His name is enough to spell box office success. Salman Khan, the temperamental superstar, who was once known as the bad boy of Bollywood, has arrived at the peak of his career in the last 5 years. His films beat all box office cliches and have a magic touch.
As for his ability to rake in revenues, the numbers speak for themselves
Dabangg (2010) 145 crores nett income (all India)
Ready (2011) 120 crores nett income (all India)
Bodyguard (2011) 142 crores nett income (all India)
Ek Tha Tiger (2012) 198 crores net income (all India)
Dabanng 2 (2012) 158.50 crores nett income (all India)
Jai Ho (2014) 111 crores nett income (all India)
Kick (2014) 233 crores nett income (all India)
In all, Salman’s films have made over 1100 crores in the past five years. That Salman’s Jai Ho was considered an average performer at the box office despite making over a 100 crores just goes on to show what kind of expectations ride on his shoulders.
He has mentioned, time and again, that he takes a generous share of profit percentage to ensure that funds for his foundation ‘Being Human’ come in. Salman has adjusted his fees recently for Sooraj Barjatya’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’, to ease pressure on the film’s budgets.
With the forthcoming ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ set to release this Friday, expectations from the film’s business are sky high. Releasing on Eid, Salman’s box office draw is only expected to grow in momentum with this feel good film.