The highest non-holiday grosser in Bollywood

Q. Which is the highest non-holiday grosser in Bollywood? A film that didn’t release during the major holiday weekends i.e Republic Day, after the IPL, Eid, Gandhi Jayanti, Diwali and Christmas (Sujith Kumar)

A. Good question, because the answer might surprise a lot of people. No film released during the non-holiday weekend has crossed 120 crore.

The highest non-holiday grosser is Sanjay Leela Bhasanli’s Ram Leela, which released a couple of weeks after Diwali last year and collected Rs 118 crore.

The second highest non-holiday grosser is Housefull 2, which gave producers the confidence to release their film during the first week of IPL. Housefull 2 released on 6th April 2012 and collected Rs 115 crore at the domestic box office.

Top 5 list of highest non-holiday releases below:

  • Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela – 118 cr
  • Housefull 2 – 115 cr
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – 112 cr
  • Barfi – 110 cr
  • 2 States – 102 cr

Note: Top stars like Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan haven’t had a single non-holiday release in the last 3 years. Aamir Khan had one, Talaash, which collected around 93 cr.

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  • khans didn’t release their films on non holidays but if their commercial film release on non holiday would still collect above 130 crore but if hrithik release his film on non holiday then even 50 crores is not possible then he will know his reach.

    • @Vicky, Hrithik Roshan non-holiday — Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara 92 cr in 2011, Dhoom 2 81 cr in 2006, Krrish 3 72 cr in 2006, Jodhaa Akbar 60 cr in 2008. He has been delivering huge grossers even before the 100 / 200 crore clubs came into existence.

      So lets talk sense here. When the first comment itself is posted to create fan-wars, the entire discussion goes in the wrong direction.

  • @Indicine : Very well said, By the way i asked u one question too about the issue regarding Shahrukh’s wealth …..when will that going to be posted …

  • you quote krrish 3 figures as 241 cr. but you don’t give the producers figures of barfi which is 120 cr.

  • Haha @Indicine mocked that dumbass ! Gd Job.

    Before Ghajini D:2 ws d only film collected that near to 100cr ! Where ws ur king f masses @vicky ?

  • @Indicine Is there is chance between Emraan Hashmi or Shahid Kapoor to become “Superstar”.
    plz answer ..I have asked it in ur Q & A segment

  • @Indicine Is there is chance between Emraan Hashmi or Shahid Kapoor to become “Superstar”.Emmi was in a great position in 2012
    plz answer ..I have asked it in ur Q & A segment

  • Sum of nett domestic coll of top FOUR movies of year:


    Can we except 2014 will hit the magic figure 1000cr?

    Singham Returns,
    Bang Bang,
    Happy New Year,


  • @indicine this holiday or non holiday release thing is totally bulshit. Is it no holiday on Sunday? How much above movies have done on Sunday? And how much extra holiday benefits towards total collection. I guess not more than 2-3%. For example ce would have released on normal Friday being as a first day it would have done 23-24 cr. dhoom3 did 31 cr on non holiday and 24 cr on national holiday (Xmas). So basically holiday only contribute 2-3% or max. 5 percent.

  • @indicine team what was the domestic collection of rowdy rathore didn’t that film collect 100 crs?

  • thank you @indicine for clarify doubts of non-holiday releases,otherwise some peoples has doubt in their mind that jai ho is a non-holiday release movie.I like houseful 2,which will be always remembered as one of the best comedy movies of all time.

  • I think films like Race 2,JTHJ,Don 2,Ra One,SOS would have struggled to make it to the 100crs had they released on non holidays…

  • Jai ho can be said a non holiday film because repulic day was on Sunday so it didn’t got any advantage of it

  • Among the top stars only akshay kumars movie comes on top when we take non holiday releases and still akki haters bark like he is 70 crores star.tell khans to release their movies on non holidays phir pata chalta hai kisme kitna hai dum.

  • Ultimately its the overall results that matter and Khan rules there
    1.Dhoom 3
    2.Chennai Express
    3.3 Idiots
    I dont believe that fake 244 crore figure given by those frauds.

  • @sumit suman
    No,i don’t think the net collections can reach 1000crs this year.
    2013 had big brand films like D3 and K3,and CE and YJHD worked very with the audiences,
    This year except P.K(only if it is very well made),i don’t think any film will reach 200crs and break D3’s record.
    Remember it was only in 2013 where we got 200crs film,we were not getting any 200crs film from 2009 onwards…!!!

  • Wat were rowdy rathore,ready,yjhd then???summer vacation can’t b considered a holiday
    Bcz students are not the only one one’s who visit theatres to catch movies.another ridiculous ans by indicine

  • One of the best questions so far. .this year 2 states also surprised us wid its collection. Ek villain also has a gud chance. .
    @vicky:it’s okay dat u’re a hrithikhater.but one sudn’t be a blind hater. .kill urself

  • Indicine,which way have you included #JaiHo as a holiday release/pre holiday release,from which part of India do you belong to ? JaiHo has got nothing to do with republic day as it released on 24jan which is a working day everywhere and Republic day fell on Sunday.It has not enjoyed any extra holidays except Sunday’s in its entire run but managed to do 107.37cr.

  • Rajneeti & Salman’s Ready set the trend for post IPL release. After that no looking back Rowdy Rathore & YJHD, can Holiday repeat the history ?? lets wait n watch. All the best to Akshay & his fans !!!!!!!!

  • Since Rowdy Rathore post IPL release is considered as holiday release but I dont think it is. It is unfair to compare post IPL release with Eid, Diwali & Christmas which have numerous holidays. Also technically Jai Ho is non holiday but may be distributors or business dynamics named it as Republic day release which fell on a Sunday !!!!!! The system is not transparent or clear !!!!!!!!!

  • A holiday release is the one which gets a working day as holiday which benefits the collections, any holiday which falls on a weekend (Sat & Sun) are less or equal to non holiday !!!!!!!

  • again proved, KHANS ARE LOSERS without holidays. fake khans. flop khans. ROWDY RATHORE released on a non holiday and still create records.

    @indicine team, highest is rowdy rathor 131 cr not ram leela, please correct it.

  • @vicky, go to some stupid site. the facts are pinching you right ? Hrithik has been defeating khans since his debut till now and he will be doing that. he is one man army. i am glad hrithik doesn’t have loser fan like you. you deserve to be khans fan. go watch their crap films.
    jai ho struggled to cross 100 cr, talaash couldn’t even 100 cr. my name is khan didn’t make 100 cr. don 2 and struggled to cross 100 cr.

  • our golden bhai is so talented that once oscar ceremony received a bhaigiri award from our bhai. such an honour for us. i hope hollywood also learns from our bhai and starts doing south remakes.
    as far as collections are concerned, we bhai fans are not in tension. because whether his films make 100 cr or 10 cr, for us it is all time blockbuster.

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