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Salman Khan just proved why he is the Sultan of the Box-Office

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 10:05 IST

The year 2015 has been a memorable one for Salman Khan. The actor played the lead in this year's blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which set the cash registers ringing and also won him a lot of acclaim. The film also made the rounds of a number of festivals across the globe.

Like most all other Salman Khan films, Bajrangi Bhaijaan broke records at the Indian box office as it became the only other film after PK to rake in Rs 300 crores.

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Sooraj Barjatya's magnum opus Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which released on 12 November, failed to meet up to the massive expectations riding on the film. Despite mixed reviews, the film managed to collect more than most Bollywood offerings.

With two blockbuster releases in 2015, Salman Khan has become the only actor whose movies have earned more than 500 crore in a single year.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan earned Rs 320 crore, while Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, which has raked in Rs 200 crore already- still has days to go before its box office run ends. Together, the two films have collected Rs 524 crore. And the collections are still on.

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Salman Khan is hoping to cross another milestone before the year ends. He wants to become the only actor whose films have grossed over Rs 1000 crore in one year.

Salman Khan Box Office Records

And it looks Salman isn't too far from his goal.

While his big Eid release, Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed Rs 626 crores worldwide, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo currently stands at Rs 356.57 crore approx (270 India + 86.57 Overseas).

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Both films have raked in about Rs 980 crore. The actor is just Rs 20 crore short of his goal. Do you think he'll cross the Rs 1000 crore mark and establish himself as Bollywood's most bankable star? Or do you think one of his peers will beat him to the record? We'll just have to wait and watch.

First published: 23 November 2015, 10:25 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.