The Indian Film Industry also known as Bollywood is a mammoth film industry, which stands among the largest film industries in the world. The Indian Film Industry or Bollywood is more than 200 years old and started in the year 1913 with the release of the first silent movie, Raja Harishchandra.
In this journey of over 200 years, Bollywood has grown manifold and has a value of more than Rs 13,000 Crore. Bollywood has also broken the barriers of boundaries and generates a huge amount of revenue not only in India but also in other countries in the world.
With the increase in popularity of Bollywood Movies worldwide, numerous production houses have joined the league of film producers. At present there are more than 1,000 production houses in India, which make movies. And every year one or the other movie smashes preexisting records in terms of revenue.
Among all Bollywood movies in India, PK is the highest grossing bollywood movie till 2015 with a worldwide gross of Rs 735 Crore. There are many Bollywood movies, which are present in the Elite Club of Rs 300 Crore plus revenue. This post describes about the Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies till 2017.
A Rohit Shetty movie, which was produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment Dilwale was a super blockbuster movie released in the year 2015, with a total grossing of 384 Crore across the globe.
The movie has star casts Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, and Kriti Sanon in lead roles, with Johnny Lever and Varun Sharma in supporting roles.
Dilwale made around Rs. 150 crore (US$22 million) worldwide in its opening weekend, the third highest of the year.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 394 Crore
9. 3 Idiots
3 Idiots with a worldwide gross of Rs 395 Crore stands at 7th position in the list of Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies till 2017. Released in the year 2009, 3 Idiots is a comedy-drama movie, which was one of the highest grossing Bollywood movie of all time.
3 Idiots was released in more than 2,000 screens and received overwhelming response worldwide. The movie fetched more than $60 Million as a worldwide collection and in U.S.A, its collection crossed the mark of $6.5 Million.
3 Idiots won many awards and some of the awards include Filmfare Award, IIFA Award and Star Screen Award. Also, 3 Idiots also won 3 National Film Awards.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 395 Crore
8. Chennai Express
Next on this list is Chennai Express, which earned Rs 422 Crore as worldwide gross. Chennai Express is a successful Bollywood movie, which was released in the year 2013 in more than 3,000 screens across the world.
Apart from India, Chennai Express was released in many other countries, that include U.S.A, Australia, France, Switzerland, Austria, etc. The movie had a great opening weekend in U.S.A and fetched more than $2 Million.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 423 Crore
7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film,which is written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya secures the second position in the list of Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies till 2017.
The film was ranked among the highest-grossing Bollywood films, with a gross of 431 crore worldwide and had a budget of 180 crores.
The movie was a big commercial hit which stars Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles and side roles by Anupam Kher, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Swara Bhaskar.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 432 Crore
Next in the list of Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies till 2017, stands Sultan.
The movie’s plot revolves around the tale of a fictional wrestling champion who seeks to make a comeback at his feet as he dreams of representing India at the Olympics after hitches in his romatic & personal life.
The lead role in the movie is played by Salma Khan who is opposite to actress Anushkha Sharma. The movie’s genre is a romantic sports drama which was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by the Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj film banner, the movie was a blockbuster and one of the biggest hit of the year. The film was released on 6th july worldwide, which collected more than 584 crores.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 584 Crore
5. Dhoom 3
Dhoom 3 is the fifth highest grossing Bollywood movie with a worldwide gross of Rs 542 Crore. Dhoom 3 is an action movie released on 20th December 2013 and earned more than Rs 30 Crore on its opening day.
The shooting of Dhoom 3 was done in different parts of the world that include Chicago, Mumbai, Zurich and Ticino. The movie also performed well in overseas markets and fetched more than Rs 190 Crore as the overseas collection.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 585 Crore
4. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is ranked 2nd in the list of Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies till 2017, was one of the most successful Bollywood movies and smashed many records since its release.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a highly acclaimed Bollywood movie, which received positive responses from many film critics. Released in more than 5,000 screens in over 50 countries across the world.
The movie earned more than Rs 27 Crore on its opening day and over Rs 100 Crore as its first-weekend collection.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 626 Crore
3. Bahubali : The beginning
Bahubali is the most expensive movie in India, which was directed by S.S. Rajamouli and its first part was released on 10th July 2015. Bahubali was simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu and released in 3 other languages including Hindi. The cast of the film includes Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Tamannaah Bhatia.
Bahubali is made on a large scale with a cost of Rs 260 Crore and the first ever film in the Indian history to have IMDB Rating of 9.4.
Bahubali on its first day collected more than Rs 50 Crore and became the first film to cross the mark of Rs 100 Crore in just 4 days.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 650 Crore
Dangal was released on 23th december 2016. Production by the Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions, and UTV Motion Pictures, the movie turned out to be a super hit at theatres.
This chartbuster movie earned more than 693.93 crores worldwide. Dangal was released in US on December 21st and wordlwide on 23rd December. The movie recieved very high acclamation by almost every critic in the country whether magazine or newpaper or movie critics.
Being the lead actor, Aamir Khan playes the role of biographical sportsperson who is a on former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The movie lays out the journey of how his wrestling daugthers won over the societal opression and struugles to achieve the glory at the Commonwealth Games.
The film’s first weekend collections was accounted to be Rs. 106.95 crore. On 9 January 2017, Dangal became the highest grossing Indian film domestically, which surpassed the Aamir Khan’s previous film PK.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 693 Crore
Released in the year 2014, PK smashed all records and fetched Rs 735 Crore as worldwide collection, the movie stands number one in the list of Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies till 2017.
Based on a science fiction plot the film was Aamir Khan starrer and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Released in more than 6000 screens worldwide the movie became the first film in the Indian history to gross more than Rs 700 Crore.
PK performed exceptionally well in India and fetched more than Rs 25 Crore on its opening day and over 92 Crore as its weekend collection.
Talking about the overseas collections, this movie smashed all preexisting records and earned more than $45 Million. In North America PK earned more than $10 Million, which is the highest gross of any Bollywood movie.
Worldwide Gross: Rs 792 Crore