Will Dunki find its niche or be overshadowed by Salaar’s explosive entry? Will audiences be torn between Hirani’s charm and Neel’s spectacle? Only the coming days will tell which cinematic Titan reigns supreme in this epic box office battle. Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki witnessed a box office drop on its second day, collecting around ₹20 crore after a debut of ₹30 crore, according to early estimates by Sacnilk.com. Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala adds some optimism to Dunki’s second-day performance, estimating an all-India net box office collection of over ₹21 crore. He also predicts a strong upcoming weekend.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki, a comedy-drama about illegal “donkey flight” immigration, explores friendship, borders, and longing for home, with Rajkumar Hirani directing and co-writing alongside Abhijaat Joshi and Kanika Dhillon. Dunki marks the conclusion of Shah Rukh Khan’s busy 2023, landing as his third release and surprisingly his lowest opening film despite high anticipation. However, the Rajkumar Hirani-directed venture, featuring Khan’s first on-screen pairing with Taapsee Pannu, is performing better overseas with a ₹58 crore opening day.
Dunki’s global conquest continues! Shah Rukh Khan’s wife and co-producer, Gauri Khan, took to social media to share the film’s impressive worldwide gross of 58 crore on its opening day. “Winning love worldwide! 58 crore GBOC,” she posted, followed by a heartfelt caption in Hindi expressing gratitude for the audience’s support.
“Overflowing with warmth and laughter, Dunki is a testament to Rajkumar Hirani’s magic touch. Hirani weaves a captivating tale of love, adversity, and hope, cleverly navigating between Manu and Hardy’s past and present through flashbacks. Although the humor occasionally borders on excessive, it perfectly complements the film’s emotional core, leaving audiences uplifted and inspired. Dunki is a welcome return for Hirani, offering a heartwarming journey that soothes the soul and lingers long after the credits roll.