Top 3 All-Time Grossers of Each Month

It’s been a fairly good year for the industry so far. We already have a few 100 crore grossers and the biggest release of each month has also gone on to become the highest all-time grosser. It was Shah Rukh Khan in January, Akshay Kumar in February and now we have a young star like Varun Dhawan not only topping the month, but also delivering the first ever 100 crore grosser of March.

January: The first month of the year doesn’t usually see movies featuring one of the Top 3 stars in the industry. This year was an exception and Shah Rukh Khan, inspite of a major clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil has managed to top the month of January. Akshay’s Airlift moves down to take the third spot, while Hrithik’s 2012 film Agneepath continues to hold on to the 3rd.

  • Raees (132 cr) – Shah Rukh Khan
  • Airlift (128 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Agneepath (122 cr) – Hrithik Roshan

February: The second month is also known to be one of the dullest months of the year, but Jolly LLB 2 went on to become the first ever 100 crore grosser of February. With Jolly LLB 2’s entry, Shah Rukh Khan’s 7-year-old My Name Is Khan moves out of the Top 3 list.

  • Jolly LLB 2 (116 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Gunday (78 cr) – Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor
  • Neerja (76 cr) – Sonam Kapoor

March: ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ has decimated all records of March to become the all-time highest grosser of the year. The month itself is known to be dull with the beginning of the exam season and temperatures soaring at the beginning of the summer season. With the success of ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, Varun Dhawan has emerged as one of the top stars in the industry. Kangana Ranaut’s Queen goes out of the list.

  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Varun Dhawan
  • Kapoor & Sons (75 cr) – Sidharth Malhotra
  • Race (63 cr) – Saif Ali Khan

April: FAN was a huge disappointment last year, but still managed to make it to the Top 3. We have one big non-Hindi release lined up for the ‘IPL month’ next year. The magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2’ should easily top the month, unless it turns out to be a major disappointment.

  • Housefull 2 (116 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • 2 States (102 cr) – Arjun Kapoor
  • FAN (85 cr) – Shah Rukh Khan

May: Arjun Kapoor’s Half Girlfriend is the biggest release of the month, the best case scenario seems to be the third spot – but anything is possible at the box office if content is accepted by the audience, the biggest example is the May 2015 release Tanu Weds Manu Returns.

  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (189 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns (151 cr) – Kangana Ranaut
  • Gabbar Is Back (87 cr) – Akshay Kumar

June: Housefull 3 failed to make it to the Top 3 last year, but the all-time highest grosser of June will be ripped apart by Salman Khan. The megastar, who has dominated July and August in the last 6 years, will now target the month of June. It shouldn’t take more than 4-5 days to beat the 5-year-old record of Rowdy Rathore.

  • Rowdy Rathore (134 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Ready (121 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Holiday (113 cr) – Akshay Kumar

July: Sultan came second last year, falling just 20 crore short of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, but July has been all about Salman Khan. All his last three Eid releases are in the Top 3. The only other actor apart from Aamir Khan (December) to dominate a month. As he leaves July and targets June, he leaves others like Tiger Shroff’s Munna Michael with no chance to make it to the Top 3.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (321 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Sultan (301 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Kick (233 cr) – Salman Khan

August: Shah Rukh Khan returns during a month that has been successful for him. He leads the month of August with his 2013 film ‘Chennai Express’ remaining unchallenged in the last 3 years. A top-3 position looked easy just a couple of weeks ago, but the announcement of ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ for the Independence Day weekend changes it all.

  • Chennai Express (227 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Ek Tha Tiger (199 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Bodyguard (145 cr) – Salman Khan

September: ‘Judwaa 2’ starring Varun – Jacqueline – Taapsee and Ajay Devgn’s Baadshaho are the big releases in September. With Badrinath Ki Dulhania’s success, ‘Judwaa 2’ should make it to atleast the 3rd spot, if not go higher up the list.

  • Dabangg (140 cr)  – Salman Khan
  • MS Dhoni (133 cr) – Sushant Singh Rajput
  • Barfi! (106 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor

October: Both Diwali releases failed to make it to the Top 3 last year, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil did well, Shivaay was a big disappointment. This year, Robot 2.0 is the big release. It features Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead. Will the Hindi version of the film beat the 2011 release Ra One?

  • Happy New Year (180 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Bang Bang (148 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Ra.One (125 cr) – Shahrukh Khan

November: It’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati which is the big release in November this year. But disruptions of the shooting schedule has made the release of the film uncertain. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is the highest grosser of the month.

  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (213 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Krrish 3 (196 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (120 cr) – Shahrukh Khan

December: 3 Idiots moves out and Dangal tops. It’s Aamir Khan all the way in the month of December. The man has now delivered the ‘Highest Grosser of the Year’ and ‘Highest Grosser of All-Time’ with every Christmas release Ghajini onwards. The 4th highest grosser is Aamir’s 3 Idiots, followed by Bajirao Mastani which collected Rs 188 crore in December 2016.

  • Dangal (385 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • PK (340 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • Dhoom 3 (285 cr) – Aamir Khan

Final Analysis

  • January – Shah Rukh Khan (Raees)
  • February – Akshay Kumar (Jolly LLB 2)
  • March – Varun Dhawan (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)
  • April – Akshay Kumar (Housefull 2)
  • May – Ranbir Kapoor (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)
  • June – Akshay Kumar (Rowdy Rathore)
  • July – Salman Khan (Bajrangi Bhaijaan)
  • August – Shah Rukh Khan (Chennai Express)
  • September – Salman Khan (Dabangg)
  • October – Shah Rukh Khan (Happy New Year)
  • November – Salman Khan (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo)
  • December – Aamir Khan (Dangal)

Article idea and Credit: Saksham Duggal

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49 Comments

  • So u changed the collection of Bang Bang and krrish 3 but not JTHJ (25 cr difference) and PRDP (around 20 cr difference) lol very good 👏👏




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  • Top 5 Biggest hits in January:
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    1)#KahoNaaPyaarHai -284cr
    2)#KaranArjun -277cr
    3)#Agneepath -157cr
    4)#RajaBabu -146cr
    5)#JaiHo -133cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in FEBRUARY
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    1997 #HeroNo1 – 161cr
    1997 #Judaai – 150cr
    1997 #Judwaa – 126cr
    2010 #MyNameIsKhan – 108cr
    2017 #JollyLLB2 – 107cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in MARCH
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    1996 #AgniSakshi -182cr
    1998 #PyaarKiyaToDarnaKya -145cr
    2000 #DulhanHumLeJayenge -123cr
    2017 #BadrinathKiDulhania -115 (expected)
    2008 #Race -99cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in APRIL.
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    1997 #Ziddi – 172cr
    2012 #Housefull2 -146cr
    1996 #SaajanChaleSasural -144cr
    1997 #Koyla -135cr
    1999 #Sarfarosh -127cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in MAY
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    2013 #YJHD – 189 cr
    1999 #BiwiNo1 – 183
    2015 #TanuWedsManuReturns – 149
    2006 #Fanaa – 129 cr
    2001 #EkRishta – 111 cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in JUNE
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    2001 #Gadar – 468 cr
    1997 #Border – 343 cr
    1995 #Raja – 198 cr
    2012 #RowdyRathore – 186 cr
    2006 #Krrish – 182cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in JULY
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    2015 #BajrangiBhaijaan – 328 cr
    2016 #Sultan – 301 cr
    2014 #KICK – 224 cr
    1994 #Mohra – 199cr
    2002 #Devdas – 190cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in AUGUST
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    1994 #HumAapkeHaiKaun -685cr
    2013 #ChennaiExpress -234cr
    2012 #EkThaTiger 229cr
    2011 #Bodyguard 205cr
    1997 #Pardes 197cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in SEPTEMBER
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    2010 #Dabangg – 232 cr
    1995 #Rangeela – 195cr
    2006 #LageRahoMunnabhai -163cr
    2009 #Wanted -122cr
    2016 #MSDhoni -119cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in OCTOBER
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    1995 #DDLJ – 444 cr
    1995 #KKHH – 330 cr
    1997 #DilToPagalHai – 273 cr
    2000 #Mohabbatein – 248cr
    1995 #Barsaat – 183cr

    Top 5 Biggest hit NOVEMBER
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    1996 #RajaHindustani -380 cr
    1999 #HumSaathSaathHain -264cr
    2015 #PRDP -211cr
    2013 #Krrish3 -202cr
    2006 #Dhoom2 – 200cr

    Top 5 Biggest hit DECEMBER
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    2016 #Dangal – 375 cr
    2014 #PK -338 cr
    2009 #3Idiots -294cr
    2001 #KabhiKhushiKabhieGham -289cr
    2013 #Dhoom3 – 276cr

    Sum Up :

    1. Salman Khan has highest no of movies (16 out 60). Massive 27% movies belong to Salman Khan.

    2. Top hit of the month…..
    Salman Khan – 3….July, August, September.
    Aamir Khan – 2…..November, December.
    Sunny Deol – 2…..April, June.
    A month for Gobinda, Jackie Shroff, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapur.

    3. 3+ movies in each month :
    SalmanKhan – July, August .
    Shahrukh Khan – October.
    Aamir Khan – December.

    4. 2+ movies in each month:
    Salman Khan….6 months……January, March, July, August, September and November.

    Aamir Khan…..2 months…….November and December .

    Shahrukh Khan…..2 months…..August and October.

    Hrithik Roshan….1 month…..January.

    Sunny Deol…..1 month……June.

    5. Out of total 60 movies 34 movies (57%) belong to #KhanTrio……!!!




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  • Top 3 Worldwide grosser of each months
    Jan- Raees 275crs (2017)

    Feb- MNIK 210crs (2010)

    March- BKD 210crs-expected (2017)

    April- Housefull2 188crs (2012)
    FAN 187crs (2016)

    May- YJHD 292crs (2013)

    June- Ready 183crs (2011)
    RowdyRathore 180crs (2012)

    July- Bajrangi bhaijaan 604crs (2015)

    August- Chennai Express~400crs (2013)

    Sept- dabangg 219crs (2010)

    Oct- HNY 350crs- including tamil+telegu gross…without it 345cr hindi gross only (2014)

    Nov-PRDP 370crs including regional and 365crs for hindi only (2015)

    Dec- PK 740crs (2014)




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  • Top 5 Biggest Hits Of Each Month Since 1994 (Adjusted Nett Collections) :

    Top 5 Biggest hits in January:
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    1)#KahoNaaPyaarHai -284cr
    2)#KaranArjun -277cr
    3)#Agneepath -157cr
    4)#RajaBabu -146cr
    5)#JaiHo -133cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in FEBRUARY
    .
    1997 #HeroNo1 – 161cr
    1997 #Judaai – 150cr
    1997 #Judwaa – 126cr
    2010 #MyNameIsKhan – 108cr
    2017 #JollyLLB2 – 107cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in MARCH
    .
    1996 #AgniSakshi -182cr
    1998 #PyaarKiyaToDarnaKya -145cr
    2000 #DulhanHumLeJayenge -123cr
    2017 #BadrinathKiDulhania -115 (expected)
    2008 #Race -99cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in APRIL.
    .
    1997 #Ziddi – 172cr
    2012 #Housefull2 -146cr
    1996 #SaajanChaleSasural -144cr
    1997 #Koyla -135cr
    1999 #Sarfarosh -127cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in MAY
    .
    2013 #YJHD – 189 cr
    1999 #BiwiNo1 – 183
    2015 #TanuWedsManuReturns – 149
    2006 #Fanaa – 129 cr
    2001 #EkRishta – 111 cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in JUNE
    .
    2001 #Gadar – 468 cr
    1997 #Border – 343 cr
    1995 #Raja – 198 cr
    2012 #RowdyRathore – 186 cr
    2006 #Krrish – 182cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in JULY
    .
    2015 #BajrangiBhaijaan – 328 cr
    2016 #Sultan – 301 cr
    2014 #KICK – 224 cr
    1994 #Mohra – 199cr
    2002 #Devdas – 190cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in AUGUST
    .
    1994 #HumAapkeHaiKaun -685cr
    2013 #ChennaiExpress -234cr
    2012 #EkThaTiger 229cr
    2011 #Bodyguard 205cr
    1997 #Pardes 197cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in SEPTEMBER
    .
    2010 #Dabangg – 232 cr
    1995 #Rangeela – 195cr
    2006 #LageRahoMunnabhai -163cr
    2009 #Wanted -122cr
    2016 #MSDhoni -119cr

    Top 5 Biggest hits in OCTOBER
    .
    1995 #DDLJ – 444 cr
    1995 #KKHH – 330 cr
    1997 #DilToPagalHai – 273 cr
    2000 #Mohabbatein – 248cr
    1995 #Barsaat – 183cr

    Top 5 Biggest hit NOVEMBER
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    1996 #RajaHindustani -380 cr
    1999 #HumSaathSaathHain -264cr
    2015 #PRDP -211cr
    2013 #Krrish3 -202cr
    2006 #Dhoom2 – 200cr

    Top 5 Biggest hit DECEMBER
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    2016 #Dangal – 375 cr
    2014 #PK -338 cr
    2009 #3Idiots -294cr
    2001 #KabhiKhushiKabhieGham -289cr
    2013 #Dhoom3 – 276cr

    Sum Up :

    1). Salman Khan has highest no of movies (16 out 60). Massive 27% movies belong to Salman Khan.

    2). Top Hit of the month:
    Salman Khan – 3….July, August, September.
    Aamir Khan – 2…..November, December.
    Sunny Deol – 2…..April, June.
    A month for Gobinda, Jackie Shroff, Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Ranbir Kapur.

    3). 3+ movies in each month :
    SalmanKhan – July, August .
    Shahrukh Khan – October.
    Aamir Khan – December.

    4). 2+ movies in each month:
    Salman Khan….6 months……January, March, July, August, September and November.
    Aamir Khan…..2 months…….November and December .
    Shahrukh Khan…..2 months…..August and October.
    Hrithik Roshan….1 month…..January.
    Sunny Deol…..1 month……June.

    6). Out of total 60 movies 34 movies (57%) belong to #KhanTrio……!!!

    @indicine, please post this comment instead of previous one and share your views about this post, if possible.




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  • Tubelight is releaseing in June this year. In worst case scenario it will collect more than RR’s 134cr. That’s mean highest grosser of June will surely belong to Bhai.

    Tiger Zinda Hain is all set to release in December this year. If not the top grosser of the month, atleast it will be among top 3 for sure…




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  • What did I just saw for the month of October…HNY at 180 and Bang Bang at 148.
    Indicine has revised the lifetime but what about the opening of HNY???




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  • @TIGER-The real king
    Khan “trio” is over now:: There is Khan duo only-Salman and Aamir(In case srk makes his comeback khan trio may revive again)!!!!




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  • Alia Bhatt was too too good in Badrinath ki dulhania. Please give her the credit of it. Just because she is a female do not ignore her.




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  • It’s funny ,when some people doubts whether robot 2 hindi version can surpass flop Ra.one while the rest of the world thinks it will become century’s biggest blockbuster beating gadar ek prem kadha




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  • This has been a encouraging start to this year . Bahubali 2, Tubelight and Robot 2.0 should emerge as the biggest hits in April, June and October . I will like to write down couple suggestions on this article .
    According to your website Kaabil has done 126 CR nett which makes it to the third position ahead of Agneepath . The highest Grosser in the month of April has been The Jungle Book . It is the 2nd highest non holiday grosser after YJHD . So Fan moves out of top 3 . I will be really happy if you make these necessary changes as soon as possible . Cheers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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  • Indicine lookd big fan of Salman
    He keep changing Srk. And hrithik film collection. But salman film remain the same. Wow Sultan 300cr my foot.




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