Opening Weekend Box Office Records

With sky-rocketing star fees, rise in production costs and the threat of piracy, the opening weekend collections are crucial for a film’s success at the box-office. With producers / distributors trying to cash-in on the pre-release hype, the number of prints and shows has increased drastically in the last few years. The result? Almost every ‘superstar’ film is expected to shatter previous opening weekend records.


#MovieYearWeekend CollectionsLead stars
1.Ek Tha Tiger201257.83 croresSalman Khan, Katrina Kaif
2.Ra.One (Hindi only)201152.93 croresShahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor
3.Bodyguard201152.62 croresSalman Khan, Kareena Kapoor
4.Dabangg201048.82 croresSalman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha
5.Rowdy Rathore201247.50 croresAkshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha
6.Don 2 (Hindi only)201146.33 croresShahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra
7.Agneepath201245.66 croresHrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra
8.Housefull 2201243.75 croresAkshay Kumar, John Abraham, Asin
9.Ready201142.23 croresSalman Khan, Asin
10.3 Idiots200937.98 croresAamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor
11.Bol Bachchan201237.76 croresAjay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin
12.Tees Maar Khan201036.59 croresAkshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
13.Raaz 3201235.65 croresEmraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta
14.Cocktail201235.43 croresSaif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty
15.Golmaal 3201034.81 croresAjay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor
16.Barfi201234.00 croresRanbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D'Cruz
17.Raajneeti201033.62 croresAjay Devgan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
18.Rockstar201131.46 croresRanbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri
19.Housefull201030.97 croresAkshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone
20.My Name Is Khan201030.63 croresShahrukh Khan, Kajol
21.The Dirty Picture (Hindi only)201130.17 croresVidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi
22.Singham201129.64 croresAjay Devgan, Kajal Agarwal
23.Ghajini200829.62 croresAamir Khan, Asin
24.Love Aaj Kal200927.87 croresSaif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone
25.Kites201027.62 croresHrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori
26.Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara201127.24 croresHrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif
27.Agent Vinod201227.19 croresSaif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor
28.Desi Boyz201125.77 croresAkshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone
29.Double Dhamaal201125.54 croresSanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Ritesh Deshmukh
30.Singh Is King200825.53 croresAkshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif
31.Mere Brother Ki Dulhan201125.08 croresImran Khan, Katrina Kaif
32.Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi200824.52 croresShahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma
33.Jannat 2201223.47 croresEmraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta
34.Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani200923.46 croresRanbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif
35.Khatta Meetha201022.91 croresAkshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan
36.Yamla Pagla Deewana201122.79 croresDharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol

In the last 4 years, the growth in the first weekend business has been staggering.

  • 2008 – Ghajini – 29.62 crores
  • 2009 – 3 Idiots – 37.98 crores
  • 2010 – Dabangg – 48.82 crores (first 3 days)
  • 2011 – Ra One – 52.93 crores (first 3 days, hindi version only)

In 2012, the 60 crore mark could be breached in the first 3-day weekend itself.

Below is a full list of the Top 30 films with the highest opening weekend collections

Male stars with the most number of films in the Top 30 (from 2008)

  • Akshay Kumar – 6 out of 15 films
  • Shahrukh Khan – 4 out of 4 films (100%)
  • Salman Khan – 3 ¬†out of 9 films
  • Hrithik Roshan – 3 out of 5 films
  • Ranbir Kapoor – 3 out of 7 films
  • Ajay Devgan – 3 out of 16 films
  • Aamir Khan – 2 out of 2 films (100%)
  • Emraan Hashmi – 2 out of 9 films

Female stars with the most number of films in the Top 30 (from 2008)

  • Katrina Kaif – 6 out of 11 films
  • Kareena Kapoor – 5 out of 13 films
  • Asin – 3 out of 4 films
  • Deepika Padukone – 3 films out of 10 films
  • Priyanka Chopra – 2 films out of 13 films
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56 Comments

  • Only Ranbir’s Movie will break all records..SRK Hrithik n Salman ka time Khatm..all r Big 0 in front of MegaStar Ranbir Kapoor.

  • That is power of srk and aamir khan nobody can give 100% its only srk and aamir khan who can give 100% srk is the real king despite so much negativity he is giving 100% that is awesome salman khan with every body supports still can not touch srk even at his peak that is prove to those who are saying that srk is no more a king
    he was king he is king and he will remain king

  • The equation will change very quickly just wait and watch, the ruler is change already as we all know the new king is our won one and only SALMAN BHAI.

  • last flop of srk was paheli in 2005 brother and salman khan last flop was in 2010 veer and you are saying king is changed how funny when salman khan will able to give hits for atleast 5 years than he would have a chance to come close to srk till now he is very far and last 3 of his 4 movies released are on eid and only one movie dabbbang is genuine other 3 movies are remakes of regional versions and srk always comes with a new idea and new story like chak de india it was just a sport movie but it emarged as blockbuster thats great salman khan only do masala action movies which bring money .

    now tell me how is king i just gave you one example but srk all movies are different and have good script.

    king rocks

  • Main aur Mrs Khannna,London Dreams,Veer,Yuvvraj…all r huge DiSASTERs of recent times…although Salman is back on track with Dabangg n is going SuperStrong..

  • Salman should stop making idiotic, brainless movies like ready bodygaurdor he wil b in same condition where akshay is today which is result of making same type of mvz…!

    SRK n Amir have no competition…!

  • the one and only
    1- akshay kumar
    2- salman khan
    3-Aamir khan

    all three of them rock. they are the original super star of bollywood

  • Stop comparing Sallu and SRK ppl..
    I think..they have their own Adda..Sallu cant do what SRK does..and SRK wont do what Salman does..
    They both have their own place..

    Next film breaking the record is..ETT..and Dabangg 2..then it would be Chennai Express…
    I am not sure that Yrf srk WILL For sure break it..coz its not action..anyhow it will have a long run..
    then Dhoom3 will break it..followed by Krisssh3..and Ra.One sequel..
    it will go on and on..
    3-4 yrs from now..
    100cr weekend will be the new talk..

  • its funny, the facts are being shown but still people comment stupidity on srk, ha ha ha ha ha i think you need to be checked!!!

  • Aashkaran
    why are you saying yashraj film will not work for srk if you remember rab ne bana de jori was romantic it was biggest grosser of srk at that time and just recently even housefull 2 which was comedy and romantic movie grossed much its not action which considered its content for example
    tezz was an action movie but it failed badly
    agent vinod was also action flick but it also fell badly

  • Hey friend i think u donno that main aur mrs khanna was an extentended guest role for salman.If those roles are also accounted then i will say the fate of others in my next msg,but one more thing before dabangg’s release it was veer which stood with strong 1st week with 38 crores and grossed 50 crores by its 2nd week within a budget of 40 crores.So what i mean to say is VEER is never a disaster like some ‘ra’van or laxman i don’t knew the name exactly.

  • I just wanna know which brainless ba….d has given dis article.He gave Salman 3 out of 9 which means he also listed main aur mrs khanna which was an extended guest role for him and he gave srk 4 out of 4(100%) then where is billu barber 2009,where is dulha mil gaya 2010, and where is love breakups zindagi 2010.With respect to aamir where is dhobi ghat 2010.Is this da way of making an article ?

  • dear prem
    check wikipedia you will know that veer budget was 60 crore and its grosssed 49.75 crore its flop and main aur miss khana was salman movie he was in lead role not guest appearance

  • @Prem.. Main Aur Mrs Khanna was a special appearance? You got to be kidding me. Then what’s a normal role LOL..

    Its not about which movie is special appearance or not. Billu was promoted as special appearance film by SRK.. Luck By CHance had Hrithik for about 15 mins.. Salman was there throughout MAMK.

    Accept it. It was an all time disaster.

  • irfan wikipedia figures keep changing frequently.My simple advice to you is to check it in google u ‘ll get it. It is 40 crores.And check thoroughly about any film in wikipedia the figures keep on changing.

  • Srk rocks
    Sallu is nothing remakes
    And now his upcoming movie ek tha tiger, the title is copied from a well known animal called tiger.
    Sallu also started to copy animals name as well. Very bad no originality.
    Even with negitivity srk came on top, now just imagine if this much negitivity was there in Sallu movie, it won’t even touch 5 crore.
    Srk is, was and will be a king

  • Hello bandar,let me confirm ek tha bandar that means abhi tu hain ya nahin whatever,yaar tu bhi apna naam bandar rakha for your lifetime toh sirf ek film ke title ke liye tiger rakhna koi galti nahi hain.what do u say friends.

  • WTF i m tired to see the sentence “can’t wait 4 diwali 2013” as a solution i request these fans of Hr to take a time machine and move to diwali 2013 n see a news headlines hrithiks krrish 3 flops at the bo……..ha ha ha

  • What after 2010?
    Its been salman all over,plz take the average of week collections of salman and SRK films…
    Though SRK has been consistent,but salman has dominated boxoffice.

  • arey @bandar srk ki bahot chatra tu srk kya teri biwi ko choda ya chodne wala hai re bhadkhau.all upcoming srk will be disasterx.bhadkhau chennai express yeh kuch naaam hai aur ek ka to naam hi pata nahin.srk ki YRF NEXT KA NAAM HAI EH THA CHITIYA SLAMAN KE FILM KA NAAM HAI EK THA TIGER.

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