Highest Non-Holiday Openers: Aamir Khan rules

Highest Non-Holiday Openers: Aamir Khan rules

There is often debate that Khans who are the biggest crowd puller in Bollywood, can only give opening on festivals. However the stats suggest something else.

The festivals definitaly give a huge boost to a film's collection especially on the opening day. The top 3 highest openers of all time were released on holiday. (Though Sultan had a partial holiday but it was also pre-Eid).

But when it comes it non-holiday openers, it is Aamir Khan who is leading the charts. Dhoom 3 remains the highest non-holiday opener till date. It is followed by recently release Dangal which did not have any big director, herioner or music. Yet the film opened due to the trust that audience has on Aamir Khan.

Salman has two films Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Kick which were released on pre-Eid which makes it even more commendable as Muslims stay away from theaters in Ramadan period. SRK's Dilwale is also there despite having a big clash with Bajirao Mastani.

However there is not a single film of Akshay Kumar or Ajay Devgn in the list. There is also Ranbir Kapoor in the top 10 who gave opening on a normal release. It clearly shows that Khans stands way above than the rest of the actors when it comes to box office pull.

Check out the list.




Dhoom 3
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Krrish 3
MSD The Untold Story
Dabaang 2
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani


32 comments on “Highest Non-Holiday Openers: Aamir Khan rules”

  1. salman k fans srk ki movie nahi dekhte... Or srk k fans salman ki movie nahi dekht. . . agar dekhte bhi hai to one time...
    But srk or salman dono k fans aamir ki movie zaroor dekhte hai wo bhi more than one time... Is ley aamir always top...

  2. Still d opening is favored by free Holiday... Everyone knows free holiday is doing well also.

  3. For Dangal to enter top 10 of highest single days it has beat Sultan's opening day 36.54 either on Saturday ir Sunday. Sunday is definitely going to be more if Saturday is more than 36.6(BB 2nd day) then there will be 5 of Salman and 4 of Amir in top 10.

  4. Good news for aamir fans...
    I think only fans can't help a film to get a good opening ,its all about world of mouth...
    Amir khan is a good actor,his stories always attract the odiance.......so it happens.

  5. wow....
    SRK,Salman and Aamir stardom mein same hein only difference srk and salman releses theire film on
    holiday whereas Aamir on non holiday.....but at the end Aamir thrashes each n every record of Both srk n Salman but they could not......thats why 5th ATHG is comming ....out of 5......
    5 christmas ...5 ATHG ..........What a achivement......

    1. Bajrangi Bhaijaan non holiday pre Eid and still 27.5 cr.
      Dangal after a year means with 5% higher ticket rates and on normal day with winter holidays going on did only 29.8 cr. Let's see what it should have done to prove Amir anywhere near to Salman.
      5% higher due to ticket prices means 29 cr. 15-20% higher due to no Ramdan period means 34 cr. 5-10% higher due to winter holidays means 36 cr. But it us around 20% lower than that.
      Now don't say no songs, heroine and blah blah cause Amir was in his comfort zone and Salman in his comfort zone. Even if Dangal was commercial, had good songs and popular heroine then it is not necessary that it would have collected more cause that is not what people expect from Amir.

    2. Couldn't beat baahubali a big margin difference...this didn't provide info atleast from today festival season,holiday starts but baahubali being complete non holiday did 50cr while dangal 29 while in Hindi baahubali did 5 cr dangal in Telugu,Tamil 50 lakhs soooooo much difference baahubali still rocking

    3. Abe Lallu Asha dream dekhta hai

      Dabang dabang 2 kick BB all are non festival

      And ready got blockbuster tag even without festival

      Have Aamir got blockbuster tag without festival in last 10 year

      Answer everyone know that's no

      But still you bark here like don

      Aamir I like too much but not like dumb fan like you

      So trolling only parashya

  6. My calculations tell that Dangal's lifetime collection will be
    At most 325 cr.
    At least 265 cr.
    Most probably 290 cr.
    This is an honest opinion based on calculations considering Christmas and New Year on Sunday and 3 open weeks.

    1. It will b in most 450 cr,atleast 380 cr,most probably 425 cr because amir had little China advantage..n this wrestling drama may go well there

        1. ohhh in such case its highly a miracle if it collects 300cr in india ....already demonetation affect will b there n in telugu,tamil versions its heading towards flop due to local films competing with dangal n it cant defeat local movies with dubbed version....so to collect 300 a miracle to b happened in such case mostly 302,probably 280,atleast 260 may be sound proper

  7. Monday will give clear picture.
    22 cr. Monday means 330 cr. lifetime.
    20 cr. Monday means 300 cr. lifetime.
    18 cr. Monday means 270 cr. lifetime.

    1. pk collected 21cr on monday
      so Dangal definitely 23 on monday.....
      that means 370cr is on cards.....

  8. with due respect parshya if salman and srk releases their film after 2 years the opening day collection will be in the range of 35 to 40 crore on non holiday....

    1. may be bro...but why they r releasing within a year ...they have to release their movies after 5 years gap
      so that they will give 100cr opening.....and life time....200cr

      1. @parshya why are u fighting alone with this salluuu fans.......we know amir is the best
        Hit likes if u agree.

    2. @Mr khan, bro Salman don't need to release movie in 2 year to give 35cr opening, he release his movie in 6 months gap and his movie collect 36.5cr in opening......Other stars need to release their movie in 2 years, to get such figure in opening day, but still they fail......

  9. Dangal collected 29.5cr (2nd best of the year behind Sultan) in 1st day with High Ticket Price, More Screens compare to Sultan.......Aamir fail to beat Salman's Opening day record, but his fans still jumping......Ok leave Collection lets talk about Footfall, Oops even Footfall of Sultan is higher then Dangal.....Sultan has sold 35% more ticket than Dangal on 1st day.....

    I don't know whether Dangal can beat Sultan collection or not, I want to see whether it can cross Sultan Footfall Record (3.3cr) or not.....With such a rave reviews from critics, High Ticket Price, 3 Week Open run, let see where Dangal journey ends.....

  10. @Parshya, you were asking me to compare WW Footfall of BB and PK……Though I was talking about only Domestic, but ok no problem let’s do it:
    We do it separately 1st Domestic and then Overseas:
    Domestic: We all know in Domestic BB had more Footfall compare to PK
    BB: 3.65cr
    PK: 3.5cr (Ticket Price remains High for 10 days)
    Note: Average Ticket price of PK is higher than BB, though BB release later……

    Overseas: Here important thing is that PK is released in 2 phases and BB has yet to release in 2nd Phase, so to make this comparison genuine, I am not considering PK 2nd Phase Footfall:
    So in 1st Phase Overseas Collection:
    BB: 29.2 Million
    PK: 26.2 Million

    Though I don’t have the proper data of overseas Footfall, but you see the difference between the collection of two movies……Salman’s BB break the record of Aamir’s PK in 1st Phase…..So it’s also clear that Footfall of BB in Overseas is more than PK……
    Yes if you include 2nd phase of PK than it can cross the footfall of BB, but then it is not fair, because BB has yet to release in 2nd phase, which I think soon will happen…..

    So it is clear that BB is much bigger film than PK not only in Domestic but also in Overseas…….I hope few Aamir fan will get this because it is the real data…..

    1. Salman fan - you are explain to whom @ parashya

      Who is blind from head and mind

      Leave him in another planet don't argue with him

      Too much fun for dumb like @ parashya

      1. @Salman Fan
        ok bro but when will BB get released in china....in dream...
        aur kitne din first phase pe chaloge....aage bhi to bado....
        aur tuze lagta hein china mein BB PK ka record todegi....hahahah..
        are bhai salman ne abhi tak ek bhi movie udhar release nahi ki...
        to bata srk nahi chala to salman kya chalega china mein....

        1. When Aamir 1st release his movie in China anyone know that his movie will do great there, similarly you cannot say for Salman also, it's content that work there and it's Worldwide fact that Bajrangi Bhaijaan was much better movie than PK and with much better content....So Wait and Watch....

  11. According to some Idiots, Sultan got Partial holiday advantage in it's opening day, but they forget that it also face Ramadan Period which is a clear disadvantage.....

    But Ok leave it, we won't talk about 1st day collection......Sultan collected huge 31.5cr on Friday which is non holiday and a normal working day......It is also 3rd day of Sultan, which is another big achievement......So it means 3rd day of Sultan is bigger than 1st day Dangal (And both are Non-Holiday, Working day).....

    Note: Dangal Ticket Price is Higher than Sultan......

      1. We will see what TOH will do, but there is long time for that, and before that Salman will give at least 2 more 300cr movie and one 200cr (Minimum) movie.....

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