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.

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)


  • Salman khan baap of all actors.. Aamir khan 12 year ke gap ke bad hgoty diya . Bt salman ka itna gap nai rha kabhi.

  • so overall salman is ruling alone at the boxoffice and no one can beat him now so minority fan base of srk can sleep now

  • People here in Indicine feel that Dilwale is carrying huge buzz but to be honest they feel it because Indicine alwasys post’s about Dilwale.That was the case with BB they felt it doesn’t carry any buzz but it took a opening of 28+crore during pre-Eid day.

  • Well for the current year Salman is very safe. Even PRDP may fall short of BB. Success like BB comes in a long time. Still PRDP should come second best for the year.

    For Dilwale the vibes of last year’s poor HNY are pretty evident. No story just cheap comedy on your face thats what is will be. It will be rejected and BM makers are also hoping for the same.

    This year belongs to Salman. Collections aside he may get his first best actor filmfare as well which he definitely deserves considering the performances till now. Only Ranveer singh I see as a challenge that too only if his film is commercially successful.

    For 2016, Salman and SRK may find tough to get into highest grosser due to eid clash.
    Then it will on 2 men. Hrithik and Aamir. They will be coming after 2 years with quite big films and both having good release dates. Hrithik has just slight edge as if Mohenjo-Daro is having some visual effect at par or better than Bahubali, it should take bollywood by storm.

  • well,well,well boxoffice collections don’t matter much to me
    acc. to critics ratings following will be top 10

    3.bajirao mastani
    4.dum laga ke haisha
    7.tanu weds manu returnz
    9.dil dhadakne do
    10.byomkesh bakshi

    I am very sure pdrp and dilwale will be avg films at best.prdp could even be worse lol

  • Prdd will make atleast 250 cr no matter how bad it may be . The rest will be bonus for Salman Khan and Sooraj. If the the movie reach critical acclaim Bajrangi Bhaijan level I.e both brilliant word of mouth and great reviews then sky is the limit. We may witness another 300 cr for Sallu.

    Anyway, it would be kind of cool to have the top two highest grossing films of the year belong to biggest superstar of India (Salman Khan).

  • Salman and Aamir different league players and grande game changers. No rivals not al all!!
    @babaji : opening better dosent mean it should be highest grosser? Shandaar opened better than pyaar ka punchm2 but what happened? Singh is bling opened fbetter than abcd2 but what happened? Content matters a lot..I love Mohra but the credits even back then was given to Naseer and Sunil.

  • @babaji ka thullu sp u have suddenly changed ur colours, u chameleon.
    For last 2 months u were continuosly praising tamasha and its each and every promo bt today u hv suddenly taken an U turn and predicting only 93cr lifetime(abv avg verdict ) for the film.

    Shame on u kshitiz

  • My tushar kapoor’s mastizaade will beat bajrangi bhaijaan and dilwale. Be afraid, tushar is coming!

  • Here is my prediction.:-
    1.Bajrangi bhaijaan-321 crs.
    2.PRDP- 280 crs.
    3.Dilwale- 230 crs.
    4.TWMR- 151 crs.
    5.Abcd 2- 106 crs.
    I think Tamasha- 92crs.
    Hate story 3- 55 crs.
    Bajirao Mastani- 101 crs.

  • All are brilliant superstars.On their day they are capable of making or breaking any record.
    Aamir has been able to consistently deliver huge blockbuster alongwith quality of movies.
    Salman enjoys an unimaginable run at the box office since wanted and loved by all.
    SRK easily the most consistent superstar of last 25 years.
    Hrithik started his career brilliantly and still able to maintain superstardom. He is one of the most liked superstar. Its very difficult to find his hater.

  • @IMAKN, stop putting your tail between your legs. All queenfanboys, Dilwale ain’t making a sqat..I mean it will make money maybe 100 cr but there is no chance to be top 5 highest grossing film 2015 so better hold your high horses. Trust me guys.

    Btw, The only people who I think will watch Dilwale will be a group of retards like @Xzone,@sss,@Javedkhan,@romance and @phenimal whose parents dropped them off and was happy to have their basements free for an evening that attend this movie. :-D

  • Mark my words everyone present here.. PRDP will be HGOTY.
    . I am not saying this illogicaly like someone mentioning here tamasha will do 320 cr. Lolz.. Reasons for my prediction are as follow :-
    1. It has SALMAN KHAN. dats too in a double role..
    2. It’s releasing on 12th Nov a day after diwali.. People will rushed inato theatres.. A family audience is guarantee of a huge lifetime just like in case of bajrangi bhaijaan..
    3. If the content is accepted (which is obvious with barjatya movie) than sky is limit..
    4. Direction of sooraj barjatya
    5. Two open weeks without any compition.. If bajrangi bhaijaan do 320 cr with baahubali imagine what prdp can do without competition..

    So.. PRDP will be HGOTY as dilwale and BM can’t do it with a clash.. Tamasha will do maximum 180 to 200 if get universal acceptence and also with ranbir not having a great time… Hate story.. Let’s not talk about it.. :p

    So my pick for HGOTY is PREM RATAN DHAN PAAYO

  • Akki was unlucky in 2005 and 2007…..@thullu which kind of adult comedy u are talking about in garam masala….????
    In 1996 kkk was the highest opener but again Akshay got unlucky…
    If tzp had not clashed with welcome hgoty to hoti Hi but also welcome could have Bollywood first 100 crore grosser….!!!
    Plz indicine tell me ur view on this??

  • I guess it all depends on how well Dilwale is received by the audiences.If it turns out to be a good masala entertainer then it has every possibility to surpass BB’s collection.Don’t forget it’s already having 3-4 open weeks.The clash would turn out to insignificant in that case since CE did exceedingly well despite clash with big-budget movies in its 2nd and 3rd week.
    The clash would affect BM more since the pressure would be on them to deliver a masterpiece or else it would be a herculean task for the movie to even recover its cost.Not sure whether Non-Marathi public would be interested in watching a period drama that too on festive occasion where Masala movies are given more preference
    Hopefully as an Srk fan Dilwale’s turns out to be Rohit’s most entertaining movie till date.In case of Happy New Year there was too much of negativity even before the release since Farah was returning after TMK’s debacle and the trailer didn’t excite Non-Srkians much.But Dilwale seems to be in safe hands with Rohit who knows the pulse of the audiences and hasn’t delivered a flop since 2007.Also the movie reunites the iconic Jodi of Srk-Kajol.What more could anybody ask this Christmas when there’s all the ingredients for a Blockbuster!!!

  • salman has 9 according to boi including kkhh because salman was bigger star than srk and was paid more . if we include this year it will be 10 hgoty

  • I was thinking this @Ranbir Rocks is a salman fan ( despite of targeting salman too just to believe everyone that he is not salman fan ) but looks like this Moron is a fan of Akshay kumar ( among one of his active Indicine fans ) who is using Ranbir’s name & spreading hatred towards Ranbir Kapoor by targeting each & every fan base except Akshay Kumar, ( as already these akshay kumar fans are extremely against Tamasha and Ranbir kapoor ), & trying to force all to hate ranbir & be against him but this idea will not help you moron, specially it will not help your idol or his films .

    So listen moron if you say a single thing against SRK from now i’ll not leave your ideal ( who i respect him a lot especially since his fans have stopped targeting him ) . Toh sudhar ja ya phir ready raho same re-acton ke liye.. already everyone is against Akshay here ( except SRK fans ) so better for you to stop these nonsense & stop targeting SRK & his fans if you have lil bit respect for your idol.. otherwise every FC kick you & your idol better than anyone else. Dimag mein gussa lo .

  • Honestly the only film thas has a reality chance to beat BB is PRDP.History repeats it’s self just like in 2012 when Salman produced 2 highest grossers in form of
    1.Ek Tha Tiger
    2.Dabaang 2

  • I still can’t believe Bodyguard was the highest grosser of 2011.It is the most undeserving highest grosser of the year till date.Had Ra.1 not turned out to be a damp squib Don 2 would have easily crossed 150 crores
    Srk has been highly unsuccessful when it comes to Hgoty.You would notice many of his movies at No 2 spot.Mohabbatein,Dtpg,khnh,Rnbdj,k3g all these movies unfortunately turned out to be the 2nd highest grosser of the year.
    BTW I am not sure whether it’s right to include Saajan in Salman’s list of Hgoty.Sanjay was a bigger star than Salman in the early 1990s.

  • @Harsh..Rofl..your comment should be featured at the top
    @Ajay I thought you were a fan of Rohit Shetty’s movies..just because he abandoned Ajay(after realizing that he won’t be able to give a 150+ cr grosser with him) for a while you have started to switch sides..not fair

  • When there is shah rukh khan there is curiosity. When there is srk there is luck.
    I don’t care what people say about dilwale outcome.
    But my heart says dilwale will beat dhoom 3’s record and can also enter 300 crore club.
    Whether or not it remains to be seen !!!

    I will hate if srk works with ugly Deepika again she shatterd our dreams …!!
    both slb and Deepika ruined our dreams don’t give a shit to that flop actor runbear
    they know very well that even without any clash it will be very hard to recover the costs of the film ex – bombey velvet.
    But again they are trying to create an obstacle for srk not to deliver the highest grossing movie of the year ( 2015 )
    I really pity that srk took Deepika in omo and ce just to give her a bright future.
    Btw , I hope srk never works with two garbages 1 – Deepika who was srk best frd and finally betrayed him. 2 – yrf who knowingly intented to release sultan with his favorite star .
    I never ever want these two things to take place again ……!!!!

  • What is done cannot be done …!!
    super excited for Fan 2nd teaser !!!!
    I hope hypocrite yrf reveals sth extraordinary regarding srk role !!!
    love u srk sir !!!

  • @sambuddha: Where is Tamasha’s buzz?? I think it will open around 12-13crs. I still want it to do well but songs have’nt been big chartbusters.It will be a WOM film..lets see,i’ll be happy if it does well.Imtiaz is one of my fav.

  • @kalia : Read my comment again.. I was talking about *lead roles* whereas Salman didn’t had a lead role in HAHK (so can’t be counted ) since it was Madhuri’s starrer, not a salman’s starrer.

    @SK : Better you crappiest Bhaijaan fan don’t talk about good films since your bhaijaan has done most no. of crappiest films in his entire career, even if we talk about this decade he has just one ok-fine film that’s Nawazuddin Bhaijaan otherwise he has done every crappiest bhojpuri remake.

    @Ajay Rocks : even the names u mentioned will watch it’ll earn more than Koyla’s Himmatwala .


    All time decade blockbusters and trendsetters ? 2 (MPK n HAHK)

    Blockbusters ?12 (including 4 ATBB’s)

    HGOTY ? 8 (probably 9 this yr if we include BB/PRDP)

    HGOAT ? 1


    200cr Club ? 1(KICK)

    300cr Club ? 1(BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN)

    Undisputed king of bollywood,Ruler from 1989 to 1999 and from 2009 to present (along with aamir khan) he releasing 2 films per year and both are become atleast blockbuster infact every next salman film is blockbuster !!!


    All time decade blockbusters and trendsetter ? 1 (3 idiots)

    Blockbusters ? 5 (all are ATBB’s)

    HGOTY ? 6

    HGOAT ? 4

    100cr Club ? 1(GHAJINI)

    200cr Club ? 2(3 IDIOTS n DHOOM 3)

    300cr Club ? 1(PK)

    ACE khan of bollywood, the legend without any doubt king of box office(Mr.Box Office) infact every upcoming film from him is trendsetter,HGOTY,HGOAT,masterpieces…perfect combination of hard work + superstardom + content

    coming towards the teesra khan,


    All time decade blockbusters ? 0(despite continuously working with YRF-Dharma)

    Blockbusters ? 7 (including 2 ATBB’s)

    HGOTY ? 5

    HGOAT ? 1

    100cr Club ? 4(RA.1,DON 2,JTHJ,HNY)

    200cr Club ? 1(CE)

    300cr Club ? 0(almost impossible for him)

    YRF-dharma made Queen, ruling from 2000-2008 now it’s impossible for him to gave a single Blockbuster and HGOTY or in simple words even superhit is big task for him without deepika,rohit shetty,YRF,dharma factor and now he prove to whole world that his stardom is not enough to make his films blockbuster that’s why he is searching for his past lucky charms ex.Kajol and probably on his next flick he should cast Juhi Chawla

  • @Ajay sucks , just watched some of the hatred -provocative videos of black ajay in youtube regarding srk ….!!!
    this is the beginning of my hatred towards ajay sucks !!!
    picture abhi baaki hai meri dost .
    I am too damn ambitious that after the super success of dilwale inshalllah and becoz of the Raees and sultan’s clash …
    and because of less of gaps between fan vs Raees srk will Change his mind that he intends to release the deadly awaited movie Fan on Diwali 2016 ….!!
    the real fun Will begin afterwards !!!
    Jthj was 3 hours and boring that’s it couldn’t crush sos but a content-based movie like fan if crushes shivaay iski maza Koch oor hai !!!!
    srk sir if u see ur fans comments plz for ur god sake release fan on Diwali 2016 plz !!

  • credit for saajan (sanjay dutt was there too) and no entry (salman had nothing more than a cameo) cannot go to salman!!!

    therefore in all fairness salman has also delivered highest grosser 6…maybe if u include saajan 7 times….

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