In the last one week in Indian film land, numerous records were broken and new benchmarks were set but nobody is complaining because well, records are meant to be broken. There was a period in Bollywood when being in the 100 crore club was considered to be prestigious and every film aimed at the 100 crore mark. But times as well as the economics of films have changed drastically in the last 5 years and now we have a 300 crore club in Bollywood inaugurated by Aamir Khan’s 2014 blockbuster P.K. Both Salman Khan and Aamir Khan have two films each in this club and the latest entrant is S.S. Rajamouli’s epic saga Baahubali 2.
Hindi film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the same recently.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 7, 2017
Let’s take a look at the movies that have netted an amount of over 300 crores at the Indian box office:
DANGAL : Release date : 26th December 2016
Cast : Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra
The film was released in approximately 4300 screens in India.
Domestic Net Box office collection: Rs. 387 crores
PK : Release date : 19th December 2014
Cast : Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla
The film released in approximately 5200 screens in India.
Domestic Net Box office collection: Rs. 338 crores
BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION : Release date : 28 April 2017
Cast : Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Rana Daggubati, Sathyaraj.
India screen count of the film was 6500 which includes Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam versions.
Domestic Net box office collection : Rs. 328 crores *
(*The film is still running in theatres)
BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN: Release date : July 17th 2015
Cast : Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harshaali Malhothra
The film released in 4500 screens nationwide.
Domestic Net Box office collection : Rs. 316 crores
SULTAN : Release date : July 6th 2016
Cast : Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma
The film released in 4200 screens across India.
Domestic Net box office collection : Rs. 301 crores.
With just 5 films in this prestigious club as of now, we cannot wait to see who makes it to this club this year.
Also will Baahubali 2 form the 400 crore club with it’s hindi version? All we have to do is, wait and watch!!
#Baahubali2 is speeding towards ₹ 400 cr… [Week 2] Fri 19.75 cr, Sat 26.50 cr, Sun 34.50 cr. Total: ₹ 327.75 cr Nett. HINDI. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 8, 2017