Salaar Day 1 Collections: Prabhas Movie Beats Leo at Box Office

The much-anticipated action-thriller film "Salaar" has stormed into theaters, and the excitement surrounding its release is reaching new heights. Starring the charismatic Prabhas in the lead role and directed by the acclaimed Prashanth Neel, the film has already set the box office ablaze. The collaboration between these two powerhouse talents has not only met but exceeded expectations, as "Salaar" claims the title for the highest advance booking of 2023.

The battle at the box office pits "Salaar" against the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Dunki," directed by Rajkumar Hirani, which hit theaters a day before Prabhas's action-packed spectacle. Despite facing tough competition, "Salaar" had already taken the lead in advance bookings, and now, it has surpassed not only "Dunki" but also other major releases of 2023.

The opening day pre-booking sales for "Salaar" amassed an impressive 49 crores gross (excluding blocked seats), with over 22 lakhs tickets sold. This outstanding figure propels "Salaar" to the top of the list for the highest advance booking sales of the year.

Top 5 Highest Advance Booking Sales of 2023:

1. Salaar: 49 crores gross

2. Leo: 46.10 crores gross

3. Jawan: 41 crores gross

4. Animal: 34 crores gross

5. Pathaan: 32.43 crores gross

"Salaar" has not only dominated the advance booking charts but also pushed other major releases like "Adipurush" out of the Top 5. The film's success is a testament to the widespread anticipation and enthusiasm among the audience.

The year 2023 is undoubtedly concluding on a high note for the Indian cinema, with "Salaar" adding another feather to the caps of Prabhas and Prashanth Neel. The film's trend is favorable, and initial reviews are overwhelmingly positive, setting the stage for a triumphant run at the box office.

In addition to Prabhas, the star-studded cast of "Salaar" includes Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, Jagapathi Babu, Bobby Simha, Tinnu Anand, Easwari Rao, Sriya Reddy, and Ramachandra Raju. Produced by Hombale Films, the movie's soundtrack is composed by the talented Ravi Basrur. "Salaar" was released globally in theaters on December 22, 2023, including IMAX and other premium formats.

Salaar vs Dunki Controversy:

Amid the box office clash, rumors have circulated about the makers of "Salaar" deciding not to distribute their film to INOX and PVR chains in the South due to alleged unfair practices in the North. This controversy adds an intriguing layer to the competition between "Salaar" and "Dunki," intensifying the buzz surrounding these two highly anticipated releases.

As "Salaar" continues to make waves, the audience eagerly awaits the unfolding drama at the box office, and the film's success further cements Prabhas's position as a pan-India star.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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