Chulbul Pandey is back. And that's no less than a festival for cinegoers, and the trade pundits. Salman Khan has made it a point to score more than Rs 100 crore at the Box Office with every film of his. He has been doing it since Dabangg, which released in 2010. And Dabangg 3 doesn't look like any exception.
Trade experts believe that Dabangg 3's opening Box Office collection can be anything between Rs 35 crore and 40 crore. Dabangg 3, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha and debutante Saiee Manjrekar in lead roles, has been in the news for its impressive trailer, and of, course for Bhaijaan.
Dabangg 3 is Salman Khan's second release this year after Bharat. The film hit a massive first day opening figures with Rs 42.30 crore, which is the second biggest opening of the year. Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's War raised Rs 53.35 crore on the first day.
Like War, Dabangg 3 is also being released in Telugu, Kannada and Tamil in addition to Hindi.
“A Salman Khan film is coming during the festive period of Christmas when the business is up at the Indian box office. It is a hardcore masala entertainer. Makers are releasing the film in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and are penetrating the south market as well. So, I am expecting a great start to the film at the box office,” trade analyst Girish Johar was quoted as saying to The Indian Express.
Both Dabangg and Dabangg 2 belong to the Rs 100 crore club -- the 2010 release 'Dabangg' earned Rs 138.88 crore, and Dabangg 2 (2012) minted Rs 155 crore.
With Dabangg 3, the expectations are huge, and besides an explosive first day collection, it is expected that overall Dabangg 3 will earn Rs 200 crore or even more.
Dabangg 3, which is helmed by Prabhudeva and produced by Salma Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Nikhil Dwivedi, is slated to release on December 20.