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



  • lolzzzz
    SRK’s so called bad phase is way better than salman’s bad phase
    and mark my word with Dabangg 2 salman’s downfall has begun.

  • srk entrance in chennai express inspired salman recent movies… year masses wil be educated becoz srk is doing mass films….

  • Being human is just a showoff by salman
    he and his lawer want him to be forgiven by law just because he runs human being and is doing social work.
    But the truth is if there was no case against salman there would not have any human being…

  • no one talks about talaash whichis not even a hit, khiladi 786 which is average but eeryone is intrested in jthj collections and despite of all odds it has done well and now i know if there was no SOS or bal thakrey death, jthj would have shut many mouths…
    Wise people wait for right time and dogs always bark.

  • SRK watched Dabangg 2 at his home. Even he is trying to imitate Salman’s style in Chennai Express. His fans are still barking. Be realistic guys.
    Rumor has it that Chennai Express is a love story revolves around the bus driver of Chennai Express essayed by SRK and its regular passenger essayed by Deepika!!! Way to go, SRK!!!

  • with every new release sallu was going up and up but with dabangg 2 collecting less than ETT salman’s downfall has begun…

  • Sorry Indicine but you’re just hyping Aamir and his so called Midas Touch when it comes to Talaash. It’s a semi hit by BOI and a disappointment that it stopped at 90 crore when even a Ranbir Kapoor film Barfi crossed 100 crore comfortably. If any other star had disappointed this bad he’d have been labelled a spent force. Doing 90 crore with 2500 screens and biggest stars and biggest banners is nothing to be proud of.

  • after reading all the stuff against SRK & Salman it seems salman is paying some guys here to abuse srk & srk paying some guys to abuse is very shameful thing to make fun of both of them as they have really worked hard for the heights they have reached today in their careers & some people try to degrade them!

  • @ shaji, I totally agree with you.

    Yes, these are negative comments.

    But, can you deny the fact that today SK is undisputed emperor of Box Office.

  • @ MNIK, D2 is not less than ETT. It is still continuing, Dabangg is competing with Tiger, its not a matter of Joke.

  • some idiot srk fans were commenting jthj as something 250 + worldwide gross…..idiots…i’ll teach u maths here:-
    jthj india nett = 102 cr…india gross= 102 multiplied by 4 /3= 136 cr….overseas gross= 72 cr…worldwide jthj= 136 + 72 = 208 cr…
    so srk fans dont show every1 how much illiterate u are!!!
    top 5 worldwide grossers according to boi:-
    1) 3 idiots= 385 cr
    2) ett= 310 cr
    3) bodyguard = 230 cr
    4) dabangg= 215 cr
    5) jthj = 208 cr….but dabangg 2 will surely take 1st or 2nd place and that will force jthj to crash out of top 5!!!

  • @star top reasons why JTHJ is family film

    1. 47 year old acts like if he is 25 and romancing with a girl who is half his age.
    2. 47 year old goes on to next level and even did on screen kiss 26 year old girl. it looked like that if sherek was kissing a beautyfull girl
    3. 47 year old ugly goes onto next level and make a softporn p0rn scene with 25 year old
    4. when getting rejected from a girl(just like his all movies) he goes onto a bomb squad, what a crap

    JTHJ is utter crap of the year and deserve and kela award for worst film of the year

  • @ Tejas, I think not a single SRK Fan is as educated as you. Thanks for the info, beside I would like to add – For Overseas Collections, the footfalls are very less [as the ticket prices are high and there are no tax on it].

    So you can’t compare apple with oranges. In Indian Collections, usually the prices are low [in single screen the avg price is Rs. 50 per ticke] add to that there is entertainment tax as high as 30% to 70% [varies from state to state], this money does not go to thetre owner but to govt. If you compare gross collctions and footfalls in India, it is very high than overseas collections.

  • @MyNameIsKhan lol i pitty on because even if dabangg 2 does less than ek tha tiger but still it will become a block buster and its collection is gonna be way more than srk’s highest grosser. salman worst movie ready has higher collection than srk highest grosser, that is the power of salman. you should worry abou srk’s grapk is going down. raone 111crore, don 2 106 crore and latest JTHJ 101 crore from BOI ok if you guys gonna say JTHJ is 120 crore than ettt is also 199 crores. who knows chennai express may not even cross hundred crores. mind you this not srk’s worst phase this is just the begining of the end and there is plenty to come

  • there have huge difference between the collection of a same film due to different is boxofficeindia and other is of some trade analysts like taran adarsh and komal nahta.due to this lists of highest grossing movies which are prepared becomes full of one who prepares it doesnt depends on one source for entire list.e.g.
    1.jthj-121(official figures),102(boi)
    2.sos-106(official fig),89(boi)
    5.bol bachchan(104,100)

  • After jthj indi cine givin much importants to official figures Bcoz jthj diff as 20cr so wch is huge diff. . Stil indi cine say we are not fan base

  • srk is making movies only for overseas audience that’s y his all movies were made in abroad.
    tell me srk fans u said that overseas audience liked class so tell me y Chak de India and Swades weren’t amongst Top 5 srk grossers in overseas forget swades as it wasn’t successful in India too but what abt CDI it is blockbuster in India but just hit in overseas simple reason is that this movie was not made in abroad location although world cup shows in movie r foreing location but where they didn’t shown any foreing beautiful locations
    srk top 5 overseas movies the list is like that
    1. MNIK
    2. JTHJ
    3. DON 2
    4. KANK
    5. OSO

    in the list top 4 were made in overseas in which both KANK, MNIK completely in abroad where DON2 have majority scenes of foreign location
    so reason is so simple that in overseas only those films were succesful which r made in abroad becaus at the time of making these movies srk and his producer making publicity in overseas too and biggest example is that Ek that tiger as it was shoot mostly in foreign location so it is 2 highest grosser in 2012 overseas and if it was released in Pakistan than probably First
    and for MNIK it was totally shoot in Usa and other foreign location and the kind of buzz they create at the time of release it wasn’t surprising that it became highest grosser overseas which was beaten by The Best movie of Bollywood since 2000 3 Idiots.
    so don’t shout for srk coz his most movies were made in overseas look at Aamir his Ghajini and 3 Idiots both were made in India but still amongst top 10 overseas movies and for srk only OSO is one movies of top 10 which were not shoot in Abroad, i hope every bosy got their answer y he is successful in overseas….
    poor srk

  • here srk fans saying at srk low phase still he delievering hits so what happen if he will be on top his movies break all records so i have a question to u u considered srk is ruling from 20 years at the time of his peak mostly post 2000-2007 his movies like Devdas (Remake)- hit, veer zaara- superhit, Main Hoon Na — Hit, CDI-Blockebuster, OSO_Blockbuster, RnBDJ- Blockbuster, Don-Hit, KANK_Hit, Kal ho naa ho- superhit when he delivered ATBB at his peak, when he broke record except OSO, when his poor movies become blockbuster so if u considered srk stardom than he is only succesfule when he has positive WOM movies while salman is breaking records one by one even his movies carries mixed and some time negative woms that’s called star power to bring the audience into theatre by ur name
    when Aamir at his Peak than he give back to back two Atbb (Record which only he have) with breaking all previous records and established 100 & 200 cr club that’s called stardom but when srk start trend or made records like this, the ans is never and i don’t think that he will be able to do in furture..
    and when Chennai Express release i bet it will fail again In India and in overses too.(the “overseas puran” u srkian sung ) than will say that overseas audience is sadakchap,rikhshwalas etc etc..
    the people who don’t respect their own citizen will never gain respect in outside too……….

  • I have just seen django unchained n I m awestrucked by de caprio’s superlative venomous performance n I m still wondering is he the same guy from titanic, basketball diary, the aviator, shutter island, inception & Romeo & Juliet. Yes he is, though there is space for guy like him in Hollywood, the industry does have space 4 mass heroes like Stallone, Arnold & van damme. Salman is Bollywood answer of Hollywood Stallone & Arnold, aamir khan & shahrukh may try 2 copy Tom cruise, De Nero & caprio but they r not even close to our own hrithik, let alone these talented greats. At least salman has his own charm & unbeatable charisma which other 2 khans lack miserably.

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