Whether Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are the best of buddies or rivals I neither know nor care? However, it seems there has always been a comparison for supremacy between the two. Rumors come and go but numbers speak the bare facts and so we restrict ourselves to just numbers here.

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The comparison here is clearly between Ra.One, the last movie of Shahrukh Khan to have created a hype at the Box Office and Ek Tha Tiger which has been storming the box office for the last 5 days.

Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif In Ek Tha Tiger Movie Stills
Salman Khan And Katrina Kaif In Ek Tha Tiger Movie Stills

For starters Ra.One grossed an opening day collection of 18 Crores nett whereas Ek Tha Tiger broke all records by amassing a huge 32.92 Crores at the domestic box office. The clear reason for this being, Ek Tha Tiger releasing on the 15th of August, i.e. Indian Independence Day when people had a public holiday and thus visited theaters. On the other hand Ra.One release on Diwali when most of the Hindu households stayed back at home for the traditional ceremonies. One cannot however, deny that besides the release date, the movie in itself, its publicity, etc made Ek Tha Tiger a record breaking grosser at the Indian Box Office.

Come 2nd day and Ra.One took a huge leap coz of the holiday which followed. The movie made a fantastic 25.1 Crores on day 2 in India. However, Ek Tha Tiger saw a noticeable drop on it’s 2nd day when it made just 14.55 Crores. Now we must keep in mind that Day 2 was a working day in the case of Ek Tha Tiger.

Ek Tha Tiger fell further on it’s 3rd day grossing merely 12.8 Crores whereas Ra.One dropped to a 16 Crore low on it’s 3rd day. Thanks to the the opening day collections of Ek Tha Tiger it’s 3 Day total, i.e. 60.27 Crores is still greater than that of Ra.One, i.e. 59.10 Crores. The difference though small is still a notable number.

Ra.One held back to it’s 16 Crores even on Day 4 whereas Ek Tha Tiger rose to 16.78 Crores.

Shah-Rukh-Khan-Ra-One-Movie-Stills
Shahrukh Khan Ra One Movie Stills

Ek Tha Tiger gave the final stinger on it’s 1st Sunday (Day 5) grossing a mammoth 23 Crores at the domestic box office. Ra.One had grossed 16 Crores on it’s 5th Day. Thus the 5 days total for Ra.One was 91.10 Crores. On the other hand the 5 days total for Ek Tha Tiger is 100.05 Crores. The movie has created history in being the fastest to join the 100 Crore Club.

It’s quite clear that Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger has beaten SRK’s Ra.One by a huge margin of about 9 Crores. Now which was a better movie is tough to say as both got mixed reviews. However, it seems the audiences loved Ek Tha Tiger more. Also we have a tabulated chart for Bodyguard vs Ra.One vs Ek Tha Tiger:

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Festivity India Release Date Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 5 Day Total
Salman Bodyguard Eid 31st Aug, 2011 21 17.5 13.25 14.85 19.5 86.1
SRK Ra.One Diwali 24th Oct, 2011 18 25.1 16 16 16 91.10
Salman Ek Tha Tiger Eid 15th Aug, 2012 32.92 14.55 12.8 16.78  23 100.05

Numbers make it clear that Salman is ahead of SRK in the 5 Day Weekend Box Office Race. While Ek Tha Tiger is on the way to create more records, we will see what the YRF Romance flick starring Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma has in store for us.

MKS tweets at @mksmukulsharma

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66 COMMENTS

  1. Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger makes fastest 100 cr
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    • मे शाहरुख ख़ान का फेन हू,,,सलमान ख़ान भी बड़ीया एक्टर है…..अगर ईद पर सलमान ख़ान ईटीटी ने 100 करोड़ कमाए लेकिन किंग ख़ान की आने वाली रोमॅंटिक फिल्म फिर रेकॉर्ड तोड़ देगी
      नोट: सॉरी दोस्त तुम्हे रिप्लाइ करके कॉमेंट लिखना पड़ा,क्यूकी नीचे लिखता तो बोहट पीछे चला जाता

  2. Salman Khan Is the King of Indian Box Office at present.Ek tha Tiger has beaten RA.One comfortably in the extended weekend although 91 crores is still a gigantic number.But there is not much difference in 3 days collections.Bollywood today has global reach and therefore it would be unwise to ignore the Overseas collections when MNIK and 3 Idiots have crossed 100 crores overseas.Salman Khan is No.1 in India and Shah Rukh Khan is No.1 in Overseas.So the Worldwide Gross collections is the right indicator of Star power.The overseas collections of Salman’s last 3 Movies- Dabangg,Ready and Bodyguard are $ 5 million,$4 million and $8 million and collections of SRK’s last 3 Movies-MNIK,RA.One and Don 2 are $22 million,$9 million and $12 million.So Shah Rukh Khan is the clear winner in Overseas.Some people are trying to create an impression that Salman has demolish SRK’s star power and SRK now is in the oblivion.So lets look at the Worldwide collections of Salman’s last 3 Movies-Dabangg,Ready and Bodyguard which are 215 crores,184 crores and 230 crores and the total is 629 crores and the average is 210 crores.The Worldwide collections of SRK’s last 3 Movies-MNIK,RA.One and Don 2 are 200 crores,240 crores and 228 crores and the total is 668 crores and the average is 223 crores.Shah Rukh Khan is the No.1 Actor Worldwide as per box office results and not very much behind Salman in India.His last 3 films were experiments and his next venture with Yash Chopra will storm the box office everywhere inshallah.

    • Chal Thik Hai Me Sarkar Se Darkhwast Karunga Ki..Ek Tha Tiger Ne RA.ONE Ke 5 Days Weekend Collection Todkar Naya Record Banaya Hai..Plz Aap Salman Khan Ko 2 Mahine Sep.Oct Ke Liye Box Office Ka King Ghoshit Kar Diljiye….

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