Dangal beats Sultan to become the Highest Grossing Film of 2016

Aamir Khan’s Dangal has become the highest grossing film of 2016, breaking the record of Salman Khan’s Sultan in just 13 days after its release. The film has managed to do so in record time without the extra national holiday that most Christmas releases have got in the last few years.

Credit should almost entirely go to Aamir Khan for seeing through a film that didn’t look entirely commercial, neither did it have a big acclaimed director nor a popular heroine. In fact, Dangal did not seem to have any of those commercial ingredients that make films a record-grosser, yet a huge section of the multiplex audience have found the film to be more entertaining than many of the commercial blockbusters that have released in the last few years.

Dangal has also proven that content is the absolute king at the box office and there is nothing that’s bigger than positive word-of-mouth. Stardom does take a backseat after the first weekend, but big names like Aamir and Salman ensure that a bigger section of the public are willing to spend their hard-earned money on their films.

In the last 10 years, when the entertainment options have increased along with ticket prices getting exorbitant, only two actors and five films have managed to bring more than 3 crore people to theatres for their films. The films are 3 Idiots, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK, Sultan and now Dangal. The names, we all know.

Dangal is almost certain to become the highest grosser of all time and it’ll be a record that 2017 films will find it extremely difficult to beat.

We have the final list of collections of 2016 films below, the first two films are light years ahead of the rest. Remove their films and 2016 will be one of the worst years in history.

MovieReleaseVerdictDay 1WeekendWeek 1Total
Dangal23 DecAll Time
Sultan6 JulyAll Time
The Jungle Book4 AprilBlockbuster10.0940.4774.08188.72
M S Dhoni30 SepHit21.3066.0094.13132.85
Airlift22 JanSuper Hit12.3544.3083.5128.45
Rustom12 AugSuper Hit14.1150.4290.9127.48
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 28 OctHit13.3035.6080.19112.14
Housefull 303 JunHit15.2153.3180.1109.14
Shivaay28 OctFlop10.2428.5670.4191.90
FAN15 AprilFlop19.2052.3571.584.10
Baaghi29 AprilSuper Hit11.9438.5859.7276.34
Neerja19 FebSuper Hit4.7022.0135.3276.20
Kapoor And Sons18 MarSuper Hit6.8526.3546.9373.29
Dishoom29 JulyAbove
Pink16 SepHit4.3225.2935.9163.45
Dear Zindagi25 NovHit8.7532.5047.0061.49
Udta Punjab17 JunAbove
Befikre9 DecFlop10.3634.4348.7559.30
Mohenjo Daro12 AugDisaster8.8730.5451.1858.00
Ki and Ka1 AprHit7.3025.2337.5752.31
Wazir7 JanAverage5.6121.0130.0541.02
A Flying Jatt25 AugFlop7.1020.4535.6038.61
Mastizaade29 JanAverage5.5918.4528.7436.44
Ghayal Once Again5 FebFlop7.2023.2533.2535.7
Azhar13 MayFlop6.3020.829.7033.65
Force 218 NovFlop6.0520.0530.1533
Jai Gangaajal4 MarFlop5.5017.725.232.63
Baar Baar Dekho09 SepFlop6.8121.1629.4031.21
Kahaani 2 2 DecFlop4.2516.9724.2630.56
Kya Kool Hain Hum 322 JanFlop8.1520.1529.6530.25
Raaz Reboot16 SepFlop6.3018.0926.7330.23
Happy Bhag Jayegi19 AugAbove
Akira02 SepFlop5.1520.0526.3928.71
Sanam Re12 FebAverage5.0417.0525.8227.74
Sarbjit20 MayFlop3.6913.9622.0927.38
Rocky Handsome25 MarFlop7.1616.1222.8525.16
Fitoor12 FebDisaster3.6114.1118.6119.28
TE3N10 JuneAverage2.61 11.1316.3419.08
1920 London6 MayAverage2.507.7312.4515.45
Saala Khadoos29 JanFlop2.199.9312.6314.79
Freaky Ali09 SepFlop2.558.5013.5014.62
Teraa Surroor11 MarFlop1.796.4611.3814.15
Mirzya7 OctDisaster2.206.5010.0110.42
Rock On 211 NovDisaster2.417.0110.0110.01
Sanam Teri Kasam5 FebFlop1.254.668.669.11
Banjo23 SepFlop1.725.928.678.67
Love Games8 AprilFlop1.


  • This guy treats his films like a Baby..
    Trust me watch his Dangal interview with komal nahta…
    He gives undivided attention to his films DATS Y SUCH ATBBs…
    SALman ,SRK are More Business oriented.. There attention gets divided because of BEING HUMAN and KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS

  • Aamir proved that he is only megastar of bollywood.
    Even at peak of his stardom salman is unable beat Aamir. SRK is not on the field and he is out of play. Fact is that Salman and SRK are over praised by fans media whereas aamir and silently wins the race.
    Hats off to proud of nation Aamir khan.

  • but big names like Aamir and Salman ensure that a bigger section of the public are willing to spend their hard-earned money on their films.

    in this only big actors are included
    not big like global star Pluto king
    Audience are smart they know that srk films are crap
    even most acclaimed film fan have rejected by Audience because film was not good only krk and indicine has given correct review of fan others r just paid or chamachas of srk

    so this year performance or entertainment wise
    dangal>> sultan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>fan

  • Dhoom 3 was also a bad film: but did better business than KICK… Its the Love & Excitement of audience for amir movies …!

    No.1 Superstar ..

  • It will get 350 crs by the end of this weekend & considering 6cr everyday from mon onwards for nxt week it gets 42 cr more so 392 crs then 1cr everyday also it touches 400 easily.

  • So please guys don’t compare Aamir khan with other actors
    Aamir khan is the king of world in acting

    waiting for….
    kaabil 150cr
    thugs of Hindustan 500cr

  • And you are predicting figures like 265 n 285 🤣, You can’t Underestimate Aamir Khan movie and his Domination on Xmas.

  • @dragon, but the audience is still watching movies like Sultan too, so it’s not entirely changed. When audience start to reject nonsense movies like Sultan, we can say they have changed.

  • its clear after 2016….salman is biggest superstar now closely followed by aamir khan….srk is way behind them at the moment at 3rd position….
    i hope 2017 bring back king at his place……


  • If dangal collects upto 370 indicine prediction would be accurate…That’s why I say they are taking too big error margin

  • Dangal was awesome film .next awesome film will be Raees bhai 25 jan srk and aamir sir are awesome actors .they are real super stars of Bollywood .iam waiting for Raees bhai …

  • this is good thing for salman if dangal make 400 club because when amir made 100 club with gajini salman achieved it 9 times and amir made 200 crore club with 3 idiots salman achieved it 4 times and amir made 300 crore club with pk salman achieved it 2 times both are true megastar

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