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Prabhas’ Salaar Shatters Records with Blockbuster Opening Weekend

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Dec 26, 2023

Prabhas’ latest action epic Salaar has smashed multiple records with its blockbuster opening weekend at the global box office. The Prashanth Neel directorial has emerged as the biggest opener in the history of Indian cinema.

Massive Worldwide Opening of ₹402 Crores

As per trade reports, Salaar has registered a monstrous worldwide opening of ₹402 crores gross in its first 3 days. This includes a domestic nett of ₹209 crore and gross collection of ₹252 crore in India.

The film had taken an earth-shattering opening of ₹145 crore gross on its first day, becoming only the 4th Indian film to breach the ₹100 crore mark on day 1 after RRR, KGF 2 and Vikram. Salaar has beaten the lifetime collection of many Bollywood biggies in a single day.

Racing Past ₹300 Crores Globally

Salaar crossed the ₹150 crore gross mark on day 2 as it continued its rampage at ticket windows over the weekend. On Sunday, the mass actioner minted ₹51 crores gross to take its 3-day India collection to ₹252 crores. Overseas, Salaar earned $3 million over the weekend.

The 3-day worldwide gross has swiftly sailed past the ₹300 crore mark to stand at a mighty ₹402 crores. Trade analysts predict Salaar will cross the $30 million or ₹250 crore gross mark overseas by the end of its theatrical run.

Territory Collection
India Gross ₹252 crores
Overseas Gross $3 million
Worldwide Gross ₹402 crores

Decimates Competition from Dunki and Jawan

Salaar has decimated the first 3-day collection records of all recent blockbusters featuring the top superstars. The Prashanth Neel actioner has left behind Dunki (₹65 crores) and Jawan (₹64 crores) by huge margins.

In the Nizam territory, Salaar has registered 11 lakh admits with a distributor share of ₹38 crores, miles ahead of the ₹15 crores and ₹12 crores collected by Jawan and Dunki respectively. Clearly, Salaar is now the go-to film for the audience, not SRK’s Dunki.

Why is Salaar a Game Changer?

  • Biggest opener for a non-holiday release: Salaar has set new benchmarks despite not having the advantage of a holiday release.

  • Decimated competition from SRK & Atlee’s Jawan: Thrashed the 6-day collection of Jawan in 3 days.

  • Breached ₹100 crore day 1 club at a blistering pace.

  • Fastest ₹300 crore grosser for Prabhas, beating Saaho & Radhe Shyam.

  • Only the 4th Indian film to join the ₹100 crore opening day club after RRR, KGF 2 & Vikram.

Marching Towards All-Time Records

Salaar has taken the second biggest opening weekend in India after KGF 2, surpassing even Baahubali 2 and RRR. It is now on course to breach KGF 2’s record for the highest-grossing Kannada film worldwide.

The film is eyeing a ₹600+ crore gross mark worldwide if it sustains strongly on weekdays. In that case, Salaar could become the biggest hit for Prabhas after Baahubali 2 and find a place among the top 10 highest-grossing Indian films ever.

Why Salaar is a Win Much Needed for Prabhas

While Prabhas tasted unprecedented success with the Baahubali series, his last few solo hero films failed to click at the box office. The debacle of Radhe Shyam and underperformance of Saaho had put his stardom under doubt.

But the phenomenal start of Salaar, which many trade experts have tagged ‘The Return of the Rebel Star’, has dismissed all those apprehensions emphatically. The universal praise for Prabhas’ ferocious performance, and the film’s fantastic box office run, mark his return to peak form.

Salaar Sets the Box Office on Fire

Helmed by the director of blockbusters like KGF and KGF 2, Prashanth Neel has delivered his career’s biggest opener with Salaar. Released in 5 languages, the high-octane entertainer has smashed records everywhere with its earth-shattering box office performance.

The secret behind Salaar’s success is undoubtedly the winning collaboration between Prabhas and Prashanth Neel. Their first association has exceeded all expectations by setting new benchmarks for opening day, opening weekend and 3-day collections.

With Salaar setting new box office records every passing day, it remains to be seen where the Rebba finally stops its rampage – will it be the ₹500 crore club or does the beast have ₹600 crores in its sights?

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