Top 3 Bollywood Grossers of Each Month: 2017 films, 2016 Results

We update this popular article on the Top 3 grossers of each month with films that are scheduled to release in 2017. With one month to go in 2016, we also analyse which films made it to the Top 3 and those that didn’t.

Movies that have topped each month this year have been highlighted in brown colour.

January: Airlift became the highest grosser of January, beating the collections of Agneepath and Jai Ho. Next year, it’ll be Ok Jaanu and the two big films SRK’s Raees and Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil. The chances of making it to the Top 3 reduces quite considerably because of the clash, but if one film turns out to be poor and the other finds acceptance, it could top the month next year.

  • Airlift (128 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Agneepath (122 cr) - Hrithik Roshan
  • Jai Ho (112 cr) - Salman Khan

February: Neerja became the 2nd highest February grosser of all time. We have Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Ragoon next year. It’s one of the two months in the year that doesn’t have a 100 crore grosser along with March.

  • Gunday (78 cr) - Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor
  • Neerja (76 cr) – Sonam Kapoor
  • My Name Is Khan (73 cr) - Shahrukh Khan

March: Kapoor & Sons became the highest grosser of March. ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ is the biggest release of March 2017 – will it become the first 100 crore grosser of March?

  • Kapoor & Sons (75 cr) – Sidharth Malhotra
  • Race (63 cr) – Saif Ali Khan
  • Queen (62 cr) – Kangana Ranaut

April: FAN was a huge disappointment this year, but made it to the Top 3. We have big films lined up for release in the ‘IPL month’ next year. There is Ranbir – Katrina’s much-delayed Jagga Jasoos and the magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2’ which should easily top the month.

  • Housefull 2 (116 cr) - Akshay Kumar
  • 2 States (102 cr) – Arjun Kapoor
  • FAN (85 cr) - Shah Rukh Khan

May: No Changes this year, as Azhar and Sarbjit were big failues. We have Ajay Devgn’s Baadhshao and Arjun Kapoor’s Half Girlfriend, both of which could make it to the Top 3.

  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (189 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns (151 cr) – Kangana Ranaut
  • Gabbar Is Back (87 cr) – Akshay Kumar

June: Housefull 3 failed this year. Next year there is Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Raabta in June. It’s a foregone conclusion that Salman Khan’s Tubelight should top June in just 4-5 days!

  • Rowdy Rathore (134 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Ready (121 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Holiday (113 cr) – Akshay Kumar

July: Sultan came second this year, falling just 20 crore short of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, but July has been all about Salman Khan. All his last three Eid releases are in the Top 3. The only other actor apart from Aamir Khan (December) to dominate a month. As he leaves July and targets June next year, he leaves others like Tiger Shroff’s Munna Michael with no chance to make it to the Top 3.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (321 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Sultan (301 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Kick (233 cr) – Salman Khan

August: Mohenjo Daro was a disaster, Rustom did well but failed to beat Salman’s Bodyguard. The other two are way ahead.

  • Chennai Express (227 cr) - Shahrukh Khan
  • Ek Tha Tiger (199 cr) - Salman Khan
  • Bodyguard (145 cr) – Salman Khan

September: MS Dhoni: The Untold Story made it to the second spot this year. Next year we have the big release ‘Judwaa 2’ starring Varun – Jacqueline – Taapsee, which has an excellent release date.

  • Dabangg (140 cr)  - Salman Khan
  • MS Dhoni (133 cr) – Sushant Singh Rajput
  • Barfi! (106 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor

October: Both Diwali releases failed to make it to the Top 3 this year, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil did well, Shivaay was a big disappointment. In 2017 there are two big films, both releasing on the same Diwali day – Golmaal 4 and Robot 2.0 (only Hindi collections will be included).

  • Happy New Year (204 cr) - Shahrukh Khan
  • Bang Bang (181 cr) - Hrithik Roshan
  • Ra.One (125 cr) – Shahrukh Khan

November: The month of November has been dull this year, no major star film, the rest have been rejected. It’s Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati next year, the film will have to make it to the Top 2 if it has to recover costs!

  • Krrish 3 (244 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (213 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (120 cr) - Shahrukh Khan

December: The Christmas weekend has been dominated by Aamir Khan over the years. Stars like Akshay Kumar (Tees Maar Khan), Shahrukh Khan (Don 2) and Salman Khan (Dabangg 2) have tried their luck, but Aamir is in a league of his own in December. Last year, Shah Rukh tried his luck once again, but failed with Dilwale. Ranveer’s Bajirao Mastani did much better, but failed to beat 3 Idiots. It’ll be Aamir vs Aamir once again this year, as he would be targeting the record of Dhoom 3 at the very least. But if there is one man in the industry, who you would place your bet on beating the total of PK, it would be Aamir himself. Strong content, of course, will be the key.

  • PK (340 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • Dhoom 3 (285 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • 3 Idiots (202 cr) – Aamir Khan

Final Analysis

  • January - Akshay Kumar
  • February – Ranveer and Arjun
  • March - Sidharth Malhotra
  • April – Akshay Kumar
  • May – Ranbir Kapoor
  • June – Akshay Kumar
  • July – Salman Khan
  • August – Shah Rukh Khan
  • September – Salman Khan
  • Octctober – Shah Rukh Khan
  • November – Hrithik Roshan
  • December – Aamir Khan

Article idea and Credit: Saksham Duggal



  • Had Bang Bang been solo release it would have crosse 225 easily.
    If Kaabil gets solo release it will cross Airlift in first 5 days itself.

  • Salman khan total collection of july month 855cr
    Aamir khan total collection of December month 827 cr
    After dangal it will be update if dangal earned above 202 cr .!

  • I have serious doubts with 2.0 Hindi collection crossing Akki highest 134 !!!! Budget is too high ,Shankar concept a times seems as if he weeded out before writing scripts like I plus Akshay Kumar may bring bad luck to the coveted prestigious Festival releases.

  • so proud to see the 2 toughest months feb-march belonging to youngistaan- gunday & KapoornSons

    next year jagga jasoos will surely top April. While may still belongs to Ranbirs YJHD that is till date d highest grossing non festival release

  • Next year Tubelight will release in June. That’s mean highest grosser of June too will belong to Bhai.

  • Half Girlfriend will sleepwalk past Gabbar & ultimately challenge twmr for d 2nd spot in d month of May

  • Tiger Zinda Hain is all set to release in December, 2017. If not the top grosser of the month, atleast it will be among top 3 for sure.

  • Tips to Shahid Kapur: hey Shahid, how you doing? I am sure you know you are a flop actor and you must be thinking why when you are good at acting department. But do not worry, from now onwards you worship SALMAN BHAI and his fans. Try developing yourself the attitude of SALMAN bhai….just like Kobe Bryant did of Michael Jordan…or Varun Dhawan doing similar like Bhai…this will make your house hold strong and in 3 years you would for sure be top 3 actors…don’t just give up…be strong and be a SALMAN Bhais copy cat …don’t get me wrong it’s ok to be a copy cat, also be a better copycat like Kobe…this will take you to Superstardom!!!!

  • If we don’t count the LaalMirch/Filmkrarft calculator-wala collections then PRDP is the highest grosser of the month of November.

  • Out of total 36 movies (3 movies per month) 9 are Megastar Bhai movies. That clearly indicates that Bhai is BAAP of box office.

  • Akki leads with three month………….

    u know what that mean he does not depend on single holiday or month to top in that month….

  • @ prashant Akki has three films highest for any actor . Its speak all he is real king . Chinta ta ta . Rowdy Rathore .

  • Does not matter any month Jan to Dec..

    Bhai movie will rock, thats the power of our nemero uno mega superstar Salman khan.

  • Aamir khan wants a diwali release for thugs to break into indicine’s top 3 month grosser.. other than decmbr

  • I was waiting for this and finally you have posted this article . This has been a dull year in terms of Box Office . Dangal should beat 3 Idiots to find 3rd place in the month of December . Kaabil and Raees have a good opportunity to beat Airlift but if both movies do well it will be really tough . Akshay should easily beat Gunday and dominate Feb with Jolly LLB 2 . BKD starring Varun and Alia has a huge advantage of Sequel factor and that should work well . Baahubali will easily beat H2 by a huge margin . 200 CR on Non Holiday is on the cards . Beating YJHD will be extremely difficult . HG and Baadshaho should enter 100 CR Club and target TWMR . Salman will easily beat RR and dominate June with Tubelight . No film has a chance to beat Kick, BB and Sultan . Crack has a chance to beat Bodyguard if it works well but beating ETT and CE will be tough . Judwaa 2 has a chance to beat Barfi ! but MSD and Dabangg will be huge . 2.0 will easily beat HNY because if it fails it will be a massive disaster . G4 can a massive success but clashing with 2.0 will not be a great idea . Beating K3 and PRDP is really tough as Padmavati is releasing on Non Holiday but if it clicks like BM anything can happen . TZH will do 200 CR in the worst case and make an entry in Top 3 in December . Next year is looking exciting both in terms of Box Office as well as Content and I hope it turns out to be at least 20 % more successful than this year . !!!!!!!!!

    Note : The Jungle Book did 188 CR in India and I feel it deserves to be on the first position in the month of April . I know it is an Hollywood film but the kind of business it has done in India needs to be applauded .

    April – The Jungle Book
    Housefull 2
    2 States

    I would love to know your opinion . If you agree or disagree with my point please reply . I will be really happy . Thank You for acknowledging my work and I hope I can write something more exciting and informative in the future . Cheers !!!!!!

  • Bhai is also the Baap of Tiger The Real Khans.

    Akki is done a good job. And with Jolly LLB will get 1st position in March.

    And Srk will get 1st position in December 2018 with Bandhua.

  • LORD LEGEND BOI ON 2.0 ????? makkhians ab yu mt kehna boi is fake kuch ni pta unhe???
    Robot 2 is a Rajnikant film, not an Akshay Kumar film, he is the villain a bit like what Sanjay Dutt was in Agneepath and Vivek Oberoi was in Krrish 3. Even in the Hindi belt the audience will see it as an Rajnikant film as you can’t change the theatrical trailer and present it as Akshay Kumar film who is villain. The plus will be that Robot was a huge hit on television so recall valueis there and the key will be how grand is the scaleof film. These things could make the opening like a big Hindi release in the hindi markets despite it being dubbed. At an all India level it can be anything with a star like Rajnikant there as South records will be shattered.

  • U ppl noticed this : –
    If we aggregate all the points of all respective superstars we get,
    Rank 1 : Akki(3)
    Rank 2 : Sallu(2)
    Rank 3 : SRK(2)
    Rank 4 : Aamir(1)
    Rank 5 : HR(1)
    Missing Ajay?????No Not at all.
    This list is enough to prove the stardom of Akki ahead of all Khans.

  • @Sambuddha RK,
    Half Girlfriend will cross GIB in a cakewalk.
    Have u seen the ranking of Arjun Kapoor in the Top 15 list.
    Pls make better Jokes.

  • Next year tubelight will release in june ,so it will join the june month then Tiger alive replaced dhoom-3 if movie will be good then it will stir the position of pk and it will be top in december month.
    Now a days box office collection is escalating because of salman khan ..! Now my eyes on tubelight for AtHG..!!

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