Highest Opening Days of All Time Since 2000
Nowadays Box office is the most discussed term in Bollywood. Fans are eager to know the box office result of a film even before the release. While the lifetime collection is dependent on the word of mouth, the opening gives you the clear picture of star power.
Since 2000, 21 films have broken all time opening record. Take a look,
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Main Hoon Na
Om Shanti Om
Singh Is Kinng
Ekk Tha Tiger
Happy New Year
- SRK – 6
- Aamir – 5
- Hrithik – 4
- Salman – 3
- Akshay – 1
- Sunny Deol – 1
- Abhiesk – 1
Shahrukh Khan has been the king of box office opening. He is also been very consistent in his form as he has given all time openers throughout his career. As of now, he is behind from contemporaries Salman and Aamir but still he holds the record with Happy New Year.
After Lagaan Aamir came back to silver screens with Mangal Pandey after 4 years and broke the opening record. Later on, he has a complete changeover and started to do mainstream Bollywood films with a mix of commercial and content element. He does very films so the opening records are always expected.
Hrithik Roshan is the only actor who has broken opening record twice in a single year with Krrish and Dhoom 2. He has also given the highest opening with Mission Kashmir despite the clash with SRK’s Mohabbatien. After Khans, he is considered to have the highest star power.
Salman Khan was in a dull phase throughout the 2000’s. He had a few hits while most of the others had poor initials. However, he has been on a dream run which was started with Dabbang. Next year he broke the opening day record of himself with Bodyguard by a huge margin. He repeated the history with Ekk Tha Tiger which at that time broke all opening records possible. He is the only actor to beat the opening records by huge margin twice and setting new benchmarks.
Akshay Kumar was considered among the top 2 actors back in 2007. He broke the opening record with Singh Is Kinng. That also ended his golden run as he has to go through some of the rough years later.
Sunny and Abhishek both have one film on the list. Refugee has a very good buzz as it marked the debut of Abhishek Bachchan and Kapoor. Indian clashed with Shahrukh Khan’s highly anticipated project Drona and still came out with record numbers.
The only star that we are missing is Ajay Devgn. He has broken the highest opening day record only once with Hindustan Ki Kasam but back in 1999.
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