Box Office before Salman Khan and Eid: 2010 to 2016

The Telugu film ‘Bahubali 2’ aside, the Hindi Film Industry doesn’t have much to show so far this year. The biggest hit of the year so far is Varun Dhawan’s ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, followed by ‘Hindi Medium’. The other clean-hit this year is Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LLB 2’. Almost all other films have under-performed, with the industry’s highest grosser – Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees – just about managing to cross the 130 crore mark at the domestic box office.

All eyes, yet again, will be on Salman Khan and his much-awaited Eid release ‘Tubelight’. The track-record of the megastar during Eid is outstanding to say the least. All his films from 2010 (Dabangg) to 2016 (Sultan) have been blockbusters or better.

Each year the industry looks forward to the Eid period to get its biggest grosser and Salman, in the last 6 years, hasn’t disappointed. (Note: Shah Rukh Khan took the Eid weekend in 2013 and delivered the industry’s highest grosser)

Check out the list of highest grosser before and after Eid!

YearBefore EidSalman's Eid
2010Raajneeti (93 cr)Dabangg (141 cr)
2011Ready (120 cr)Bodyguard (145 cr)
2012Rowdy Rathore (134 cr)Ek Tha Tiger (199 cr)
2014Holiday (113 cr)Kick (233 cr)
2015Tanu Weds Manu Returns (151 cr)Bajrangi Bhaijaan (321 cr)
2016Airlift (129 cr)Sultan (301 cr)
2017Raees (131 cr)Tubelight

It’s a foregone conclusion that ‘Tubelight’ will beat the record of ‘Raees’ in 5 days or less to become the highest Hindi grosser of 2016. But the big question is going to be the difference. The last couple of years have been phenomenal for Salman, both in terms of the opening as well as the lifetime collections of his films. Even a film like ‘Sultan’ which carried average word-of-mouth and did not trend as well as ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, went on to collect 301 crore at the domestic box office.

If the emotions in ‘Tubelight’ work, then we could see yet another film this year that could challenge the record of Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’.



  • “It’s a foregone conclusion that ‘Tubelight’ will beat the record of ‘Raees’ in 5 days or less to become the highest Hindi grosser of 2017.”

    That’s the Aukaat of World’s Biggest flopstar star and his 3.7 billion Alien 👽 Fans….😂

    With Super+ve WOM #TUBELIGHT will min. do 200-220cr more than RICE lifetime.


  • #Tubelight boxoffice prediction
    Opening day 28-30cr( pre-eid)
    Opening weekend 100-105cr
    Opening week 205-210cr
    Lifetime 350cr+
    This is for good word of mouth,if it turns out to be excellent then the scenario will be different.All the best and hope the movie does good all over.


  • And what about after Salman Khan and Eid? Huh @BeingIndicine?
    Kick-233 cr PK-340cr
    Sutan-301cr Dangal-385cr
    Whats the use of this article BTW?
    Anyways all the best for tubelight!! I m going to watch it with my friends FDFS


  • From 2014 onwards he has doubled the previous best grosser,this time hoping for more than double the previous best raees.


  • “Even a film like ‘Sultan’ which carried average word-of-mouth and did not trend as well as ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, went on to collect 301 crore at the domestic box office.”

    LOL…. At the time of #SULTAN u have tagged #SULTAN as Positive WOM movie now u’r calling it Average WOM movie…. Idhar kya Comedy chal rahi hain ?


  • I dunno what collections will be because its really hard to predict this time… but i know for a fact that movie will be amazing and this performance will be the best by Salman ever.. Cant wait..
    Just 1 week left.. #Tubelight


  • Srk fans say Salman is nothing without Festivals, but Salman has already delivered a Blockbuster in this decade without festival (Ready) and Srk has delivered only one hit (MNIK) without festivals, rest r Flop or semi hits.
    Even in Festivals, he has only one Blockbuster in this decade (CE) while he wasted
    1. Diwali for Ra One (not even recovered its budget but legend BOI gave it a hit status)
    2. Biggest Festival Xmas for Don 2 (Solo+ Positive Reviews +Franchise)
    And they cry about other stars Releasing their Movies on Festivals loll..


  • Bas Eid pe hi iska aukaat hai
    Diwali me prdp le ke aaya 200cr bhi na gaya sala ..non holiday me aaega to sala 120cr tak reh jaega ..Eid kha


  • Salman’s​ track record in the period of Eid has been phenomenal . Every film has been Blockbuster or ATBB . Tubelight will be a big challenge for Salman and Kabir . Before Bahubali 2 it was all about Salman and Aamir but now the equation has changed . Yes with 2 films Prabhas cannot be called bigger than Salman and Aamir but from now onwards every big event film will be compared with Bahubali 2 in terms of Box Office Collections . In this decade 4 times Salman has delivered the HGOTY and all of them have come on Eid . So fans and trade will have massive expectations from Salman not only in terms of Box Office but also in terms of content . The team of BB is coming back after almost 2 years and they will not settle for anything less . I think Tubelight has the potential to beat Sultan . Beating BB and PK looks tough . Beating Dangal will need something extraordinary . !!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Tubelight will be a wonderful film …counting days to watch on big screen

    And regardless of collections being record breaking or not …well it doesn’t matter as an audience/film lover to me …as a fan it makes me feel proud and gves bragging rights bas ……but i dnt lv a BB DANGAL BAAHUBALI2 SULTAN PK etc etc for its collection ….love dem for d film dat dey are with repeat value …

    And d industry needs to become more professional and with emphasis to produce quality movies exploring different genres ..breaking clichés …mixing various
    genres and finally marketing them smartly .This needs to b done for their own survival and growth coz now i hv plenty of options to entertain myself within the film choices itself (not counting other options). People like to watch movies but hindi films need to pull up their socks else dr r good regional films to watch …English movies to watch etc etc. But if dey r ok with only 6-8 hit films a year and few more decent films but b.o flops,out of 200 plus films dat are made den its a real shame.Perhaps dey r content with being mediocre.
    Market is there ..potential is there …growth opportunities are plenty …but question is can they grab it ……i hope they can …coz i m a movie buff films and i hv grown up with hindi films and dey hv a special place in my heart. Ok likhte likhte kuch zyada ho gya …peace out.

    P.S.- Watched GET OUT …really liked d movie ….users here cn check it out if not already.


  • I think the emotions will perfectly work, going by the promos Salman acting looks awesome . it has that bajarangi bhajan feel in it. It could really challenge dangal.
    The only thing which could not work is the audience may find the story unreal, otherwise it is a blockbuster.



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