Highest Non-Holiday Openers: Aamir Khan rules
There is often debate that Khans who are the biggest crowd puller in Bollywood, can only give opening on festivals. However the stats suggest something else.
The festivals definitaly give a huge boost to a film’s collection especially on the opening day. The top 3 highest openers of all time were released on holiday. (Though Sultan had a partial holiday but it was also pre-Eid).
But when it comes it non-holiday openers, it is Aamir Khan who is leading the charts. Dhoom 3 remains the highest non-holiday opener till date. It is followed by recently release Dangal which did not have any big director, herioner or music. Yet the film opened due to the trust that audience has on Aamir Khan.
Salman has two films Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Kick which were released on pre-Eid which makes it even more commendable as Muslims stay away from theaters in Ramadan period. SRK’s Dilwale is also there despite having a big clash with Bajirao Mastani.
However there is not a single film of Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgn in the list. There is also Ranbir Kapoor in the top 10 who gave opening on a normal release. It clearly shows that Khans stands way above than the rest of the actors when it comes to box office pull.
Check out the list.
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