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There is no stopping the Salman Khan 'kick' box office collections juggernaut, which crossed the Rs 200 crore mark recently and is threatening the Rs 300 crore barrier (would be a first for Salman bhai), and in the process, the film has demolished the door to various exclusive clubs - for now, the Rs 200 crore club.
Box office collections have been the slave of the Khans for long - Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh, have been dominating the Rs 200 crore club with only Hrithik Roshan breaking into their exclusive preserve.
While Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' was the first film to reach the coveted figure, Salman Khan-starrer 'Kick' was the latest entry.
In August last year, we saw Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone going all guns blazing with 'Chennai Express'. While the film went on to become one of the biggest hits crossing the Rs 200 crore barrier, it was soon followed by Hrithik Roshan's 'Krrish 3' becoming the next entrant into the club, a feat soon followed by Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3', which went to greater heights later. The latest entrant to this club is the is the recently released Jacqueline Fernandez - Salman Khan starrer Kick.
While Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' that released in Christmas in 2009 took 70 days to cross the mark, SRK's film did the same in just 15 days. 'Krrish 3', on the other hand, took just 10 days to make it into the Rs 200 crore club. Later, another Aamir Khan starrer, 'Dhoom 3', managed the same in just under 10 days, establishing a new record of becoming the fastest film to reach the Rs 200 crore mark. 'Kick', which released on July 25, crossed the mark in 11 days, becoming the first film of 2014 to do so. Interestingly, 2013 saw the highest number of Rs 200 crore films (3).
Here's a list a few unknown factoids about the Rs 200 crore club members:
* Chennai Express managed to break '3 Idiots record' (of entering the Rs 200 crore club) after approximately 1267 days/181 weeks. However, 'Krrish 3' managed to break Chennai Express' record of entering the Rs 200 cr club after 80 days. Aamir Khan's 'Dhoom 3' followed right after breaking Krrish 3's record within 50 days. On the other hand, it took 'Kick' a total of 11 days to enter the Rs 200 cr club.
* Aamir Khan achieved this milestone when he was 45 years old, while Shah Rukh Khan achieved it closer to