After back-to-back disappointments with Thugs Of Hindostan and Zero, Katrina Kaif is back to her winning ways.
Her new film with Salman Khan -- Bharat -- has scored well at the box office.
It has entered her top 10 biggest hits list, says Joginder Tuteja.
Take a look:
Box office collections: Rs 150 crore (and counting)
Katrina is, by now, probably used to scoring records when it comes to the biggest openings in the movies.
Last year, Thugs Of Hindostan made a good score with Rs 52.25 crore and, this year, Bharat accumulated Rs 42.30 crore on Wednesday, when it opened on Eid.
The latter has continued to do well, crossing Rs 150 crore after five days.
Tiger Zinda Hai
Box office collections: Rs 339.25 crore
Katrina's biggest grosser till date is Tiger Zinda Hai and, coincidentally, it has the same Bharat team -- actor Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar -- on board.
The action entertainer was huge from the very first day and went on to enter the Rs 300 crore club.
Box office collections: Rs 284 crore
When Katrina joined Yash Raj Films’ Dhoom: 3, there was a lot of excitement.
After all, the film had become even bigger after Aamir Khan’s double role was announced.
Katrina justified her presence in an ultra glam role and her dance numbers, Kamli and Malang, set the screen on fire.
Ek Tha Tiger
Box office collections: Rs 199 crore
Katrina’s Pakistani spy paired up with Salman’s Indian spy and the couple saw a lot of chemistry in Ek Tha Tiger.
Directed by Kabir Khan, there was a strong love story in the action thriller and audiences loved the Eid release.
The blockbuster set the stage for a franchise.
Box office collections: Rs 181 crore
Bang Bang was yet another actioner with a strong romance at its core.
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina made sure the film looked gorgeous and it did good business. It had to eventually settle for a semi-hit verdict due to the costs involved.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Box office collections: Rs 122 crore
Yash Chopra's swan song, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, saw Shah Rukh Khan romance Katrina and Anushka Sharma.
The film had its moments, but it turned out to be a good -- not major -- success.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Box office collections: Rs 90.27 crore
Katrina may not have been the quintessential Bollywood heroine in Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, but she impressed everyone with her act.
A story about three friends -- Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol -- this slice-of-life movie worked well with the urban audiences and turned out to be a good commercial success at the box office.
Box office collections: Rs 93.66 crore
When Katrina was roped in as the only leading lady in a male-dominated political saga, Raajneeti, many wondered if it was the right choice.
Katrina, in fact, plated a major role in the film and made her presence felt in her non-glam role.
Box office collections: Rs 75 crore
These were early years for Katrina in the industry and one can see that in her performance.
An Anees Bazmee comedy starring Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar, the focus may not have been on Kat but the film’s success certainly helped her career.
Singh Is Kinng
Box office collections: Rs 74 crore
Think Katrina in Singh Is Kinng and you’ll probably think of the song, Teri ore, where she looked wow in a chiffon sari.
This was the time when Katrina was coming into her own and one can see her confidence.
Though Akshay takes centrestage once again, Katrina played her part well.