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 Rs 1642.52 crore, only behind Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar.

Also read: Salman Khan’s Box Office Analysis

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397 Comments

  • @dhaka.. salman ko kisi naam ki jarurat nahi sirf the salman khan hi kafi hai.. aur ek film hit kya ho gayi to 3 idiots ko adult film kahne lage wa kya baat hai.. aur hamare to 5 lagatar hit hue hai hamne to kabhi aisa nahi kaha isse pata chalta hai ki kiske fan idiot hai..

  • @rishi
    agree with you…goos movies should be cherished irrespective of the actors starring in it…..but maya memsahab is not a cheap movie…believe me..is starred some brilliant actors of that time…

  • Laugh zone
    Highest paid previews – Chennai Express
    Highest single day – Chennai Express
    Highest 3 day – Chennai Express
    Highest 1st week – Chennai Express
    Highest 2nd week 3 Idiots
    Highest 3rd week – 3 Idiots
    Highest 4th week – 3 Idiots
    Highest 5th week – 3 Idiots
    Highest 6th week – Aashiqui 2
    Highest 7th week – Aashiqui 2
    Highest 400th week – DDLJ
    Highest 500th week – DDLJ
    Highest 600th week – DDLJ
    Highest 700th week – DDLJ
    Highest 800th week – DDLJ
    Highest 900th week – DDLJ
    Highest lifetime – Chennai Express

  • @indicine. Chamakar was never flop it was average at box office. Same goes to badashah which is average at 14 cr. josh should b semi hit on 20 cr in 2000. How come andaz is hit on 15, tere naam above average on 13 cr which released in 2003. And yeh Lamhe judai ke is disaster. Dont follow boi their virdict always confusing Rest of the list is quite accurate.

  • admin of this site is srk fan and this site belongs to srk. admin is really biased. indicine kindly watch billu again. srk is almost in every scene of the movie and in every song. if u call it guest appearance then amir also had guest appearance in 3idiots. if billu had been blockbuster then u would have included it in srk blockbuster list.

  • Chennai express grosses $5.07m (US) and E2.08m (UK)
    No Rohit Shetty film had grossed up to $1.75m or 0.75m in these nations.

  • September 6
    Shuddh Desi Romance (Susshant, Parineeti) Vs Zanjeer (Ram Charan, Priyanka)
    Which film will have the upper hand at the box office.

  • superb article indicine team though some mistake in the articles but still good analysis.
    this article is the clear slap to two kind of people and thankfully i m not belong to any of them.
    1. those srk fans who thinks srk never have flops or if so then its in very low but from this article its shwos success ration of srk is 55.55 19 flops from 54 movies almost 37% of his career.
    though according to article he having no disaster while i have still doubt that srk have no disaster so if this so than definately a huge achievement

    2. on those people who r thinking that srk has called king due to no reason, because as per this article srk having success in almost each year barring 1996,2005 & 2009. so it huge achievement by srk and congrats to him.

    @indicine team i have a question if you add Billu as srk flop so why r you sticking that srk having 10 consecutive hits, either you have supporting role or extended cameo its definately a failure of srk and even he is the producer of this movie too.

    and srk fans one question to you when some sites including BOI given Ra one a hit verdict which is still questionable why you making hubbaloo when the same site hasn’t declared ce ATBB, this is called double standard

    srk having 10 hits in the row but how can indicine you compare him with Rajesh Khanna you should know that Rajesh khanna delievered 15 hits in 3-4 years while srk given 10 hits in 8 years and even Ra one still can’t be declared as complete hit because how a 135 cr movie become hit in India with collection of 118cr which is completely flop not even below avg..

  • srk having 10 hits in the row but how can indicine you compare him with Rajesh Khanna you should know that Rajesh khanna delievered 15 hits in 3-4 years while srk given 10 hits in 8 years and even Ra one still can’t be declared as complete hit because how a 135 cr movie become hit in India with collection of 118cr which is completely flop not even below avg.

    by salman 7 srk analysis one thing is clear that the reason for srk 10 hit in a row is that now he is doing 1or max 2 movie in a year so that due to excitement of his film and concentration to one movie at a time help him to have hits back to back and most of the time he releasing his movie in holiday period like Diwali, Cristmans and now EID. since 2010 salman started doing 2 movies in a year and he also able to have huge success with this steps too. before some started to questioning i have to say Veer is not a flop its below avg.

    so in future no superstar will have complete flop if he is doing 1-2 movie in a year and if those release in holiday period thant chances become too low to.because from this article its shown whenever srk did more than 2 movie in a year he also have a flop in that year, same goes for salman given back to back flops when he doing 3-4-5 movie in a year and the great example of this is Akshay kumar who having 2 hits,2 flop in a year.

    so moral of the story those questioning where is salman before 2009 just check his box office analysis and you will get to know as he is doing more than 2 movies in a year before 2010 barring some exception.

  • salman,aamir aur akki ke fans sirf SRK related posts par hi comment karte h rather than commenting on the posts related to their respective stars..that is called INSECURITY :P
    Guru film ka dialogue to yaad hi hoga “Agar log tumhare baare me bura bolne lage to samajhlo ki tarraki kar rhe ho”
    so i thank each & every hater for promoting SRK :D

  • and this is the line of srkians fav wikepidia when they want to show ra one and jthj worldwide colletion is more than Salman’s bodyguard.

    It stars Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta in the lead roles and features Shahrukh Khan (portraying a fictional version of himself), Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav and Asrani in supporting roles.

    so any one want to check just search billu and you get your answer waiting for double standard srk fans reply.

    and great example in the article mentioned who is no. 1 deepika or katrina most of the srkians said Deepika while deepika having huge success only in this year 2013, while katrina hasn’t delivered a flop since yuvraaj 2008, and now these srk fans brings srk above salman witch his no flops sicne 2005.
    that y i m calling srkian most dumb fans.
    personlly i don’t like kat and deepika both.

  • Now 3 Idiots has become an adult movie for srk fans. I believe even Chameleons will feel ashamed on their lesser ability to change colors than srk fans. Srkians, Atleast Aamir and Salman did not bare their butt to get more movies in their struggling days !!! Lol !!!!!

  • @aks
    15-20 min role is considered as special appearance only…three songs were definitely part of the movie were more of promotional types…calling billu a srk starer makes ni sense at all

  • @aks
    15-20 min role is considered as special appearance only…three songs were definitely part of the movie were more of promotional types…calling billu a srk starer makes no sense…and in your words it ‘stars’ lara and irfan and ‘features’ srk in supporting role…c’mon man how can billu be srk starrer

  • 3idiots is definetly a fantastic movie…it would have been a big hit even if it starred shahid kapoor..its awesome…but on the question of it being adult..my family loved it but yes I feel a little uncomfortable when that balatkar speech is on and ‘tofha kubool karo’ line is repeated..everyone knows which ‘tofha’ has to be given as gift

  • @zack : i think you are new to indicine. Have you ever heard about or know about these ids : @IMAM / @xzone / @Ruler / @Star / @remotecontrol & @Danish? They are all srk fans who visit salman, akki n Aamir pages to abuse them. I have nothing personal about srk but it is the ‘tit for tat’ policy which makes me comment on srk related pages. No one is saint here though i respect only 1 srk fan on indicine whose id is ‘king’ . He never abuses any other actor to praise srk like the above morons do !!!!!!

  • Why why indicine Billu wasnt Shahrukhs flop it was guest appearance on the other hand Salman khans box office analysis you mention Kuch kuch hota hai Salmans all time blockbuster tell me one thing in kkhh Salman played the role of Rahul

    • But his kabaab mein haddi part was important. His acting was also very good and was looking better than SRK in that short role of his

  • Shahrukh khan isn’t just one of the super star let me tell you he is far more better than the best here are the facts
    He has 8 best actor awards equal to Deelip Kumar 8 and more than Amitabh, Rajesh khanna, Salman, Aamir, Hrithik, Ranbir and all but he also has 2 best vilio.

  • Shahrukh khan isn’t just one of the super star let me tell you he is far more better than the best here are the facts
    He has 8 best actor awards equal to Deelip Kumar 8 and more than Amitabh, Rajesh khanna, Salman, Aamir, Hrithik, Ranbir and all but he also has 2 best vilion film fare awards so he is no. 1 at the awards field he also have many awards more than anyone else
    His fan following isnt just more than others Bollywood stars but no.1 at world wide
    His movie Ddlj holds the record of longest running movie still running beaten Sholey
    And his movie Ce holds the record of highest earning movie now 223 car just in India and also the record of first movie to gross 400cr world wide
    In every field there is two ways for measurement for anything like in School/college if any one tops we consider him no.1 because he is better than others
    In any race who comes first he left all behind
    In sports like in cricket Australia won World cup many times than others that’s why he is best
    Anything more to prove guys Shahrukh Khan not just best than Aamir or Salman he is better than Deelip Kumar or Amitabh and all he is better than Hollywood’s stars like Tom cruise or others.

    • What crap. SRK hasn’t won even one national award whereas Amitabh Bachchan haswon 5 and also Dilip Kumar has won. This great actor hasn’t won even one. Because he acts in commercial movies not even fit for Filmfare awards. But still he gets awards because people are biased towards him. For spreading arms and singing songs in fields no idiot become!es a great actor.
      Aamir makes truly good movies but because of the stupid love triangles and extra marital affair movies he doesn’t get awards.
      SRK imitates Dilip Kumar alot. A hell lot. The way he smiles talks walks gives expressions are all like his.
      Don’t compare this idiot with those legendary actors.
      Even today Raj Kapoor is famous among the Russian fans who care two hoots abt your global star. For them Raj Kapoor is Bollywood’s Baadshah. He’s not fit to play roles like tere naam Sultan Bajrangi bhaaijan mughal-e-azam sholay dangal PK. The film’s will be disaster if he acts in them
      South indian actors are just awesome.
      Thank God you didn’t call SRK greater than Kamal Haasan.

  • Wow Noam superb said 3 idiots wasn’t family movie it was very vulgar with balatkar joks and in Indian culture we respect our teacher but they said sala professor to boman irani its a shame
    And Shahanshah you are superb too King size name
    King size fame
    And King size fans

  • I always knew that some SRK haters will come on this page just to degrade SRK !
    Dear jobless freaks go to pages related to your favorite star & remember that SRK has an average of more than 30 crore per movie !
    Way better than your Aamir , Salman , Akshay & Ajay !
    NOW GET LOST

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