A comparative analysis of Clean Hits : Amitabh(Upto 1992) VS Salman(Upto 2011) VS Shahrukh Khan(Upto 2011) [Updated]

A comparative analysis of Clean Hits : Amitabh(Upto 1992) VS Salman(Upto 2011)  VS Shahrukh Khan(Upto 2011)

Data is taken from sources which were existed at their time. Amitabh Bachchan Data is taken from trade guide(for up to 1984, and rest from BOI). Salman Khan/SRK data is taken from BOI.

* I have no issues data taken for all three actors from filminformation/Trade Guide, But some guys have their reservation because this will lead to much lower numbers for Salman and Shahrukh movies.

* Only clean hits or above are considered

* Mapping of Super Duper Hits Like Sholay/MKS/AAA etc of Trade guide is done to Blockbusters/ATBB of BOI.  

* Salman has one super duper hit(KKHH) and one Hit(Baghban) as Special appearance, in both movie he was not used for publicity.

* Amitabh has one super Hit(RKAM) as supporting artiste. He was fully used for publicity and was also part of casting as one of three main leads. His another two movies Andha Kanoon and Gireftaar was Commercial Hits only because of Him, These movies were publicized as Amitabh movies all the way.

* Shahrukh Khan’s has no special appearance Hit.

*Amitabh Bachchan’s only first 22 years are covered, Salman and Shahrukh Khan entire career has been taken.

 Summary of clean Hits :

Actor Hits SuperHits Exceptional Hits /Super Duper Hit Total Clean Hits
Amiatbh 16 11 9 36
Shahrukh Khan 11 5 6 22
Salman 7 5 7 19

* A summary of complete details including Average movies. 

Lits of Clean Hits : 

 Amitabh

Salman Shahrukh

 1

Anand Hit Maine Pyar Kiya Super Duper Hit Deewana Hit

2

Bombay to Goa Hit Sanam Bewafa Super Hit Baazigar Hit

3

Zanjeer Super Hit Saajan Super Hit Darr Super Hit

4

Abhimaan Hit Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! Super Duper Hit Karan Arjun Super Duper Hit

5

Namak Haraam Hit Karan Arjun Super Duper Hit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge Super Duper Hit

6

Benaam Hit Jeet Hit Pardes Hit

7

Roti Kapda Aur Makaan Super Hit Judwaa Hit Dil To Pagal Hai Super Hit

8

Majboor Hit Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya Hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Super Duper Hit

9

Chupke Chupke Hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Super Duper Hit Mohabbatein Super Hit

10

Deewar Super Duper Hit Biwi No.1 Hit Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… Super Duper Hit

11

Sholay Super Duper Hit Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United Hit Devdas Hit

12

Kabhie Kabhie Super Hit Baghban Hit Kal Ho Naa Ho Hit

13

Hera Pheri Super Hit Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Hit Main Hoon Na Hit

14

Amar Akbar Anthony Super Duper Hit No Entry Super Hit Veer-Zaara Super Hit

15

Adalat Hit Partner Super Hit Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Hit

16

Khoon Pasina Hit Wanted Super Hit Don: The Chase Begins Again Hit

17

Parvarish Hit Dabangg Super Duper Hit Chak De! India Super Hit

18

Kasme Vaade Hit Ready Super Duper Hit Om Shanti Om Super Duper Hit

19

Trishul Super Hit Bodyguard Super Duper Hit Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi Super Duper Hit

20

Don Super Hit My Name Is Khan Hit

21

Muqaddar Ka Sikandar Super Duper Hit Ra.One Hit

22

Mr. Natwarlal Hit Don 2 Hit

23

Suhaag Super Duper Hit

24

Dostana Hit

25

Naseeb Super Duper Hit

26

Lawaaris Super Duper Hit

27

Namak Halaal Super Hit

28

Khud-Daar Hit

29

Andha Kanoon Hit

30

Coolie Super Duper Hit

31

Sharaabi Hit

32

Geraftaar Hit

33

Mard Super Duper Hit

34

Aaj Ka Arjun Hit

35

Hum Hit

 

Source for Amitabh movies verdicts : Trade Guide

Source for SRK and Salman verdicts : BOI

84 Comments

  1. genuine_analyzer
    genuine_analyzer
    February 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM

    super cool analysis.
    AB rocksssssssssss

  2. rajesh
    rajesh
    February 29, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Yakuza, why are you writing posts just for combating Danish.
    Most of the khan fans (including Salman’s ) I have seen accepting Amithab above khans in various threads.
    Danish is repeating same thing and you are also doing same mistake.

  3. SJ
    SJ
    February 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    what bullshit!

    A very unfair comparison.

    how many films AB did and how many films were done by SK and SRK?
    how many films were released during a year when AB was working and how many films are releasing these days?
    What was the hit percentage then and whats the hit ratio these days?

    Back then ppl had much less options. Films were the biggest mode of entertainment. Fewer films were released. Hence most of them were hits. These days ppl have options: tv, sports, dating, clubbing etc. Every week there are 2-3 films releasing. Hence hit ratio is low.

    The proof if that since his come back in 1997 the so called superstar has a pathetic hit ratio. Most of his films have bombed.

    If you go back to 50-60s even fewer films were released and there were even lesser entertainment options. Hence stars like DP had a hit ratio of almost 100 %.

    So stop this bullshit. If AB would have been in his prime today, his number of hits and hit ratio would have been similar if not worse than SK and SRK.

  4. Alfa.one
    Alfa.one
    February 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    @yakuza – hahahaha. Same situation is here also. I thought I am the only one these days with no work in office but happy to know that I am not alone !

  5. Ank
    Ank
    February 29, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Ques. Currently who is the bigger star in bollywood today?
    Ans.salman khan
    Ques.Who is the biggest star of bollywood?
    Ans. Dileep kumar followed by amitabh.
    This is my view.
    Hum bhi khush aur aap yani amitabh ke fans toh hamesha khush rahte hi hai. Thoda toh enjoy kar lene do hum logo ko kya yeh faltu ke posts se dimag kharab kar rahe ho.

  6. Huzefa
    Huzefa
    February 29, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    Yakuza great work and analysis, we all know that Amitabh is much bigger than Khans. His craze and stardom was out of this world from 70s to 90s. you dont need to compare legend like amitabh just for the sake of one stupid scientific researcher, whose research can only be understood by him.

  7. Phantom
    Phantom
    February 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    wish AB had atleast one solo ATBB

  8. Dino
    Dino
    March 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    Kya Yakuzabhai kyun itna jale pe namak chidak rahe ho kuch fans ke. Even when FI ka strict verdict for Bachchan hits is compared with BOI verdicts of Khans there is still a huge margin existing. Just imagine if BOI theatrical verdict is applied for Bachchan movies he would easily have 55+ hits I think and similarly if FI ROI model applied to Khans movies hits won’t be more than 10-11 isin’t it?.

  9. Phantom
    Phantom
    March 1, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    no solo ATBB still hurts

  10. Dino
    Dino
    March 1, 2012 at 1:03 AM

    Ya it hurts me a lot to see heroine dominated ATBB as well where heroes are reduced to sidekicks.

  11. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 1, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Dear i dnt think that Amitabh is as great as SRK or SK..
    Guys in now a days in that much entertainment options available khans are making the industry to run..

    I would just say that amitabh era saw big collections just cz no piracy, very less tvs used.. so if u had to see movie cinema was only option..
    Now a days movie is on net the day it comes… so i f wom is average how it is expected to collect..

    Another big thing is this that fan following is ditributed when it comes to this era.. in that time most cine goers were AB fans while now cine goers are distributed among SK,SRK and amir..

    1. NyKavi
      NyKavi
      March 1, 2012 at 12:52 PM

      Boss.
      The population of India in 1980 was 500 million, today it is 1.2 Billion. In 1980, the ratio of youngsters (those less than 25) was much lower than what it is today. So therefore, at present there actually are more people watching movies, they may not all be going to theaters, but indeed there are more Indian eyeballs today than anytime in the past.
      The youngest BigB fan from the 80s is well past 40 yrs old today, most probably married, with school going kids. Do you think that demographic is the one which goes FDFS to a movie? How can you expect his solo movies to do well anymore.
      I will agree with you that the Khans may plan their careers better. But even they will not be able to mount expensive movies after the age of 60. They may give tactical hits out of small budgeted movies. Every fanboy in his 20s thinks that his idol will remain #1 forever. Unfortunately, chaya, kaya aur maya kisi ka saath nahi deti.
      Off course, this entire logic totally does not apply to just one man: Mr Rajnikanth. But then, he is in a regional market, with very different dynamics.

  12. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 1, 2012 at 3:00 AM

    Totally wrong to compare them…
    If AB is all time big legend then why his movies fail now.. If junta consider him Legend then why Amir brand Deli belly wins over Budha hoga tera baap..

    I bet that in his old age Amir movie wont fail like budha hoga tera baap and other movies of AB fails now..

    If u have to see hit ratio of all time then also see hit ratio of DHARMENDRA..

  13. rockie_c83
    rockie_c83
    March 1, 2012 at 5:26 AM

    Yakuza is happy celebrating the past laurels of Bachchan’s… :D

    Well what else can he do?
    In current times Bachchan name is synonym to “disaster”.

    Players, Raavan, Budha tera baap, KHJJS, Delhi6, Drona, Teen Patti… the list is endless.. :D

  14. TERA BAAP
    TERA BAAP
    March 1, 2012 at 6:57 AM

    Rahem, Yakuza rahem.
    Please spare these idiots. Their cheeks are red and smarting from these repeated slaps you are inflicting on them. They are not going to get it and even if they do, they are not going to admit it.
    Khan bhakti is such a disease it takes away common sense and perspicacity.
    Spare them as they are blinded.

  15. rockie_c83
    rockie_c83
    March 1, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    @yakuza: “And what else you can do to come up with Junior B flops every time in topic of Amitabh … You want me to list disasters of Salman Bhai @ age 30 to 40 ?? its also quite endless ”

    JrB is a grahan to bachchan name. Thats why I have already mentioned that BigB did some PAAP hence he got this NIKAMMI aulad.

    SO any discussion of Bachchan’s is not complete without JrB.


    Abt Salman disaster list, I can bet you it will still be less than that compared to Bachchan list.

    —-

    @”Khan Bhakti might takes away common sense”
    But still it is better than singing ageold songs of BigB who has exhausted his stardom 10000 years ago.

  16. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    @yakuza
    Dear who says movie becomes hit after 3 days..
    TMK was given above avg verdict by trade after having bumper opening..
    Secondly BOI simply see tht movie budget is recovered or nt.. it was SRK who to make his movie hit said budget less after release..
    Thirdly dear in 1980 no director would have dare to invest 150+ cr..

    And yar its quite clear tht in tht era movies had big lifetime run coz no piracy…
    If u stop all type of piracy today then Khan’s movies will gross double… coz ppl who didnt watch after knowing bad WOM from net and reviews will go and watch.. so its completely true logic..

    If u have to compare then compare AB in tht era wd actors of tht time and khans with actors of today’s time as scenario in both era’s is completely different…

    And u didnt answer that why Amir brand DB was super hit while AB brand BHTB floped..

  17. rockie_c83
    rockie_c83
    March 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    @Yakuza: “Ofcourse, Bollywood still need to see Any actor except Amitabh giving solo success as leading man @ age 70 in movies like Sarkar, Baghbaan, Cheeni Kum, Black, Paa etc”

    Sarkar, Baghban, Paa => these are not Solo movies. Cmon now be reasonable.

  18. Dino
    Dino
    March 1, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    “Rahem, Yakuza rahem” . LOLss agree on that time for Rahem.

    What Danish and few others were trying to build up for Salman from a year Yakuka has smashed all that in a matter of days.

  19. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 1, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    @rockie
    right these were nt.. baghban had Salman khan..

    Solo movie was budha hoga tera baap which was well publicised and released with movie that had only name of Amir i.e DB.. DB super hit and AB brand super flop.. What a legend!!!!!!

  20. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM

    @yakuza
    as u are free would like if u compile list of hits of Dharmendra..
    I had read on Boxofficeday.com that he has most hits to his credit ever..

  21. Fearlesssoul
    Fearlesssoul
    March 1, 2012 at 4:51 PM

  22. rogerfederer
    rogerfederer
    March 1, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    most of amitabh films r not a solo. And dharmendra ve most no. Of Hit than ab. 2 atbb for ab and both r multistarrer. Dharmendra cont. 17 to 19 year keep himself in top 3 position.one of 2 actors who always demanded and succsessful, dharm. And jitend.

  23. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 1, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    @yakuza
    Its totaly wrong..
    Who says that video cassetes were out same day..
    Bro they were out after couple of months atleast.. and they used to have high price of rs 50 in those days… and now a days movies are free on net.. in those days audience would like to take 20 rs ticket then to take 30-50 rs cassetes..

    If khans were in those days then 90% of them would be ATBB 5% BB and remaing 5% had new term.. mind this also…

    1. NyKavi
      NyKavi
      March 1, 2012 at 8:25 PM

      When VCRs started in early 80s, it took hardly any time for piracy to get hold. Why do you think the mid to late 80s saw a huge decline in revenues. In fact, bwood tried hard to petition govt to stop piracy. Govt was hand in glove with the bhais, who would happily copy and distribute video cassettes. Do you know there used to be video parlors with just a 30inch TV, where one could go see new releases. Cable wallahs used to play a new movie every night, and no one could do anything about it.

      What was the reason for people to see movies on video cassettes? It was because not even 30% of viewing junta would get an opportunity to see a movie in first week, because in vast majority of second rung towns and cities, the movies would not come to their theaters for several weeks. C centers would get movies after 4-6 months. So for a movie to be a genuine hit, it had to at least run 25 weeks. No movie ever became superhit, unless it completed silver jubilee.

    2. Dino
      Dino
      March 1, 2012 at 8:46 PM

      In my understanding for movies to be hit in that era they had to be liked and play in cinemas for 20-25 weeks. By that logic 90% of movies of Salman would have been disasters in that area barring HAHK for the all lovely Madhuri which trended brilliantlly. SRK and Aamir would have done much better than Salman for sure as generally their movies trend well.

  24. Tippu Sultan
    Tippu Sultan
    March 1, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Mouthy Sallu fans should face facts and stop fighting a losing battle.

  25. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 1, 2012 at 8:41 PM

    @Tippu
    Yaar Salman fan keh kar gali na de… haha..

    Yaar i damm care abt that era of 80s coz i am in this era and ths era is ruled by KHANS…

  26. NyKavi
    NyKavi
    March 2, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    Ali, yes indeed, this era is ruled by Khans. No one is claiming otherwise. But when people try to claim that any of the Khans are more dominant than BigB was back then, we have to inform them about the reality.
    Sites like BOI have tried hard to diminish the spectacular dominance of BigB, and youngsters like you end up believing all that BOI bullshit. For BOI to claim that MKS, Coolie, AAA are not to be classified as ATBBs is pure deceit. There are few other films which Yakuza has pointed out in previous posts, which were Golden Jubilees and huge money spinners. BOI can try desperately to classify them as just hit or avg, but their blackwash cannot dim the memories of people who actually lived in that era, and experienced BigB’s total dominance.

  27. suprabh
    suprabh
    March 2, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    what all you people do not understand between love for bachchans and khans is that its the movie which becomes a HIT or a FLOP rather than the actors…thats the reason why you see an aakrosh from the same Ajay devgn who gives a singham..and the same reason why Prakash Jha gives a blockbuster in raajneeti and a dud in aarakshan..Its about the movie

  28. dwnpiyush
    dwnpiyush
    March 2, 2012 at 2:50 AM

    How can people waste their energies in making comparisons between people who have lived and worked in an entirely different world altogether! Beats me! Compare the Khans or for that matter compare Amitabh Bachchan with Dharmendra.

    @Yakuza, please make a detailed post on Amitabh vs Dharmendra or posts on accomplishments and records of actors like Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra, Shashi Kapoor etc. Khans ki hits/flops toh sabko ratt chuki hain. Seeing that you have access to old trade magazines- you are the best man to make such posts. I would look forward to them.

  29. Shaan
    Shaan
    March 2, 2012 at 5:09 AM

    great analysis Yakuza Bhai,Big B is only comparable with Dalip Kumar.

  30. alizain2844
    alizain2844
    March 2, 2012 at 7:41 AM

    Yaar yakuza mujhay ague nhi krna…
    Mujhay srf yeh pta ha aj ma jb khans ki movie dekhnay jata hun toh atleast 3-4 din pehlay tckt lena parhta ha aur jb AB ki toh atleast 80% cinema khali hota ha… toh khud btao ma khans ka nam lon ga ya AB??

  31. Shaan
    Shaan
    March 2, 2012 at 6:42 PM

    @alizain
    were u in 1970s and 80s,to saw amitabh films in cinemas,to say 80% empty seats,ask from ur elders,they will tell u,1970 and 80s,whenever amitabh films were releasing,peoples were trying to take tickets before one week,thats was BIG B stardom.

    1. dwnpiyush
      dwnpiyush
      March 2, 2012 at 7:43 PM

      How many theaters were there in those times? How many shows? Today a film releases on 2500 cinemas. There are countless shows in multiplexes. If I want to see a film, there is nothing that can stop me. No housefull board. There is youtube too. There is twitter and facebook that can give me reactions to the film and help me make up my mind whether to watch a film or not. What was there in those days? Newspaper reviews that would come once a week?

      The business dynamics have seen a massive change. It is a different business model altogether now. This era presents other kind of challenges- that era had movies that ran houseful for 2 weeks and still were labelled under-performers. That’s why I asked Yakuza to upload BO verdicts of Shashi Kapoor, Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha etc. We hardly know about these guys. And they are the people who should be compared to AB, not the Khans.

  32. Alfa.one
    Alfa.one
    March 2, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    @shan – exactly. During those days people had to wait for weeks to get the ticket if want to buy on the same day or else they had to book in advance by standing in the ques during morning hrs. However, alizan is talking of these days and comparing the ticket availability of ABs new releases (present ones) with khans movies !

  33. SV
    SV
    March 2, 2012 at 8:14 PM

    Yakuza, you have data of tickets sold for Akshay’s hit films?
    Akshay might have sold more tickets than anyone.

  34. dhaanu
    dhaanu
    March 2, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Comparing AB’s current film success with that of the Khans is idiotic. The fact that AB at such a grand age is still headlining films is kaabil e taarif.

    Khan fanboys need to pipe down and face facts – while the Khans may be the SRTs, Kallises and the Laras, AB of 70s to early 90s was Bradman.

  35. dhaanu
    dhaanu
    March 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Yakuza,
    Please do such an analysis for Dilip Kumar. I think during his prime he had a comparable if not better strike rate than Bachchan during his prime.

  36. danish
    danish
    March 3, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    @yakuza – this is not a ‘danish type post’, its a tashan type post’. in which world ur very 1st film, anand was a hit????????????????? its a semi hit at boi. if its a hit at filminformation then how come u r calling boi lenient???? that means komal is lenient.

    actually komal is lenient for bachchans, strict on rest.

  37. Jasp the Wasp
    Jasp the Wasp
    March 4, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    @Yakuza

    Hatsoff man! Destroy these useless buggers’ arguments.

  38. rajeev singh
    rajeev singh
    March 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    @yakuza you made a star, by comparing him with mr. bachhan…….

  39. aryan29
    aryan29
    March 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    @yakuza I don’t know about Amitabh Bachchan but for SRK you have not taken his many films and for Salman you have included films like sawariya and Sawan unlike SRK for whom you have not included similar films like Shakti and hey Ram so your list is totally BIASED AGAINST Salman and WITH SRK.

    For such data you should provide each and every film of the actors in their carrer with the verdicts Unlike just Numbers and percentages just to be biased with SRK and against salman.

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