The theatrical release of “Dunki,” featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu, has emerged as a considerable success, resonating both globally and domestically. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, this comedy-drama, based on the concept of ‘donkey flight,’ has made impressive strides in its initial days at the box office.
Global Box Office Triumph
“Dunki” set the stage ablaze, amassing an impressive ₹58 crore globally on its opening day. The film has soared to a cumulative global collection of ₹50 crore, marking a triumphant commencement at cinemas worldwide.
Shah Rukh Khan’s wife and co-producer, Gauri Khan, took to Instagram, sharing a celebratory poster that exclaimed the film’s worldwide success, proclaiming, “Winning love worldwide! 58 crore worldwide GBOC.”
Domestic Earnings and Projections
In India, the film garnered ₹29 crore on its debut day and is estimated to secure around ₹12.97 crore nett on its second day across all languages. This anticipated figure suggests a considerable drop in domestic earnings, as projected by industry tracker Sacnilk.com.
“Dunki,” not only stars Shah Rukh Khan and Taapsee Pannu but also features Vicky Kaushal, Boman Irani, Vikram Kochhar, and Anil Grover in pivotal roles. The film, encapsulating themes of friendship, borders, and the pursuit of home, is a collaborative creation of Rajkumar Hirani alongside Abhijaat Joshi and Kanika Dhillon.
Clash and Special Meaning for Shah Rukh
Marked as Shah Rukh Khan’s final release for 2023, “Dunki” encounters a box office clash with Prabhas’ “Salaar.” Despite its lower opening day earnings compared to Khan’s previous ventures like “Pathaan” and “Jawan,” which soared past ₹1000 crore globally, “Dunki” holds a special place in the actor’s heart. Shah Rukh Khan expressed his emotional connection to the film, emphasizing that “Dunki” is a project close to his heart.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Perspective
In a statement during an event in Dubai, Shah Rukh Khan underscored the personal significance of “Dunki,” revealing, “This is my film. This film is very close to my heart.” He further urged audiences to witness the heartfelt narrative on the big screen, promising an emotional and laughter-filled experience.
“Dunki,” presented by JIO Studios, Red Chillies Entertainment, and Rajkumar Hirani Films, arrived in cinemas on December 21, introducing a touching tale of aspirations and transformative journeys. Shah Rukh Khan’s dedication to this project resonates with his desire to craft films that deeply touch the audience’s hearts.
Sources By Agencies