List of highest-grossing Bollywood films From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (01-04-2013) A still from Raja HarishchandraThe Hindi film industry, popularly christened as Bollywood, is one of the largestfilm production centers in the world. The first feature film produced in India wasthe Dadasaheb Phalke directed silent black-and-white film Raja Harishchandra,which was released in 1913. With time, the industry expanded and the number offilms produced kept increasing throughout the 1920s and 1930s. With expansion,newer technologies were introduced including the use of sound and latercolor. Alam Ara was Indias first sound film, while Kisan Kanya was Indias firstcolor film (incidentally, both are directed by the same person). Introduction ofthese technologies significantly shaped the style of Indian film-making, as theadvent of sound popularized musicals and song-and-dance sequences, makingthem an integral part of Indian films. The industry did face problems during the1930s because of independence movements and international wars. The 1940s,1950s and 1960s are often called the "golden years" of Bollywood. Films receivedmuch critical appreciation all over the world. Several notable cinematic figuressuch asGuru Dutt, Raj Kapoor and Bimal Roy were active during these years andwere instrumental in developing the industry. Mehboob KhansMotherIndia received universal acclaim and became Indias first feature film to benominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; till date, it isone of only three Bollywood films (Salaam Bombay! and Lagaan) to share thathonour. Other Bollywood films from the era were screened in major film festivalsacross the world, and some of them won major prizes as well. Parallel cinema also
emerged during this time, and gained momentum later on after a "hibernation"phase.Beginning with the 1940s, Bollywood films also saw major commercial success,and several box office milestones were breached. As the popularity of cinemaspread, theatrical revenue kept increasing. The 1943 Gyan Mukherjee-directed Kismet became the first Bollywood film to cross the 10 million mark.Subsequently, more films breached the 10 million mark until Shree 420 breachedthe 20 million mark for the first time. Beginning with the 1960s and particularly1970s, Bollywood films achieved major commercial success more regularly, andthe revenue earned multiplied manifold throughout this period (a trend thatcontinued into the 1990s); Sholay (1975) earned triple the amount that the previousrecord-holder Mughal-e-Azam (1960) earned, while Hum Aapke HainKoun..! (1994) more than quadrupled Sholays record. Post the "dark phase" of the1980s, business increased tremendously as is visible from the major success offilms like Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Gadar: EkPrem Katha.Initially, the success of a film was determined by box office longevity thanrevenue. However, due to increasing competition from television and the threatof piracy, and later the advent of alternative media, longevity of films decreaseddrastically and revenue became the focus of success. The revenue-earning patternhas become increasingly front-loaded over the years, and now most films dependonly on first weekend/first week revenue to decide the fate of a film, a trend thathas received widespread criticism from industry experts. This trend was furtherintensified after the multiplex boom in India following liberalisation, which causedticket prices and theatrical screening scope to increase. Since 2008, Bollywoodfilms have started breaching the 1 billion mark consistently; Ghajiniwas the firstBollywood film to cross the mark. Considered a turning point in Bollywood,multiple films have breached that mark since then. Beginning with the 2000s(decade) and particularly 2010s, the release size and marketing efforts haveincreased rapidly to the extent that films can achieve the 100 crore mark in asingle week, and the single-day full-capacity revenue can be 300 million.Franchises have witnessed increasing popularity and several highly popularfranchises such as Dhoom and Golmaal saw great success at the box office;additionally, each sequel has earned more than the previous film, makingfranchises a lucrative business proposal.
Below is a set of lists which track the records for highest-grossing films in India(by net figures, i.e. after tax reduction), highest opening days, highest openingweeks and also other specific lists. Since box office figures in India are not trackedstrictly, figures from Box Office India are utilised; only extracts of lists are visiblehere for some of the lists due to copyright concerns. The original list showed theTop 30 films according to net revenue earned in India.Background color indicates films playing on 31 March 2013 in theatresaround the world
Contents1 Highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwide2 Highest-grossing Bollywood films in India3 Highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwide adjusted for inflation4 Speed to the 1 billion Nett Mark in India5 Top Lifetime Distributor Shares in India6 Biggest opening gross o 6.1 Opening day net gross o 6.2 Single day net gross o 6.3 Opening weekend net gross (First 3 Days of Release) o 6.4 Opening week net gross (First 7 Days of Release) o 6.5 Opening week Domestic Gross(First 7 Days of Release)7 Highest second week domestic net. gross8 Highest third week domestic net. gross9 Highest Worldwide Opening Week Gross(First 7 days of release)10 Highest Worldwide Opening Weekend Gross(First 3 days of release)11 Highest-grossing films by month12 Highest-grossing Bollywood films throughout history13 See also14 References
Highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwideAamir Khan, lead actor of 3 Idiots,which collected 2 billion (US$37 million) inthe domestic box-officeThe biggest worldwide grosser in the history of Hindi film industry are listedbelow. Two films have crossed 3 billion (US$55 million). Eight films have hitthe 2 billion (US$37 million) mark while 46 films have hit the 1 billion(US$18 million) mark as of December 2012. All figures are worldwide grossfigures. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!(Released in 1994) was the first Bollywoodfilm to cross 1 billion (US$18 million) worldwide. Since the gross figuresare inflation unadjusted, films of 1970s to early 1990s didnt appear here. BoxOffice India gives worldwide figures for Hindi films/Hindi versions of Bollywoodfilms. The worldwide gross figures are given here after adding dubbed Teluguand Tamil version of Bollywood films.
Highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwide (extract) WorldwideRank Movie Year Studio(s) Director Gross Vinod Chopra 3.85 billion Rajkumar1 3 Idiots 2009 Productions (US$71 million) Hirani 2.3 billion3 Bodyguard 2011 Atul Agnihotri Siddique (US$42 million) My Name Is 2 billion6 2010 Fox Star Studios Karan Johar Khan (US$37 million) Om Shanti Red Chillies 1.49 billion15 2008 Farah Khan Om Entertainment (US$27 million) Singh Is Viacom 18 1.25 billion Anees20 2008 Kinng Motion Pictures (US$23 million) Bazmee Jodhaa UTV Motion 1.12 billion Ashutosh30 2008 Akbar Pictures (US$21 million) Gowariker
Highest-grossing Bollywood films in IndiaRajkumar Hirani, the director of 3 idiots, which is the Bollywoods highest-grossing filmThe following is a non-definitive list of the all-time highest-grossing Bollywood films, by Real versus nominal value instead for inflation, ittends to favor films in more recent years, with all but two of the films in the top 30being released after 2000. Films released prior to 1994 do not appear in the listbecause inflation, population size and ticket purchasing trends make directcomparisons inaccurate. Figures are given in Indian rupees. Highest-grossing Bollywood films in India (extract)Rank Movie Year Studio(s) Nett. Gross Director Vinod Chopra 2,025,700,000 Rajkumar1 3 Idiots 2009 Productions (US$36.95 million) Hirani Red Chillies 1,147,800,000 Anubhav6 Ra.One 2011 Entertainment (US$20.93 million) Sinha Excel 1,062,200,000 Farhan9 Don 2 2011 Entertainment (US$19.29 million) Akhtar 802,500,000 Sanjay15 Dhoom 2 2006 Yash Raj Films (US$14.56 million) Gadhvi 720,700,00020 Housefull 2010 Eros International Sajid Khan (US$13.1 million) Singh is Viacom 18 684,800,000 Anees25 2008 Kinng Motion Pictures (US$12.56 million) Bazmee Taare Aamir Khan 624,800,00030 2007 Aamir Khan Zameen Par Productions (US$11.47 million)
Highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwide adjusted for inflationThe worldwide gross figures are inflation adjusted as of January 2010. Grossfigures of films released before 1990 are not available according to inflation. Highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwide adjusted for inflation (extract) WorldwideRank Movie Year Studio(s) Director Gross Vinod Chopra 3.85 billion Rajkumar1 3 Idiots 2009 Productions (US$71 million) Hirani Gadar: Ek 2.92 billion4 2001 Zee Telefilms Anil Sharma Prem Katha (US$54 million) 1.9 billion Sanjay9 Dhoom 2 2006 Yash Raj Films (US$35 million) GadhviSpeed to the 1 billion Nett Mark in IndiaMain article: The Bollywood 100 Crore ClubBollywoods 1 billion club includes Bollywood films earning 1 billion(US$18 million) at the Indian box office, after excludingentertainment tax intoaccount.As of February 2013, 19 films have exceeded 1 billion (US$18 million)in takings.Top Lifetime Distributor Shares in IndiaThe distributor shares are what the Bollywood industry is interested in as they arethe bottom line in deciding the fate of a Bollywood film at the Indian boxoffice.The distributor shares are nett gross minus theatre rentals. The theatre rentals vary.Multiplexes give 50% in week one, 42.5% in week two, 37.5% in week three and30% thereafter to the distributor. The figures are inflationunadjusted.Though Enthiran holds the Indian record for highest distributor sharewith 1.25 billion, Ek Tha Tiger holds the record in Bollywood films withhighest distributor share with 1.06 billion.
Lifetime distributor share(extract) Lifetime IndiaRank Movie Year Studio(s) Distributor share1 Ek Tha Tiger 2012 Yash Raj Films 106,00,00,000 Vinod Chopra2 3 Idiots 2009 99,02,00,000 Productions Arbaaz Khan3 Dabangg 2 2012 84,00,00,000 Productions6 Agneepath 2012 Dharma Productions 65,53,00,000 Red Chillies8 Ra.One 2011 63,61,00,000* Entertainment9 Ghajini 2008 T-Series 59,89,00,000 Gadar: Ek Prem11 2001 Zee Telefilms 57,00,00,000 KathaBiggest opening grossOpening day nett grossThe following is an extract of the list of the top 10 Bollywood films, which havehad the biggest opening day gross. Biggest opening day gross (extract) Opening Day Day ofRank Movie Year Studio(s) Net Gross Week Ek Tha1 2012 Yash Raj Films 31,23,00,000 Wednesday Tiger Reliance3 Bodyguard 2011 20,66,00,000 Wednesday Entertainment Arbaaz Khan4 Dabangg 2 2012 19,21,00,000 Friday Productions Excel7 Don 2 2009 14,61,00,000 Friday Entertainment
Single day nett grossThe following is an extract of the list of the top 10 Bollywood films, which havehad the biggest single day gross. Biggest single day gross (extract) Single Day Day in Day ofRank Movie Year Studio(s) Net Gross Release Week Ek Tha Yash Raj1 2012 32,93,00,000 1 Wednesday Tiger Films Dharma3 Agneepath 2012 21,72,00,000 1 Thursday ProductionsOpening weekend nett gross (First 3 Days of Release)The following is an extract of the list of the top 10 Bollywood films, which havehad the biggest opening weekend net gross. Biggest opening weekend gross (First 3 Days of Release) (extract) Opening Weekend NetRank Movie Year Studio(s) Gross Arbaaz Khan1 Dabangg 2 2012 63,60,00,000 Productions Ek Tha2 2012 Yash Raj Films 57,85,00,000 Tiger3 Bodyguard 2011 Reliance Entertainment 52,62,00,0007 Don 2 2011 Excel Entertainment 46,33,00,000Opening week nett gross (First 7 Days of Release)The following is an extract of the list of the top 10 Bollywood films which havehad the biggest opening week gross. This includes nett gross of non-Hindiversions of Bollywood films also.
Biggest opening week nett. gross (First 7 Days of Release) (extract) Opening Week NettRank Movie Year Studio(s) Gross1 Ek Tha Tiger 2012 Yash Raj Films 133,22,00,000 Red Chillies5 Ra.One 2011 91,09,00,000 Entertainment Rowdy7 2012 UTV Motion Pictures 77,00,00,000 RathoreOpening week Domestic Gross(First 7 Days of Release)The following is an extract of the list of the top 10 Bollywood films which havehad the biggest opening week gross. This includesentertainment tax in variousstates in India. Biggest opening week gross (extract) Opening WeekRank Movie Year Studio(s) Domestic Gross Ek Tha1 2012 Yash Raj Films 180,00,00,000 Tiger2 Dabangg 2010 Arbaaz Khan Productions 108,23,00,0003 Golmaal 3 2010 Excel Entertainment 83,39,00,0005 Ghajini 2008 T-Series 73,23,00,000 Nadiadwala Grandson10 Raajneeti 2010 72,08,00,000 Entertainment
Highest second week domestic nett. grossThe following is an extract of the list of the top 10 Bollywood films, which havehad the biggest second week nett gross. Biggest second week domestic nett. gross (extract) Second Week Nett.Rank Movie Year Studio(s) Gross Vinod Chopra1 3 Idiots 2009 56,24,00,000 Productions Dabangg2 2012 Arbaaz Khan Productions 37,00,00,000 27 Ghajini 2008 T-Series 26,50,00,000Highest third week domestic nett. grossThe following is an extract of the list of the top 15 Bollywood films, which havehad the biggest third week nett gross. Biggest third week domestic nett. gross (extract) Third Week Nett.Rank Movie Year Studio(s) Gross Vinod Chopra1 3 Idiots 2009 30,30,00,000 Productions Rowdy4 2012 UTV Motion Pictures 15,15,00,000 Rathore Arbaaz Khan10 Dabangg 2 2012 11,50,00,000 Productions13 Ek Tha Tiger 2012 Yash Raj Films 9,50,00,000
Highest Worldwide Opening Week Gross(First 7 days of release)The following list is an extract of the list of the biggest worldwide debuts forBollywood films.All figures are worldwide gross figures. The currency conversionis taken as rate on second Firday after first week(first 7 days only) Biggest worldwide opening week gross WorldwideRank Movie Year Studio(s) opening1 Ek Tha Tiger 2012 Yash Raj Films 208,00,00,0002 Bodyguard 2011 Reliance Entertainment 167,00,00,0003 Ra.One 2011 Eros Entertainment 165,00,00,000 Jab Tak Hai4 2011 Yash Raj Films 148,00,00,000 Jaan Vinod Chopra5 3 Idiots 2012 136,00,00,000 ProductionsHighest Worldwide Opening Weekend Gross(First 3 days of release)The following list is an extract of the list of the biggest worldwide debuts forBollywood films.All figures are worldwide gross figures. The currency conversionis taken as rate on Monday after weekend(first 3 days). This includesextended weekend gross also(including entertainment tax in India). Biggest worldwide opening weekend grossRank Movie Year Studio(s) Worldwide opening1 Ek Tha Tiger 2012 Yash Raj Films 148,00,00,0002 Ra.One 2011 Eros Entertainment 90,04,00,0003 Bodyguard 2011 Reliance Entertainment 87,64,00,0006 Housefull 2 2012 Eros Entertainment 69,62,00,00010 Tees Maar Khan 2010 UTV Motion Pictures 58,93,00,000
Highest-grossing films by monthMain article: Bollywood highest grossing films by monthHighest-grossing Bollywood films, ordered by the month of the year in which theyreleased. For example, a film released on 31 March will be considered a Marchrelease, while a film released on 1 April will be considered an April release;despite the fact that for the former case, the major theatrical run of the film will beoutside the release month. The list is derived from a number of lists, box officereports and statistics, all published by Box Office India. The base list from whichmost of this lists ranking is derived from is availablehere, in the Lifetime grosserslistHighest-grossing Bollywood films throughout historyThe following is a list of Bollywood films, which have had the highest theatricalnett grosses (up to that time), according to BoxOffice India.com. List of highest-grossing Bollywood films throughout history RecordYear Movie Studio(s) Nett Gross Held1943 Kismet 6 years Bombay Talkies 1,00,00,0001949 Barsaat 2 years R. K. Films 1,10,00,0001951 Awaara 1-year R.K. Films 1,25,00,0001952 Aan 3 years Mehboob Khan 1,50,00,0001955 Shree 420 2 years R.K. Films 2,00,00,0001957 Mother India 3 years Mehboob Khan 4,00,00,0001960 Mughal-e-Azam 15 years Sterling Investment 5,50,00,0001975 Sholay 19 years G. P. Sippy 65,00,00,000 Hum Aapke Hain1994 7 years Rajshri Productions 69,75,00,000 Koun..! Gadar: Ek Prem2001 5 years Zee Telefilms 75,50,00,000 Katha
List of highest-grossing Bollywood films throughout history RecordYear Movie Studio(s) Nett Gross Held2006 Dhoom 2 2 years Yash Raj Films 80,25,00,000 Reliance Entertainment2008 Ghajini 1-year Geetha Arts 114,67,00,000 Current Vinod Chopra2009 3 Idiots 202,57,00,000 holder Productions