Top 3 Bollywood Grossers of Each Month

A comment that deserved to be converted into an article was posted by a reader (Saksham Duggal) in the Indicine comments section. He lists out the Top 3 highest grossers of each month along with the name of the actor who headed the star-cast.

We have added our own points including the biggest releases of each month in 2015.

Agneepath

January: It will be interesting to see if Akshay Kumar’s Baby can beat Agneepath this year.

  • Agneepath (121 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Jai Ho (112 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Race 2 (101 cr) – Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham

Gunday
February: There are two big releases in the month of February – Roy starring Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Dhawan’s Badlapur.

  • Gunday (78 cr) – Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor
  • My Name Is Khan (73 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Special 26 (69 cr) – Akshay Kumar

Race
March: A month during which female-centric films have dominated. The target for March releases this year is just 63 crore. Emraan Hashmi’s Tigers and Yash Raj Films’ Bank Chor are the biggest releases of the month.

  • Race (63 cr) – Saif Ali Khan
  • Queen (62 cr) – Kangana Ranaut
  • Kahaani (59 cr) – Vidya Balan

Housefull 2
April: The month of April 2015 has quite a few big releases – Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar, Detective Byomkesh Baksh, Mr X and Piku. Which film can break the record of Housefull 2?

  • Housefull 2 (116 cr) – Akshay Kumar and John Abraham
  • 2 States (102 cr) – Arjun Kapoor
  • Aashiqui 2 (81 cr) – Aditya Roy Kapoor

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
May: Ranbir Kapoor will be competing with himself this year. Bombay Velvet will challenge the record of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani which releases soon after the IPL, a couple of years ago. The other big release is Welcome Back.

  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (189 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Shootout at Wadala (62 cr) – John Abraham
  • Fanaa (53 cr) – Aamir Khan

Rowdy Rathore
June: Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, Emraan Hashmi and Mohit Suri’s Hamari Adhuri Kahani and ABCD 2 starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are the big releases of the month.

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

Kick
July: Salman vs Salman. His Eid release ‘Bhajrangi Bhaijaan’ will challenge his last year’s release Kick for the highest grosser of the month. There is another big release – Dharma Productions’ Brothers starring Akshay and Sidharth Malhotra.

  • Kick (233 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (106 cr) – Farhan Akhtar
  • Bol Bachchan (102 cr) – Ajay Devgn

Chennai Express
August: Shahrukh will be competing with himself, although this year it would be a non-festive release. His much-awaited film FAN will release on August 14 during the Independence Day weekend. The other big release is Kabir Khan’s Phantom starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif – a film that he started before Bhajrangi Bhaijaan!

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

Dabangg
September: Only Shandaar and Katti Batti are scheduled to release in September. More films are expected to be announced soon.

  • Dabangg (140 cr)  – Salman
  • Barfi! (106 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Grand Masti (100 cr) – Ritesh Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi

Happy New Year
October: Akshay Kumar and Prabhu Deva’s Singh Is Bling releases on Gandhi Jayanti. There are also reports that UTV might release Ranbir’s Jagga Jasoos. The target will be SRK’s Happy New Year.

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

Krrish 3
November: Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will be up against Hrithik’s Krrish 3. Since there are 10 more months to go for November, more films will be announced. However, PRDP will be the biggest release of the month.

  • Krrish 3 (244 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (120 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Ram Leela (116 cr) – Ranveer Singh

PK
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. Unfortunately, he has no Christmas release this year. But there are rumours that Rohit Shetty will release a film starring Shahrukh Khan. The last time they came together, they delivered the biggest grosser of all time.

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

Final Analysis

  • Jan – Hrithik Roshan
  • Feb – Ranveer and Arjun
  • Mar – Saif Ali Khan
  • Apr – Akshay Kumar
  • May – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Jun – Akshay Kumar
  • Jul – Salman Khan
  • Aug – Shahrukh Khan
  • Sep – Salman Khan
  • Oct – Shahrukh Khan
  • Nov – Hrithik Roshan
  • Dec – Aamir Khan

Salman, SRK, Akshay and Hrithik have two highest grossers of the month. Ranbir, Aamir, Ranveer, Arjun and Saif have one each.

Credit: Saksham Duggal

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96 Comments

  • Yes Good work Indicine!!!

    This comment needed to be converted into an article!

    Kudos to @saksham! Great article,mazaa aa gaya!!

    This shows how the high grossing films are more concentrated towards the end of the year in Oct,Nov,Dec..
    While Feb-March are left dried out!!

  • You rock man Saksham! Best user of Indicine.

    @Indicine

    I had written a comment-cum article on Raju Hirani and posted it on Quora. Can I post it as a comment here? If you like it, you can use it as an article.

  • For
    January:: BABY needs to be an OUTSTANDING film to cross Agneepath

    Feb: Roy has more than a good chance to top,Badlapur might miss as it will be full on violence.

    March: No chance for bank chor,Tigers will have limited release..So standings remain intact.

    April: Gabbar and Mr. X can cross HF2..Byomkesh may cross Aashiqui 2 if content hits well.

    May: Bombay Velvet has no chance to cross YJHD.

    June: Dil Dhadakne do and HAK won’t be able to cross Rowdy,can cross Holiday though.

    July: Bhaijaan arrives,KICK looks difficult for BB to cross..But 200crs is certain.Brothers will be 2nd highest.

    August: CE and even ETT might prove difficult for FAN to cross.No chance for Phantom.

    Sep:No chance for any film to cross dabangg.Shaandar might cross 100crs.

    Oct:HNY and Bang Bang will be out of reach for Singh Is Bling..It can cross RaOne though.Jagga Jaasoos can cross Bang Bang if it does’nt clashes and music hits the top charts.

    Nov:PRDP will find difficult to cross Krrish 3.

    Dec: Impossible is the only word I can associate for now for any film.

  • @Saksham Hats off to you.The 2nd part of every year have always been more fruitful for the industry as compared to the first mainly because of the major festivals.

  • Bombay Velvet has every chance to cross YJHD while Arjun is Arjun is already at top spot for feb but should be beaten by Ranbir with Roy

    good article saksham

  • @indicine, add some more points too..

    Actors in Top 3:

    1. Salman – 6 times.
    2. Srk – 5 times.
    3. Akki/Aamir – 4 times.
    4. HR – 3 times.

  • BTW Arjun is also at No.2 spot for April, No.1 for Feb and they say Arjun Kapoor doesn’t have a future, he is a crap overrated actor, he is the next Zayed khan…

    In my entire life I havent been humiliated as much as in indicine in last 8 months for supporting Arjun and young actors

  • @Saksham great work man.Innovative and brilliant list.
    Thanks Indicine for publishing.
    In December Aamir All the way. Truly a monopoly of him.
    @babaji good prediction month wise.
    I am surprised that apart from July and Nov I don’t think any film can beat the highest grosser for the month.
    Baby need to do exceptionally well to topple Agnipath,Roy and badlapur both fall short than gunday as the thinks look today.
    Race also looking tough to cross by any film in March.
    Similarly Akki RR and Ranbir YJHD is looking out of reach.
    Salman bn can topple kick so as his prdp which I am sure will cross k3 trade 190 cr mark and also 244cr official.
    Srk fan might fall short from CE and ett it need great content and universal appeal to outdone CE.
    Sep no big release.
    Dec whether its srk-rohit or tamasha-bajirao.PK and dhoom 3 both looking out of reach for me.
    So without Aamir,HR and Ajay 2015 is looking quite dull box office wise but I wish we get lit of surprise to see in 2015 to counteract.

  • @Saksham: Loved reading it! Very Good post. You have proved why we Hrithikians are called the most sensible fans :p :D :D !

  • I had posted an article on Rajkumar Hirani. Is there any word limit for comment section? I think it was a bit too long.

  • Some months ago, I also wanted to post a similar comment about Highest Grosser of a month on Indicine. But I didn’t know which were the biggest grossers of all months. And as I am too Lazy and was not interested in searching about those grossers, I couldn’t post any comment like that.

  • Baby will be the highest grosser of the month.
    btw here is the second part of Tevar.Arjun,Boney and Sanjay.

    Arjun: dad, please this is my chance to make it big. I need your help. Uncli ji, talk to dadji.
    Sanjay: Bhai, Arjun is our son so let’s help him.
    Boney: but…..ok.
    Arjun: I have a great idea..We will follow Sharukhan footsteps and we will cash on Salman Khan’s name….
    Both Sanjay and Boney: wwoow. stop it there. what do you mean??
    Arjun: we will start promoting Tevar before five month of the release like the way Sharukhan promotes his movies and we will make new song for Salman Khan to tribute him .
    you know that most people who live in rural areas are crazy about him and his name is enough to bring the single screen audience to the theatres.

    Boney: I’m just impressed my son. why didn’t you try Public relation (PR) instead of acting because you suck at acting.
    Arjun: thanks dad. this is the first you said that I’m atleast good at one thing.
    Arjun: one more thing. me and Sonakshi will fool the media and will act like we are in a relationship.
    Boney: excuse me? no one interested your relationship since you both have no hardcore fans.
    Arjun’s manager: Sir, sonakshi has more fans than any other actress.
    Sanjay: get out now.
    Manager: but sir, let me tell you one thing. in 2013 she was the most talked actress in social media because of her performance of Lootera and she has a die hard fun. his name is Nipun.
    Sanjay: first Nipun is a critic, second he is fan of Lootera not sonakshi, he liked her acting in that movie only.

    Boney: ok guys, thats enough.. listen Sanjay, let’s start.

    Screening of Tevar.
    our critic Nipun Kumar is very excited for attending his 5th screening after ( Kick,Bang2, HNY and Pk) and tweeted that he is on his way to the screening of Tevar with Anupama Chopra and Rajeev Masand but suddenly he got a phone call from Kshitij AKA Babaji.
    Babaji: where are you??
    Nipun: on my way to the screening.
    Babaji: really, haven’t you seen the movie yet.
    Nipun: no, all critics like me, indicine, anupama are on their way now. but why you asking??
    Babaji: Some reviews are out and they are giving the movie 4 stars.
    Nipun: you are talking about reviews from Gulf countries, right??
    Babaji: no, it’s Bollywood Hungama.
    Nipun: boom, how could this possible? will call you later.
    Nipun got a phone call from unknown person.
    Hello, who the hell are you??
    to be continued….

  • Unknown: I’m Boney Kapor.
    Nipun: Hello sir, sorry, how are you?
    Boney: listen,I’ll send your cheque, please make sure that your reviews are baised towards Tevar and Arjun.
    nipun: sorry sir but I can’t do that and I’m not that kind of people. sorry I can’t accept a bribe.
    Nipun: Good night sir.
    Nipun calling Babaji: Hello, I boycotted Tevar’s screening.
    Babaji: but why? most of critics took the bribe and they were saying good thing about Arjun.
    Nipun: I don’t wanna tarnish my reputation because Tevar is eitherway flop movie with talentless actor so I don’t wanna fool with the audience. I’m new to this business and you know that. wanna to follow in Anupama and Rajeev footsteps.
    Babaji: you are right bro. heard also that Anubama and Indicine refused Boney’s offer.
    Well, we are all proud of you Nipun Kumar. boy,you have a great future behind your back. :)

    When 4 star review of film is out before press show, you know what is going on & what will be quality of the film,best of luck to Tevar for the remaining days. :)

  • @nipun 1:00 am:

    no problem to accept @saksham is the most sensible visitor along with @sky and @rohit. But who told u that users like u, @punk, @hrithik my hero, @ankan, @babaji etc are sensible??
    @yy mithaiwala is a sensible srk fan. Does it mean @sss, @romance, @imakn, @loki, @vikram etc are sensible???

  • Finale Part.

    On the other side of story.

    Sambudha Mukherje AKA Arjun kapoor fan started celebrating when he saw the good reviews that Tevar is getting and he started saying that Tevar will collect 130 cr but after the shocking first day collection, he started making some excuses and he was like..” I will quit @indicine because I don’t wanna see suffer for my youngistan”but the truth is he was hiding and he got depressed.

    Sambudha with his doctor.
    Sambudha: not feeling good. got depressed.
    Doctor: why? talk to me.
    Sambudha: because of Tevar and @indicine family are bashing me continuesly like Navin and Gj007.
    Doctor: how do you feel about that??
    Sambudha: I feel down.
    Doctor: well, why don’t you do the same and bash them.
    Sambudha: that is a good idea. will make a fake id’s now and giving their own medicine back.
    Doctor: how do you feel now??
    Sambudha : thanks Doc. feeling good. promise you I will not quit indicine.

    THE END

  • Aakhir ye @Trust Me hai Kaun??
    Let me try guessing…
    Aamir Fan::Don’t think so,as sambudha has done enough flattering..so ruled out!
    SRK Fan:: Don’t think,same reason as above..so ruled out!
    Salman fan:Could be,But it can’t be Navin uncle,Tiger might be!
    Akki fan:They hate sambudha,they could be,but don’t think they know nipun that well.Ruled out!
    Hr fan:Can’t even think Rohit or saksham can do that even in my dreams..so ruled out!
    AJAY fan:Sani D,Ajay Rocks also hate Sambudha,but they are not that active…still chances are.
    Emmi fan:They absolutely hate Sambudha,high possibilties!!

    So guys,Solve this Mystery..Who do you think is @TrustMe?

  • @Babaji thnx
    @Sky, because no one likes reading a long comment that is why I divided it three parts. Btw thnx

  • @Trust Me: Lol..

    @Tiger: I,@Babaji,@Ankan are also sensible users. But we bash those people who bash Hrithik. We are not as polite and good as Saksham or Rohit. But we are not senseless either.
    As for @Hrithik my Hero and @punk , they bash other actors when their fans bash Hro. Not sure if @punk is a Hrofan or not.

  • Superb article. Hats off to @Saksham. Outstanding job of compiling everything and Indicine took article to another level.

    My Predictions

    January – No chance for Baby to beat Agneepath. It has to collect almost 2 times more than Special 26.. I dont think it’ll happen.

    February – Easier as record is just 78 cr, but I doubt the content of Roy will be strong. When the word spreads that Ranbir doesn’t have big role, people wont come. Badlapur is too dark and gory for it to collect more than 60.

    March – Surprisingly a dull month for business. Tigers has no chance but Bank Chor might surprise if content is good.

    April – Only Gabbar has a chance, original movie was good.

    May – No film will come close to YJHD. That’s a big record.. will be very difficult for BV..

    June – Dil Dhadakne Do has the best chance.. but it will only appeal to multiplex audience. I think current record will stay.

    July – This will be interesting. Last Salman Kabir film did 199.. so their film should collect more this time.

    August – No chance for Fan to beat CE

    September – No chance again. Shandaar won’t beat Dabangg even if it’s as good as Queen.

    October – Jagga Jasoos would need to get a solo release and also great WOM to beat HNY.. Don’t think it will.

    November – PRDP definitely has a chance.

    December – PK record will stay for 2 years minimum.

  • @Tiger:But sallu community don’t have a single sensible fan..What can i say about @Navin uncle,you,@V shantaram,@Virat Kohli etc.

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