Dabangg 3 did reasonably well in its first week as it brought in 126 crores*. Not many films manage to enter the 100 Crore Club in one week itself and the Prabhudeva directed ‘masala’ flick has covered a distance greater than that. Of course, considering the fact that Salman Khan was leading the show, Dabangg is an established franchise and there was a big Christmas holiday in the middle of the week, expectations were that of a much higher number. Hence, from relative standing perspective, the film has done lesser.

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Moreover, since the reports are mixed and there is Good Newwz as major competition in the second week, Dabangg 3 would find it tough to sustain from this point on. This film had a very strong opportunity of making it to the 200 Crore Club. However, just like Dabangg and Dabangg 2 which hovered around the 150 crores mark, even Dabangg 3 would find itself in the same zone.

Box Office - Dabangg 3 does reasonably well in first week
Dabangg 3 Box Office Day 7: Does Reasonably Well In First Week

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During the end credits of Dabangg 3, Salman Khan had hinted that he may be playing a politician in the fourth installment of Dabangg 3. However, given the manner in which Dabangg 3 has fared where it has ended up being an average fare theatrically, one waits to see if Dabangg 4 indeed gets materialized and when does it eventually hit the screens.

Radhe would be the next release of Salman Khan and the fact that he is reuniting with his Dabangg 3 director Prabhudeva there, it would be interesting to see the sort of entertainment that the duo offer during Eid festivities.

*Estimates. Final numbers awaited

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder

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