Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg 3 opened with a bang on December 20, with a collection of Rs 24.5 crore. The film furthered its tally over the weekend and recorded a growth of 30 per cent. A report in Box Office India states that the film collected around Rs 29 crore on Sunday.
“The weekend of the film is around 73 crore nett plus which is actually not that bad considering the situation. A normal weekend could have been near 85 crore nett for the film,” the report added.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote on Twitter: “#Dabangg3 hits ₹ 20 cr+ on Day 1 thanks largely to #SalmanKhan’s star power… Day 1 biz would’ve easily been much, much higher had it not been for the protests… Resultantly, biz kept fluctuating throughout the day… A substantial sum was lost due to this reason… #Dabangg3 Fri ₹ 24.5 cr. #India biz. Note: ALL VERSIONS.”
Dabangg 3 features Salman and Sonakshi Sinha reprising their characters of Chulbul Pandey and Rajjo respectively. While Chulbul Pandey is ‘police wala gunda’, Rajjo is his darling wife. The film also marks the debut of newbie Saiee Manjrekar playing Chulbul’s love interest during his younger days. The role of the antagonist is played by South star Sudeep Kichcha.
Dabangg 3 has abundant of Salman Khan moments that will make his ardent fans go berserk. Besides the obvious slo-mo walk of our Robinhood hero and some massy punchlines, it has appropriate proportion of comedy, tragedy and drama. Our movie critic Sonal Gera writes, “When Salman Khan walks into the frame and mouths those deliciously massy lines in ‘Dabangg 3’, you know it’s a showreel of how awesomely valiant and entertaining our Chulbul Pandey is.” Read full review here.