Bollywood Biggest Grossers

With the boom of multiplexes, the life of films at theaters has reduced drastically. Gone are days when a film needed a silver jubilee (25 weeks) or a golden jubilee (50 weeks) to be considered a success. These days, most films are out of theaters in a week, yet recover their investment. Films that run longer though, go on to earn bucket loads of money and are termed money-spinners or blockbusters by the trade.

Below is a list of 5 such films, which are Bollywood’s biggest grossers ever! (Figures include collections from both overseas and India) 

  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (160 crores) – Rab Ne marked the return of Bollywood’s most famous actor-director jodi – SRK and Aditya Chopra. The film released just after the 26/11 attacks and film buffs came out in hordes, not just in India but overseas where SRK films always do well.
  • My Name Is Khan (188 crores) – The Shahrukh Khan starrer underperformed in India, but was Bollywood’s biggest hit ever in the overseas market. The overseas collections of the film, just fell short of 100 crores.
  • Ghajini (190 crores) – For a film that released in 2007, Ghajini is a box office monster! It was the first film to break the elusive 100 crore nett mark in India and the worldwide gross almost touched 200 crores!
  • Dabangg (215 crores) – Salman always commanded a strong following in the B and C centers, and his films did great business on Single Screens. Multiplex was a different story though as films like Wanted and Veer failed to make any impact. Dabangg changed all that! Chulbul Pandey charmed audience world-wide and was Salman Khan’s biggest grosser ever!
  • 3 Idiots (340 crores) – While 3 Idiots was expected to beat Ghajini, noone expected the film to almost double its collections. The collections were so strong and the repeat value so high, that 3 Idiots broke the Ghajini record in less than 2 weeks. Its undoubtedly the film to beat and we expect it to remain at Top 1 for quite a while. Maybe until Aamir Khan returns with Dhoom 3?

Some points

  • The list is dominated by the three big Khan’s of the industry. Aamir has two films in Top 3 and the total of his two films world-wide is a mind boggling Rs 530 crores!
  • Shahrukh Khan has two in Top 5 but what’s interesting to note is that, both of his films released during the ‘non-festive’ weekend. Of the other films – Dabangg released during Eid, 3 Idiots and Ghajini during Christmas.
  • Salman’s Dabangg was a huge grosser. Will Ready make it to the Top 5 of Bollywood’s Biggest Grossers?

What do you think of the list? Comments below

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Comments

j fan:  (June 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm)

ra one will overtake dabangg and 3idiots inshaallah

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r:  (June 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm)

RA1 wud be a big time flop in the bollywood history,,,

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prashant:  (June 6, 2011 at 8:55 am)

ra 1 will b a boxoffice disaster.

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ahsankhan:  (June 6, 2011 at 11:54 am)

ra one will be disaster of 2011

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sanket b p:  (June 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm)

waiting for salmans mr india 2 which will surely beat all the records…

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Aashkaran:  (June 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm)

After my research I am definately betting on the no.1 Spot to be taken by Ra.One and 3rd or 2nd spot to be taken by Don2
Ra.One’s gross would be shattering specially overseas where it may do rab ne bana di jodi’s total gross just overseas..and India more or less like Dabangg.

Also MNIK’s total gross is par 200 crore not 188 and its overseas is 100+ cr..lately due to 10 cr gross in south korea..

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anas:  (June 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm)

RA 1 & Don 2 make box office new records….

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Me:  (June 6, 2011 at 3:37 pm)

Ra 1….the big disaster of 2011.
Don 2….maybe Blockbuster, or super-hit!

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Saju:  (June 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm)

RAM -1 will be sure shot FLOP

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Saju:  (June 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm)

DON — 2 will be disaster like BILLU

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Mohammed Hanif:  (June 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm)

Mr India Will Break All The Previous Records

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haroonn1986:  (June 6, 2011 at 10:02 pm)

oh there is no doubt ra 1 will break all records for sure. It will make history and may be don 2 will break ra 1 record as well.

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rachit:  (June 7, 2011 at 10:29 am)

ready will surely be in the above list nd ra-1 will be a disastor.its 1st look is irritating!

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amit:  (June 8, 2011 at 4:29 am)

this is for salman khan’s fan. I dont know why r u so scare of srk’s success as an actor and as a person. Could you make me count superhit movie by salman khan in past 4-5 years. Apart from Daabang, and partner. And sirji WANTED = BILLU in terms of box office collection. SRK’s superhit movies IN past 4-5 Years, OM SHANTI OM, RAB NE BANA DE JODI, MY NAME IS KHAN, CHAK DE INDIA, DON AND KABHE ALVIDA NA KEHNA. It is just when srk has appread only in these movies in a leading role in past 5 years.. NO FLOP MOVIE LIKE AMIR AND SALMAN. AND MARK MY WORD “AFTER RA.ONE SUCCESS ALL ARE GOING TO COPY SRK’S FORMULA OF SI-FI SUPERHERO MOVIE. MIND IT

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amit:  (June 8, 2011 at 4:38 am)

FORGET ABOUT RA.ONE SUCCESS AT BOX OFFICE. EVERY INDIAN IS WAITING FOR RA.ONE’S RELEASE BECAUSE IT IS MOST ANTICIPATED MOVIE TILL OCTOBER 26TH 2011. IT GONNA BE BEGINNING OF A NEW BOLLYWOOD.

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faisal:  (June 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm)

non of an actor have had ever copied shahrukh its only him who has copying from the day he enter bollywood………………… first he used to copy dilip kumar and now he is copying rakesh roshan bcoz rakesh roshan was a first man to make sci-fi film………… not srk………but srk is good

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faisal:  (June 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm)

forget about dabangg, 3 idiot all r history just cheer for salman his new blockbuster movie ready….. salman at his best…………….hip hip hurray

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Irfan:  (June 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm)

Ra one ko chdo don ko chodo yedono word soch nese hi man darr jata hi .ready ko pakdo bodygaurd ko pakdo yedono soch nese hi pata chal ta hi salman u r the one like dabangg

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Irfan:  (June 8, 2011 at 11:46 pm)

The biggest block boster forever wanted dabangg now ready then bodygaurd kick mr india2 ,,,,,,,salman u r the best best and best

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Irfan:  (June 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm)

You r rocking bollywood

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suresh from Nepal:  (June 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm)

no one is like salman dabangg khan and again he rocked the world through his best acting and his great looks in readyyyyyyyyy

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mahesh:  (June 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm)

ra one will be a big flop

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mahesh:  (June 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm)

don 2 will also a big flop like raavan

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Shatrujit:  (June 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm)

I hope that ra one break all record of bollywd.
Srk is the real king of bollywd.
Lov u dad

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Shatrujit:  (June 9, 2011 at 3:03 pm)

I start my day wth the name of sharukh coz for me he is lik god..
He is nt like aamir nd salman,SRK is one women man..
He is nt rang mizazi,and bewda lik aamir nd salman.

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