Since the new millennium, Indian movies have started gaining momentum and popularity. In fact, the number of theatres, as well as the number of movie-goers, have multiplied manifold. With that the box office collections have increased for each film, as a result of which the producers have been able to invest more into their next movies and make them bigger and better. The Rs 100 crore club started in 2008 and by 2017, we have seen a film enter the exclusive Rs 500 crore club too. Clearly, we’ve seen a lot of progress, but who is leading the race and which films are the highest box office grossers of all time? Well to know that and more, check out this list of top 10 highest grossers of all time. Read on…
# Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 510.99 crore
Prabhas and Rana Daggubati’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was a Telugu film dubbed in Hindi, but it became the highest grosser of all time in India. The hype around the film courtesy the super success of its prequel, Baahubali: The Beginning and the fact that everyone wanted to know the answer to the question of the decade – ‘Why did Kattapa kill Baahubali?’, made everyone flock to the theatres to watch the film, thus enabling SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus to rake in a huge amount and become the first Indian film to earn in excess of Rs 500 crore through its Hindi version.
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 387.38 crore
Aamir Khan’s inspirational sports drama of a real-life wrestler and his daughters – who go on to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers – won everyone’s hearts. Not only did Dangal’s story inspire many across the world, but the screenplay and performances made it a definite watch with great repeat value, allowing it to collect Rs 387.38 crore at the domestic box office.
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 342.53 crore
The uncut biopic on the life of a Bollywood star like Sanjay Dutt had already created a huge buzz. But an interesting storyline along with a brilliant performance by Ranbir Kapoor meant that the movie-goers were bowled by Sanju. A strong word-of-mouth publicity furthermore enabled it to rake in Rs 342.53 crore at the box office.
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 340.80 crore
Aamir Khan’s PK was the first film to enter the coveted Rs 300 crore club and it was all because of the actor’s class act, the novel storyline revolving around an alien and his trysts with the cultural dogmas in India along with a really good screenplay that enabled the film to earn such a huge amount of money when it released in 2014.
# Tiger Zinda Hai
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 339.16 crore
The action-packed sequel to the superhit film, Ek Tha Tiger, this Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer caught the fancy of cinema-lovers. The fact that everyone wanted to know what happened to Tiger (Salman) and Zoya (Katrina) after Ek Tha Tiger made people flock to the theatres. The hard-hitting and emotional plot also connected with the audience, making it run in cinemas for several week and rake in the moolah.
# Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 320.34 crore
Salman Khan’s heart-warming film about a mute girl lost in India and Bajrangi’s struggle to help her get back home in Pakistan pulled the heartstrings of many. The performances, music and the engaging story made it a sure shot blockbuster.
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 302.15 crore
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus featuring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor might have been mired with controversy, but once it released, the movie fans just couldn’t get enough of it. The grandeur and the performances moved the audience, and in turn, helped it become Bhansali’s biggest film till date.
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 300.45 crore
The story of an underdog, fallen wrestler in the new world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) with a heart-warming backstory of his personal life is something that any movie lover would want to see, right? Well, that’s what happened when the film released and after running several weeks at the box office, it entered the Rs 300 crore club.
# Dhoom 3
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 284.27 crore
The third edition of the hit Dhoom franchise starring Aamir Khan in a double role and Katrina Kaif was reason enough for it to be a huge hit and that’s what happened. The interesting plot twists and the screenplay really kept the audience at the edge of their seats, enabling it to rake in the moolah.
# Krrish 3
Lifetime box office collection: Rs 244.92 crore
Though the third part of the Koi Mil Gaya/Krrish franchise wasn’t such an intriguing and entertaining film, but the fact that it was a new movie in the franchise made it rake in the money. In fact, the subject was really good on paper, but had the execution been better, we are sure, Krrish 3 could have even made Rs 300 crore plus.
These are the current top 10 highest grossers of all time. If you see, all these films are biggies and with several massive films releasing in 2019 including Brahmastra Part 1, Saaho, Bharat and Housefull 4, we wonder if this list will change or stay the same! What do you think? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below!
URI: The Surgical Strike, Kabir Singh, Bharat, Super 30 graced 100 crore club! Saaho, Dream Girl, Chhichhore look promising
It has been a good year at the Box Office for Bollywood so far with some more big releases lined for for the rest of the year.
The year started with Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike crossing 100 crores easily and reached 244 crore in India. In February came Gully Boy as well as Total Dhamaal with Rs 134 and Rs 150 crores, respectively. In the month of March, Kesari crossed Rs 151 crores, in June Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat sailed at the box office with Rs 197 crore domestic collections. The same month, Kabir Singh became the highest-grossing film of the year so far with a collection of Rs 331.24 cr in India.
A month into the second half, Super 30 fetched Rs 150.43 crore in India. While the film is still running in some theatres, the final collection may see a slight increase in the numbers. This month has opened exceedingly well at the box office, with Mission Mangal and Batla House releasing on the same day. While the former has crossed Rs 107.56 crores in just five days, Batla House has reached to Rs 54.49 crores and with good word-of-mouth, it may touch Rs 100 cr club.
Even if they didn’t join the big three-digit order, there were projects that did well and almost got there. While Ajay Devgn-starrer De De Pyaar De made Rs 94 crores. Luka Chuppi at Rs 88 crores and Badla at Rs 87 crores were other big hits. Interestingly, three of the biggest flicks this year, Uri, Kabir Singh have set the cash registers ringing without any superstar power.
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The good days at the box office seem to be here to stay for the rest of the year, too, with Prabhas and Sharddha Kapoor’s Saaho, Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s much-awaited film War, Ayushman Khurranna’s Dream Girl on the anvil. Then, of course, there are multi-starrers Housefull 4 and Salman’s Dabangg 3 that have also generated a lot of excitement among the cine-goers. For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.
Super 30 runs successfully at the Box Office, inches close to 150 crores!
The film is seeing a steady footfall in the theatres and is inching close to a whopping 150 Crores and has proven to be a super-hit!
Hrithik Roshan and the team of Super 30 is currently basking in the success and glory of the film as the film has had an immensely successful run at the Box Office. The film which released on 12th of July, has completed a month and a week more and the film is still running smoothly in the theatres. The film is seeing a steady footfall in the theatres and is inching close to a whopping 150 Crores and has proven to be a super-hit! The film is running successfully in theatres not just across cities within our country, but also across nations.
As Super 30 fever gripped the nation, fans went out of their way to promote the film. As the film tackles an issue which hits almost the most neglected pockets of our country and is relevant for masses as it strikes a chord with various strata of not just our Indian society, but world over, people are recognising the film in its full glory as it goes ahead to achieve what it set out to do which was highlight the importance of education. As seen across various platforms of media, fans have been seen holding special screenings, the audience all over has got Super 30 tee shirts printed, as they celebrate the success of Super 30 in the most beautiful manner.
The movie has proved to be an inspiration and adding on to the massive hit, the governments of nine states of Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Delhi, Assam, Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir, announced it as a tax-free movie. Super 30 unfolds the life of Bihar-based mathematician Anand Kumar, who trains a batch of 30 students Super 30 for the coveted Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) entrance exam every year.
The film has received outstanding reviews from the audience and more so, the film’s inspirational storyline with the most entertaining trajectory has won the hearts of one and all around the country, showing a phenomenal growth with the numbers at the box office. From Vice President of India to Rajasthan’s Chief Minister, Super 30 has been hailed by several Indian politicians as a must watch! For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 completes successful 50 days at the Box Office!
As Article 15 completes a successful 50 days at the Box Office, it’s a testimony to the fact that the film going audience of this country is getting more and more aware of what good content means and they’re growing more appreciative of it.
Ayushmann Khurrana is riding high on success and how! The very talented actor whose first release of 2019 was Article 15, created a huge wave amongst the citizens of the nation owing to the mind-numbing portrayal of the caste hierarchy our country faces till date. It was a stare-in-your-face film whose realistic storyline and execution left everyone gasping at our country’s reality and Ayushmann Khurrana, who had never donned the role of a cop, was lauded for his performance!
The Anubhav Sinha directorial is a stark reminder of the deep-rooted caste hierarchy of our country that still persists and the norms related to it alongside the aftermaths of not obeying the set rules. The movie is the most realistic investigative drama which is inspired by real-life incidents. From Dalit rapes to other atrocities, Article 15 gets a hold of the social nerve of the society which presents an alarming situation that the country is dealing with.
The national award-winning actor whose last year’s releases- Badhai Ho and Andhadhun both won National awards, has come to be known for his choice of different and brilliant scripts, which stand different from what the industry’s norm of ‘pure commercial entertainment’ has been. Ayushmann Khurrana has also emerged as the sole brand to promote ‘quality over quantity’ and ‘content over commerciality’.
Article 15 was one such film which was so different, so hard-hitting, and relatively dark and yet it saw a great footfall in the theatres. As it completes a successful 50 days at the Box Office, it’s a testimony to the fact that the film going audience of this country is getting more and more aware of what good content means and they’re growing more appreciative of it. For more news and updates from the world of showbiz stay tuned to CineBlitz!
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