The film took 21.10 crore in India on its opening day at the box office, beating the 15.1 crore previously set by Rowdy Rathore.
"The figures have broken the record of Akshay Kumar's Rowdy Rathore being 'Biggest Opener for Non-Holiday Release'," reports Koi Moi.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that the film would not match the 32.92 crore set by Khan's Ek Tha Tiger as the earlier movie's release coincided with India's Independence Day holiday.
"Biggest opener [holiday] #EkThaTiger 32.92 cr ... Biggest opener [non-holiday] #RowdyRathore 15.1 cr ... #Dabangg2 is non-holiday opener. #Dabangg2 1st day will be lower than #EkThaTiger 1st day [15 Aug holiday]. ETT Day 2 was much lower [14.55 cr], since it was a working day," Adarsh posted on Twitter.
Khan previously spoke to Digital Spy about why he prefers to release his films during a holiday period.
"The best time to release a film is on a festive date like Divali or Eid, or at a time when there are no big films three to four weeks before or after," he explained.
"Eid is a festive date where people have saved money, families get together, and people get together to watch films. After the IPL cricket matches also is a good time, because nobody releases their film during the matches, so movie wise, there is a hunger for entertainment after the IPL."
The action project made £101,030 in the UK, AU$80,808 in Australia and NZ$20,648 in New Zealand on its first Friday.
The original Dabangg grossed 187.5 crore when it came out in 2010 and was declared an All Time Blockbuster.