If you are a superstar and you want your film to make a lot of money on its opening day, then you have to ensure that you get a solo release. There are only 2 superstars, who have managed to get solo releases and they are Aamir Khan and Salman Khan. Aamir was first because no other producers wanted to release their films on the same day that an Aamir Khan film releases.
Christmas is always book for an Aamir Khan film, when he is working on one. As for Salman, producers know the impact his films have at the box office. Though Salman has only proved his worth at the box office recently, Aamir has been steady. The one superstar, who’s always struggling to stay afloat is Shah Rukh Khan.
We don’t know whether it’s his ego or something else, he’s the only one of the Khans, who has had to clash with other big releases. As a result, the money his films made is not much compared to Aamir and Salman. We are talking about the opening figure, which says a lot about an actor’s stardom in Bollywood. If you see the list below, these films have all opened with other big films.
The worst clashes came when SRK opened his mouth about how confident he is about his films. If you don’t know what we are talking about, when ‘Om Shanti Om’ released with ‘Saawariya’, SRK said he is going to destroy that film at the box office. He was confident about ‘Don’ too, which unfortunately was releasing with Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder’s ‘Jaanemaan’.
When he decided to release ‘Dilwale’ with ‘Bajirao Mastani’, Deepika Padukone requested him to change the release date of the film because it’s a big film for her and Ranveer Singh. But, SRK’s arrogance played a huge part again when he asked Deepika to tweet that she’s scared for her film to come out against a big superstar’s film. Deepika refused and we all know which film won the box office battle that day. If you want to know the highest openings of SRK’s movies, check below (courtesy of DNA).
Shah Rukh Khan‘s Top Box Office Openers