Biggest Grossers of the Year: 1989 – 2012

Bollywood churns out the maximum number of movies every year, but only one of them beats all others and becomes the biggest grosser of the year.

Salman SRK Aamir Hrithik Sunny

Salman Khan – SRK – Aamir Khan – Hrithik Roshan – Sunny Deol

Delivering the biggest grosser of the year also means your movie is watched by the maximum number of people in that particular year on the big screen. In this day and age, with prices of movie ticket soaring, piracy and various options for entertainment (like television), it’s tough to bring audiences to theatres.

Hence, topping the ‘biggest grosser list’ is nothing short of a major achievement. Below is a list of all major actors today and the count of the biggest grossers of the year to their credit. (Last 25 years only):

Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989)Dil (1990)DDLJ (1995)Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000)Border (1997)
Saajan (1991)Raja Hindustani (1996)Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)Koi Mil Gaya (2003)Gadar (2001)
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994)Ghajini (2008)Devdas (2002)Dhoom 2 (2006)
Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)3 Idiots (2009)Veer Zaara (2004)
No Entry (2005)Dhoom 3 (2013)Om Shanti Om (2007)
Dabangg (2010)PK (2014)
Bodyguard (2011)
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Some interesting unknown facts:

  • Salman Khan leads his contemporaries by a distance with a staggering count of 8 (9 if we include Kuch Kuch Hota Hai).
  • What makes it even more special for Salman is the fact that, he is the ONLY superstar with two biggest grossers of the decade. Maine Pyaar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hai Kaun were the biggest grossers of the 80s and 90s respectively.
  • Apart from the 5 biggest hits of the year to his credit, Shah Rukh Khan has given the 2nd biggest hit of the year for a record 8 times – Deewana (1991), Karan Arjun (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Mohabbatein (2000), Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001), Kal Ho Na Ho (2003), Main Hoon Na (2004) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008).
  • Salman has delivered Top 2 biggest grossers of the year three times. Hum Saath Saath Hain and Biwi No. 1 in 1999, Bodyguard and Ready in 2011, Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2 in 2012 (expected).
  • Ajay Devgn has three 2nd biggest grosser of the year to his credit. Phool Aur Kaante in 1991, Pyaar to Hona hi Tha in 1998 and Golmaal 3 in 2010.
  • Akshay Kumar came close to giving the biggest hit of the year as many as 4 times. Mohra in 1994, Welcome in 2007 were the 2nd biggest hits while Singh is King and Rowdy Rathore came 3rd in 2008 and 2012 respectively.
  • 2006 belonged to Hrithik Roshan as Dhoom 2 and Krrish were the 1st and 2nd biggest hits of the year respectively.

Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma



  • this shows how big salman is than srk and amir a huge slap at haters……this is salman’s power and stardum….where are those haters losers who says people knows srk for twenty years and salman gained popularity in 2010…


  • Abhishek Sharma yaar.. aapne mere dil itna khush kardiya. Best New Year gift yaar.

    Where are you from? I want to give you a big treat man. This is the best article for Salman Khan fans that I have read on the internet. Thank you!!! If we meet someday, I owe you a big party.


  • @xzone everybody knows whose talking a nonsence. its definitly not me. i see you every now than that there is a article about salman then you are are first one top post a hate comment OK. if you are jealous of salman’s success than its OK but if you are going saying something wrong or not true than its not OK. i said something in first comment do you have answer for that i guess not


  • :) Thanks Vikas for the lovely lines.
    Follow me on Twitter. My ID is abhu_sharma. You will get to know all the details.
    Thanks again.


  • # Opening Day Record : SALMAN KHAN
    # 1st Weekand Record : SALMAN KHAN
    # 1st Three Days Record : SALMAN KHAN
    # Fastest 100 CR : SALMAN KHAN
    # 1st Monday Record : SALMAN KHAN
    # Tuesday Record : SALMAN KHAN # Most No of 100 Cr. Movies : SALMAN
    # Most No of Movies Crossed 130 Crores :
    # Highest No of All Time BlockBuster :
    SALMAN KHAN # Back To Back BlockBuster
    Record:SALMAN KHAN
    # Record Profit For Distributer : SALMAN
    # Highest Paid Satelight Right —
    SALMAN KHAN # Highest Paid Actor For TV
    Show :
    # Highest No. of Fan Following in Social
    Media :SALMAN KHAN Whether It is
    Holiday Or Non Holiday Naam Chalta Hai “SALMAN KHAN ”


  • @adi if you talk about salman success than salman has most all time blockbuster, most blockbusters, opening day record, non festive opening record, opening weekend record, non festive opening weekend record, first week record, three day weekend record, fatest hundred crores record, highest collection in one day record and now even most highest grosser record and i didnt even know about this.

    dont worry about success, first tell all other actors to even come close to this record breaking history, then compare other actors with salman.


  • Salman never get lifetime grossers

    when he got 200cr that day before Aamir wil got 300cr with peekay/Dhoom 3

    becasue Salman khan Follow Aamir khan”

    Salman khan says that”


  • First call Salman to get One Best Actor Awards then talk

    2nd call Salman to releses At last One Film with compitision any actor film (Aamir,Srk,aksay,hrittik)
    then talk


  • Salman Khan

    Maine Pyaar Kiya – Solo starrer/leading man
    Saajan – Sanjay Dutt was the leading man
    Hum Aapke Hain Kaun – Solo Starrer/leading man
    Hum Saath Saath Hain – Multistarrer without any clear cut leading man
    No Entry – Anil Kapoor was the leading man
    Dabangg – Solo starrer/leading man
    Bodyguard – Solo starrer/leading man
    Ek Tha Tiger – Solo Starrer/leading man

    Shahrukh Khan

    DDLJ – Solo starrer/leadnig man
    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – Leading man
    Devdas – Solo starrer/leading mna
    Veer Zaara – Solo Starrer/leading man
    Om Shanti Om – Solo Starrrer/leading man

    Aamir Khan

    Dil – Solo starrer/leading man
    Raja Hindustani – Solo starrer/leading man
    Ghajini – Solo starrer/leading man
    3 Idiots – Leading man

    Hrithik Roshan

    Kaho Na Pyaar Hai – Solo Starrer/leading man
    Koi Mil Gaya – Solo Starrer/leading man
    Dhoom 2 – Leading man

    Sunny Deol

    Border – Multistarrer without any clear cut leading man
    Gadar- Solo Starrer/leading man



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