Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan who are two of the biggest box office stars of the day have clashed once in history at the box office and it will probably be their only box office clash while their box office pull remains. The clash happened way back in 1995 when both actors were emerging stars.
Shahrukh Khan was racing to the top with Karan Arjun and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge while Aamir Khan had just established himself with a big hit and popular performance in the form of Rangeela. The box office trend was just changing from action to family romantic dramas but here the action film came out on top.
Akele Hum Akele Tum was expected to do better before release due to the combination of Aamir Khan and director Mansoor Khan, the combo had delivered a huge hit with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and fair runner in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander and the music had scored and the film had been well promoted by Venus but the action masala Ram Jaane with Shahrukh Khan easily outshone Akele Hum Akele Tum.
Ram Jaane was ahead from day one and remained there through the run and finished with share of 1 crore more than Akele Hum Akele Tu, it may not be much now but the gap is equivalent to the gap between a 60 crore grosser and a 90 crore grosser today.
Ram Jaane also managed to fare better in Overseas despite Akele Hum Akele Tum having the more Overseas friendly genre. It did better in US / Canada but the numbers were dull in United Kingdom where Ram Jaane was much better.
Akele Hum Akele Tum v Ram Jaane Box Office Details
- Akele Hum Akele Tum Ram Jaane
Budget 4,50,00,000 3,75,00,000
Screens 165 175
First Day 40,00,000 62,00,000
First Weekend 1,29,00,000 1,78,00,000
First Week 2,34,75,000 3,15,50,000
Second Week 1,57,00,000 1,97,00,000
Third Week 1,05,25,000 1,23,00,000
Lifetime Nett Gross 7,06,50,000 8,60,75,000
Distributor Share 3,61,00,000 4,60,25,000
Footfalls 68,53,000 1,01,47,000
Overseas Gross $190,000 (30 prints)