Salman n Aamir were also gave big openings but Srk won with more appealing movies in d long run....
SRK used to do family oriented movies and also youth appealing....To be Honest he had best script sense that time according to what people used to like that time
yes n even media used to portray him in a big way coz of Awards...
DHLG did 1.29 crores....Josh 1.25 crores....Mohabten 1.19 crores.....While if u see the highest grosser of 2000 is not even in top 10......I believe first Srk didnt had good releases back plus Hrithik was on top after KHPH...Despite clash MK topped the chart
DHLJ was third highest grosser of 2000 after KNPH and Mohabbatein.....Go and Check on BOI
i am only talking about day 1