‘Bharat’: Here’s how Salman Khan’s last 5 Eid releases fared at the box-office
Salman Khan has been the undisputed king of the Eid release. Most of his films which have released during the festival of Eid have been blockbusters. Fans look forward to seeing Salman during the festivities, and even this year, going by the teaser of ‘Bharat’, it looks like a winner. So let’s go down the memory lane and have a look at Salman’s last 5 Eid releases.
Released on July 25, 2o14, ‘Kick’ was a remake of a Telugu film of the same name. The film marked the directorial debut of Sajid Nadiadwala and went on to earn the big bucks at the box-office. ‘Kick’ minted around Rs 402 Cr worldwide and became the second highest grosser of the year after ‘PK‘ .
‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ (2015)
Released on July 17, 2015, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ was probably the best movie Salman has given his audiences. The movie gave a fantastic message of bonding between India and Pakistan and showed how a selfless act can help people of the two neighbouring nations come together. The film earned Rs 905 Cr worldwide and became the biggest hit of that year.
Released on July 6, 2016, ‘Sultan’ gave fans his favourite shirtless avatar much more than it had been seen ever before. As a wrestler, Salman suited the role to perfection. ‘Sultan’ earned Rs 631.25 Cr worldwide and became the second highest grosser of the year after ‘Dangal’.
Released on June 23, 2017, ‘Tubelight’ was hailed to be another ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. However, the film didn’t turn up to audiences expectations. Critics praised the movie but knew very well that it wouldn’t be the quintessential Salman Khan Eid release which fans were expecting. It earned Rs 211.14 Cr worldwide despite being panned by fans all over. Salman, being the big-hearted human also refunded a lot of money of the distributors to help them recover their losses.
‘Race 3’ (2018)
Released on June 15, 2018, ‘Race 3’ was be Salman’s grand entry into the ‘Race’ franchise. The film did smashing business on Day 1, but sadly got trolled and made-fun-of post that. The movie was panned not just by critics but even audiences despised it. Yet, the movie managed to earn Rs 303 Cr worldwide. The cast and crew of the film decide to join in the trolling of the film and enjoyed it to the hilt, which helped audiences see the funny side of the film. Due to that, the film did exceptional business when released on satellite and digital.
While Salman’s last two Eid’s haven’t had a smashing run at the box-office, will ‘Bharat’ turn tables for the superstar? Only time will tell.