It isn’t very erroneous of us if we place tall hopes from Superstar Salman Khan in terms of box office. The actor might have gone through several drops in his professional life, but there is no denying that if any actor has moulded the mass-oriented films with aplomb, it is Salman Khan. Multiple trade insiders are doing the hush hush talk about Salman’s Jai Ho to hit it off easily what Dhoom 3 fell short of attaining – an unimaginably gigantic 300 crore club.


Surely this is quite a daunting task for any star irrelevant of how glitzy his enigma is. But for Salman it is quite a cakewalk, as he has been ruling at the box office since 1994. Amidst all the talks of 200-300 crores happening, if the box office earnings of classics are collated it turns out that Salman’s Hum Aapke Hain Koun was the highest box office earner in terms of inflation adjusted figures.

Salman Khan in a still from 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!' and Shah Rukh Khan in a still from 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'
Salman Khan in a still from ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!’ and Shah Rukh Khan in a still from ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’

Though, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge ran for much longer than the former, HAHK in its heydays earned a little over 69 crores when it released way back in 1994. After adjusting the inflation and the valuation of INR, the film’s box office income comes to an unimaginable 354 crores. So even if Salman enters the 300 crore club with Jai Ho, it won’t be anything new for him as the actor has been the king of box office on and off.

While many argue that Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was a bigger hit, the film that had earned a whopping 61 crores in those days has been valued at a little over 301 crores after adjusting inflation.

Salman’s box office win was prevalent since his early days. Surprisingly even Maine Pyaar Kiya had made 14 crores in its times which was mesmeric given the era in which it was released had fewer cine goers  and theaters were lesser in number.

So all the Salman Khan-Shah Rukh Khan fans who have the row over who will make 300 crores faster, the answer is – they both have already made 300 crores respectively. Salman just won by a wider margin because the Baadshah reigns the heart and  Mister Dabangg makes sparks fly at the box office.

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  1. right if we compare the collection of hahk and ddlj than hahk was bigger grosser compared to ddlj in india but if you look at consistency in last 2 decades than srk is a leader…

  2. Wat nonsense you talk Mr. Mohar Basu. If you take total evaluation of all SRk and All Salman movies adjusting the figures you will have an answer. Koimoi just want to write an article about anything.

    • Even if u evaluate all the movies of both the actors, Salman will win with a huge margin, SRK’s big blockbusters are DDLJ (61 crore in 1995), KKHH (48 crore in 1998, K3G (41 Crore in 2001), OSO (65 Crore in 2007), RNBDJ (84 crore in 2008), MNIK (71 Crore in 2010), Ra.One (114 Crore in 2011), Don2 (110 Crore in 2011), JTHJ (120 Crore in 2012) and Chennai Express (227 Crore in 2013), Total =Rs.941 Crores (from all SRK blockbusters except Karan Arjun as Salman shared that earnings too)! Now look at Salman Blockbusters: MPK (14 Crore in 1989), HAHK (69 Crore in 1994), Partner (65 Crores in 2007), Wanted (69 Crores in 2009), Dabangg (141 Crore in 2010), Ready (125 Crore in 2011), Bodyguard (148 Crore in 2011), ETT (199 Crore in 2012) and Dabangg2 (160 Crore in 2012); Total=Rs.990 Crores; here i calculated only the blockbuster films of both the stars except Karan Arjun, but film analysts include SRK’s KKHH also in Salman’s blockbusters list as he was in the film more than 50% time, and got an award as well for his role; but i exclude KKHH as Salman’s film and even though he is winning by 49 Crores here, with both the stars blockbusters film’s earnings, i have no idea what will be Maine Pyar Kiya’s 14 crore (1989) in today’s economy or in 1995’s economy (DDLJ time.

      • And, in box office verdict.. MNIK, Ra.One, Don2, and JTHJ were only Hit films, not even Superhit or Blockbuster films, even thou i calculated those films’ earnings!


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