While Sachin Tendulkar might have missed his 100th hundred, our movie stars are not much behind when it comes to emulating the Master Blaster. Here’s how: Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgan belong to the exclusive Rs. 100 crore club in Bollywood. Films of all the four stars have crossed the record-breaking Rs. 100 crore (net collections) mark at the Indian box-office. But which of their films have broken the Rs. 100 crore barrier in the least time? Which is the fastest Bollywood grosser in recent times? We dipped into our archives to bring you the statistics and the analysis:
Films Which Have Crossed Rs. 100 Crore (Net) Mark At Indian Box-Office
|Position||Movie||Number of days|
|2||3 Idiots||9 days|
|3||Ra.One (Hindi version only)||10 days|
|7||Golmaal 3||17 days|
While Salman Khan’s Bodyguard raked in Rs. 100 crore in a matter of just 8 days, Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots did the same in one day more. Shah Rukh Khan entered the race a little later with Ra.One this year by raking in the moolah in 10 days. Then we have a couple of more Salman Khan starrers on the list, Dabangg and Ready, which took 10 and 12 days respectively to cross the mark. Ghajini comes in at number six. The film made Rs. 100 crore in 16 days. Ajay Devgan’s Golmaal 3 took a tad longer with 17 days. Singham lags at the last spot, with 37 days to reach the Rs. 100 crore mark.
1. Salman Khan, with the fastest grosser (Bodyguard) in his kitty, as well as two other films in the list of fastest grossers, clearly leads the pack.
2. Aamir Khan comes a close number two, with 3 Idiots (number 2) and Ghajini (number 6) on our list.
3. Ajay Devgan, with two films on the list (Golmaal 3 and Singham), is at number three, after Salman Khan and Aamir Khan.
4. Shah Rukh Khan, with just Ra.One, comes in last, in spite of the fact that his dream film takes the number 3 spot on the list of fastest grossers.
With a spate of movies lined up for release in the next few months, do you think any of them will make the mark and break records set by these films? Or will we have to wait for the biggies — Shah Rukh Khan’s Don 2, Aamir Khan’s Talaash, Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger and Hrithik Roshan’s Agneepath? Share your responses in the comments section below: