Highest Bollywood Grosser of 2015

Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan is currently the highest grosser of the year – both in India and Overseas. Released in theatres during Eid this year, the Kabir Khan directed film collected Rs 321 crore in India and Rs 186 crore overseas.

With 2 months to go, 2015 has 4 big Hindi films lined up for release. Salman’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo releases during Diwali, followed by Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s Tamasha in the last week of November.

Hate Story 3 has taken the internet world by storm, what with the theatrical trailer receiving more than 17 million views in just 12 days after its release. It has even beaten the view count of Salman’s PRDP (15.3 million). At the box office though, Hate Story 3 isn’t really a contender to be the highest grosser of the year. It would be a huge success if it manages to collect Rs 100 crore or more.

2015 will end with a bang. Two massive films – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s super-ambitious magnum opus Bajirao Mastani and Shah Rukh Khan’s multi-starrer Dilwale – are scheduled to release on the same day, which will affect the business of both films. To recover costs, the combined business of the two films will have to be in excess of Rs 325 crore (domestic).

To sum up, among all the films that are scheduled to release this year, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has the best chance to beat Bajrangi Bhaijaan. For Dilwale to emerge as the top grosser of the year, it would take something extraordinary. A film as entertaining as ‘3 Idiots’ and even then it would need Bajirao Mastani to be rejected by the audience – something that happened last time when SRK’s Om Shanti Om and Bhansali’s Saawariya clashed at box office. Unlike 2007, Salman with Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Aamir with PK (last year) have set the bar way too high for anything less than ‘good’ films to be the highest grossers.

Between the 1989 to 2014 period (a total of 24 years), Salman has dominated 8 of those years, Aamir Khan has delivered the highest grosser for 6 years, SRK 5 times, Hrithik Roshan has done it thrice and Sunny Deol (who was a huge star in the 90s) has delivered the HGOTY twice.

Would it be safe to call 2015 as Salman’s year once again, giving him his 9th highest grosser of the year in 25 years? Or can Dilwale surprise, even though the odds are stacked against the SRK starrer?

With 2 months to go, the industry would be hoping all 5 major films (including Hate Story 3) perform well enough to surpass expectations.

Post your thoughts below. The best comments will be featured on top of the comments section.

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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)
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138 Comments

  • @ Indicine. . .srk is d clash king, u post about diz plz , .

    Here’s the list-

    1. 1992- Bazigar (7.75 cr hit) vs Bedardi (Ajay Devgan 1.1 cr flop)

    2. 1995- Ddlj (61 cr All time blockbuster) vs yaarana (rishi kapoor+raj babbar 4 cr flop)

    3. Ram jaane (9.5 cr Hit) vs Akele hum akele tum (amir khan 8.5 cr avarage)

    4. 1998- Kuch kuch hota hai (45.25 cr All time blockbuster) vs bade miya chote miya (Amitabh+ govinda 16 cr semi hit)

    5. 2000- Mohabbtein (33.25 cr super hit) vs Mission kashmir (hritthik 22 cr semi hit)

    6. 2004- Veer zaara (40cr super hit) vs Aitraaz (Akshay 24 cr avarage)

    7. 2006- Don (51 cr hit) vs jaaneman (Salman+Akshay 25 cr flop)

    8. 2007- Chak de India (68 cr blockbuster) vs Marigold (salman 0.25 cr disaster)

    9. 2007- Om shanti om (79.5 cr blockbuster) vs Sawariya (Ranbir 23.5 cr flop)

    10. 2012- Jab tak hai jaan (121 cr hit) vs Son of saradar (ajay 100 cr hit)

    King 23 year pehle jo tha ab v wohi hai. . .

    Srk beat Ajay, rishi kapoor, raj babbar, govinda, Amitabh, Amir, salman, akshay, ranbir, hritthik all of them in clash.

  • SRK got unlucky that his huge blockbusters like DTPH, K3G and CE released in same year as other ATBBs (Gadar, Dhoom 3) else in every other year they would be highest grossers. For example, K3G & CE are bigger hits than No Entry, BG & ETT but weren’t highest of the year like those films as they had much bigger competition.

  • My prediction of Highest grosser-

    if tamasha WOM like Yjhd then it has 1 open month as Dilwaale will be utter crap and PRDP looks flop..

    Tamasha = 320cr (dilwale turns out be like Himmatwala) ..

    PRDP= 160cr (crap content).

    Dilwaale= 170cr (no interest in seeing cars fly).

    So Tamasha still has a very outside chance of being HGOTY of this yr..

    Its my opinion which can be true..
    @indicine what say?

  • Salman and aamir are in the different league now…btw with bajrangi bhijaan salman might have crossed lifetime collection record hold by akshay kumar more than 2000cr( all movies)…

  • Akki has been unlucky twice —
    In 2005,Garam Masala opened much better than Salman’s No Entry even with clash with Salman’s Kyunki but the film had adult kind of comedy which families could’nt watch together,hence missed being the HGOTY.

    In 2007,masterpiece TZP clashed with Welcome otherwise it would have been HGOTY ahead of OSO.

    Also,Akshay’s Mohra opening was better than HAHK but HAHK was accepted universally.

  • There’s no one like Salman. Unique hai hamara bhaijaan.. he will be number 1 again next year 2016

    too much fun

  • I think Bajrangi Bhaijaan will end as the HGOTY 2015.

    Dilwale will be the 2nd highest grosser.

    Top 10 2015:

    1)Bajrangi Bhaijaan:321crs
    2)Dilwale:235crs
    3)PRDP:210crs
    4)TWMR:150crs
    5)ABCD 2:105crs
    6)Baby:97crs
    7)Welcome back:96crs
    8)Tamasha:93crs
    9)Singh Is Bliing:92crs
    10)Bajirao Mastani:89crs

  • • HGOTY of all Khans In INDIA, Worldwide & Overseas * till 2014 & main lead roles only *.

    1st ) Aamir Khan : 6 . 2nd ) Shah Rukh Khan : 5 in India . 2nd ) Salman Khan : 5 in India .
    1st ) Shah Rukh Khan : 10 Worldwide . 2nd ) Aamir Khan : 6 WW . 2nd) Salman Khan : 6 WW .
    1st ) Shah Rukh Khan : 15 in OS . 2nd ) Aamir khan : 3 in OS . 3rd ) Salman Khan : 1 in OS .

    Shah Rukh Khan : 30. Aamir 15. & Salman 12.

    • All time highest Grossers of all Khans in INDIA , Worldwide & Overseas .

    1st ) Shah Rukh Khan : 4 . 1st ) Aamir Khan : 4 . 3nd ) Salman Khan : 1 . (INDIA)
    1st ) Shah Rukh Khan : 4 . 1st ) Aamir khan : 4 . 3rd ) Salman Khan : 1 . (Worldwide)
    1st ) Shah Rukh Khan : 6 . 2nd ) Aamir Khan : 3 . 3rd ) Salman Khan : 1 . (Overseas)

    Shah Rukh Khan 14.. Aamir 11. & Salman 3.

    • Most No. of top 2 highest grossers of the years given by Khans in INDIA , Worldwide & Overseas .

    1 ) SRK : 2 times in 1995/2004 . 1st ) Salman : 2 times in 2012/1999 . 3rd ) Aamir : 0 time . (INDIA)
    1 ) Shah Rukh Khan : 4 times . 2nd ) Salman : 2 times & 3rd ) Aamir Khan : 0 times . (Worldwide)
    1 ) Shah Rukh Khan : 7 times . 2nd ) Salman Khan : 0 times & 3rd ) Aamir : 0 time . (Overseas)

    Shah Rukh Khan 13.. Salman 4.. Aamir 0.

    • No. of years that all time top actors stayed at the top in INDIA . Among Khans . ( acc to BOI )

    1) Shah Rukh Khan : 16 times/years . 2nd ) Salman Khan 5 times/years & 3rd Aamir Khan : 0 time .

    See the difference !

  • @Bollywood Fan : so ? So called mega star doesn’t have all time highest grosser since Biwi ho to aisi ( 27 years) . at least SRK has given WW highest grossers in 2010/2011 & countless in OS in this period.

  • Hard hitting true facts are —

    1) • SRK has most no. of All time blockbusters, India/Overseas & Worldwide.
    2) • SRK has most no. of blockbusters, India/Overseas & Worldwide.
    3) • SRK has most no. of Successful/hits films, India/Overseas & Worldwide.
    4) • SRK has most no. HGOTY, India/Overseas & Worldwide.
    5) • SRK has most no. of Opening, weekend, week records, India/OS & WW.
    6) • SRK has most no. of All time highest grosser..
    and
    1) • Salman has RECORD of giving back to back 11 flops/disasters..
    2) • Salman has record of giving 9 back to back unsuccessful & flop films..
    3) • Salman has record of giving back to back 7 *flops/disasters*..
    4) • Salman has record of giving 5 + flops/disasters that too 3 times..
    5) • Salman has record of giving back to back lowest grossing films of all decades..
    6) • Salman has record of giving flops/disasters for a whole ‘decade’ (0 solo/original film)

  • most flops given star-salman

    most disasters-salman

    most logtd (in lead)-salman

    1 and 1/2 decade struggling.

    0 best performance and a non actor of Bollywood.

    0 honour,respect and GLORY and has criminal image.

    in SUCCESS,far behind than SRK, even Aamir etc.

  • Not fair enough to compare a solo release like bb or prdp with dilwale. I am sure that if dilwale releases solo, it will break pk record.

  • PrdP is looking some stupid wannabe Magnum-Opus film but I know it will end up something very silly.
    On the otherside,Dilwale is just another Rohit shetty movie with a hamming overactor a freakish car show.So i can’t expect from these 2 movies.

    On the other hand,Tamasha is looking a well made gorgeous movie with refreshing storyline.

    So,highest grosser of the year would be bajrangi followed by Tamasha at no.2

  • Again Salman dominating everywhere….
    2015 belongs to Salman and 2016 belongs to aamir…
    When it comes to highest grossing of the year we think about only aamir n Salman..
    Salmir rocks…

  • ‪‎SRK‬ Clashes with Top
    Superstars : HE BEATEN THEM ALL :-

    1) 1995 : SRK vs Aamir :-
    Raam Jaane VS Akele Hum Akele Tum
    Verdict :-
    Raam Jaane — HIT
    AHAT — FLOP
    2) 1998 SRK VS Amithab,
    Govinda :-
    Kuch Kuch Hota Hai VS Bade Miya
    Chote Miya
    Verdict :-
    KKHH — ATBB
    BMCM — SEMI HIT
    3) 2000 SRK Vs Hrithik
    Mohabatien Vs Mission Kashmir
    Mohabbatien — Blockbuster
    Mission Kashmir — SEMI HIT.
    4) 2004 SRK VS Akshay
    Veer Zaara VS Aitraaz
    VZ — Blockbuster
    Aitraaz — AVERAGE
    5) 2006 SRK vs SAMAN, AKSHAY :-
    DON vs Jaanemann
    DON — HIT
    Jaaneman — flop
    6) 2007 SRK Vs Ranbir
    OM SHANTI OM vs SAAWARIYA
    OSO — BLOCKBUSTER
    Sawariya — FLOP
    7) 2012 SRK VS Ajay
    JAB TAK HAI JAAN vs Son Of Sardar
    JTHJ — SuperHIT (122 cr)
    SOS — HIT. (105 cr)

    So better be away from Clash with
    King Khan, he will destroy anyone
    who came his way. THE DESTROYER KHAN !!!

  • Barack Obama- I am the President of the most powerful Nation on Earth.

    Bhaitards- Chal fut be! highest grosser de ke dikha pehle.

  • 1) Salman khan- Sooraj Barjatya: A combination that gave an all time record worldwide grosser 20 years ago.May be the best actor-director combination Bollywood has ever seen.
    2) Shahrukh Khan-Rohit Shetty: A combination that gave an all time record worldwide grosser 2 years ago..

    3) The opening of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will be bumper because it has salman Khan coming on a national holiday but to beat major lifetime records every film needs to have that X-factor apart from the Word-Of-Mouth.If the film manages to connect the right chord with all section of audience then sky is really the limit for PRDP.but from 3rd week onwards it will be facing two big films consecutively.so it will be interesting to see that how much can Tamasha and hate story 3 affect the business thereafter.

    4) On the other hand Dilwale has to be the biggest film of the year because the star cast cannot get any better and the director is enjoying a dream run with his every single outing.The last time Shahrukh Khan-Rohit Shetty came together,they shattered every box office record including the unimaginable,unbreakable lifetime record of 3 idiots..not only that,such was the kind of appreciation of chennai express that no film managed to get a hit status at the box office for the next 3 weeks. This time the situation is a bit different. They are facing a clash on the same day but are having the next 4 weeks completely open.Now if the appreciation is good as chennai express or even better than that,then no lifetime record is out of reach for this film.Only opening records might not be broken because the screen space will not be the widest ever but whatever screen size Dilwale gets,it is going to open on an earth-shattering note that’s for sure..keeping in mind how genius SRK is in marketing his films, I expect that from DIWALI to DILWALE SRK will make sure that his film is the most awaited one and indeed the biggest carnival of 2015.

  • @Ranbir Rocks Bro, You are absolutely right! What if Dilwale turns into something utter crap like Himmatwala or an action Jackson.It will fall rapidly and Tamasha will have more than a month to rock and it may end up crossing even Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

    #FingersCrossed Bro! Ranbir literally rocks.

  • #PRDP box office prediction :
    35 + 25 +25 + 30 = 115 cr nett 4-Holiday weekend
    13+11+9.5+7.5 = 41 cr nett on weekdays

    1st week total = 156 cr nett

    2nd weekend = 18 + 2nd weekdays = 9.50 cr
    2nd week total = 27.50 cr nett

    Reamaing weeks = 14.50 cr

    Total lifetime Business of PRDP will be = 198 cr Nett Minimum $$$

  • By seeing the desperacy in promotions, i am predicting the lifetime as-

    prdp= 160cr(flop)

    dilwale= 170cr (flop)

    tamasha=210cr(atbb)

    i challenge anyone to prove this wrong.. !!!!!

  • BB will remain the highest in domestic market..dont know about overseas may be dilwale will be on top in overseas..PRDP not gonna collect more dn 250 crs i guess hope ill prove weong..after long tym ill skip salman movie..cant say about dilwale collection..cos clash will be there ..but eagely waiting for dilwale..all the best for all movies..hate story3 and dilwale are in my watching list..

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