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Dunki Box Office Collection Day 1: The SRK’s Latest Film Begins Strong, Nearing the 30 Crore Mark

The wait is over! Shah Rukh Khan’s much-anticipated film, Dunki, has finally landed on the silver screen, drawing in eager audiences with its heartwarming tale and Rajkumar Hirani’s signature charm. While the opening box office numbers haven’t quite matched the meteoric heights of Khan’s recent blockbusters, Pathaan and Jawan, Dunki has taken a promising first step, setting the stage for a potentially successful journey.

For years, fans dreamt of witnessing the magic of Shah Rukh Khan and Rajkumar Hirani collaborating, and Dunki marks the fulfillment of that dream. In some cities, the film’s arrival was met with a festive frenzy, with Shah Rukh Khan’s devoted fans organizing early morning shows and creating a carnival-like atmosphere outside theaters. This enthusiastic reception bodes well for the film’s future, suggesting that word-of-mouth could propel Dunki to even greater heights.

Dunki’s journey at the box office on Thursday was a rollercoaster – an exhilarating climb in the morning followed by a dip in the afternoon. But just like Shah Rukh Khan himself, the film refused to stay down! Evening shows witnessed a resurgence in audience passion, pushing the coveted 30 crore mark within reach. And guess what? Dunki soared past it, landing comfortably in the 29-31 crore range on its first day!

This dynamic first day bodes well for Dunki’s future. It proves that the film has the power to engage and enthrall audiences, even those who might need a little convincing to step into the cinema. The evening surge suggests strong word-of-mouth potential, a force that can propel Dunki to even greater heights in the coming days.

Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki has made a promising debut, flirting with the elusive 30 crore mark on its first day. While it may not match the stratospheric openings of Pathaan and Jawan, for a dramedy releasing on a Thursday, this is a solid start, even a dream for many post-pandemic films. The King Khan has delivered again, proving his enduring box office draw, even outside the realm of pure mass masala entertainers.

Ziya Khan


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