2017 is over and next year is bringing some great movies for audience. Three Khans, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan, who continue to rule the Bollywood for the last 2 decades or more, are coming with biggies in 2018 and this will be one of the most interesting years for our film industry in recent times.
It has now become clear that whenever these stars’ movies get released, theaters become packed and box office records get smashed. So, which movie will rule the 2018’s box office? Salman Khan’s Race 3, Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan or Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero?
Eid and Salman Khan has always been a massive combination. From Bajrangi Bhaijaan to Kick to Ek Tha Tiger, Salman’s most films have entered the Top Grossing Movies’ List during Eid. In 2018 Eid, Salman will be seen in Race 3, an action mystery thriller. In first two installments, Saif Ali Khan was the lead and now, Salman Khan will be taking over that series.
Just look at the numbers of Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman’s latest action thriller. It has collected 338 crore till now and is in top 5 highest grossers’ list of all time. Millions of fans of Salman are already excited for Race 3 and it is an established franchise. So, Race 3, Salman Khan and style combo will be easily minting around 300 crore at box office and who knows, it can also cross the 350-400 crore mark.
Everytime Aamir Khan comes up with a movie, he sets new benchmarks. Be it Ghajini for 100 crore club, 3 Idiots for 200 crore club, Dhoom 3 for 250 crore club, PK for 300 crore club or Dangal for 350 crore club, Aamir Khan is the superstar of Bollywood who is the pioneer on that front.
Aamir Khan’s 2018 release is the mega film Thugs of Hindostan which is releasing in Diwali, i.e. 7th November. A story of thieves based on pre-independence period of India, ToH will see for the first time, two superstars Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan on big screen together. Aamir is a perfectionist and some of his leaked looks from the film are already dominating the movie community.
With Dangal already minting 387 crore in India and 1800+ crore worldwide, Thugs of Hindostan is obviously expected to go beyond that. It can open the 400 crore club and might as well 450 crore club for Bollywood movies. Till now, Telugu movie Baahubali 2 has done that and Aamir Khan is the only actor who can bring in audience in such gigantic amount in theaters. Milestones will definitely be attained by Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan and it has a great chance to become the highest grosser of 2018 as well as of all time for Bollywood.
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the most followed superstars not just in India but globally. Audience will see SRK in the much talked about dwarf film by Aanand L Rai, titled Zero, releasing in Christmas, i.e. 21st December. Shah Rukh will be first time seen in a role of a dwarf and with the first look, the movie is looking highly interesting.
It has the elements of fun and romance and SRK is the king of romance. Trade is expecting that this can be Shah Rukh Khan’s highest grossing film of all time. With Zero, SRK can first time enter the 300 crore club as the buzz and appeal for the movie is sky high. If the Indian crowd likes the movie, it will be unstoppable.
Aanand L Rai has made his mark in Bollywood with amazing desi portrayal stories so Zero will be a perfect mass entertainer. Shah Rukh Khan will be romancing Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, two more reasons why audience will be flocking to cinema screens. This can bring in a huge storm in theaters.
In a nutshell, it’s a happy atmosphere to see three Khans coming with their big movies in 2018 and it will certainly make this year a cherishing one for the movie community. Let’s see how these films fare at box office.