Dabangg 3 starring Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Sudeep has concluded the first week with a decent collection at the Indian box office and crossed Rs 125 crore net mark in seven days in the domestic market.

Having started on a good note, Dabangg 3 collected Rs 81.15 crore net at the domestic box office in the first weekend. Considering its brand value and hype, the third instalment in the Dabangg hit film series was expected to surpass Rs 100 crore net mark effortlessly in three days. But the movie suffered a huge setback from the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) protest in the first two days of its release.

As is the usual trend, the Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha starrer witnessed around 50 percent drop in its collections on Monday. But the Christmas holiday boosted its collection on Tuesday and Wednesday. However it witnessed a steep decline in its business on Thursday. Dabangg 3 collected 38.40 crore net at the Indian box office on weekdays.

Dabangg 3 first week collection in India

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Dabangg 3 has collected a total of Rs 126.55 crore net at the domestic box office in the first weekend. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#Dabangg3 Fri 24.50 cr, Sat 24.75 cr, Sun 31.90 cr, Mon 10.70 cr, Tue 12 cr, Wed 15.70 cr, Thu 7 cr. Total: ₹ 126.55 cr. #India biz. Note: All versions."

Taran Adarsh added, "#Dabangg3 is fairly good in Week 1... Biz was severely affected by protests... However, word of mouth is extremely mixed, which reflected in its biz... Faces a tough opponent [#GoodNewwz] this week... Shows at multiplexes have been reduced in Week 2."

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It has beaten the lifetime record of Bala and De De Pyaar De and become the 14th highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2019. Here is the list of top 20 highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2019.

Rank Movie Release Collection
1 War  Oct 02 318.00
2 Kabir Singh June 21 278.24
3 Uri - The Surgical Strike  Jan 11 244.06
4 Bharat  June 05 209.36
5 Housefull 4   Oct 25 206.00
6 Mission Mangal Aug 15 200.16
7 Total Dhamaal Feb 22 154.30
8 Kesari  Mar 22 153.00
9 Chhichhore Sept 06 150.36
10 Saaho Aug 30 149.00
11 Super 30  July 12 146.10
12 Dream Girl  Sept 13 139.70
13 Gully Boy  Feb 14 139.38
14 Dabangg 3 Dec 20 126.55
15 Bala Nov 07 116.38
16 De De Pyaar De   May 17 102.40
17 Batla House Aug 15 97.18
18 Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi Jan 25 94.92
19 Luka Chuppi  Mar 01 94.15
20 Pati Patni Aur Woh Dec 06 84.56

In its second week, Dabangg 3 is clashing with Good Newwz, which has forced it out of many multiplexes across the country that it was holding in its opening week. The Akshay Kumar starrer is likely to take a toll on its business, by becoming the first choice for many filmgoers. It should be seen how the Salman Khan starrer would perform at the Indian box office in its second week.