukh posted a sweet message on Instagram. Shah Rukh Khan, Taapsee Pannu, and director Rajkumar Hirani discussed the film, its plot, and the entire production process in a special video titled Dunki Diaries, which featured the song’s premiere. “Ek chul rah gayi (One wish remained unfulfilled),” says Shah Rukh to Rajkumar Hirani in the video, lamenting the fact that he can’t be like Aamir Khan in “PK” or Sanjay Dutt in “Munna Bhai MBBS.” Hirani replies by telling Shah Rukh that he wrote a unique song in Dunki called “Banda” just for him.


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