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Salman Khan's BIGGEST Eid hits

By Joginder Tuteja
Last updated on: July 07, 2016 18:46 IST
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Six years. Six Eid releases. Six blockbusters.

Salman Khan has ensured big hits on Eid ever since he hit gold with Wanted in 2009. 

The year 2013 was the only time he did not have an Eid release -- but then, he did not have a release that year at all.

This year, Sultan expectedly opened to fantastic box office collections.

Here's looking at Salman's blockbuster Eid releases.

Box Office Collection: Rs 250 crore+ (expected)

Salman Khan

IMAGE: Anushka Sharma and Salman Khan in Sultan

As expected, Sultan took a bumper start at the box office, and is Salman's seventh Eid release to see such tremendous footfalls.

It's enjoying a great run, and is all set to add on to his blockbusters.

Read the review

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Box Office Collection: Rs 321 crore

Salman Khan

IMAGE: Harshali Malhotra and Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan

The timing and pitch of Bajrangi Bhaijaan couldn't have been better. After all, what better way to bring in audiences across religion than have Salman play a Hindu, who crosses the Border to help reunite a Muslim girl with her family?

The concept was perfect for Eid. The opening was bumper, and the film skyrocketed to a different level altogether by crossing the Rs 300 crore mark.

Read the reviews: Sukanya Verma and Raja Sen

Box Office Collection: Rs 232 crore

Salman Khan

IMAGE: Salman Khan in Kick

Such was the association of Salman Khan with Eid that the Kick promos declared: 'Woh Apni Eidi Lene Zaroor Aa Gaya.'

All that was expected of Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick was that it should be a good enough entertainer to keep audiences glued to screen.

A lavishly mounted affair, it turned out to be the first Rs 200 crore affair for Salman.

Read the reviews: Raja Sen and Sukanya Verma

Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Box Office Collection: Rs 199 crore

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif

IMAGE: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger

Yash Raj Films planned an Eid release with Ek Tha Tiger, and roped in Salman Khan's ex-girlfriend

Katrina Kaif to make a casting coup.

The film took a fantastic start at the box office, the best ever for Salman Khan, and fell just short of the Rs 200 crore mark. 

Read the reviews: Sukanya Verma and Raja Sen

Bodyguard (2011)
Box Office Collection: 149 crore

Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

IMAGE: Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in Bodyguard

Producers, directors and exhibitors started reserving Eid for Salman Khan from this point on.

Bodyguard turned out to be a hat-trick of Eid superhit for Salman. It did even greater business than 2010's Dabangg and though it wasn't critically acclaimed, commercially it was one of the most successful films of 2011.

Read the review

Dabangg (2010)
Box Office Collection: Rs 140 crore

Salman Khan

IMAGE: Salman Khan in Dabangg

Despite Wanted, Salman wasn't as invincible earlier as he is today.

He had a string of flops like Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Veer and London Dreams. But it was Dabangg that turned the tables in his favour.

Dabangg took a big start, and went on to cross the Rs 100 crore mark. 

Read the review

Wanted (2009)
Box Office Collection: Rs 60 crore

Salman Khan

IMAGE: Salman Khan in Wanted

It all started with Wanted.

The film was not planned as an Eid release. In fact, it got delayed during production but when the publicity started, it fit in very well.

Before Wanted, Salman had four mega flops -- Marigold, God Tussi Great Ho, Heroes and Yuvvraaj. It all changed with Wanted.

Read the review  

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