Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s popularity seems to be growing by leaps and bounds every year. Let’s take a look at the box-office performance of the actor’s last three Eid releases: Bodyguard (2011), Dabangg (2010) and Wanted (2009).
Salman Khan’s Bodyguard – Box-Office So Far
Bodyguard, released on Eid this year (August 31), collected a record-breaking Rs. 20.5 crore (net) on the opening day. On the day 2, the film collected Rs. 17.50 – 18 crore. Eid and Salman Khan are proving to be a hit combination as the film’s 5-day weekend’s collections could cross Rs. 80 crore net.
Salman Khan’s Dabangg – Biggest Hit Of 2010
Dabangg, which was the biggest hit of 2010, had also released on Eid (September 10, 2010). Salman Khan’s lovable cop-character, Chulbul Pandey, drew both, the masses and the classes, to the box-office windows. While the film took an enviable opening of Rs. 14.35 crore, the first (3-day) weekend yielded Rs. 48.70 crore. What’s more, the opening week broke all previous records, save that of 3 Idiots, and clocked an impressive Rs. 81 crore! The Salman Khan starrer continued to do well in it’s second week also, collecting another Rs. 35 crore.
Salman Khan’s Wanted – Eid Fever All The Way
Wanted, on the other hand released during Ramzan (September 18, 2009) but collections picked up significantly on and after Eid (September 20). While the opening day’s collections were only Rs. 5.5 crore, the film completed the weekend with Rs. 16 crore. The action flick went on to net Rs. 34 crore in its first week at the box-office. It further added another Rs. 20 crore to its kitty by the end of the second week.