Top 5 Highest Grossing Bollywood Films

Bollywood movies are the first choice of entertainment for most of the people living in India and Pakistan. We like watching Bollywood movies and its songs on big screen. Every year, more than 300 movies are released but only few perform well at the box office window.

Increase in ticket price, expansion of multiplexes in India, Pakistan and other Asian and Middle East countries are some factors helping Bollywood to produce a lot more money than previously.

₹100 Crore club is the first choice of any director, producer and actor/actresses of the film, and if they achieve this club, their next target is ₹200 crore club. However, there are few Bollywood movies which have already achieved this magic figure.

Bollywood is the 2nd largest production industry in the world. Over the last decade, Bollywood has seen tremendous growth and popularity and more Bollywood movies running outside of India are enjoying success around the world. So, here in this article, we are going to talk about the top 5 highest grossing Bollywood films of all time.

Here is the list of top 5 Highest Grossing Bollywood Films.

5. Dabangg 2 (2012)


The film is the sequel of hit franchise, Dabangg. Starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, this film grossed ₹266 crore (US$41 million) worldwide. The film was made on a budget of ₹60 crore. It was declared ‘Blockbuster’ in India after its 1st week and ‘super hit’ in overseas.


4. Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani


Youth’s superstar, Ranbir Kapoor is the only actor in the Top-5 list other than Khans (SRK, Amir & Salman). YJHD was a romantic-comedy film which was directed by Ayan Mukherjee and produced by Karan Johar. Trade pundits had not expected that this movie will do such a wonderful business and gross ₹301 crore worldwide. Apart from the movie, its album also got very popular among hindi songs listeners. Tracks such as, Badtameez Dil, Balam Pichkari, Kabira, and Dilli Wali Girlfriend made the people go crazy on the beats of the songs.


3. Ek The Tiger


Yet again Salman Khan is in this list, starring along with his co-star Katrina Kaif. ETT was the biggest super hit film of the last year. The film was released on the auspicious day of Eid and collected ₹32.93 crore on its first day itself. ETT also performed well in overseas markets despite not being released in Pakistan. After roaring for more than a month, the film finally came to stop and grossed around ₹310 crore worldwide.


2. 3 Idiots (2009)


Almost all of us have watched this movie. Beautifully directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film was based on 3 engineering students, Amir Khan, Sharman Joshi, R.Madhavan. Kareena Kapoor was also in the read role. The film was released on just 1149 screen in India and 415 screens in overseas, but it still managed to earn whopping ₹392 crore. 3 Idiots also received highly positives reviews upon its release. The movie won 40 awards; among these are 6 Filmfare Awards including best film and best director, 16 IIFA awards and 10 Star Screen Awards.

With 3 Idiots, our Mr. Perfectionist was the first Bollywood actor who entered in the club of Rs 200 crore.

1. Chennai Express (2013)


At number one position is featuring the King of Bollywood Shahrukh Khan. It is the highest grosser of all time as of now. The movie did this tremendous business only because of the SRK’s stardom and his huge fan following in India and overseas as well. Aamir Khan is popularly known as the founder of the ₹100 crore club, ₹200 crore club and ₹300 crore club (worldwide collection). But this time, it is the Shahrukh Khan who is the first to enter into the ’₹400 crore club’ (worldwide collection).

Chennai Express (CE) is not only the highest grosser film, but it also holds many records at the box office window. Some of its highlight is:

  • Highest 1st Day Collection (₹33.12 crore)
  • Biggest 2nd day Collection (₹28.06 crore)
  • Biggest 3rd day ever (₹32.5 crore)
  • Biggest opening weekend ever
  • Fastest to ₹100 crore club (in just 3 days*)
  • Fastest to ₹150 crore mark (in seven days)
  • Highest week 1 collection
  • Highest grosser of all time (As of October 2013)
  • Fastest Entrant in the ₹200 crore club (in just 14 days)
  • *Includes paid preview collection i.e., Rs 6.4 crore

The film got mixed critics reviews from India as well as from abroad. The music of the Chennai Express was not very good but the action and comedy filled this gap and became a family entertainer. The movie made the worldwide collection of more than ₹400 crore.

As only two big films have to release this year, Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3, industry experts are expecting that these movies may break the record settled by Chennai Express and the list of  Top 5 highest grossing Bollywood films. But this thing only time will tell. So till now, these are the top 5 highest grossing Bollywood films.

This Article is contributed by Rakesh Sahni

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