Dabangg 3 couldn’t the give desired box office numbers in its first weekend due to ongoing protests but it still managed a good total, thanks to Salman Khan’s stardom and the franchise value. Dabangg 3 collected 81.15 crores in its first weekend which is among the best weekends of 2019 and only behind War, Bharat & Mission Mangal which enjoyed extended weekends.
For the record, Dabangg 3 has surpassed the extended weekend total of films like Kesari & Gully Boy.
Have a look at the Top 10 Weekends of 2019:
War: 166.25 crores (5 Day Weekend)
Bharat: 150.10 crores (5 Day Weekend)
Mission Mangal: 97.56 crores (4 Day Weekend)
Dabangg 3: 81.15 crores
Saaho(Hindi): 79.08 crores
Kesari: 77.56 crores (4 Day Weekend)
Gully Boy: 72.45 crores (4 Day Weekend)
Kabir Singh: 70.83 crores
Kalank: 66.03 crores (5 Day Weekend)
Total Dhamaal: 62.40 crores
If it was about the normal and protest-free weekend, the film was aiming for 100 crores total in the first 3 days. This could’ve meant a better position of Salman Khan starrer in the chart.
However, the film will now have a huge responsibility for collecting the best possible numbers in weekdays. Also, Christmas Day is around the corner and the Salman Khan starrer must take benefit appropriately to conclude week 1 on a strong note.
Meanwhile, the film has been trimmed by 9 minutes approx recently by the makers. This has been done because the film has got huge criticism from all over for its length.