Guest Post by Shafin Khetani:

I have heard a lot of people speaking about holiday releases and why only the 3 Khans get’s EDX (short for Eid, Diwali and Christmas) releases. Well, the statistics say that if you don’t grab your chance, you won’t be given a second chance.

Eid is considered to be a lucky date for Salman Khan. Similarly, Diwali is mainly owned by Shahrukh Khan and Christmas by Aamir Khan. But apart from Khans, there are few occasions when other actors got a chance to releases their film on EDX. However, they failed to make maximum out of it.

There are 9 films in 200 crore club and eight of them belongs to Khans. Only Hrithik Roshan was able to make an impact with Krrish 3 released on Diwali. But that is his only festive release and he has yet to be tested.

Let’s take a look at all the releases of Eid Diwali and Christmas since 2009.

Eid

Movie

Star

Collection

2009
Wanted
Salman
61
2010
Dabaang
Salman
140
2011
Bodygaurd
Salman
145
2012
Ek Tha Tiger
Salman
198
2013
Chennai Express
SRK
227
2014
Kick
Salman
232
2015
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Salman
321
Total
7
Avg=189
1326 Cr

 

Diwali

Movie

Cast

Collection

2009
Blue
Akshay
38.6
All The Best
Ajay
42.0
Main aur Mrs Khanna
Salman
8.0
2010
Golmaal 3
Ajay
108
Action Replay
Akshay
29
2011
Ra.One
SRK
125
2012
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
SRK
121
Son of Sardar
Ajay
103
2013
Krrish 3
Hrithik
244
2014
Happy New Year
SRK
204
2015
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Salman
213
Total
11
Avg=112
1235

 

Christmas
Movie
Star
Collection
2009
3 Idiost
Aamir
202
2010
Tees Maar Khan
Akshay
61
2011
Don 2
SRK
112
2012
Dabaang 2
Salman
154
2013
Dhoom 3
Aamir
286
2014
PK
Aamir
340
2015
Dilwale
SRK
149
Bajirao Mastani
Ranveer
187
Total
8
Avg=185
1484

 

Let’s take a look at the actor’s average and collection on festivals.

Star

Movies

Collection

Avg

Salman
8
1474
184
SRK
6
937
156
Aamir
3
827
275
Ajay
3
253
84
Hrithik
1
244
244
Akshay
3
128
43

 

One can see that Akshay got Diwali and Christmas in 2010 but didn’t really grabbed his opportunity. Ajay Devgan has got 3 releases in EDX and his record is better. But still he wasn’t able to create a big impact like Khans.

Khans and Festivals

SRK got Diwali and Christmas in 2011 and the movies didn’t perform to expectations and hence actors started clashing against his movies. But he has given highest grosser of all time with Chennai Express released on Eid 2013. Hrithik has one off release which really doesn’t count.

Aamir is the king here. Whenever he has come with a Christmas release, he has not only given highest grosser of the year but also the highest grosser of all time.

Salman Khan has been ruling the Eid releases as you can see with each passing year, his movie’s collection on Eid has increased. Mai Aur Mrs Khanna collected 8 crores still his average per movie is 184.25 crores.

It clearly shows that only Khans have ruled all the three main festivals. Their average is too damn high as compared to other actors.

It is a guest article by Shafin Khetani. You can follow him on Twitter

If you want to write anything, send your articles on editor@bollyarena.net.

38 COMMENTS

  1. @bollyarena
    For salman this time not increasing its decreasing
    BB-321
    SULTAN-301. Ha ha..
    One n only Aamirs movies increasing the collection
    Look at his avg per movies mind bogling.. If,he does more movies then sabki chuutti kar dega.
    Wow nice article…
    Thank u bollyarena
    U r d only unbiased site

    • koi baat nahi teri ye khawaish bhi poori ho jaayegi. Snapdeal, TATA sky se gaayab hone ke baad agla no. indian film industry se gaayab hone ka hai. DANGAL se na tutne wala SULTAN ka record.

        • Haha biased haha lol let me tell u all khans fans whenever akshay has given chance his film has opend bumper check TMK and blue opening u will kno ur self…so dont say khans are ruling bla bla give one year chritmas to akki he will prove u where he stands above all the khans….chote hight wale khans 5.5ft hahahaha….badsha 5.5 hahaha sultan 5.5 hahaha dangal 5.2 hahahahahah

      • Sallu career to 2000-2010
        Pure flop hein aur bad main copy past remake king bana varna industry ke bhahar hota kab ka

        • Haha biased haha lol let me tell u all khans fans whenever akshay has given chance his film has opend bumper check TMK and blue opening u will kno ur self…so dont say khans are ruling bla bla give one year chritmas to akki he will prove u where he stands above all the khans….chote hight wale khans 5.5ft hahahaha….badsha 5.5 hahaha sultan 5.5 hahaha dangal 5.2 hahahahahah

    • Aamir ne to jaise copy paste kiya nahi?? Ghajini fully copied from Memento and a south indian tamil movie with same name, aur aamir bolta hai usne memento dekhi hi nahi.
      Many scenes of 3 Idiots copied from Chetan Bhagat’s 5 point someone, aur bechare chetan bhagat ko credit bhi nahi diya. PK total copied mixture of Oh My God + Koi Mil Gaya. Apne hero ko dekh pehle phir baat kario Salman ki.

      • ha ha Aamir ke samne kya tikega Sallu…………
        iss christmas pe pata chalega kaun hein box office king…..
        Aamir>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Salman

  2. Nice Article…
    By the way Akshay is King of Non Holiday.
    SRK and Aamir are flop stars without Diwali and Xmas

  3. Akshay also got but he fail ..without holiday which akshay movie did 100cr business..he got 26 jan and 15augest please don’t tell these holiday not consider real holiday.if u have any respect to akshay be honest .any holiday is good for film.Salman did blockbuster for ready film.

  4. For those who are complaining about akshay’s performance on festivals.
    Tees maar Khan and blue both opened excellent. TMK was second highest opener at that but it was his poor choice at that time which pulled him down not lack of superstardom.
    So better check it facts especially shameless HR fans whose fav just bite dust against AK.
    P.s. respect HR from my heart and literally don’t like bashing him but some HR fans (not all) are true morons.

  5. Akshay fail fail on festival…whatever it is.but he fail.tel akshay to release his movie on festive season .who stopping him we are also waiting for akshay movie to release on festive season.then only we know the real star.

  6. @HR
    Either you don’t have any knowledge about BO,
    Or you have gone mad after Mohenjo Daro became DISASTER.
    .
    Dude if Rustom is released on Diwali this year then the LBO would be 200 Crores.
    BLOCKBUSTER or even ATBB

  7. On festivals the multiplexes Prices Of tickets gets Extra Hike than normal weekend.
    Some centre tickets remain unimaginably high compared to single screen theatres.
    Then the BO would be boosted by 40% more at least.
    and also their remain continuous holidays for 3 to 4 days…
    and especially Christmas has Christmas holidays and new year holidays.
    PAISA HI PAISA

  8. Welcome was released on Christmas holidays & clashed with taare jameen par
    Welcome was blockbuster & taare zameen par super Hit
    Akshay Kumar is no.01 caus he has win clashes against
    Amir Hr & Salman

  9. @anil-AKKI m waiting akshay movie to release on any of the festival.
    tell akshay to release his movie on edx.
    if it collect more than 190cr then i will fallow only akshay movie…………m not saying he is bad actor he is good for hit movie he can deliver only hit and average movies.and good entertainment film….i appreciate akshay work but don’t compare akshay to other actor….ajay devghan and akshay kumar both are good actor…….and both are in same league…..kush raho enjoy karo

  10. @pk welcome is multi starer movie anil kapur and nanapatekar work is very good be honest and tell welcome is only akshay movie.

    Hera pheri….akshay sunil shetty and pareshrawal all three actor are equal like welcome anilkapur nanapatekar and akshay.

  11. @HR
    Arre bhai kyou dimaag kaa dahi bana rahe ho….
    TMK was Semi Hit….
    We AKKIANS are happy with Akki coming on non holiday….
    I think ROBOT 2.0 is coming on Diwali 2017.
    Every Khan is in competition to release on festivals.. Even SRK is requested other filmmaker to avert clash…
    So plzz when Akki needs Festival Release he will surely release it.
    HE DON’T MIND CLASHING WITH ANYBODY.

  12. @HR
    Why Welcome Back earned only 95 Crores ???
    And it got above average verdict..
    .
    Gap between above average and BLOCKBUSTER status is the Star Power.
    .
    DON’T ANGRY ME

  13. akshay kumar ke besharm fans kya kya eid eid lga rkhi he 2009 ke phle log eid pe movies releae ni krte te worst tim for release hota ta nd salman ne isse create kiya he eid minority ka ek fest he jisme sirf ek holiday hoti he kareesma he salman ka jsne ise grand bnaya

  14. 15 aug nd 26 jan yaa non holiday he to mr akshay kyo isse salo phle book krte he simple after christmas second biggest holiday 2012 me ett ayi ti 15 aug ko 32 corore se open ki ti rustom +mojo =4500 screen high tictet price but in 2016 combine collection 29 corore so accept true akshay sirf national holiday pe hi 100 corore de sakta he isliye phle se book krta he yaa phir multi stareer ho lik housefull

  15. @saan Siddiqui BHAI….
    Salman release his films on EID from Tumko na bhul payenge.
    And his success started from WANTED.
    That’s it ..
    He created the trend … that’s okay. I agree.
    But Festival Impact on BO is huge bro.
    People come to theatres in huge number..
    And independence day or republic day has only one major holiday ( not like festival )
    Airlift and Rustom were very good films so the foot falls were 2 crores combined.
    If PRDP was released on Independence weekend then total collections would have been 160 Crores only according it’s WOM and release size.
    ETT was released on EiD weekend and 15 th Aug came in that extended weekend itself. ETT took advantage of both holidays.

  16. @saan Siddiqui BHAI (Correction made)
    Salman release his films on EID
    He created the trend … that’s okay. I agree.
    But Festival Impact on BO is huge bro.
    People come to theatres in huge number..
    And independence day or republic day has only one major holiday ( not like festival )
    Airlift and Rustom were very good films so the foot falls were 2 crores combined.
    If PRDP was released on Independence weekend then total collections would have been 160 Crores only according it’s WOM and release size.
    ETT was released on EiD weekend and 15 th Aug came in that extended weekend itself. ETT took advantage of both holidays.

    • box office india aur sare trade figure dekh lo 36 corore collection he pls cheack kr le producer figure fake hote he sb jante he

    • bhai, usi red chillies ke calculator se count karega to pata chal jayega ki HNY ka record already tod chuke hai Aamir aur Salman.
      Trade Figure : 36 crore, Red Chillies figure : 44.95 crore.

LEAVE A REPLY