Having more than 2 cr audience in Cinema Hall today is what makes you one of the Biggest Top 3 Superstar of this country having 130+ Cr population.
This 2+ Cr Tickets Sold is very hard to achieve, in early decade, legends had it consistently, post 90's decade it was common, now it is very common only with Salman & Aamir films. SRK comes along with Salman / Aamir when you talk about Top 3 Stars.
The time i am referring is after DEVDAS, SRK has crossed 2 Cr footfalls only 1nce with Chennai Express, else all his big hits are in 1-2 cr range only, couldn't crossed 2+ Cr. Have a look at this table:
1 - DDLJ - 4,79,71,000 - All Time Blockbuster - 1995
2 - KKHH - 3,56,58,000 - All Time Blockbuster - 1998
3 K3G - 3,11,73,000 - Blockbuster - 2001
4 Karan Arjun - 2,99,13,000 - Blockbuster - 1995
5 DTPH - 2,95,12,000 - Blockbuster - 1997
6 Mohabbatein - 2,67,23,000 - Blockbuster - 2000
7 Chennai Express - 2,52,27,000 - Blockbuster - 2013
8 Devdas - 2,05,53,000 - Hit - 2002
9 Pardes - 2,04,75,000 - Super Hit - 1997
Last decade there was no pressure of matching Salman's Records or crossing Aamir's ATGs which is in this decade, so why SRK when he was giving Big Blockbusters, couldn't raise the bar of his stardom & attract more than 2+ Cr ppl in Cinema Hall?
2000-2009 is considered to be SRK's decade, dominated by Him, but this figure shows a different picture.