Top 10 Biggest Box Office Hits 2012

2012 has been an excellent year for Bollywood. Big budget ‘superstar’ films rocked the box office, while small-budget content driven films like Barfi, Kahaani, Oh My God and Vicky Donor were surprise hits.

One of India’s popular new agencies’ IANS picks the Top 10 Biggest Box Office Hits of 2012.

Note: Dabangg 2 has not been included in the list because the film is yet to complete it’s theatrical run. Most likely to take the second spot.

1: Ek Tha Tiger

Ek Tha TigerThe very fact that former real-life couple Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan were the lead pair for this film was enough to draw audiences to the theatres. Its songs, picturisation and power-packed action kept the cash registers ringing, and helping this film garner approximately Rs 199 crore. Salman played an Indian spy named Tiger, who falls head over heels in love with a female spy from Pakistan, essayed by Katrina. Their chemistry, of course, worked. The film also grossed more than Rs 300 crores worldwide.


2: Rowdy Rathore

Rowdy RathoreThe return of ‘khiladi’ Akshay Kumar – that’s what this film was awaited for. Akshay’s action, mixed with Prabhudheva’s distinct taste of dance and exaggerated jumps, gave Hindi movie buffs a perfect masala affair. The Bollywood remake of Telugu movie “Vikramarkudu”, it also stared Sonakshi Sinha. The movie earned Rs 140 crore and was Akshay’s second 100 crore grosser of the year.



3: Agneepath

AgneepathA remake yet again. “Agneepath” was a dream debut for Karan Malhotra. He added a contemporary touch to the eponymous 1990 movie. With Hrithik Roshan reprising the role of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan and Sanjay Dutt playing the villain Kaancha Cheena, Agneepath turned out to be 2012’s first blockbuster and managed to mint around Rs 120 crore. 2011 was good for Hrithik, 2012 even better!


4: Housefull 2

Housefull 2One would hardly think of enjoying a movie with 12 known actors playing key roles. But this one managed to entertain viewers. A sequel to hit 2010 movie “Housefull”, this Sajid Khan film, with its classic comic sequences, but slightly crowded cast, made over Rs 110 crore at the box office and gave Akshay, who a going through a lean patch, a much-needed hit.



5: Barfi!

Barfi!The simple story line, sensitive treatment and excellent performances helped Anurag Basu’s “Barfi!” establish an emotional connect with the audience. The love story of a deaf and mute boy, played deftly by Ranbir Kapoor, with an autistic girl, essayed by National award-winning actress Priyanka Chopra, left many teary eyed. India’s official entry for the foreign film category Oscar this year, the movie, which is now out of the Oscar race, made collections of Rs 110 crore.


6: Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Jab Tak Hai JaanLove was redefined in typical Yash Chopra way with “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. The late filmmaker, who bid adieu to the world just a few days before the movie’s release, gave his final work with the king of romance Shah Rukh Khan in the lead. The movie, also featuring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, captured the scenic beauty of London and Kashmir very well – garnering collections of over Rs.120 crore.



7: Bol Bachchan

Bol BachchanIt was hard to think of a modern day version of the 1979 comedy “Gol Maal”. But Rohit Shetty made it happen – and how! This Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgn-starrer turned out to be truly ‘paisa vasool’. Ajay’s one-liner English dialogues and Abhishek’s double dhamaal paved the way for crossing the Rs.100-crore mark for this film.




8: Son Of Sardaar

Son Of SardaarRemember Ajay Devgn and his “Phool Aur Kaante” stunt on two bikes? He took it to the next level by riding together on two horses in “Son of Sardaar”. A turban-clad Ajay managed to tickle the viewers’ funny bone, along with Sanjay Dutt and Sonakshi Sinha, and helped this movie make around Rs.105 crore.



9: Talaash

TalaashAamir Khan’s Midas touch rarely fails. “Talaash” was just another case in point. This suspense thriller by Reema Kagti narrated the story of a Mumbai cop trying to put a puzzle in place and it kept the audience on the edges of their seats. The film, also starring Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji, made around Rs.90 crore at the Indian box office.




10: OMG: Oh My God!

OMG: Oh My God!Comedy, sadness, anger and greed. Paresh Rawal carried out all emotions in one character flawlessly. Akshay Kumar played god in the Umesh Shukla-directorial, which questioned the existence of god. Complete with humour and a message, the movie minted over Rs.70 crore at the box office.

List by IANS



  • Dear Indicine, Will you please bother to explain how come Barfi which made collections of 110 crores according to your article is ahead of Jab Tak Hai Jaan which made 120 crores?

  • And how come Housefull 2 is also ahead of JTHJ with collections of just 110 crores in comparison to JTHJ’s 120 crores??

  • Why u guys r always mystify boxoffice in India… pls differentiate between HIT and GROSS. Is this a top 10 HIT or top 10 GROSS? How a film like talaash n so of sardar can be above of OH MY GOD? Considering d title of ur article is TOP 10 BIGGEST BOXOFFICE HITS…

  • Reality of JTHJ v/s D2
    JTHJ :
    2500 screens, 3 hour run time, Competition from Masala SOS, Romantic genre
    3700 screens, 1 hr 45m runtime, solo release, full mass masala movie, action and item song genre
    JTHJ collection : 127 Cr, overseas 84 cr
    D2 Collection : 140 Cr, overseas 50 Cr
    So its clear Bhai is the BO king.. Er.. Okay bhai is average.. er sorry Bhai rocks :)

  • Top reasongs why Dabangg-2 is a family film :
    1) Semi nude women doing a lot of item songs.
    2) Chunkey pandey tells his father that his mother did not like sleeping with him.. Waaaah
    3) Chunkey pandey asks the doctor how many more months before he can have sex with his pregnant wife.. waaah
    4) Chunkey pandey makes a double meaning reference to vagina.
    5) Lot of 3rd class bad words used from our chunkey bhaiyya
    6) When makkhi knocks chunkey pandey’s door, he says how did you come to know i have just finished having sex with your bhabhi.. Waaaaah
    Enjoy with your family.

  • Typical Salman fan :
    1) Dabangg-2 will bring hurricane to india and cross 250cr.. er sorry it actually it has brought a wave of cold in north.. so Dabangg-2 will shatter earth and make 150cr.. haha and pls keep ind-pak match in mind as well
    2) Salman films are story and script independent.. er sorry we made a mistake, nobody seems to be liking the story and nobody seems interested
    3) Opening day record of ETT will be broken.. er sorry we forgot its a working day so it is still good

  • Typical Salman fan :
    1) Dabangg-2 will bring hurricane to india and cross 250cr.. er sorry it actually it has brought a wave of cold in north.. so Dabangg-2 will shatter earth and make 150cr.. haha and pls keep ind-pak match in mind as well
    2) Salman films are story and script independent.. er sorry we made a mistake, nobody seems to be liking the story and nobody seems interested
    3) Opening day record of ETT will be broken.. er sorry we forgot its a working day so it is still good..

  • Hi…also in the article published the other day, where all top actors were considered for their performance in the last decade, Talaash was counted as semi hit….whereas here it features amongst the top 10 hits of the year…..yes I know that verdict was taken from boxofficeindia but just one film makes a difference in the final analysis……

    PS: According to all other trade website and analysts, Talaash is Hit @ Indian Box Office and Super Hit @ Overseas Box Office !

  • @ Indicine
    when you comparing all the films in reference of BOI,why you are not showing JTHJ’s figures according BOI 101crs.

  • why u r hesitate to put a small budget film ahead of big budget even if d small budget is more Hit than d big budget? Film can gross 100cr if its performance didnt reach up to d mark d final verdict to be low as hit,s/hit or even average considering d screens capacity n budget of d film. In d other side a small budget film can gross 50cr to be term as super hit or even blockbuster.

    So in this case when u will bring d list of d biggest hit, that small budget with 50cr ll going to be ahead of that big budget with 100cr. But if its a top biggest grosser, yeah no doubt that big budget with 100cr ll go ahead of d small budget with 50cr… we ll not make a complain in that… pls try to be unbiased


  • @Indicine: sorry i read again it’s not ur article, it’s written by one of d India’s popular new agencies’ IANS… So pls if u have a contact with him, correct him.

  • Hahahahaha even ranbir kapoor beat srk with his mute film and also srk has biggest director,biggest heroines,biggest banner while ranbir has small director,not very known heroine,and also he was tell any words in film but phir bhi ranbir ne srk ko hara diya shame shame shame shame on you srk fans hahahahah..

  • So sallu mia fans always said jthj collected 102 crs only as they followed BOI.
    Now according to the same website the 5 day business of Dabangg 2 is 85 crs which means 7 days will take it to do 100 crs and lifetime can never be above ETT.
    my prediction 150 or 160 crs at max.

  • @iamvashisht shame shame on you man your srk,s movie has do 100cr in its lifetime but d2 collect it in only 7days i think you are shameless.

  • @Dabangg2
    let me remind you that himesh reshamia’s aap ka suroor beat the dream project of salman that is veer.

  • @Dabangg 2
    SRK has nothing 2 do with 100 crs. Ask your heart and place dabangg 2 in place of jthj opposite SOS. Anyways salman fans talk about collections, where were ur collections 3 years back when he gave back to back flops.

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