Salman Khan Box Office Analysis: Hits, Flops, Blockbusters

Salman Khan, the most bankable star in the industry today, started his career with Sooraj Barjatya’s Maine Pyaar Kiya which remains one of the biggest hits of his career. Barjatya was also instrumental in giving Salman a film like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian Cinema.

Some of his other hits in the 90s are Baaghi, Saajan, Karan Arjun, Jeet, Judwaa, Biwi No 1, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya.

It was after Hum Saath Saath Hain in 1999 that Salman’s career began to nose-dive. In the next 5 years (2000 – 2004), Khan had only two hits – Baghban (special appearance) and Mujshe Shaadi Karogi (multi-starrer). Tere Naam and Garv did reasonably good business.

Salman Khan Box office

Between 2005 and 2009, Salman had a few massively successful films like Partner and No Entry, but most of his films like Jaan-e-mann, Baabul, Salaam-e-Ishq, Yuvvraaj, Marigold – just to name a few – sank without a trace at the box office.

The biggest turning point in Salman’s career came when Prabhu Deva’s Wanted (2009) bought back the single-screen audience to theatres. Post the success of Wanted, Salman began to take his career more seriously, stopped doing films as favours to some of his friends in the industry and signed films that targeted both the single-screen and multiplex audience.

Dabangg released in 2010 and went on to break all possible box office records – the opening day, weekend and first week record of 3 Idiots. Ready was the biggest non-holiday grosser of all time. Bodyguard surpassed all records set by Dabangg only a year ago and Ek Tha Tiger almost joined the 200 crore club.

As things stand today, Salman Khan holds several records and is the undisputed ‘king’ of the domestic box office.

  • Most 100 crore grossers (5 films)
  • Most back-to-back blockbusters (5 films)
  • Highest single day collections (Ek Tha Tiger 32.92 cr)
  • Highest opening day collections (Ek Tha Tiger 32.92 cr)
  • Highest first week collections (Ek Tha Tiger 137.15 cr)
  • Most 150 crore grossers (2 films)

List of all Salman Khan films with box office collections.

MovieRelease DateCollectionsVerdict
Biwi Ho To AisiAugust 26, 19881.3 crFlop
Maine Pyar KiyaDecember 29, 198915 crAll Time Blockbuster
BaaghiDecember 21, 19904 crHit
Sanam BewafaJanuary 11, 19915.75 crSuper Hit
Patthar Ke PhoolFebruary 22, 19916.5 crHit
KurbaanMay 31, 19911.8 crFlop
SaajanAugust 30, 199110 crSuper Hit
LoveNovember 15, 19912.5 crFlop
SuryavanshiFebruary 14, 19921.5 crFlop
Ek Ladka Ek LadkiJune 18, 19921.8 crFlop
JaagrutiJuly 3, 19922.5 crFlop
Dil Tera AashiqOctober 22, 19932.1 crFlop
Andaz Apna ApnaApril 11, 19946.1 crFlop
Hum Aapke Hai KaunAugust 5, 199469.75 crAll Time Blockbuster
Chaand Ka TukdaAugust 19, 19942.2 crFlop
Karan ArjunJanuary 13, 199532.15 crBlockbuster
VeergatiSeptember 29, 19956.2 crFlop
Yeh MajhdhaarMarch 29, 19961.2 crFlop
KhamoshiAugust 9, 19964.5 crFlop
JeetAugust 23, 199617.25 crHit
JudwaaFebruary 7, 199715 crHit
AuzaarFebruary 28, 19975 crBelow Average
Pyaar Kiya To Darna KyaMarch 27, 199816.25 crHit
Jab Pyaar Kissi Se Hota HaiMay 22, 199811.5 crAbove Average
BandhanOctober 2, 199811 crSemi Hit
Kuch Kuch Hota HaiOctober 16, 199845.25 crAll Time Blockbuster
Jaanam Samjha KaroApril 2, 19998.4 crFlop
Biwi No. 1May 27, 199924 crHit
Hum Dil De Chuke SanamJune 18, 199921 crHit
Hello BrotherSeptember 10, 199912 crFlop
Hum Saath Saath HainNovember 5, 199928 crHit
Dulhan Hum Le JayengeMarch 24, 200016 crAbove Average
Chal Mere BhaiMay 5, 200010.75 crFlop
Har Dil Jo Pyaar KaregaAugust 4, 200017.5 crAverage
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho JayeNovember 17, 20003.8 crFlop
Chori Chori Chupke ChupkeMarch 9, 200116.5 crAverage
Tumko Na Bhool PaayengeFebruary 22, 20028 crFlop
Hum Tumhare Hain SanamMay 24, 200213.75 crAbove Average
Yeh Hai JalwaJuly 26, 20025 crFlop
Tere NaamAugust 15, 200312.5 crAbove Average
BaghbanOctober 3, 200322.5 crHit
GarvJuly 9, 200412.5 crAbove Average
Mujhse Shaadi KarogiJuly 30, 200429.5 crHit
Phir MilengeAugust 27, 20043.5 crFlop
Dil Ne Jise Apna KahaaSeptember 10, 20047 crFlop
Lucky No Time For LoveApril 8, 200514.5 crAverage
Maine Pyar Kyun KiyaJuly 15, 200527 crHit
No EntryAugust 26, 200543 crSuper Hit
KyonkiNovember 2, 200513.75 crFlop
Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya YaarAugust 4, 20062.5 crFlop
Jaan-E-MannOctober 20, 200627 crFlop
BaabulDecember 8, 200615.75 crFlop
Salaam-E-IshqJanuary 25, 200722.5 crFlop
PartnerJuly 20, 200761.2 crBlockbuster
MarigoldAugust 17, 20071 crDisaster
SaawariyaNovember 9, 200723 crFlop
God Tussi Great HoAugust 15, 200813.5 crFlop
HelloOctober 10, 200812.25 crBelow Average
HeroesOctober 24, 200813.25 crFlop
YuvvraajNovember 21, 200817 crDisaster
WantedSeptember 18, 200961 crSuper Hit
Main Aur Mrs KhannaOctober 16, 20098 crDisaster
London DreamsOctober 30, 200926Flop
VeerJanuary 22, 201037.5 crBelow Average
DabanggSeptember 10, 2010141 crAll Time Blockbuster
ReadyJune 3, 2011120 crBlockbuster
BodyguardAugust 31, 2011145 crBlockbuster
Ek Tha TigerAugust 1, 2012199 crBlockbuster
Dabangg 2December 21, 2012154 crBlockbuster
Jai HoJanuary 24, 2014112 crAbove Average
KickJuly 25, 2014233 crBlockbuster
Bajrangi BhaijaanJuly 17, 2015321 crAll Time Blockbuster
Prem Ratan Dhan PayoNovember 12, 2015213 crSuper Hit
SultanJuly 6, 2016301 crAll Time Blockbuster
74 Movies29 Years2949 crAverage: 39.85 crore per film
  • Disasters – 3
  • Flop – 29
  • Below Average – 3
  • Average – 3
  • Above Average – 5
  • Semi Hit – 2
  • Hits – 10
  • Super Hit – 4
  • Blockbusters – 5
  • All Time Blockbusters – 5
  • Success Ratio (Above average or better) – 45%

Stay tuned for the box office comparisons and analysis of other top stars coming up in a few days. For now, discuss Salman Khan!



  • Films like Andaz Apna Apna were BO flops but now cult classics. Salman himself said that while Hello Brother with Rani flopped commercially at the time, today the DVD sales are equal to AAA. Khamoshi was a huge critical success & one of the landmark films of the ninties. So it’s not fair to just judge based on B.O collections. And he did a lot of films for friends & special appearances which increased his number of flops.
    Still, six ATB, four BB, four superhits & ten clean hits. Impressive.

  • Indicine , u forgot to mention that Salman khan has the highest number of ATBB ,has the highest number of year topping films and many more..but we r finally thankful to every directors n every techicians of film industry to give as such a wonderful Megastar Salman khan to India..he is common man’s hero n will remain till end..Thank u Salman Khan for entertaining us .

    • Salman khan movie like kick does not have good story but still blockbuster i think audience is fool and crazy to salman otherwise salman is average hero

      • I guess you need a kick in the a…. for calling the audience fool. Everyone have their own choice and préférences, some like Salman’s movies, some don’t like them but you can’t call people fools because you don’t like Salman’s movies

  • indicine u missed one record here…. back 2 back 6 flops record also goes 2 salman. Actually its happened two times.

  • Out of 69 he gave 31 successful films=below 50% success ratio… he has given too many flops in a row… Shahrukh and Aamir are the only actors who have success ratio of more than 75%

  • It will take another 10-15 years with Dabangg series reaching 20+ and remaking superhits telugu movies like Kick,Ready etc to get the success rate of SRK!!!.

    SRK is way ahead of Salman khan!!!

  • Agree with @Maya. Most of Salman’s flops are classics today such as AAA, Jaanam Samjha Karo, Khamoshi, JaaneMan. Flops are part of the business, what matters is how you respond after a flop and how you sustain your stardom. Salman has done both and now he rules!

  • Some of the Hits mentioned are not hits like Baaghi, Patthatr ke phool and Maine Pyaar kyun kiya. While salman no doubt is a big superstar today but if you closely analyse his career in decade 1990-1999 and 2000-2009, majority of his hits are multi-starrers where he was overshadowed in many films like saajan, Jeet, HAHK, Biwi No.1 and No entry.

    His performance in the decade 2000-2009 is below average. His best phase has come when the business has increased so much and it helped some of his average films to become blockbusters. But today he is no.1 in India and all the best to him, it took him 20 years to reach this position

    • My dear brother u can can chech baaghi and Maine pyar kyon kia both were hit and pathar k phool was an average u can also check at box office India

  • KKHH is not Salman’s ATB and ETT and Bodyguard are just blockbusters not ATB.This is not expected from Indicine.

  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is not a Salman film goddammit…. and Bodyguard is not ATBB.. ETT can be called an All Time Blockbuster

  • acording to BOI ett and bodyguard are not all time blockbuster and kuch kuch hota hai salman was in guest appearance. so he has 3 atbb.

  • Now everyone can see, how inconsistent he is……with a success ratio of only 45%, he is way behind his contemporaries like SRK and Aamir.. If we closely analyse this article, then it indicates that in the spans of 2000-2004 and 2005-2009, he was so inconsistent and desperate for a hit / superhit.. During the same years, SRK and Aamir gave back to back superhits and blockbusters….

    after 2009, definitely he made his come back with a boom, but again we can see, that after getting a huge success with Wanted, he gave 3 movies, which were a curse for producers — like Main Aur Mrs Khanna (disaster), London Dreams (flop), Veer (Below average) and it so happens that, when he enjoyed a huge success with wanted….soon he realized his mistake and got back into his masala track and after that, all know the rest of story..

    This proves that he is a highly inconsistent and less versatile actor with a poor success ratio….in terms of box-office, he is invincible now-a-days, it’s a universal fact, but in terms of acting and consistency, he is nowhere in front of aamir and srk….!!!

    @indicine… ur list needs a lot of corrections… plz rectify them as soon as possible…but the most funny thing is, u mentioned “kuch kuch hota hai” in the credit of salman.. it’s something like, give the credit of ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Dabangg 2’ to Arbaaz… hope you’ll make the corrections as soon as possible…

    • Romantic movies, family movies- Maine pyar Kiya, hahk, hum saath saath hain, kkhh (brief but important role)
      Action- Dabangg 1 &2, ett, bodyguard
      Tragic movies- tere naam, kyon ki
      Comedy- andaz apna apna.
      You tell he’s not versatile. Lol his roles are different unlike SRK whos just like parrot doing the same thing over and over again

  • indicine please remove Kuchh Kuchh hota hai from this list…. He was just guest artist there.. If you start considering that than may be Anupam Kher & Johny lever will have most ATBB movies in history of cinema!!!!!!

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