Salman Khan continues to rule the cash counters with his spy film. But will he surpass Aamir Khan’s insurmountable record?
It took Salman Khan only eight days to gross whopping Rs 150 crore at the box office – a figure many producers dream of, lust after and even revere. Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, starring Sallu and Katrina Kaif, netted Rs 100 crore in the first four days of its release and now the film has crossed Rs 150 crore mark only to become one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. His earlier films Dabangg (Rs 147 crore) Bodyguard (Rs148 crore) and Ready (Rs 122 crore) had already made Salman a promising box office draw, but Ek Tha Tiger has become the biggest grosser for Sallu.
With Rs 385 crore in its pocket (including India and overseas), Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots sits at the top at the moment, but if Sallu’s film continues to get the same response, at the same rate, Ek Tha Tiger is likely to create a new record too.
Clearly, Salman is ruling the roost at the BO at this moment, with filmmakers queuing up outside his house to benefit from his Midas touch.