Dunki Box Office: Takes 7th biggest opening of 2023, Shah Rukh Khan has 3 films in Top-10

The official India collections of Dunki are out. The film had taken a start of Rs. 28 crores at the box office, which is a good start, especially considering the fact that this is a social drama with just some bits of humour at certain points. Moreover, the subject too is of the kind which is not quite universal on paper and it’s just the manner in which Rajkumar Hirani has narrated the story and Shah Rukh Khan has enacted the part of the protagonist that the film has reached out to a larger volume of audiences.

If not for some of the real big blockbusters that arrived this year which ended up setting new records for the biggest opening days ever, the kind of opening that Dunki has taken is actually rather good. In fact, if one compares this with the other releases of the year then the first day collections of Dunki are amongst the best.

Let’s take a look at the Top-10 openers of 2023:
Jawan – Rs. 75 crores (including 9.50 crores from south versions)
Animal – Rs. 65 crores (including 10 crores from south versions)
Pathaan – Rs. 57 crores (including 2 crores from south versions)
Gadar 2 – Rs. 40.10 crores
Tiger 3 – Rs. 44.50 crores (including 1.50 crores from south versions)
Adipurush (Hindi) – Rs. 36 crores
Dunki – Rs. 28 crores
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan – Rs. 15.81 crores
Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar – Rs. 15.73 crores
Bholaa – Rs. 11.20 crores

Each of the six films above Dunki has heavy dose or action and barring Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar which is below it, the remaining films are also action affairs. That goes on to show how action has ruled the roost in such a big way right through 2023. That said, the extended weekend collections would be a different game altogether and Dunki will end up beating the lifetime score of many others in the list. It’s now all about how the film manages to grow well right till Monday, Christmas Day, before the weekdays begin.

Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources

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