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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142 Comments

  • joke=ready will break all records hahahha now look where it is in gutar…..
    RA 1 ……….Picture abi baki hai mere dost

  • Amir & SRK are the best actors not Salman. Salmaan is dabang. Yes we are waiting for Ra-one no doubt it is not going to be a avg movie, either it will be blockbuster or flop. I’ve seen ready ..its looks avg movie.

  • A strange phenomenon All the Cheapster, womanizer, murderer,drunkard,and criminals fans are scared to death of The SRK. His upcomming Ra one and Don2 are going to be released soon.but don’t be scared,the Badshah has a different set of fans, the decent educated class are his target.he does not go for cheap stuff in actions and dialogues to have masses going crazy for the cheapness of it. His movies re always for educated upper class who have a standard of their own.the parents and children don’t feel ashamed of seeing his movies is acredit for itself. So don’t be afraid it will be unbeatable record setter Ra one and international all time record holder Don2. But for class audienc with no character dheela or other cheap acts or dialogues

  • Haha well said Fareeha. Character Dheela and Dhinka Chika are cheap marketing tactics. The makers very well know that by including these stupid song, mass idiots will come to watch the movie in hordes. But what’s the point? All Salmanazars movies are crap shits. Unbearably stupid.

    I respect Aamir SRK and Hrithik. Akshay and Salman are cheapos

  • le mental peoples(all SRGAY fans) you are telling all flop films list and u r telling all of them are superhits and blockbusters and why slaman fans should be worried of SRGAY’s success because the real india’s king is SALMAN KHAN.onething you remember guys SRGAY cannot even match up 5 or 10% of SALMAN KHAN

  • salman khan fans are not cheap you people who say that SRGAY no.1 are cheap peoples.you dont have rights to say to other people that they are cheap.onething u mind it rascalas SRGAY’s EGO, jealousy and greediness only will kill him like anything and then u mindless peoples y u are fighting with words here

  • All the SRK fans are shooring from the hit . It’s really runny that some one called Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna, My name is Khan and Rab Ne Bana de jodi as super hit :-).
    Get your fact right by referring to the actual collections . Please log on to http://www.boxofficeindia.com
    Mr. SRK has bought the media and gets huge support with great reviews and hype around the movie but sad that MNIK, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna didn’t work :-( refer to the collections and box office verdict in the site..
    Also someone said Ready is not going to work , joke again. Third highest grosser of all time :-)

    Just because you love SRK , stop lying :-(

  • Top Lifetime Grossers 2010-2019 (Figures in Ind Rs)

    Rank Film Year Nett Gross Gross Adjusted Gross Verdict
    1 Dabangg 2010 140,10,00,000 187,50,00,000 – All Time Blockbuster
    2 Golmaal 3 2010 107,56,00,000 144,00,00,000 – Blockbuster
    3 Raajneeti 2010 92,93,00,000 124,25,00,000 – Blockbuster
    4 Housefull 2010 72,07,00,000 95,50,00,000 – Hit
    5 My Name Is Khan 2010 72,74,00,000 96,75,00,000 – Hit
    6 Tees Maar Khan 2010 61,01,00,000 81,75,00,000 – Semi Hit
    7 Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2010 58,03,00,000 78,50,00,000 – Hit
    8 Kites 2010 48,56,00,000 65,00,00,000 – Flop
    9 I Hate Luv Storys 2010 43,68,00,000 58,75,00,000 – Hit
    10 Anjaana Anjaani 2010 40,03,00,000 53,50,00,000 – Above Average
    11 Khatt Meetha 2010 39,22,00,000 52,50,00,000 – Below Average
    12 Veer (Hindi) 2010 37,52,00,000 49,75,00,000 – Below Average
    – – – – – – –

    All SRK Fans , please go thru the data, numbers don’t lie :-)

    Shall i send 2000-2009 data also for innocent people who are calling Rab ne Bana di Jodi and Kabhi Alvida as Blockburster… :-)

  • salmangay fans are insecure that is why they are trying to make ra one underachieved because they know that king living legend dr shahrukh khan is light years better than this animal killing womanizer spinister shitty envoius greedy floppmaster salmangay khan keep dreaming
    why did this cretin copy modern talking song brother louie and what the heck you love in this shitty crazy like his rotten head song dhinka wake up fooled people by this slapped by waman and doesnt reply faggot

  • hii
    salmangay fans are insecure that is why they are trying to make ra one underachieved because they know that king living legend dr shahrukh khan is light years better than this animal killing womanizer spinister shitty envoius greedy floppmaster salmangay khan keep dreaming
    why did this cretin copy modern talking song brother louie and what the heck you love in this shitty crazy like his rotten head song dhinka wake up fooled people by this slapped by waman and doesnt reply faggot

  • Shahrukh Khan (Urdu: شاہ رُخ خان, Hindi: शाहरुख़ ख़ान; born 2 November 1965), often credited as Shah Rukh Khan, is an Indian film actor and a prominent Bollywood figure, as well as a film producer and television host. Khan began his career appearing in several television serials in the late 1980s. He made his film debut in Deewana (1992). Since then, he has been part of numerous commercially successful films and has earned critical acclaim for many of his performances. Khan has won fourteen Filmfare Awards for his work in Indian films, eight of which are in the Best Actor category (a record). In 2005, the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri for his contributions towards Indian Cinema.
    Khan’s films such as Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Chak De India (2007), Om Shanti Om (2007) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) remain some of Bollywood’s biggest hits, while films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003), Veer-Zaara (2004), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and My Name Is Khan (2010) have been top-grossing Indian productions in the overseas markets, making him one of the most successful actors of India.[2]
    Since 2000, Khan branched out into film production and television presenting as well. He is the founder/owner of two production companies, Dreamz Unlimited and Red Chillies Entertainment. Globally, Khan is considered to be one of the biggest movie stars,[3] with a fan following numbering in the billions[4] and a net worth estimated at over 2,500 crore (US$555 million).[5] In 2008,

  • Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (Hindi: दिलवाले दुल्हनिया ले जाएँगे; English: The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), also known as DDLJ,[3] is a Hindi language film released on 20 October 1995. A romantic comedy, the film marked the directorial debut of Aditya Chopra, and stars Shahrukh Khan and Kajol.
    Earning over Rs 106 crore in India and Rs 15 crore overseas, the film became the biggest Bollywood hit of the year,[4] as well as one of the biggest Bollywood hits of all time.[5][6] It remains the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema. As of 2011, it is still playing at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.[7]
    Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was included in the Cinema India showcase, “The Changing Face of Indian Cinema”, which toured the United States in July and August 2004.[8] Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the 25 Must See Bollywood Films.[9] It was one of the two Hindi films in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list (the other being Mother India).[10] It was also placed twelfth on the British Film Institute’s list of top Indian films of all time

  • In 1993, Khan won acclaim for his performances in villainous roles as an obsessive lover and a murderer, respectively, in the box office hits, Darr and Baazigar.[25] In Khan’s entry in Encyclopedia Britannica’s “Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema” it was stated that “he defied the image of the conventional hero in both these films and created his own version of the revisionist hero.”[26] Darr marked his first collaboration with renowned film-maker Yash Chopra and his banner Yash Raj Films, the largest production company in Bollywood. Baazigar, which saw Khan portraying an ambiguous avenger who murders his girlfriend, shocked its Indian audience with an unexpected violation of the standard Bollywood formula.[27] His performance won him his first Filmfare Best Actor Award

  • evdas (Hindi: देवदास) is a 2002 Hindi film based on the Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay novella Devdas. This is the third Bollywood (Hindi) version and the first colour film version of the story in Hindi. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and stars Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Aishwarya Rai in the leading roles.
    At the time of its release, Devdas was the most expensive Bollywood film ever produced, with a reported budget of Rs 50 crores.[3] The film was released in six alternative language versions: English, French, German, Mandarin, Thai, and Punjabi.
    Shahrukh Khan’s performance as the rebellious alcoholic Devdas is often considered one of his best performances, and won him a Filmfare Award. The song Dola Re Dola became a hit with its unique dance duet between Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit.
    The film won five National Awards, ten Filmfare Awards including Best Film, and received a BAFTA nomination for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also India’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. It was ranked #74 in Empire magazines “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010.[4]. Time Magazine named Devdas as the best movie of 2002 among all the movies released around the world in 2002
    source wikipedia

  • HI im salman khan’s ambassador in africa. bro & sis just quit’s up salman is the best ever in the world .salman & his lucky bro Arbazz rule the world by their good performance in DABANGG. all african’s sound their voice for DABANGG.

  • according to astrology…..

    salman khan will shinning with glory atleast 4yrs..in industry
    his all upcomming project will be block buster….
    body guard……ATBB(250 crs+)
    sherkhan……BB (118+)
    Ek tha tiger……BB(123.98crs)
    no entry main entry …SH(100.89 crs)
    partner2…..BB(134+)
    wanted 2……ATBB….(243.98 crs)
    kick……notworking….but after 2013
    Mr.india 2……ATBB…(354.34crs)
    DABANGG 2…….once again…it will be the biggest hit ever no more compete 50 % of it….
    ATBB………………….amount(secret….?)

  • hello kohli sir i know u very well thats gret i m true fan of salman khan and i wish his all upcomming s will be All time blockbuster…………….

  • Salman abhi andese bahar nikla hai,do film kya hit dedi to mom yad aagai,helen ji maf karna but kya kare beta aap pe gaya hai wobhi nanga hi nachta hai.film ko blckbuster karna hai to srk bhai se sikho ku6,salu aur aamir ko tution dena,aur ra one to abtak ki bollywood ki sabse badi blckbuster honewali hai,salman kito phat jayegi,

  • Ddlj sab bhul gaye salman k fans,abhi bhi chal rahi hai,salman k tino bhai,munni,uski ma sab nange nachege to bhi ye rcrd nahi tutega.

  • Yuv me subhashghai,sav ka san l bhansali,veer ka aur kitne dirctor sula diya tumhare sallubhai ne,laga chunri me dag,kabul ex,aaja nachle,tara rum pum,tashan,jum br jum all was flop,yash chop was down.aftr bhai ko lekar rab ne,chakde banai dono blckbuster,yashji ki safe ovrflw ho gai,bhai se ku6 sikho kamino,itne mat jalo khud hi jal jaoge.

  • Kaun kehta hai ki salman copy nahi karta,, wo to telugu hit flms lekar apni hit bana raha hai, ready,wanted,kick ye sab telugu films hai……I

  • ra.one will be a big flop and the blockbuster would be dabang 2,mr.india2,bodyguard,ek tha tiger,kick ,most wanted etc.srk bhai

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