★ Salman Khan is King of the Rs 100 crore club !
Sunitra Pacheco , Edited by Sarika Sharma | Mumbai | July 30, 2014
It’s no surprise that Salman Khan has a huge fan following and his Bollywood masala flicks are loved by the masses…
When it comes to the coveted Rs 100 crore club, superstar Salman Khan has the largest number of 100 crore films.
It’s no surprise that the Dabang Khan has a huge fan following and his typically Bollywood masala flicks are loved by the masses who gather in huge numbers to watch the superstar do what he does best on screen – entertain!
Salman Khaan’s contemporaries Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have also made it to the Rs 100 crore club. Aamir Khan has had three films that have reached 100 crores – ‘Ghajini’, ‘3 Idiots’ and his last release ‘Dhoom 3′. Shah Rukh Khan on the other hand has had four 100 crore films – ‘Don 2′, ‘RA.One’, ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ and ‘Chennai Express’.
But Salman Khan remains untouchable at the top of the list with seven 100 crore films under his belt – ‘Dabangg, ‘Dabangg 2, Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Jai Ho’ and now Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut ‘Kick.’
Salman Khan’s mantra to success is no secret – the actor chooses to release his films on the festival of Eid, which has always proved to be not just lucky for Salman, but extremely lucrative.
‘Kick’, also starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui minted a whopping Rs 50 crore in two days of its release. It opened to mixed response from critics but earned nearly Rs 27 crore on the opening day. The first collection beat all of Salman’s previous records except ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ (Rs 32.93 cr).
‘Kick’ collected a whopping Rs 83 crore in its opening weekend. However, it was unable to break the record of two of his own previous starrers – ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bodyguard’.
Other actors who have also tasted success with the elite 100 crore club include Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh among others.