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.

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  • # 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 is great crowd puller but not a quality actor.
    Dabangg 2 collecting even 150 is a sign of worry for salman camp

  • 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

  • main aur mrs Khanna was a DISASTER. Salman fans will cry and say its not salman movie. No entry is a top grosser of the year. Salman fans will shout and say it’s a salman movie.

  • @imtiaz : how is it gonna benefit you by pulling Salman? If you believe SRK n Aamir r better than Salman why their movies r collecting lesser than Salman movies?

  • It is a slap on salman haters. He has 3 top grossers before so called king SRK was born in DDLJ…. :D
    This is the power of Salmania.

  • Now haters will say all salman’s Blockbusters are multi-starrers:

    Dabangg has Arbaaz Khan
    Ek Tha Tiger has Ranvir Shorey
    Bodyguard has Raj Babbar n Aditya Panscholi… Lolzzz

    keep barking Haters!!!!

  • @xzone: no ahmed is not comparing shreyas of OSO with Sanjay of Saajan, he is comparing Shreyas wid Fardeen of No entry & Sanjay of Saajan wid Rishi Kapoor of Deewana

  • look at srk fans.. feel sorrie for them.. i told earlier srk fans deserve an award for making xcuses… nw i thnk they should get an oscar for making xcuses. always comin up with so many lame reasons..

  • @xzone: if hum saath saath hain & saajan r multistarrers den in DEEWANA Rishi Kapoor played the main lead whereas in KARAN ARJUN no clear main lead but dese films are credited in SRK’s account by indicine as year’s 2nd highest grossers now u dnt hv any prblm????????????????????

  • sunny deol is much better actor and star thn hritik…..becoz sunny paaji donnt hav dad spoon feedin………/

  • X zone i taught u wil accept the truth not like who always show thier jealous but u proved it u all Srk fans are same cheap shameless fans ever its not ur fault ur Srk also a same shameless actor who accept it givin stupid reasons and tags . .

  • X zone when some take name of sajan or no entry the name salman is remembered . . If u have a problem in this y the hel u take credit to Srk in multi starer like khnh k3g dewana kkhh and many more . .

  • Srk fans say salu fans are illiterate . . Haha just check it out 1st comments some idiot Srk fan had posted overseas list in this domestic article see this off topic hw literate there Srk fans are rite . .

  • oh boy, really bahi is the biggest superstar of bollywood ever. No one can come near bahi in his stardom , i must say that sallu is rally a trendsetter . what a gangatic persona this man has and last but not least helper of poor people a great trait of ,bahi…

  • As far i know the name of lead character in Rajshri films is Prem.

    You can check all films from MNPK to Vivah.

    And in MNPK,HAHK & HSSH Salman is Prem.

    In No Entry Salman leading with Anil & Fardeen in support & if not so why makers planning sequal with Salman by giving all priority to him.

    In Sajan both Sanjay & Salman had equal roles.

    If all these films are not Salman leads then how Deewana is Srk film in which he enters on screen after interval & Darr with Sunny Deol as hero & Srk as villian.

  • SOLO Blockbuster vs MULTI-STARRER Blockbuster !!

    Sallu 5
    SRK 5
    Hrithik: 2 (Dhoom 2 was clearly a Multi-starrer)

    Hum Saath Saath Hai was Multi-starrer. NOT SOLO Sallu Blockbuster!. Saif walked away with footage.

    Saajan: again MULTI-STARRER Blockbuster. Sanju Baba got more credit than Sallu.

    NO ENTRY: again a Multi-Starrer Superhit !

    SRK SOLO Blockbusters: DDLJ, KKHH, Devdas, Veer-Zara, OSO.

    Sallu SOLO Blockbusters: HAHK, MPK, Dabanng, Bodyguard, ETT.

    Hrithik SOLO Blockbusters: KMG, Kaho Na Pyar hai.

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