Top 10 Highest-Earning Bollywood Movies: The Business of movies has been sprinting through their own records. 100 Crore is just the start, the money games have extended way beyond those number.
While there is no doubt that domestic screen grosses great numbers, but from past few years there has been a rise in earnings from the overseas as well. The up till now untapped international markets are becoming the game changers for our Indian film.
- Gross- 1864 Crore
- India: 542.34 Crore
- Overseas: 1419 Crore
Dangal is fifth highest grossing non-English films of all time. Made on a Budget of 70 Crore, the film stars Aamir Khan, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sakshi Tanwar, and Suhani Bhatnagar.
Based loosely based on Phogat sisters, who went on to become India’s first world-class female wrestlers. Dangal was shown on an estimated 4300 screens in India and 1000 screens internationally.
Secret Superstar (2017)
- Gross: 903 Crore
- India: ₹90 Crore
- Overseas: ₹822 Crore
Secret Superstar was a sleeper hit of the millennia. It performed well on domestic screens, but when it was released in China all records were broken. Made on a limited budget of 15 Crore the film became one of the most profitable films of all time with over 6,000% return on investment.
The film stars Zaira Wasim, Aamir Khan, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, Tirth Sharma. It is a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl, who aspires to be a singer and uploads videos on YouTube while disguising her identity with a niqab. The film explores her relationships with her mother, father, and mentor.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
- Gross: 886 Crore
- India: 433 Crore
- Overseas: 453 Crore
The eid release of Bollywood’s Bhaijaan was a super duper blockbuster, it took just 9 days to earn ₹200 crore from its domestic box office run.
Made on a Budget of 90 Crore, Bajrangi Bhaijaan stars Salman Khan, Harshaali Malhotra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The movie revolves around an ardent devotee of Hanuman, who shelters a mute six-year-old Pakistani girl. He then takes her back to her hometown in Pakistan and to her parents.
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- Gross: 832 Crore
- India: 489 Crore
- Overseas: 343 Crore
Upon its release, the Amir Khan starrer set multiple records. PK was the first Bollywood film to earn ₹1 billion (US$15 million) nett from online bookings. It grossed ₹175 Crore worldwide in its first weekend and went on to become the highest-grossing Indian film, in both domestic as well as international markets.
Baahubali 2 Hindi (2017)
- Gross: 830.24 Crore
- India: 736.24 Crore
- Overseas: 94 Crore
Made on a high but justified budget of ₹250 Crore, Baahubali slayed the Indian audiences. The Indian fantasy action film was made simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil and later dubbed into Hindi. Do note that this is the gross earning of the Hindi version only.
The film had Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj, and Nassar in pivotal role.
- Gross- 589 Crore
- India: 420.65 Crore
- Overseas: 168 Crore
The Anushka Sharma and Salman Khan starrer was another Eid release. Sultan created a new record for Advance Bookings, on its day of release, it received an average of 70% audience occupancy.
Directed by Ali Abbas the film was made on a Budget of 70 Crore. Sultan also stars Amit Sadh and Randeep Hooda in supporting roles. The film describes the life of a fictional wrestling champion from Haryana, whose successful career creates a rift in his personal life.
Dhoom 3: Back in Action (2013)
- Gross- 589 Crore
- India: 372 Crore
- Overseas: 186 Crore
The third installment of the Dhoom series had Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra reprising their roles of protagonists as Aamir Khan essayed the antagonist. Katrina Kaif and Jackie Shroff played supporting roles.
Made on a budget of ₹175 crore, it was one of the most expensive Indian films and the first one to be released in the IMAX motion picture film format with Dolby Atmos surround sound. The film went on to gross ₹4 billion worldwide in just ten days and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of its time.
- Gross- 585 Crore
- India: 386 Crore
- Overseas: 186 Crore
With a production budget of ₹ 215 Crore, Padmaavat is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made. Loosely based on the epic poem Padmavat by Malik Muhammad Jayasi, it evoked a great revolt across the nation.
Even with bans in major states, the film performed fairly well. It stars Deepika Padukone as Rani Padmavati, wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh, played by Shahid Kapoor. On hearing about the Rani’s eternal beauty, Sultan Alauddin Khilji, played by Ranveer Singh attacks her kingdom to claim her.
Padmaavat received mixed reviews as many praised the visuals, the cinematography and Singh’s portrayal of Khilji, but criticised its storyline, execution, length, and adherence to regressive patriarchal mores.
Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
- Gross- 562.15* crore
- India: 434 Crore
- Overseas: 128 Crore
The second installment of the Tiger series – Tiger Zinda Hai is roughly based on the 2014 abduction of Indian nurses by ISIL. It stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Sajjad Delfrooz in leading roles.
Tiger Zinda Hai made a new non-holiday record in India as it collected ₹34.1 Crore nett on its first day and ₹35.30 Crore nett gross on the second day. On its third day with net-gross of ₹45.53 crore tiger had the highest opening weekend of all time in the Bollywood film industry. With three-day nett gross collections of over ₹1.14 billion, Tiger Zinda Hai had the second highest opening weekend of all time after Bahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Chennai Express (2013)
- Gross- 422 Crore
- India: 301 Crore
- Overseas: 121 Crore
The action comedy starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone was released theatrically in overseas markets on 8 August 2013 and a day later in India.
Chennai Express received mixed reviews from critics. Regardless, it broke several box office records in India and abroad, becoming the quickest film to collect ₹1 billion(US$15 million) net domestically. The film surpassed 3 Idiots to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide at that point.
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