Salman Khan aka bhai’s Bodyguard box office collection has shattered 3 Idiot and Dabangg box office records
Has Salman ever proclaimed to be the biggest actor of the Indian cinema? If my memory doesn’t fail, then he has never ever made such an absurd claim. Where there are actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan who have been called either by themselves or by their fans as badshah and king or the Bollywood, our very affable Salman Khan has never claimed to be either badshah or the king.
But even if he doesn’t utter a single word of this sort, his films do the talking on his behalf. Having blockbuster in a year is enough to keep you on top. But here is a guy who has given three huge- really huge- hits at the box office in a row, with one film doing better than earlier.
Dabangg was a great movie, then came Ready, an equally great film followed by Bodyguard, the latest release that has already created many a records at the box office. Salman and Kareena Kapoor starrer Bodyguard is not only breaking all the charts of popularity in India, it is doing extremely well in overseas markets.
Bodyguard’s opening day collections were close to Rs 18 crore much higher than Dabangg and 3 Idiots. A report suggest that the weekend collection of the film may zoom to more than 85 crore rupees, a first for India.
Dabangg had notched a collection of Rs 14.5 crore while Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots had netted close to 13 crore rupees.
A market observer says, “We are seeing overseas markets like West Asia recording collections of over $400,000 on day one, which is huge for a Bollywood film”.