King Khan is back, and Bollywood is buzzing! After a four-year hiatus, Shah Rukh Khan roared back onto the silver screen in 2023, shattering box office records with the action-packed “Pathaan.” His comeback was nothing short of historic, grossing a staggering 543.22 crores in India alone. Now, with the year nearing its end, a crucial question hangs in the air: can Dunki, his upcoming release, become the crowning jewel of his triumphant return?
Shah Rukh Khan’s 2023 victory lap wasn’t one-sided. Just seven months after Pathaan’s box office dominance, the superstar unleashed Jawan, another action extravaganza that not only replicated his success but surpassed it, leaving audiences and industry insiders awestruck.
Jawan’s colossal run at the Indian box office cemented its place in cinematic history. Not only did it join the elite 500 crore club, but it stormed into uncharted territory, becoming the first Bollywood film to cross the 600 crore mark. By the time its curtains closed, Jawan had amassed a staggering total of 640.42 crores, solidifying Shah Rukh Khan’s position as the undisputed box office king.
Shah Rukh Khan’s 2023 box office reign continues! With the combined success of Pathaan and Jawan, SRK has already amassed a staggering 1183.64 crores at the Indian box office. This places him in the prestigious company of Prabhas, the only other Indian actor to hit the 1000 crore mark in a single year, achieved in 2017 with Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (1031 crores).
But the king’s sights are set even higher. With Dunki slated for release on December 21st, Shah Rukh Khan has a chance to write his name in cinematic history as the first actor to reach the 1500 crore milestone in a single year. To achieve this, Dunki needs to garner 316.36 crores at the Indian box office.
While a significant target, the anticipation surrounding Dunki and SRK’s continued box office dominance suggest this feat is within reach. If Dunki roars like its predecessors, it will solidify Shah Rukh Khan’s status as not just a box office king, but a cinematic phenomenon.