Box Office in Bollywood

August 31, 2016
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Salman KhanWhen it comes to setting the box office coffers ringing, there's no matching Salman Khan. And that's going by sheer numbers. The star has broken into the Rs 100-crore club for the ninth time with his Diwali release, 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', which has grossed Rs 101.2 crore in just three days. This is his second best performance after 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', which hit theatres earlier this year and recorded a lifetime collection of Rs 320-odd crore.

'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', which marks Salman's reunion with director Sooraj Barjatya after 16 years, had a strong opening on Thursday (Rs 40.35 crore). Although the numbers plummeted slightly over the next couple of days, the film comfortably sailed into the coveted Rs 100-crore league by Saturday.Shah Rukh Khan The film is now the fifth release of 2015 to have achieved the feat after 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', 'ABCD 2', 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' and 'Baahubali'.

"Salman is, unarguably, the only Bollywood actor to have delivered back-to-back Rs 100-crore hits since 'Ready' (2009). He is followed by Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn who have five R100-crore hits each. Aamir Khan, better known as Mr Perfectionist has four, " says an industry source.

Ajay Devgnhitlist compiles the domestic box office records of Salman as well as that of other leading actors of B-Town

9 - Rs 100-crore count
Films: 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo', 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' (both 2015), 'Kick', 'Jai Ho' (both 2014), 'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Dabangg 2' (both 2012), 'Bodyguard', 'Ready' (both 2011) and 'Dabangg' (2010)
All time best: Rs 320 crore ('Bajrangi Bhaijaan')

5 - Rs 100-crore count
Films: 'Happy New Year' (2014), 'Chennai Express' (2013), 'Jab Tak Hain Jaan' (2012), 'Ra.One' and 'Don 2' (both 2011)
All time best: Rs 227 crore ('Chennai Express')

Aamir Khan 5 - Rs 100-crore count
Films: 'Singham Returns' (2014), 'Son Of Sardaar', 'Bol Bachchan' (both 2012), 'Singham' (2011) and 'Golmaal 3' (2010)
All time best: Rs 140 crore ('Singham Returns')

4 - Rs 100-crore count
Films: 'pk' (2014), 'Dhoom: 3' (2013), '3 Idiots' (2009), 'Ghajini' (2008)
All time best: Rs 340 crore ('pk')

3 - Rs 100-crore count
Films: 'Holiday' (2014), 'Housefull 2' and 'Rowdy Rathore' (both 2012)
All time best: Rs 133 crore ('Rowdy Rathore')

3 - Rs 100-crore count
Films: 'Agneepath' (2012), 'Krrish 3' (2013), 'Bang Bang' (2014)

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