Bollywood fans are well aware of the special connection between Salman Khan and Eid. The Bhaijaan of Bollywood has been releasing his films on the festival and cashing in on the festivities of Eid. What could be a better treat for Salman Khan fans? It all began with 2009 film Wanted and since then there was no looking back.
Be it Dabangg, Bajrangi Bhaijaan or Sultan, Salman hardly disappoints his fans. His films have only churned numbers with each passing years (With an exception). The superstar enjoys a massive fan following who don't care about the reviews by critics. Race 3 is no different. The movie helmed by Remo D'Souza minted Rs 29.17 crore on the first day and became the highest opening day earner of 2018. The action-thriller dethroned Tiger Shroff's Baaghi 2, who held the position since its release in March.
So before, Race 3 inches towards being declared a blockbuster, let's go down the memory lane and have a look at how Salman Khan's Eid releases have fared at the box-office
Chulbul Pandey avatar of Salman Khan is one of his most loved roles. This production by Arbaaz Khan, which had Sonakshi Sinha, Mahesh Majrekar and Sonu Sood minted Rs 14.50 crore on its opening day. Its lifetime business in the theatres was of Rs 138.88 crore.
This romantic drama starring Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan in lead pair was packed with Salman's stunts. Directed by Siddique, it was a remake of Malayalam film and starred actors like Raj Babbar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Hazel Keech. The movie became highest opening day grosser with Rs 21.60 crore. It earned Rs 148.86 during its runtime in theatres.
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
This spy thriller directed by Kabir Khan had Salman playing the role of a RAW agent. Katrina Kaif essayed the role of an ISI agent in the movie. It opened on an impressive collection of Rs 32.93 crore and minted Rs 198.78 crore at the box office.
Kick, which was a remake of 2009 Telugu movie of the same name minted Rs 26.40 crore on its first day. Its total domestic collection stands at Rs 231.85 crore. The movie starred Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan became Salman's first film to hit a triple century with its heart-warming story and subtle acting. This Kabir Khan directorial presented Salman in an unseen avatar. His innocent act as Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi left his fans amazed. It collected Rs 27.25 crore on its opening day and earned Rs 320.32 during its runtime in theatres.
This Ali Abbas Zafar film set the box office on fire by minting Rs 36.54 on its first day. Sultan smashed all box office records and became the first movie to gross Rs 345 crore worldwide on its opening weekend. The film also boasted of highest advance booking ever and the biggest pre-Eid opening day box office as per reports.
Tubelight marked third collaboration between Salman Khan and Kabir Khan. Despite the opening of Rs 21.15 crore, the movie flickered at the box office. Its total domestic earning was of Rs 119.26 crore.
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