Salman Khan is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars India has ever witnessed. Now, this statement might not go down well with many, but the box office numbers won’t lie. Even his worst film like Race 3 ended up earning around 170 crores in the country, so one needs to believe in his stardom. In today’s piece of #SundayStats, we’ll be taking a list of all-time highest openers of Bollywood that screams Salman’s dominance.
Before we begin, let us make it very clear that the list also includes the Hindi version’s opening day numbers of Prabhas’ Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Salman Khan is ruling the list of highest openers with his 4 films including – Bharat, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.
Let’s take a look at the complete list of highest openers:
War (2019) – Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff‘s blockbuster actioner is ruling the list like a boss. The film presented by YRF brought 53.35 crores on day 1.
Thugs Of Hindostan (2018) – Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s duo managed a perfect Diwali opening by garnering 50.75 crores.
Happy New Year (2014) – Shah Rukh Khan’s 2014 heist comedy still holds a place in the top with a monstrous day 1 figure of 44.97 crores.
Bharat (2019) – Here comes the first Salman Khan film on the list. It made 42.30 crores on day 1.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) – This Prabhas starrer turned the game around for South films. It made as much as 41 crores on an opening day with its Hindi version.
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) – Second Salman film on the list. The superhit jodi of Rajshri and Salman brought a whopping 40.35 crores on day 1.
Sultan (2016) – It’s Salman’s third film on the list. Backed by YRF, the film took a huge start of 36.54 crores.
Sanju (2018) – It’s Ranbir Kapoor’s only film on the list. Released on a regular Friday, the film made 34.75 crores on day 1.
Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) – Fourth and the last Salman Khan‘s film on the list. It enjoyed a start of 34.10 crores at the box office.
Dhoom 3 (2013) – After Thugs, it’s Aamir Khan’s second film on the list. Sealing the top 10 list of highest openers, it has a day 1 of 33.42 crores to its credit.