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,

Film

Cast

Release

Collection

Refugee
Abhishek
2000
N/A
Mission Kashmir
Hrithik
2000
Indian
Sunny
2001
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
SRK
2001
Main Hoon Na
SRK
2004
Veer Zara
SRK
2004
Mangal Pandey
Aamir
2005
Fanaa
Aamir
2006
Krrish
Hrithik
2006
Dhoom 2
Hrithik
2006
Om Shanti Om
SRK
2007
Singh Is Kinng
Akshay
2008
7.5
Ghajini
Aamir
2008
9.0
3 Idiots
Aamir
2009
12.5
Dabbang
Salman
2010
14.4
Bodygaurd
Salman
2011
21.6
Agneepath
Hrithik
2012
22.9
Ekk Tha Tiger
Salman
2012
32.9
Chennai Express
SRK
2013
33.1
Dhoom 3
Aamir
2013
36.2
Happy New Year
SRK
2014
44.9

 

Total Films:

  • 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.

Write your views on the highest opening days of all time in the comments section.

24 COMMENTS

  1. Bollyarena Team, how can you say that it broke record back in 2000 line, when you don’t have data of that time, either give us data or else start from where you have data…..

    • Sultan tu chaddi tight pahen ke aana because hum pure kapde pahen ke aayenge semi nude to tu rahega aur agar paise nhi hai to bol de loll de dunga koi shirt aur jeans buy Kr lena ……begger…..

      • Tu ambani ki aulaad hai? Ek kaam kar, jyada paise ho rahe toh sahi me rlwy sttn pe ja and help a few people sitting around! Beggars se bahut pyar hai na? Toh ja thoda punya kar k aa! Vaise dashing rj? Aise naam bacche 8th std me rakhte the ? pakka school ka baccha hai tu, idhar hoshiyari dikha raha! Beta ja apne class me dikha

        • Ye kaun naya budbak aa gya….
          Beta baap baap hota hai aur baap se Lange nhi lete to mere se panga mat lo……
          Aur raha baat help Ka to sale jitna help gariboo Ka mein krta hu na utna tu bhi nhi krta hoga aur tumhe bhi mein kapde de dunga…
          Wait accha tu railway station waala begged hai Bhai dekh agar tu whi aaja mein pakka tere liye kuch le aaunga…..
          Loll

          • Mr universal baap, pehle type krna toh seekho!
            Dinbhar rlwy sttn k chakkar lagaata rehta hai kya? ? kuch dhang ka kaam kar, or else u would have to change ur name from dashing to “came crashing in life”

          • Nhi beta…..
            Tu apna baap Ka name yaad kar le WO dashing RJ hi rahega aur agar change hoga to bete ko batana padega na…..
            Baap ko mat sikha ki kya krna hai saara paisa tujh pe barbaad Kr diya Lenin tu nalayak nikla

  2. “Indian clashed with Shahrukh Khan’s highly anticipated project Drona and still came out with record numbers.”
    BollyArena Shahrukh Khan’s highly anticipated project was Ashoka…… not Drona… Correct your article.!!

  3. @Sultan Oiii haram k…. Jada horha he kya tera??? Ek hi padegi sari duniya bhul jaega tu… Or ha tere baap ki chaddi tight krlena…. Aaya he yaha fake fan of Salman…. Bhaag yaha se….

    • Arey wah! Ye banda toh don nikla! Stud ban raha hai vo toh thik hai, but thoda dimag laga, agar usne no. Distribute kr dia toh dinbhar calls se pareshan ho jaega tu! Bhai delete kar le ?

  4. Srk is king and he will always remain king…..due to 2 underperformed movies he didn’t loose his satrdom…..
    And yes listen @sultan I m not a salman hater(already said that)…but the sluggish people like you convert people to haters of actor by posting useless and mindless comments….loll kuch sikh le….

  5. Trimurti, SRK 1995, 1 cr
    Koyla, SRK 1997, 1.12 cr
    Border Sunny 1997, 1.32 cr
    HKK Ajay 1999, 1.44 cr
    these films were also record breaking openers at that time .So if we include these films then SRK tops the chart with 8 films in his 24 years career .Means he breaks all the records of opening in every 3 years, King of Bollybood for a reason ?

  6. Surprise Gadar is not der. Gadar was historic. Bolly Arena write an article abt gadar as it completed 15 yrs in June. The records broken n some r still standing on single screens. Heartland of india it got so many repeat run as well.

  7. So srk k opening records! @Bollyarena turning into a srk fan? Sahi hai ?
    Its a shame dat sites like u include hny’s record! And also u dont hv any data before that of singh is king so how how can u put them on the board? Senseless! Probably CE ws the only movie to break an opening record, and that too by just 1 crore when it released a year later ?
    Just bcoz of ur love mr administrator, people will come here, read an article, and never come back! Stop showing ur eternal love for an actor and start being neutral! Show facts!

  8. Sorry to my all prevous comments…i am not hatter of any Stars…But big Fan Of Sultan…
    Respected all mega stars like as SRK,HR,AK,AAK,AD
    Best of luck for other stars in future…
    But thiz time only for Sultan Bhaijan

  9. BArena u are wrong about hritik is the only actor breaking opening record twice in a single year. SRK did in 2004 with Veer Zara and MHN. Correct it. Srk also has the record of consecutive hat-trick of opening record and u not mention still people here call u biased.

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