'Ek Tha Tiger' has amassed more than Rs 30 crore on its first day of release, setting a new record at the box office. The Eid ka chaand certainly brings Salman Khan luck, as proved by the stupendous success he's had at the box office over the last three years with films released during the festive season...
It all started in 2009 with the Prabhu Deva-directed potboiler 'Wanted'. Salman played a badass gangster, who falls for the pretty Ayesha Takia. The film earned close to a hundred crores but still didn't cross that much vaunted mark
All that changed in 2010 with the arrival of Chulbul Pandey. Abhinav Kashyap's masala caper 'Dabangg' showcased just what the power of one could do - in this case, of the superstar that is Salman Khan. The movie amassed over Rs 200 crores from collections across the globe and is the third highest grossing Bollywood film of all time
Salman's good luck with Eid releases crossed over into 2011 as well, when 'Bodyguard' released. Even though it earned mostly brickbats from critics, the movie turned out to be another entry into the exclusive '100 crore club', and has made Salman one of the most bankable stars of our time