The much-awaited 'Salaar: Part One - Ceasefire' hit theaters today, marking a spectacular debut for Prabhas in this action-packed thriller directed by Prashanth Neel. Industry insiders are buzzing with excitement as the film is poised to cross the Rs 100 crore milestone on its opening day.
Amidst soaring expectations, 'Salaar' has already notched up an impressive Rs 49 crore in advance sales, according to industry tracking site Sacnilk. Projections indicate an additional Rs 60 crore windfall on its release day, solidifying its status as a box office powerhouse.
With Prabhas at the helm, supported by Prithviraj Sukumaran and Shruti Haasan in pivotal roles, 'Salaar' has garnered over Rs 42 crore from online bookings in India alone. The film's global release in multiple languages is expected to contribute to an overall opening day haul of Rs 100-110 crore gross when factoring in both online and offline sales.
'Salaar' isn't just making waves domestically; it's set to make history on the global stage. Predictions suggest a worldwide collection exceeding Rs 45 crore, culminating in a staggering Rs 150–160 crore when combined with the domestic box office. This remarkable feat positions 'Salaar' as the biggest Indian film opening of 2023.
Scheduled for a two-part release, with 'Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire' hitting screens now and 'Shouryaanga Parvam' to follow, the film faces competition from Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dunki' at the box office. As the numbers roll in, it's evident that 'Salaar' is not merely a movie; it's a cinematic phenomenon rewriting the records.