Dabangg 3 Box Office: Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3 managed a good first week of 126.55 crores despite anti CAA protests affecting the film in its first weekend. It would’ve been better if it at least managed to collect 150 crores in the first week but even 126.55 is not bad considering the situation in which it released. Also, the word of mouth for the film was not that great.
The Salman Khan starrer has managed to create a good place for itself in the Top 100 Hindi Grossers Of All Time list. After surpassing films like Badrinath Ki Dulhania (116.60 crores) & Jolly LLB 2 (117 crores), the latest ones which Dabangg 3 has crossed are Ready (120 crores), Barfi! (120 crores), Baahubali: The Beginning (120 crores), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (120.65 crores), Tubelight (121.25 crores), Agneepath (123.05 crores) & Raazi (123.17 crores).
The next targets of Dabangg 3 are Kaabil (126.58 crores), Rustom (127.49 crores), Airlift (129 crores), Stree (129.67 crores), Rowdy Rathore (131 crores), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (133.04 crores) & Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (133.60 crores).
The previous instalment of the Dabangg franchise i.e. Dabangg 2 collected 158.50 crores back in 2012. It will be interesting to see how quickly Dabangg 3 can surpass it.
Meanwhile, Dabangg 3 heroine Sonakshi Sinha said that at this point of time, discussions about the new citizenship law CAA and the ensuing nationwide protests are more important than any talk of opening-day collections of Dabangg 3.
“We all know what is going on in the entire country,” she said, referring to the CAA protests, adding: “I think people know that what is more important, but I am honestly happy with audience response to our film. At this moment, entire country has come together on this matter (CAA protests) and it is more important than a film.”
“I don’t know since how long we are urging the audience not to watch pirated films because it affects our industry in a negative way,” she added.