Box-office numbers are often used as a yardstick to measure a movie’s success. While a film’s overall performance depends on various factors, including word of mouth and critical reception, the opening day collections can set the tone for its box-office journey. In recent years, several Indian actors have achieved the remarkable feat of earning a staggering 100 crore or more on the first day of their movie releases.
Let’s take a closer look at a few such iconic actors and the films that catapulted them into this elite club.
Shah Rukh Khan (‘Pathaan’, ‘Jawan’)
Known as the ‘King Of Bollywood’, Shah Rukh Khan has a massive fan following worldwide. His films ‘Pathaan’ and ‘Jawan’ created massive buzz and anticipation among moviegoers, resulting in spectacular opening day collections of over Rs 100 crores. SRK’s charisma and acting continue to draw audiences to the theatres.
NTR Jr And Ram Charan (‘RRR’)
When two superstars come together for a project, the results are bound to be spectacular. NTR Jr. and Ram Charan joined forces for ‘RRR’ a high-octane action flick directed by SS Rajamouli. The film’s grandeur and the star power of these two actors helped it rake in over Rs 100 crores on its opening day, making it a massive hit.
Yash (‘KGF: Chapter 2’)
Yash, who shot to fame with the first instalment of ‘KGF’ took the nation by storm with ‘KGF: Chapter 2’. The film’s intense storyline, powerful dialogues, and Yash’s captivating portrayal of Rocky ensured that it crossed the Rs 100-crore mark on the opening day. Yash’s cult following played a significant role in the film’s success.
Prabhas (‘Baahubali 2’)
‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ needs no introduction. Directed by SS Rajamouli, this epic saga starring Prabhas as Amarendra and Mahendra Baahubali took Indian cinema to new heights. The film’s grandeur, stunning visuals, and Prabhas’ dual roles resulted in a record-breaking opening day collection, with over Rs 100 crores pouring in.
Salman Khan (‘Dabangg’)
Salman Khan is one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood and is known for his mass appeal. ‘Dabangg’ directed by Abhinav Kashyap, showcased Salman in the iconic role of Chulbul Pandey, a fearless and quirky cop. This film not only marked the birth of a new Bollywood hero but also crossed the Rs 100-crore mark on its opening day, solidifying Salman’s status as a box-office king.
These actors have not only etched their names in the annals of Indian cinema but have also set new benchmarks for box-office success. Their charisma, talent, and the films they choose to be a part of have resulted in record-breaking opening day collections of over 100 crores. As fans eagerly anticipate their future projects, it’s clear that these stars will continue to dominate the box-office and create cinematic history.