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Dabangg shatters all records with Rs 47 crore!

Dabangg is no classic but its box office performance shows that the audience is lapping it up and how. This Salman Khan-starrer has created a record of sorts with the figure of 47 crores, which is whopping six crores more than its last contender Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots which collected 41 Crores in the opening weekend.

The movie, about a police inspector’s fight for justice in his own corrupt manner, rides heavily on Salman Khan’s shoulders. Salman Khan has played the lead role of corrupt but good-hearted Chulbul Pandey to such perfection, that he has only received rave reviews even from critics.

Though the movie was compared to Salman Khan’s earlier hit, Wanted, Wanted falls really short of comparison, when it comes to box office collections. Dabangg collected 14 plus crores on the first day itself, which was thrice the amount Wanted collected on first day.

This kind of a business spells great news for Salman Khan’s career. As trade analyst Amod Mehra likes to put it, “How equations change in our film industry. Till Thursday, it was Aamir, SRK and Akshay in that order. Post Friday the order has changed to Aamir, Salman and SRK.

Dabangg, produced by Salman’s brother Arbaaz Khan, is directed by Abhinav Kashyap. Abhinav is film-maker Anurag Kashyap’s brother.

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