I didn't attribute him the whole decade, but no one has given as many record openers as him in this much less amount of movies and with such pathetic content.
He is playing second field, but has an impact on the box-office performance of the movie. TOH without Amitabh Bachchan wouldn't have taken such a grand opening which was 1/3 of its total. He was 56 at the time of BMCM and suffered from bankruptcy. He adapted himself according to the trend and made a comeback in the way he found right. Then, he gradually got back his prominence on low levels. From 2000-2005, he still was giving top 2/top 3 movies and he was 58/63 years old. 2 with SRK, Kaante (multi-starrer with Sanjay) and with his own son.
Of course, nowadays, they maintain themselves more. But that doesn't put them in the league of Amitabh who used to do more movies. By 84, he had the same amount of hit, the same number of movies and the same number of successes like SRK in 30 years. Longetivity-wise, he has entered his 6th decade and has more upcoming movies than SRK at the age of 78 (be it second field or character roles). Badlaa or Pink solely rode on his shoulders for the "hit" tag. Which other stars other than Amitabh Bachchan has been getting this many good projects. Dilip Kumar was very choosy which helped him stay longer (6 decades).
Funny you're taking from 1992-1998, whereas if you take the whole decade, he has given record opener in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994 (trash movie), 1998 (with Govinda), 1999 (though co-starring Ajay Devgn).
1990- Aaj Ja Arjun (2+ crore footfalls ) - Super-hit - 3rd HGOTY
Agneepath (1.25 crore footfalls) - 4th HGOTY - National award for best award
1991- Hum (2.25 crore ff) - 2nd HGOTY - Best actor award (3rd)
1992- Khuda Gawah (1.5/1.6 crore footfalls) - 3rd HGOTY (overseas blockbuster) -- underperformance
1993 - Nil
1994 - Insanyat (1+ crore footfalls ) - 11 HGOTY - delayed movie
1995 - Nil
1996 - Nil
1997 - Flop year
1998 - BMCH (4th HGOTY) clash with KKHH and record opener, Majob Saab (8th HGOTY)
1999 - Flop year, but gave Sooryavansham whose recall value is bigger than any movie of 90s.
top 3 - 3 movies
top 5 - 5 movies
top 10 - 7 movies
2+ crore footfalls - 2
1.5+ crore footfalls - 4
1+ crore footfalls - 9
With this, nowadays, any newcomer can become a "Superstar" according to media, a "Star" according to Trade and be amongst top 5 star of his decade (without opening)
He went bankrupt with ABCL, that's why he suffered a lot, due to which he was first constrained to take any role offered to him. His movies content wasn't supportive in the long term, hence his star value decreased. Check out list of highest paid indian actor. He was highest paid till 94/95 despite being retired.
His peak (Megastardom) ended after Mard, but his superstardom never ended till the early 2000s.
Funny how you're putting Mithun Chakraborty at the top who was second to Amitabh and called the "Amitabh Bachchan of the poor".
---> Mithun Chakraborty ka position.
Sridevi, the "lady Amitabh" ?
Ajooba managed to break-even and was an overseas success with Jaadugar, Akayla (7th HGOTY of 1991), Indrajeet and Main Azaad Hoon being real disasters. Main Azaad Hoon is one the finest movies made by tinnu anand like Agneepath (Mukul S.Anand), but unfortunately released in the wrong era. Now, people appreciate it.
Aisi kaunsi movie hai SRK ki 2010s mein jisko positive word-of-mouth mila hai ?
The most watched celebrity in the lockdown is Amitabh Bachchan, why not Rajnikant or Govinda ? Jabki he was playing second field to them, right ?
Pehle SRK ko bolo Salman Khan or Akshay Kumar se compete kare.
Dilip Kumar was known as the greatest actor, but never enjoyed Superstardom.