SRK's 'Dunki' Emerges as Third Highest-Grossing Film Globally Post 'Pathaan' and 'Jawan

Reported by: PTC Punjabi Desk | Edited by: Prerit Chauhan  |  January 06th 2024 01:42 PM |  Updated: January 06th 2024 01:42 PM

SRK's 'Dunki' Emerges as Third Highest-Grossing Film Globally Post 'Pathaan' and 'Jawan

In the annals of Bollywood's illustrious history, the year 2023 emerged as a defining epoch for the legendary actor Shah Rukh Khan. Revered for his magnetic on-screen presence and an unparalleled connection with audiences, Khan etched a triumphant saga with a trio of consecutive films that not only captivated the masses but also scripted a narrative of resounding success at the box office. 'Pathaan,' 'Jawan,' and 'Dunki' stand tall as the triumvirate of Khan's most commercially successful films, securing his place as a stalwart in the industry's echelons.

SRK's 'Dunki' Achieves Stellar Worldwide Collection

'Dunki,' the jewel in this cinematic crown, marked the third most significant hit in Shah Rukh Khan's illustrious career. Directed by the maestro Rajkumar Hirani, the film, unveiled in December 2023, generated ripples of acclaim across both domestic and international theatres. According to figures released by Red Chillies Entertainment, 'Dunki' amassed an impressive gross of approximately 422.99 crores at the global box office. Remarkably, within a mere 17 days of its release, the film appeared poised to surpass the lifetime earnings of Khan's previous blockbuster 'Chennai Express,' which amassed 423 crores, firmly establishing 'Dunki' as his third highest-grossing film, trailing behind 'Jawan' and 'Pathaan.'

The movie's extraordinary global success is underscored by its remarkable performance, accumulating over 420 crores worldwide. Notably, within just 16 days of its release, 'Dunki' raked in an astonishing sum exceeding 208 crores in India alone, setting the stage for a projected surge in earnings as it progresses into its 17th and 18th days of screening.

However, while 'Dunki' reigns supreme at the box office, it falls short in comparison to Rajkumar Hirani's earlier cinematic triumphs. Previous endeavors such as 'Sanju' (2017) starring Ranbir Kapoor grossed a staggering 588 crores globally, while 'PK' (2014) featuring Aamir Khan amassed a jaw-dropping 769.89 crores, eclipsing the achievements of 'Dunki.'

The uphill task for 'Dunki' lies in its pursuit of surpassing the coveted 500 crore mark worldwide, presenting a significant challenge. As the film industry braces for the release of two highly anticipated films this month'Merry Christmas' starring Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi on January 12th, and 'Fighter' starring Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan on January 25th—the stakes intensify. Notably, Rajkumar Hirani's last film to fall short of the 500 crore global benchmark was '3 Idiots,' released back in 2009. Thus, the pivotal question looms large: can 'Dunki' carve its path to this significant milestone on the global stage amidst fierce competition? As audiences wait in anticipation, the fate of 'Dunki' in the race for global box office supremacy remains a compelling narrative of success and ambition in the vibrant tapestry of Bollywood's cinematic landscape.


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