10 hits in a row for Shahrukh Khan: Consistency Redefined

With Chennai Express turning out to be one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian Cinema, Shahrukh Khan has further consolidated his strong hold on the Box Office. Shahrukh now has 10 consecutive hit movies to his credit and is second only to the legendary Rajesh Khanna who gave 15 consecutive hits in just 3 years. (Also read: Full list of Rajesh Khanna’s 15 back to back hits)

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to Chennai Express

Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna to Chennai Express

Due to SRK’s super success as a romantic hero, he had been criticised for over-using his immensely popular lover boy image. But if we take a closer look at the list of his last 10 movies, SRK has played a variety of character in almost every possible genre in Indian cinema; an arrogant bitter husband who cheats on his wife in ‘Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna’, Mafia King in ‘Don’ and ‘Don2’, Hockey coach in ‘Chak De India’, 70s struggling actor in ‘Om Shanti Om’, Introvert government servant in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, Autistic muslim in ‘My Name Is Khan’, a Superhero in ‘Ra.one’ and finally back to Rahul in ‘Chennai Express’. All characters are as different from each other as they can be.

After having complete monopoly over the Diwali release date, Shahrukh Khan has successfully managed to capitalise on the Eid Festival release date which was being dominated by his arch rival Salman Khan for the last 4 years. (Also read: Shahrukh Khan and the history of Diwali clashes)

Now, coming to the number of consecutive hit / successful movies, SRK is way ahead of his contemporaries – Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. While Aamir has 6 consecutive hits under his belt, Salman is placed third with 5 (all blockbusters). Not taking any credit away from any ‘Khan’ here, all three have been extremely successful over a long period of time. Just that, SRK has been a little more consistent than the other two. Check out the details in the table below (last failure is marked in RED):

Hit Record
Note: Only movies that were Hit, Superhit, Blockbuser or All Time Blockbusters have been taken into consideration. Non-commercial or special appearances haven’t been included.

Some Interesting Facts:

  • Aamir Khan has not given a flop since ‘Mela’ in 2000. That means ‘Lagaan’, ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ and ‘Mangal Pandey’ added to his list of 6 consecutive hits and makes it 9 movies in a row without a flop.
  • All of Salman’s 5 movies in the list have been huge blockbusters with ‘Dabangg’ becoming All Time Blockbuster.
  • Salman also has maximum number of ‘Biggest Hits Of The Year’ to his credit. (Also read: Biggest hits from 1989 – 2012)
  • From December 2006 to December 2007, i.e. within one year only, Akshay Kumar delivered five consecutive hits in ‘Bhagam Bhaag’, ‘Namaste London’, ‘Heyy Babyy’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ and ‘Welcome’. The next release ‘Tashan’ broke the streak as it turned out to be a Below Average grosser. But that was followed by a huge blockbuster ‘Singh Is Kinng’.
  • Last but in no way the least, Amitabh Bachchan is the only actor till now who gave at least one hit every year for 14 consecutive years from 1972 (Bombay To Goa) to 1985 (Mard). Staggering feat!

Article by Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma

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94 Comments

  • indicine what u want to prove
    if u have knowledge then think
    ra one is not clean hit movie if it is clean hit then tees mar khan veer mangal panday are also hit movies
    and billu is totally srk movie
    it release highest screen number like rab ne bna di jodi ,can irfan movie release that wide screen
    than why pan singh tomar not release 3300 screen
    why so diplomatic view
    srk billu is same as what salman no entry




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  • Chennai Express :-
    2 weeks should (14 days)
    approx – 197 cr ( YJHD bye
    bye… SRK says – “maine jawani
    (1992) me he DEEWANA HIT kar
    dali thi, and i also got my first
    Filmfare Award best debut )
    3rd wknd Sat approx min 4cr –
    201 cr – (15th day) ( ETT
    replaced by ETR – Ek Tha
    Rahul )
    3rd wknd Sun approx min 5cr
    – 206 cr (16th Day) ( CE say to 3
    Idiots – “O Teri! U have been
    stting here alone for toooo
    long, i’ll accompany u for
    sometime & then move
    ahead” )
    remaining 3-5 express weeks
    min +20 cr ( Don ko pakadna
    mushkil nahi …. )
    Lifetime Collections – 226 cr
    ( SRK – I feel like the KING of the
    World )
    (With whole humility & respect
    to all Khans,kapoors,khanna..etc
    for what they are and what
    they have achieved. Brother’s
    from Same Mother – Bollywood
    – hindi cineMAAA)




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  • all Bhai fans are disappointed after seeing their superstar at the bottom and they want bhai to be on top of the list hence ask indicine to publish the list of Consecutive FLops in a row……..




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  • @Rama sen. If ra one is not a hit then tell me the budget of ra one. Producer didnt released budget information, it’s media who said ra one budget as 130 crs, 150crs, 125 crs, 200 crs etc but nobody knows the actual budget of raone.




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  • No doubt Srk is the most consistent actor. He is the living legend. There are three legends in bollywood history.
    1. Srk
    2. Daleep kumar
    3. Big B
    Salman nd Amir are also great nd i like both of them. But Srk belongs to different league.




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  • Aamir khan is the only actor who has not given a flop after 2000 and Salman khan is the only actor who has given 5 BB back to back after 2000.




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  • @Gewone ur comment got everyone’s attention but “Paheli” didn’t.lol.The only movie in this new millenium which got Oscar attention and made in in final top 5 list of Oscars is “Lagaan”.




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  • It is written in brackets that (Last failure is mark in Red) but “Mangal pandey” was not a failure.Though it was a average movie but it recovered its cost.Aamir khan’s last failure was “Mela”.




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  • If Srk has done different types of roles then Aamir and Salman have also done the same.Infact their producers are also different while Srk just stuck with YRF,Dharma production,Excel and his own production house throughout his career.




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  • Only indian collection

    My Name Is Khan.(2010 feb) : 72.74 crs ( under performer)
    Wanted (2009 aug) : 60.69 crs ( super duper hit)
    ( only 6 month gap between MNIK and wanted)

    Don ( 2006). : 51 crs ( under performer)
    Fanaa (2006). : 52 crs ( super duper hit )

    Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.(2006). : 45.75 crs ( under performer)
    Rang de basandi ( 2006) ‘. : 50 crs ( super duper hit )

    STRANGE!! Isn’t it ?




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  • Srk standard is so high that even collection similar to other khans are under performer yet peopld find it hard to call him king!




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  • pahile an MNIK Were in the oscar’s list so shut up :P, at oscar means it got the attantion no difference. But i dont think any movie will win it and if any 1 will make it, it will be srk not the hollywood dreamer aamir




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    • @Gewone, you’ve got it all wrong.

      India’s Oscar entry means a committee here in India decides to send one film to the Oscars. For 2012, 71 films (one of them was Barfi) from across the globe were sent for the Oscars, out of which nine were shortlisted. Those film competed to make it to the final five nominations.

      Only 3 films in the history of Indian Cinema have been nominated in the ‘Foreign’ category. Mother India (1957), Salaam Bombay (1988) and Lagaan (2001).




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  • which is more big achievement.. giving 10 hits in a row or giving 5 BB in a row??? next year salman will have 7 BB in a row.. n ra.one was never a hit.. dear indicine a few days ago i read ur article that for a movie to be called a “hit” it has to collect double the amount of its budget or more.. now tell me was the budget of ra.one was 57 crores??? this article does not makes sense to me




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  • This is what Shahrukh khan he has given 10 consecutive hits with different genre unlike Amie who takas too much time and very good script because he scare from giving flop and Salman 49flops then he found south remakes for his blockbusters and action genre can Amir and Salman just make one movie like My name is Khan or Ra.one, Kank, ChakdeIndia and just get the hit status not blockbuster but its impossible for them but for King Khan as we know
    Merit dictionary mein impossible ka shabd hi nahi hai.




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  • No one can beat SRK ! Expecally in Oversaes…sorry but Salman and others never will be like him……. SRK always will be number 1…..even hatters knows that !




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  • Did you know that Sallu miyan and SRK share the same DNA?
    Are you surprised?

    Dont be. BAAP aur beta ka eik hi to go ga DNA, and SRK is Sallus BAAP!




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  • Ra1 collection in India 115 hindi +4 cr in regional + overseas 55 cr total worldwide theatrical collections 175 cr and worldwide distribution share is 95 cr against 77 cr worlwide theatrical rights. Profit 18 cr for distributors only and remaing cost of d movie earn from satellite, video game, music and other right. Movie is clean hit. Srk rocks and haters shock. Haters never understand business mind of srk.




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  • 1. Salman khan is the first actor in the history of indian cinema to have 4 ATBB n 6 blockbusters…

    2. Salman Khan is the first actor in the history of indian cinema to give 5 blockbusters in a row…

    3. Salman Khan is the first actor in the history of indian cinema of having record 9 ‘Biggest Hits Of The Year’ to his credit…

    4. Salman has delivered Top 2 biggest grossers of the year three times…

    5. Salman Khan is the ONLY superstar with two biggest grossers of the decade. Maine Pyaar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hai Kaun were the biggest grossers of the 80s and 90s respectively…

    6. Salman khan has record five 100 crores n two 150+ crores movies…

    And hang on, this is not it!… there are many more to follow… next year with mental n kick he will have 7 blockbusters in a row… there is no stopping salman khan.. truly the no.1 n the biggest superstar the dabangg khan, the emperor khan, mr. SALMAN KHAN…




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