Shah Rukh Khan and Prabhas, two cinematic giants, are poised for a clash at the box office with Dunki and Salaar.
Scheduled for release on December 21 and 22 respectively, these films have set the stage for an enthralling battle.
The advanced booking figures overseas for their opening day have unveiled an intriguing trend, indicating a promising start for both movies.
Prabhas’ Overseas Dominance
In this clash, Prabhas seems to be taking the lead, asserting his dominance in the overseas market.
The momentum favors him significantly, with Salaar eyeing a staggering 100+ crore opening. Presently, in just four markets, the Baahubali star has already amassed .55 million in advance bookings.
According to insights shared by trade analyst Nishit Shaw, Salaar has raked in .13 million from North America alone. The movie’s pre-sales stand at 0K in the UK, K in the Middle East, and 5K in Australia.
With a total of .55 million amassed from these territories, Prabhas is poised for his fourth consecutive 100+ crore opening worldwide. This demonstrates his consistent prowess at the box office.
Prabhas’ Streak of 100 Crore+ Openings
The superstar has a track record of delivering exceptional openings. His first foray into the 100+ crore club was with Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, an astounding 213 crore opener.
Adipurush followed suit with a collection of 140 crores on its opening day, marking Prabhas’ second-highest opener. Saaho secured the third spot with 126 crore on its opening day.
Dunki’s Advance Booking Overseas
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan’s Dunki, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, is steadily gaining traction overseas.
The movie, aiming for a million global opening, is gradually picking up steam. Dunki has garnered 0K from North America, followed by K in the Middle East.
The UK stands at K in advance bookings, while Australia and Europe have contributed K and an anticipated K respectively for the opening day.
Collectively, Dunki has amassed 5K from five markets in advance bookings for its opening day.
While Salaar currently holds a more dominant position in this battle, considering Shah Rukh Khan’s historical success in the overseas market, the tables could turn swiftly.
Shah Rukh Khan’s 100+ Crore Hits in 2023
Shah Rukh Khan has already marked two 100+ crore grossers in 2023 with Jawan grossing 126 crores and Pathaan securing 106 crores. The audience eagerly anticipates whether Dunki will be the third consecutive blockbuster for the actor.
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