Superstar Salman Khan completes 34 years in the Hindi film Industry today as his first film Biwi Ho To Aisi was released on August 26, 1988. Though his first leading role film was Maine Pyar Kiya which became a sensational all-time blockbuster at the box office and catapulted Salman Khan into the league of the biggest stars of that time, fans still remember his small role in Biwi Ho To Aisi. In the following fan made article, we will talk about the glorious 34 years career of Salman Khan and his 34 major box office records, which make him the most successful star of all time.
34 Years of Salman Khan: 34 Records set by Bhaijaan that makes him the biggest Sultan at the India box office
1. Salman Khan has delivered the most number of the highest-grossing film of the year. He has nine highest grossers of the year, which is equal to Dilip Kumar, and higher than Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Rajesh Khanna. His 9 highest grosser include Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Saajan(1991), Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), Hum Saath Saath Hai (1999), No Entry (2005), Dabangg (2010), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015).
2. Salman Khan has delivered the most number of blockbuster films. Salman Khan has delivered 5 blockbuster films and 3 all-time blockbuster films till now. His blockbusters include Karan Arjun (1995), Hum Saath Saath Hai (1999), Kick (2014), Sultan (2016), and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). On the other hand, Salman’s all-time blockbusters include Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994), and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015). Even Amitabh Bachchan has four blockbusters and one all-time blockbuster to his credit, in the apple-to-apple comparison, Salman Khan has more blockbusters than any other star.
3. Salman Khan is the only superstar of the Hindi film industry who has delivered two consecutive highest-grossing films of the decade. Maine Pyar Kiya was the highest grosser of the 1980s decade while Hum Aapke Hain Koun became the highest grossing film of the 1990s decade. Both these films were solo Salman Khan starrer which makes this achievement even more enviable.
4. Salman Khan was the first superstar of the Indian film industry who delivered two consecutive films with over Rs. 50 cr gross openings. The Rs. 50 cr gross opening was also initiated by Salman Khan with Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which collected Rs. 55.03 cr becoming the first Indian film to reach the milestone and Sultan following the same making it two consecutive Rs. 50+ cr gross openers for Salman Khan.
5. Among his generation of stars - Salman Khan is the only one who has delivered a 7cr+ footfalls film and that too twice. Maine Pyar Kiya sold more than 7.97 cr tickets and Hum Aapke Hain Koun sold more than 7.40 cr tickets at the box office while no other contemporary of Salman has delivered a 5cr footfall film except Sunny Deol.
6. In the History of Hindi cinema, there has been only one instance when a star delivered the Top 2 Grosser of the year for two consecutive years
2011: - Bodyguard & Ready
2012: - Ek Tha Tiger & Dabangg 2
7. Salman Khan is the only star of the Hindi film Industry who has delivered the top 2 highest grossing films of the year four times.
1) Hum Saath Saath Hai & Biwi No 1 - 1999
2) Bodyguard & Ready - 2011
3) Ek Tha Tiger & Dabangg 2 - 2012
4) Bajrangi Bhaijaan & Prem Ratan Dhan Payo - 2015.
8. Salman Khan is the only star of his generation who has delivered a 3.50cr+ footfall film in 3 different decades. Maine Pyar Kiya (1980s) Hum Aapke Hai Koun (1990s) and Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2010s).
9. Salman khan is the only star of the Hindi film industry who has delivered the 4 highest grossing films of the year in 4 consecutive decades. Maine Pyar Kiya in the 1980s, Hum Aapke Hain Koun in the 1990s, No Entry in the 2000s, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the 2010s.
10. Salman Khan is the only star of the Hindi film industry who has delivered 15 consecutive 1cr+ footfall films starting from Dabangg to Dabangg3. The streak is alive and he is expected to have more films in this category.
11. The record of delivering most number of highest grossing film of the year in a decade also belongs to Salman Khan as he delivered 5 highest non-dubbed Bollywood grosser of the year in the 2010s decade which is more than any other star of the Hindi film industry. His 5 highest-grossing film includes Dabangg (2010), Bodyguard (2011), Ek Tha Tiger (2012), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017).
12. Among modern era stars - Salman Khan leads in all footfall categories be it 1cr, 2cr, 3cr, or more. Salman Khan has 19 films of 1cr footfall, 9 films of 2cr footfall, 3 films of 3cr footfall, and 1 film of 5cr footfall.
13. Salman Khan's Hum Aapke Hain Koun holds the record of being the most watched film since Sholay with close to 7.40 cr footfalls.
14. There are only three films in the history of the Hindi film Industry that have crossed 100cr or more collections only from single screens and all three films are Salman Khan starrers - Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, and Tiger Zinda Hai.
15. Salman Khan is the only star in Bollywood to have back-to-back hits, super-hits and blockbusters.
16. Salman Khan has 13 films that clocked more than Rs. 200 cr collections worldwide and 7 films, which clocked Rs. 300 cr collections worldwide - No other star has more films than Salman Khan does in these categories.
17. Salman Khan's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo holds the record of having the highest footfall ever on the opening day, which makes him the biggest initial star of his generation.
18. Collecting Rs. 100.16 cr Salman Khan's 2012 release Ek Tha Tiger was the first film that crossed Rs. 100 cr net collections in the first weekend only.
19. Bajrangi Bhaijaan also became the first ever film which brought more than 2cr footfalls in the first week only. Not many films have 2cr footfalls in their entire run but Bajrangi Bhaijaan did it in a few days only thanks to the superstardom of Salman Khan.
20. The highest first-week footfall record is also with Salman Khan as Sultan sold 2.25cr tickets in the first week of release. Looking at the dwindling audience post covid, this record seems almost near impossible for any film to topple.
21. Salman Khan holds the record of delivering maximum numbers of blockbusters in a single decade. Salman Khan delivered 4 blockbusters in the 2010s decade from which Bajrangi Bhaijaan went on to become an all-time blockbuster.
22. Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan holds the record for the highest number of people watching the film on any single day. On Day 3 - Bajrangi Bhaijaan was watched by close to 50lacs people, which is more than any Hindi film in history.
23. Salman Khan has the maximum number of 100cr, 200cr, and 300cr domestic grosser by any Indian star. In addition, Salman Khan gave the first Rs. 100 cr grosser in Indian cinema in 1994 through Hum Aapke Hain Koun, which collected Rs. 111.63 cr gross at the worldwide box office.
24. If we talk about initial records then Salman Khan has 17 Bumper Openers, 6 Record Openers, 9 Record weekends, and 10 single-day records, which is more than any other star of his generation.
25. Salman Khan fronted Sultan holds the record of having the highest worldwide collections in the first weekend and first week. Even pan-Indian biggies like Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion and KGF – Chapter 2 could not topple Sultan's worldwide collections despite having a higher ticket rate. In fact, Sultan managed to draw in Rs. 328 cr at the worldwide box office from its five day extended opening weekend.
26. Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are the only stars of the Hindi film Industry who have delivered three consecutive highest-grossing films of the year. Salman's all three films were solo heroes, which makes his achievement even more enviable.
27. Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan are the only stars of the Hindi film industry who have delivered Top 3 highest grossing films of the year. Amitabh Bachchan delivered the top 3 grosser of 1978 with films like Muqqaddar Ka Sikandar, Trishul, and Don while Salman Khan delivered the top 3 grosser of 1999 with films like Hum Saath Saath Hai, Biwi No1, and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
28. Salman Khan is the only superstar of Bollywood whose first 5 films were classified as a Hit or better. He is the only debutant who delivered five back-to-back hit films starting with Maine Pyar Kiya to Baaghi, Sanam Bewafa, Saajan, and Hum Aapke Hain Koun.
29. Salman Khan is the only star of his generation who has delivered 4 consecutive films of over 2cr footfalls at least with Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and Sultan all of them going over 2cr footfalls. Even in history, only one or two stars will have this record.
30. Salman Khan is the only star in the history of the Hindi film industry who had just one flop film in a particular decade. Salman Khan had just one flop in the 2010s decade in the form of Dabangg 3 though many trade pundits have Dabangg 3 as an average verdict film or commission earner as the film collected Rs. 146.11 cr at the box office.
31. Salman Khan holds the record of delivering the most number of blockbusters with debutant directors. Salman Khan has delivered 6 Blockbusters with debutant directors of which 5 of them went on to become 2nd highest-grossing films of that time (Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989, Dabangg in 2010, Bodyguard in 2011, Dabangg 2 in 2012 and Kick in 2014).
32. Salman Khan is the only star in the history of the Hindi film industry who remained in Top 3 stars for three consecutive decades. He is still considered as one of the top 3 in the industry. Going forward if Bhaijaan and Tiger 3 become huge hits then there is a high possibility of him being in Top 3 stars of this decade (the 2020s) as well.
33. Salman Khan is the only star of the Hindi film industry who has delivered a record opening & highest grosser of the year in the comedy genre. Salman Khan is the only star who has delivered Blockbusters in Romantic, Masala, Action, Drama, and Comedy genres.
34. Salman Khan is the only star from his generation who has delivered three consecutive Record weekend films through Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, and Dabangg2.
Bonus Record: Salman Khan is the only star of his generation who stayed in the number one position for more than 10 years. Except for Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan - No other star has stayed in the number one position for more than 10 years. Salman Khan is still the number one star and with Bhaijaan and Tiger3 he is set to rule the roost for another few years.
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