These are the 10 highest-grossing films in Bollywood history, the collection is more than the GDP of many countries, the figures will blow your mind

By Shalini Bhardwaj July 25, 2023 9:05 PM IST

Mumbai. No one can tell the maths of success of Bollywood films in the last 90 years with any claim. It is not necessary that the film should be good and run at the box office. At the same time, even if the film is bad and becomes a flop, it cannot be said with any claim. Many examples of this came in front of people in the past years.

But some films rose above all this math and set such a record of earning that people’s mind was shaken. If you add the collection of 10 highest grossing films in Bollywood history, then the figure will surpass the GDP of many countries. We tell you 10 such Bollywood films which are still on top on the basis of their earning figures.

1-Dangal: Aamir Khan starrer film Dangal was released in the last month of 2016, December. At the time of the release of this film, even director Nitesh Tiwari had no idea that this movie is going to create history. Made with a big budget of Rs 132 crores, this film took the worldwide earning figures to the sky. The film created history by earning a total of more than Rs 538 crore in India. Not only this, the worldwide earnings of this film also crossed 1960 crores. This film has become the highest grossing film of Bollywood history till date.

2-Pathan: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone and John Abraham starrer film Pathan was released on January 25 this year. This film also made a splash in terms of earning. Directed by Siddharth Anand, this film did well at the box office and earned Rs 654 crore in India. Not only this, the film earned Rs 1050 crores worldwide and has become the second biggest film ever in terms of earnings.

3- Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer film Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a great film by director Kabir Khan. Released on July 17, 2015, the film created a ruckus at the box office. Made with a budget of Rs 125 crores, the film made a record by earning more than Rs 444 crores in India. This film of Salman Khan has become the third highest grossing film of all time. The film had earned Rs 918 crores worldwide.

4-Secret Superstar: Aamir Khan starrer film Secret Superstar was released in 2017. This film of director Advit Chandan was made in a very low budget. But this film had broken records in terms of earnings. This film created history by earning 473 crores in India and 918 crores worldwide. This film has become the fourth highest grossing film in Bollywood history.

5-PK: Director Rajkumar Hirani’s 2014 film PK also gives a social message along with a great comedy. Made with a budget of Rs 122 crore, the film earned Rs 473 crore in India. Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer, this film earned Rs 769 crores worldwide. It is at number 5 in the list of highest grossing films.

6-Sultan: Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer film Sultan was released in 2016. Directed by Artur Jorawski, this film was successful in earning Rs 614 crores worldwide. In terms of earnings, it is the sixth highest grossing film in Bollywood history.

7-Sanju: The film Sanju, based on actor Sanjay Dutt’s Atrangi Zindagi, was released in 2018. This film of director Rajkumar Hirani did wonders at the box office as well. The film earned Rs 439 crore in India. At the same time, the worldwide film’s earnings were Rs 586 crore. This film is the seventh highest grossing film till date.

8-Padmavat: Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavat, released in 2018, was embroiled in controversies even before its release. There was a lot of opposition regarding the film. But when the film was released, it dominated the box office. Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor starrer this film earned Rs 387 crore in India. At the same time, the world wide earning of the film was more than Rs 571 crore. This film has become the eighth highest grossing film in cinema history.

9-Tiger Zinda Hai: Salman Khan’s character got a lot of love in director Ali Abbas Zafar’s film Tiger Zinda Hai released in 2017. This film was also a super hit at the box office. The film grossed Rs 434 crore in India and Rs 564 crore worldwide, becoming the ninth highest-grossing film in Bollywood history.

10-Dhoom-3: Director Vijay Krishnan Acharya’s film Dhoom-3 was released in 2013. The film earned Rs 364 crore in India. At the same time, with a worldwide earning of Rs 556 crores, the film became the 10th highest grossing film in Bollywood history. Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif played the main characters in the film.