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

  • @INDICINE
    BAGHBAAN & KKHH are not films of Salman. He just did guest appearances in that films.Similarly,ETT is not an ATBB film.It is just a BB.His ATBB films like MPK & HAHK were multistarrers.

  • good as we c in last 4 years he was amazing and we should appreciate his hard working.
    salam shahrukh amir ranbir ajay akshey and many others are the identity of bollywood and the people of india should appreciate all of them instead of saying and using bad words against other actors. all indian people should add this to their culture and make the bollywood even bigger.
    such actors like sir bachan salman srk amir ranbir and many more are the base of a highly standed flag(india).
    hb from afghanistan

  • @ hb – well said, but you see people don’t respect what is their own and go ga ga over anything foreign……hence we have many fakes who praise garbage movies from hollywood, and anything over the top here they pull down and mock it.

    ghar ki murgi daal barabar.

  • I may not like salman much personallyy .. but 1 thing i must admit .. he is the one whose every movie though i find average .. i go to cinema hall .. he is the one .. who rules each and evreyones heart.
    u may say .. SRK has achieved what salman can nevr. but the reality is that salman is achieving the stardom but srk can nevr .. nevrr achieve so much of popularity among the masses that comprise around 70 % of indian publicc ..

    thuss , saying that salman is not a good actor by srkians is damn lie .. he satisfies 70% people with his each and every moviee. that is what i think is amazingg !!
    still all actors are great .. mine fav. may be aamir khan .. but sal-man is our superheroo

  • If…..
    disaster:- -3
    flop:- -2
    below average:- -1
    average:- 0
    above average:- 1
    semi hit:- 2
    hit:- 3
    super hit:- 4
    bb:- 5
    atbb:- 6

    then….
    salman:- 35 points
    amir:- 13 points
    srk:- 52 points
    ranbir:- 16 points
    h. roshan:- 17 points

    Ranking……
    1. srk
    2. slmn
    3. h. roshan
    4. ranbir
    5. amir

  • salman khan is no 1 today that is the reality! It was salman’s appearnce in KUCH KUCH HAUTA HAI after which the film took a turnaround & if not 100% share then around 15-20% goes to his credit as well in making the film an ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER

  • @indicine why you are keeping flop tag on salman’s head for that movies he has just a guest appearance or multi starrer. biwi ho to aisi, AAA, Yeh Majhdhaar, Hello brother, Chal mere bhai, phir milenge, babul, salam e ishq, jaaneman, sawaria, hello, heroes, yuvvraaj, main aur mrs khanna, London dreams. if u calculate atleast 10 movies should not be in the name of salman. according to you his success ratio is 45% but if you remove atleast 10 movies. his success ratio will more than any other actor in the industry. and please tell me what will be the success ratio if u remove atleast 10 movies. last but not the least people who thinks hahk, hssh were ATBB only just because of salman. please revise your calculation by removing atleast 10 movies from the list.

  • VEER & hello are a disaster not above average & ektha tiger collected 198 cr only not 199.6 its blockbuster but not all time hit !!!

  • Salman has first of all lots of Criminal cases on him like hit and run, animal killing property disputes, threatening vivek oberoi, beating aishwarya rai etc etc the list is endless. I see here lots of people are comparing Salman with SRK and Aamir but the problem is salman is not a human being whereas Aamir and SRK are normal human beings comparing Salman with not only SRK or Aamir in fact anybody is an insult to human beings itself.
    Salman should be compared with criminals.
    But this is india and indians are damn emotional. Even after Sanjay Dutt was sentenced jail for his involvement in 1993 mumbai blast people watched his policegiri movie.
    These criminals should be banned in fact they should be put behind bars if people watch their movies in numbers then these criminals use these money to blast the country and kill common man.
    These are no less than terrorist.

    • Don’t mix personal life with his professional life. He’s a superstar. No one is asking a detailed report of Salman Khan’s personal life. Comments are required abt the analysis and not him

  • @indicine Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is SRK’s film…salman has done special apperamce in that…please correct this…KKHH should not be included in this list…i hope you people correct this

  • yes his wast 5 movies are blockbuster,but with only 1 movie SRK -“Chennai Express” beat all of them…and Salman more flops than SRK and not so many awards…..I’m sorry did Salman have FilmFare award ?No

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