Shahrukh Khan Box Office Analysis: Hits, Flops, Blockbusters

From a commoner in Delhi to one of the biggest superstars in the country, Shahrukh Khan is one of the biggest success stories in the industry today. Born in New Delhi on 2nd November 1965 and brought up in the coastal city of Mangalore for the first five years of his life, Shahrukh made his debut in the Hindi Film Industry about 2 decade ago with Deewana (1992), a film that won him his first Filmfare Award for Best Debut Male.

Later in the same year, Shahrukh featured in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, a film that remains close to his heart even today. The turning point in his career, however, came with two films in 1993 where he played characters with grey shades – Yash Chopra’s Darr and Abbas-Mustan’s Baazigar.

Shahrukh Khan - DDLJ to Chennai Express

Shahrukh Khan – DDLJ to Chennai Express

1995 though was a landmark year in his career. Two of the year’s biggest blockbusters, Rakesh Roshan’s Karan Arjun and Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge released and the latter went on to become one of the biggest blockbuster in the history of Indian cinema and firmly established Shahrukh as the biggest superstar in the country. DDLJ is still running at Maratha Mandir in Mumbai!

In the following few years, SRK gained iconic status with romantic films like Yash Chopra’s Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Subhash Ghai’s Pardes and Karan Johar’s Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which remains one of the biggest hits of his career.

Also Read: Shahrukh Khan’s Career Analysis 1992 – 2000

The beginning of the current century was probably the toughest of Shahrukh’s career with the media pitting him against Hrithik Roshan who made a spectacular debut in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. The two had a epic clash at the box office during Diwali in 2010 when Hrithik’s Mission Kashmir released on the same day as SRK’s Mohabbatein. While Mission Kashmir opened to a better response initially, it was Mohabbatein that eventually won the Diwali clash.

Also Read: Shahrukh Khan and the history of Diwali clashes

In the last decade or so, Shahrukh consolidated his status as one of the most bankable stars in the country with successful films like Devdas, Chalte Chalte, Kal Ho Na Ho, Main Hoon Na and Veer Zaara. The actor was unable to maintain his success streak when Swades and Paheli failed at the box office. Two rare failures were followed by 10 back-to-back successful films that started with Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and continues with his latest blockbusters Chennai Express and Happy New Year.

Also Read: 10 hits in a row for Shahrukh Khan: Consistency Redefined

Its been a remarkable career for Shahrukh Khan, as good as any the industry has ever witnessed. More than 20 years since he made his debut, SRK remains one of the most loved actors the industry has ever produced.

Below we have detailed box office analysis of SRK’s career so far.

MovieRelease DateCollectionsVerdict
DeewanaJune 25 19927.75Hit
ChamatkarJuly 8 19922.75Flop
Dil Aashna HaiDecember 25 19921.25Flop
Raju Ban Gaya GentlemanNovember 13 19922.5Average
King UncleFebruary 5 19931.65Flop
Maya MemsaabJuly 2 19931.85Flop
BaazigarNovember 12 19937.75Hit
DarrDecember 24 199310.75Super Hit
Kabhi Haan Kabhi NaaFebruary 25 19943.5Hit
AnjaamApril 22 19943.25Flop
Karan ArjunJanuary 13 199532.15Blockbuster
GudduJanuary 31 19952.1Flop
Zamaana DeewanaJuly 28 19954.5Flop
Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India!August 11 19951.95Flop
Dilwale Dulhania Le JayengeOctober 20 199561All Time Blockbuster
Ram JaaneNovember 29 19959.5Above Average
TrimurtiDecember 22 199510.25Flop
English Babu Desi MemJanuary 26 19964.25Flop
ChaahatJune 6 19964.53Flop
ArmyJune 28 19967.25Average
KoylaApril 18 199712Below Average
Yes BossJuly 18 19979.5Above Average
PardesAugust 8 199718Hit
Dil To Pagal HaiOctober 31 199728Super Hit
DuplicateMay 8 19989.25Below Average
Dil Se..August 21 199810.25Flop
Kuch Kuch Hota HaiOctober 16 199845.25All Time Blockbuster
BaadshahAugust 27 199914Below Average
Phir Bhi Dil Hai HindustaniJanuary 21 200010.25Flop
JoshJune 9 200020Above Average
MohabbateinOctober 27 200033.25Super Hit
One 2 Ka 4March 30 20015.5Flop
AsokaOctober 26 20018.25Flop
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie GhamDecember 14 200147Blockbuster
Hum Tumhare Hain SanamMay 24 200213.75Above Average
DevdasJuly 12 200232.5Hit
Chalte ChalteJune 13 200316Hit
Kal Ho Naa HoNovember 27 200335Hit
Yeh Lamhe Judaai KeApril 9 20040.45Flop
Main Hoon NaApril 30 200433.5Hit
Veer ZaaraNovember 12 200440Super Hit
SwadesDecember 17 200415.25Flop
PaheliJune 24 200513Flop
Kabhi Alvida Naa KehnaAugust 11 200645.75Hit
Don: The Chase Begins AgainOctober 20 200651Hit
Chak De! IndiaAugust 10 200767.7Blockbuster
Om Shanti OmNovember 9 200779.5Blockbuster
Rab Ne Bana Di JodiDecember 12 200886.75Blockbuster
BilluFebruary 13 200923.65Flop
My Name Is KhanFebruary 12 201072.75Hit
Ra.OneOctober 26 2011125Hit
Don 2: The Chase ContinuesDecember 23 2011112Hit
Jab Tak Hai JaanNovember 12 2012121Hit
Chennai ExpressAugust 9 2013227All Time Blockbuster
Happy New YearOctober 24 2014204Super Hit
DilwaleDecember 18 2015149Semi Hit
FANApril 15 201685Flop
57 Movies24 Years2100 croreAverage: 36.84 crore per film
  • Disasters – 0
  • Flop – 19
  • Below Average – 3
  • Average – 2
  • Above Average – 4
  • Semi Hit – 0
  • Hits – 14
  • Super Hit – 4
  • Blockbusters – 5
  • All Time Blockbusters – 3
  • Success Ratio (Above average or better) – 55.5%

A few interesting points

  • Shahrukh is second only to Rajesh Khanna when it comes to back-to-back hits. He currently has 10 and could eventually beat Khanna’s 15 consecutive hits record.
  • At the time of this writing, SRK also has almost all the box office records under his name – Highest grosser in India, Highest worldwide grosser, Highest Opening Day / Weekend / Week – just to name a few.
  • In every overseas market, Shahrukh is by far the biggest superstar. Some of his older films like Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna are still in the Top 10.
  • Not a single Shahrukh Khan film has ever been declared as a box office disaster!
  • The total business generated by his films in India is Rs1642.52 crore, only behind Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Also read: Salman Khan’s Box Office Analysis



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