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!

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306 Comments

  • Salman Khan’s reign began with Dabangg and has ended with Dabangg 2. Move over – its Ranbir time.

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  • Don’t live in past glory and don’t live in past disappointment.

    Salman has moved, he has left behind past disappointment…..and embracing glory.

    while another star is still living on past glory…..

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  • I would like to see the farcial haters’ faces who said Salman had given 40 flops. Dont they learned math in their schools? The list shows how roller coaster his career has been but the most important point is everytime he was down and critics considered him as out of race he stormed back with bang. Yes, he had some rough patches in his career but finally have conquered Box office and proved his power!!!!!!!!

  • So salman success ratio is 45% good as he done so many movies and the kind of movies he did in some past years its good actually here in commend section i m finding those guys who were saying salman has 49 flops while i get only 32 from this list below avg and average are neither a flop nor a success so where are those stupid who were counting 49 flops hahaha fools. And srk fans good mad while seeing kkhh counting as salman list hey stupid mentally retarted fools like you can neglect salman presence but it salman who made this blockbuster to atbb i know you will say salman was not consistent those time but you can see in 1998 he has 3 successful movies other than kkhh and i think some srk fans not seen kkhh who saying that salman has 10 min role ya you can say because if srk can commit that in billu he has guest appearance when he had almost 30 min role than his fans can commit they counting heroes as salman flop but they should know that in that movie he has only 15-20 min role.

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  • Those asking to remove kkhh from the list,they must remember there r 9 films wher salman gave extended appearances like kkhh,then remove all,why only kkhh.remove all below extended role n then see his record will b much better
    Biwi ho to aisi
    Kkhh
    Bagbaan
    Fir milenge
    Saawan
    Salame ishq
    Saawaria
    Heroes
    Hello

    7 flop and 2 hits will b less.now see the avrg/film including special app is 25.55 while excluding special app the average per film goes above 29cr per film.

  • I would say It was Aamir who brought single screen audience with Ghajini but Salman consolidated it by Wanted. So credit goes to both Aamir and Salman for bringing back huge collections trends at Box office. We have another Khan who was doing movies only for overseas and multiplex audiences until he realized and coming up with a bogus masala crap CE!!!!!!

    • SRK most overrated movies are:
      DDLJ
      Kkhh
      K3g
      CE
      HNY
      They say apart from him no one else can act in Darr. Actors like Prashant Narayanan Nawazuddin Siddiqui Manoj Bajpai Asutosh Rana would have also nailed that role.
      He’s a heroine dependent hero. No movie of his can do well without romancing with a girl (except for a few)
      But bhaijaan can carry forward the story by his own acting skills. He’s a superb actor.
      Awards don’t make an actor great because according to me our award functions are quite dumb and are biased towards SRK. Some people call him greater than Bachchan Dilip Kumar and Rajesh Khanna. What fools!!
      Salman is the best

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  • srk lead role movies:-
    total-53 movies,
    Average+ ( attb, bb, superhit, hit, semi hit, aa,
    average) :- 31 movies

    Average-(below average, flop, disaster):- 22 movies

    succes%=58.5
    failed%=41.5

    53. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (Hit)
    52. Don 2 (Hit)
    51. Ra.One (Hit)
    50. My Name Is Khan (Hit)
    49. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Blockbuster)
    48. Om Shanti Om (blockbuster)
    47. Chak De India (Blockbuster)
    46. Don (hit)
    45. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (Hit)
    44. Paheli (Flop)
    43. Swades (Flop)
    42. Veer Zaara (Superhit)
    41. Main Hoon Na (Hit)
    40. Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke (Flop)
    39. Kal Ho Na Ho (Hit)
    38. Chalte Chalte (semi hit)
    37. Devdas (Hit)
    36. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (AboveAverage)
    35. Kabhi Khushi KabhieGham (Blockbuster)
    34. Asoka (Flop)
    33. One 2 Ka 4 (Flop)
    32. Mohabbatein ( Super Hit)
    31. Josh (Above Average)
    30. Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (Flop)
    29. Baadshah (Average)
    28. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (All timeblockbuster)
    27. Dil Se (Flop)
    26. Duplicate (flop)
    25. Dil To Pagal Hai (Superhit)
    24. Pardes (Hit)
    23. Yes Boss (Above Average)
    22. Koyla (Flop)
    21. Dushman Duniya Ka (Flop)
    20. Chahat (Flop)
    19. English Babu Desi Mem (Flop)
    18. Trimurti (Flop)
    17. Ram Jaane (Above Average)
    16. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Alltime
    blockbuster)
    15. Oh Darling Yeh Hai India(Flop)
    14. Guddu (Flop)
    13. Zamana Deewana (Flop)
    12. Karan Arjun (blockbuster)
    11. Anjaam (Below Average)
    10. Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (Average)
    9. Darr (Super Hit)
    8. Baazigar (Hit)
    7. Maya Memsaab (Flop)
    6. King Uncle (Flop)
    5. Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman (Below Average)
    4. Dil Aashna Hai(flop)
    3. Idiot(flop)
    2. Chamatkar (Below Average)
    1. Deewana (Hit)

    srk rule bollywood last 20 yrs…..nobody beat him.
    srk rocks

  • Nyce article @Idicine but u forgot one of his story idea films CHandramukhi which I enjoyed when I was a young teen. Pls correct ur facts and figures pls

  • @ Indicine: We watched KKHH only due SK and he has also won Film Fare award for the best supporting actor. How you can remove KKHH. He had pivotal role in 2nd half and the climax. And maximum whistles in KKHH came on the Sajan Ji Ghar Aaye song. Even Karan Johar admits SK was pivotal to the film.

    Agree, in OSO, SK had guest appearnce, but again I saw the film only due to him.

    • In kkhh SRK and Rani Mukherjee play selfish roles. Rani inspite of knowing Kajol loves SRK more than her never tells a word to SRK. Poor Anjali she sacrifices.
      In the end the guy who never bothered trying to contact his best friend for 8 years sees her in indian- girlish attire and falls for her and expects her to marry him. That means Rahul goes by dressing sense of a girl. Poor sakman sacrifices in the end.
      That sacrifice is very important. Don’t forget that.
      SRK fans don’t want Billu to be included in SRK list because it’s a flop. They want kkhh to be removed because it would add to Salman’s list of attbbs which hurts them.
      When SRK film fails they say he’s tried to experiment
      When SK film fails it’s due to poor acting.
      Inspite of SRK films becoming flops he’s got Filmfare awards which Salman and Aamir didn’t get
      Everyone in Bollywood is biased towards him. That’s the reason he gets awards. NOT FIR HIS ACTING SKILLS. He’s got awards for good acting less number of times

  • Guys you should think success ratio can’t make a superstar there is some thing more.u can see in early 90’s Govida gave lots of hit movies but u know now you can’t call him a superstar but salmankhan is we all know there are lot of stars who have better success ratio than SK but salmankhan has fans craze that very few stars have got so everybody excepts that he was a superstar n will be a true superstar of all time

  • why they remove kuch2 hota hai from the list if they will ……then they will also have to remove heroes,hello,sallam-e-ishq,baabul & many more from the list…..all srk fan jalte hai salman ki success se…

  • Where are those people who had said Salman had given 40 flops. Dont they learned math in their schools? The list shows how roller coaster his career has been but the most important point is everytime he was down and critics considered him as out of race he stormed back with bang. Yes, he had some rough patches in his career but finally have conquered Box office and proved his power!!!!!!!!

  • I would say It was Aamir who brought single screen audience with Ghajini success but Salman consolidated it by Wanted. So credit goes to both Aamir and Salman for bringing back huge collection trends at Box office. We have another Khan who was doing movies only for overseas and multiplex audiences until he realized and coming up with a b@gus masala CE!!!!!!

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