Bollywood Biggest Grossers: 2000 – 2012

Year 2000 – Hrithik Roshan’s year by quite some distance as he turned superstar overnight. Although Fiza didn’t do well at the box-office, his very first release was a Blockbuster and his last release did well too. Shahrukh Khan’s Mohabbatein also starring Amitabh Bachchan was the second biggest grosser of 2000.

Kaho Na Pyaar Hai

  • 1. Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai – 38 crores – Blockbuster
  • 2. Mohabbatein – 33.25 crores – Superhit
  • 3. Mission Kashmir – 22.25 crores – Semi Hit
  • 4. Josh – 20 crores – Above Average
  • 5. Refugee – 18.75 crores – Average

Year 2001 – Sunny Deol’s Gadar Ek Prem Katha reigned supreme at the box-office. With inflation adjusted, Gadar would have collected about 300 crores net, if released today! K3G with 5 superstars is at No 2 and the Oscar nominated Lagaan at three.


  • 1. Gadar Ek Prem Katha – 75.5 crores – All Time Blockbuster
  • 2. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – 47 crores – Blockbuster
  • 3. Lagaan – 29 crores – Hit
  • 4. Indian – 21 crores – Semihit
  • 5. Jodi No 1 – 17.5 crores – Above Average

Year 2002 – Shahrukh Khan returned to take the top spot in what was a poor year for Bollywood. A small release Raaz did surprisingly well and was the biggest hit (ROI) of the year.


  • 1. Devdas – 32.5 crores – Hit
  • 2. Raaz – 22 crores – Blockbuster
  • 3. Kaante – 19.5 crores – Above Average
  • 4. Aankhen – 15.25 crores – Average
  • 5. Humraaz – 14.5 crores – Average

Year 2003 – After being written off after several not-so-successful films, Hrithik Roshan returned with a bang in 2003 with Koi Mil Gaya, which was the biggest blockbuster of the year. SRK’s Kal Ho Na Ho took second spot. Worth a mention is Sanjay Dutt and Rajkumar Hirani’s Munnabhai MBBS, it didn’t open well but managed ‘hit’ status with strong word-of-mouth. A cult classic!

Koi Mil Gaya

  • 1. Koi Mil Gaya – 42.5 crores – Blockbuster
  • 2. Kal Ho Na Ho – 35 crores – Hit
  • 3. The Hero – 24.5 crores – Average
  • 4. Baghban – 22.5 crores – Hit
  • 5. Munnabhai MBBS – 21.25 crores – Hit

Year 2004 – Shahrukh Khan’s year by far with 2 huge grossers, Main Hoon Na and Veer Zaara. Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan’s Mujhse Shaadi Karogi was the third biggest grosser, as it did ‘Hit’ business. 2004 was also the year when Dhoom released. Today it’s one of the most successful franchisees in Bollywood along with the Golmaal, Munnabhai, Don and Krrish series.

Veer Zaara

  • 1. Veer Zaara – 40 crores – Superhit
  • 2. Main Hoon Na – 33 crores – Hit
  • 3. Mujhse Shaadi Karogi – 29.5 crores – Hit
  • 4. Dhoom – 29 crores – Hit
  • 5. Khakee – 25 crores – Average

Year 2005 – Anees Bazmee’s multi-starrer also featuring Salman Khan took the top spot in 2005, which was also the most successful year for Abhishek Bachchan who delivered his biggest solo-hit Bunty Aur Babli. Aamir Khan’s much-anticipated return in Mangal Pandey took a bumper opening, but eventually crashed at the box-office. In 2005, Katrina Kaif delivered her first hit!

No Entry

  • 1. No Entry – 43 crores – Superhit
  • 2. Bunty Aur Babli – 35.75 crores – Hit
  • 3. Mangal Pandey – 28.25 crores – Below Average
  • 4. Garam Masala – 27 crores – Semi Hit
  • 5. Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya – 27 crores – Semi Hit

Year 2006 – Hrithik Roshan was the box-office king in 2006 as two of his films – Dhoom 2 and Krrish  did blockbuster business. Sanjay Dutt and Rajkumar Hirani’s second Munnabhai film was the most loved film of the year. It was also the year that started the trend of sequels.

Dhoom 2

  • 1. Dhoom 2 – 80.25 crores – Blockbuster
  • 2. Lage Raho Munnabhai – 71 crores – Blockbuster
  • 3. Krrish – 69.25 crores – Blockbuster
  • 4. Fanaa – 52 crores – Superhit
  • 5. Don – 51 ccrores – Hit

Year 2007 – Once again the year belonged to Shahrukh Khan with two blockbusters – Om Shanti Om and Chak De India. It was during this time that Akshay Kumar started delivering back-to-back hits. Salman Khan returned to the big league with Partner.

Om Shanti Om

  • 1. Om Shanti Om – 79.42 crores – Blockbuster
  • 2. Welcome – 70.75 crores – Blockbuster
  • 3. Partner – 61.19 crores – Blockbuster
  • 4. Chak De India – 67.69 crores – Blockbuster
  • 5. Taare Zameen Par – 62.48 crores – Superhit

Year 2008 – The first film to break into the 100 crore club – Aamir Khan’s Ghajini did unbelievable business during Christmas. SRK and Akshay remained consistent with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Singh Is King.


  • 1. Ghajini – 114.67 crores – All Time Blockbuster
  • 2. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – 86.78 crores – Blockbuster
  • 3. Singh Is King – 68.48 crores – Superhit
  • 4. Race – 61.68 crores – Hit
  • 5. Jodha Akbar – 59 crores – Hit

Year 2009 – 3 Idiots was not only the second film to join Ghajini, but became the first and only film to cross 200 crores at the box-office. By the end of this year, many believed that Aamir Khan was far too ahead for others to catch up. Wanted was the second biggest grosser, but not many took the success of the film and Salman Khan too seriously at this stage. Ranbir staked his claim as a future superstar, when established guys like SRK and Hrithik had no release in 2009. Not to forget, is the fact that Katrina Kaif  was enjoying the best phase of her career and could give the men a serious run for their money – popularity-wise.

3 Idiots

  • 1. 3 Idiots – 202 crores – All Time Blockbuster
  • 2. Wanted – 60.69 crores – Superhit
  • 3. Love Aaj Kal – 66.89 crores – Superhit
  • 4. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani – 62.94 crores – Superhit
  • 5. De Dana Dan – 48.30 crores – Above Average

Year 2010 – Salman Khan Dabangged his way to the top. Aamir Khan had no release and SRK’s My Name Is Khan didn’t have mass-appeal for huge business in India, but is still doing good business overseas – two years after it’s release. Even though Housefull did good business, Akshay Kumar was slowly losing his audience due to an excess of mindless comedies. 2010 was also Ajay Devgan’s year with two blockbusters Golmaal 3 and Raajneeti. Hrithik Roshan was going through the worst phase of his career since 2004, but enjoyed immense critical acclaim for his performance in Guzaarish.


  • 1. Dabangg – 140.1 crores – All Time Blockbuster
  • 2. Golmaal 3 – 107.56 crores – Blockbuster
  • 3. Raajneeti – 92.93 crores – Blockbuster
  • 5. My Name Is Khan – 72.74 crores – Hit
  • 4. Housefull – 72 crores – Hit

Year 2011 – There was no stopping Salman Khan, who churned out blockbusters with ease. Shahrukh Khan joined the 100 crore club with not one but two films – Don 2 and Ra One. Hrithik returned with Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Ajay Devgan established himself as a bankable star.


  • 1. Bodyguard – 145 crores – Blockbuster
  • 2. Ready – 121 crores – Blockbuster
  • 3. Ra One – 115 crores – Hit
  • 4. Don 2 – 110 crores – Hit
  • 5. Singham – 100 crores – Superhit

Year 2012 – 45 days days into 2012 and Hrithik has already joined the 100 crore club – only the 5th male star to do so. With Agneepath marked as the film to beat this year – there are several contenders to take the top spot like Salman’s Ek Tha Tiger and Dabangg 2, SRK – Yash Chopra film, Aamir Khan’s Talaash and Akshay Kumar too has a set of promising films lined up for release. Bookmark this page, we will update the list with every big release this year.


  • 1. Agneepath – 120 crores (expected) – Superhit
  • 2. Ek Main Aur Ek Tu – 21 crores (so far) – Hit (expected)


  • @indicine

    Can you tell us any information about CHENNAI EXPRESS ? it is releasing time , female lead , when shooting will begin , who is producing……. etc etc etc

  • srk. aamir & salman have given various blockbusters since early 1990 so comparing them with hrithik is totally unfair… hrithik has tasted success oly with huge banners films like yashraj films n dharma productions.. he is lucky to be enjoying this status… where as the khans have worked with unknown directors n have given hits.. this is fact…

  • Good job Indicine..this shows that SRK is always consistent performer..RNBDJ could have touched 100 crores..but Ghajini released after its two weeks..!!

  • WOW. SRK is truly KING of BOLLYWOOD with 14 successful films.
    Actually SRK is TOP in all films in decade in overseas.
    That’s SRK rules.

  • The king of hearts is the king of box office too! Others come and go but it is Shahrukh who is maintaining his position at the top right from the begining in india and in overseas he has no competition at all! Only he rules when he is there!

  • @indicine it is very good that you posted this list but it would have been excellent if you had taken this list from 5 to 10years back i.e. from 1990 or 1995. But still it is very good! Keep it up!

  • Bhikhari khan salman aur amir k baad aate hai.hritik aur ranbeer bhikhari khan jagah le rahe hai aur salman amir k baad hritik ka no. phir ranbeer ka badme bhikhari ka.kyonki logo ko bhikhari khan ki filme pasand nahi aa rahi hai.for your information in 2010 dabangg,in 2011 bodyguard and ready are leading.and 2010 se 2020 tak salman khan ki filme no.1 pe rahegi.bhikhari khan ki koi bhi film 100 crore cross nahi karegi.kyonki uski action and comedi wali film chalti nahi. romantic film 100 par nahi karti

  • ThatS Why Shah Rukh Khan is UnDisputed King Of Bollywood WOrld…His Power is Touching the seventh sky of the UniVerse where even our Vision can not reach…He Rules!!!

  • In 2012, Salman will again Dabangg his way to the top…… In 2013 Aamir will make his way with DHOOM 3, SRK needs to do masala entertaining films to Regain his Top Spot, coz with Romantic films, and so called hollywood films this won’t be possible.

  • Someone here gave the credit of hrithik sucess to yashraj & dharma,,,welll congrats the deniers have added two more reason to the papa reason…keep going & they will be running from pillar to post to find another reason…..n ppl agreed…khans are kings…their forthcoming movies will break record…but when the dust settles & year 2013 is over……krrish 3 will rule them all…& no khan can do a damn thing about it….period.

  • to all the khan lovers….where were ur beloved khans hiding in 2000, 2003 & 2006…when HR ruled supreme…..n ya dont forget sunny paaji…zara gadar pe inflation to adjust kar ke dekh lo….hawa nikal jayegi….

  • Its SRK the CONSISTENT blockbuster Machine.. But like at sudden few Movies of Aamir Like 3 Idiots or Dabang or Bodyguard Shown Up..
    in 2000-2008 There are No Mivies of Lallu or Aamir khan..Sometimes they showed up..
    But the yera 2012 is SRKS Year Undoubtedly The Yash Chopras Next..It will be the all time Blockbuster..

    So SRK ur da king..and you will be….

  • i have to give it up to salman khan for turning meaningless movies into blockbusters. its funny the way indians respond to boxoffice. in hollywood a good movie doesn`t need a super star to do well at boxoffice. also if a superstar does a bad movie , it would not become a hit or blockbuster simply because the lead actor is a super stars. i would love for indians to go to theatres to watch good movies not super stars. i also hate the way the industry writes off actresses. that has to stop. madhuri, sridevi and the others are still the great actresses they were yesterday . why does the indian public rather see katrina kaif thann madhuri? why can`t they go out and watch both?

  • Bhikari khan ki romantic filme ati hai.action aur comedy nahi.kyoki uske wo film flop hoti hai.s r gey…ha ha ha s r gey copy you salman.bhikari khan ko acting nahi aati.

  • this is just india’s collection still no body come close to sharukh ,think when overseas collection is added then dhoor dhoor tak koi nazar nahi aayega

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