Top 10 Highest Grossing Worldwide Bollywood Movies

The Hindi film industry “Bollywood” is the world’s largest film production center. The first feature film (silent black-and-white) produced in India was the “Raja Harishchandra” produced by Dadasaheb Phalke in 1913. With the passage of time, the industry expanded and the number of films produced.

From the 1960s, the industry achieved major commercial success more regularly, and the revenue earned multiplied manifold; The 1975 film ‘Sholay’ earned triple the amount that the previous record-holder 1960s Mughal-e-Azam earned, while Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) more than quadrupled Sholay’s record. Post the “dark phase” of the 1980s, business increased tremendously as is visible from the major success of films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.

Initially, the success of a film was determined by box office longevity than revenue. However, due to increasing competition from television and the threat of piracy, and later the advent of alternative media, longevity of films decreased drastically and revenue became the focus of success.

Below is a list of top ten highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies of all time. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (released in 1994) was the first Bollywood film to cross INR 1 billion (US$15 million) worldwide.

1. PK (Peekay)

PK movie-Aamir and Anushka
Budget 85 c, Gross: 792 c, India: 489 c, Overseas: 303 c

PK is all set to create history by entering the 300 crore club by the end of its 3rd Sunday run. PK,  so far, has collected 326 crores nett at the Domestic Box Office, which takes its Gross total to 470c. And on the overseas front, the movie has earned 156 c gross, that takes its Worldwide gross business to 626 crores at the Box Office. The film stars Aamir Khan in the title role, with Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles.

The film opened in 22 international markets during its opening weekend and grossed $28.7 million placing at #3 at the worldwide box office behind The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Gone with the Bullets. In North America, the film set an opening weekend record with $3.75 million (previously held by Dhoom 3) placing at #10 at the box office.

2. Dangal

Bollywood’s Top Worldwide Grossers
Budget- 70 crore, Gross- 683.18 crore,  India: 499.64 c, Overseas: 183.84 c

Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar.

Dangal was released in the United States on 21 December 2016 and worldwide on 23 December 2016. The film was shown on an estimated 4300 screens in India and 1000 screens internationally.

3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Salmankhan Kareena Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Budget- 90 crores, Gross: 626 c, India: 433 c, Overseas: 193 c

Releasing on Eid 2015, Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” beats ‘Happy New Year’, ‘3 Idiots’ lifetime earnings. The film has become the first Bollywood film of 2015 to cross ₹300 crore with its net collection at the domestic box office. The movie took just 9 days to earn ₹200 crore from its domestic box office run. It is the third fastest film after “PK” and “Dhoom 3” to earn ₹200 crore in just nine days.

4. Sultan

Sultan Movie Poster
Budget- 70c, Gross- 589 c, India: 420.65 c, Overseas: 168 c

Star Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Amit Sadh, Randeep Hooda.

Sultan is a mixed bag of emotion, action, love and of course Salman Khan. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner. The film focuses on Sultan Ali Khan, a fictional wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career creates a rift in his personal life.

5. Dhoom 3: Back in Action

Dhoom 3 Poster
Budget 1.5 billion (US$23 million) Gross- 542c,      India: 372c,       Overseas: 170c
Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Dhoom 3 is breaking all records in India and overseas. Dhoom 3 became the highest grossing Bollywood film in India and around the world by collecting over 533 cr (US$85 million) worldwide in just two weeks. The film beat the INR3.95 billion (US$60 million) record set by Chennai Express according to Box Office India.

6. Chennai Express

Chennai Express Poster
Budget- 75c,     Gross- 422c,      India: 301c,       Overseas: 121c
Chennai Express is a 2013 Indian romantic action-comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner Red Chillies Entertainment. The film stars Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film currently the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2013. The film broke the record held by 3 Idiots (2009) in the domestic market and was declared a Blockbuster in India by Box Office India. It is also the third highest-grossing Bollywood film in overseas markets. Chennai Express went on to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide, surpassing 3 Idiots. With worldwide gross INR 422 crore (US$65 million).

7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Budget- 80c, Gross- 399c, India: 305c, Overseas: 93.70c

8. 3 Idiots

3idiots Poster
Budget- 35 crores,      Gross- 395c,      India: 269c,     Overseas: 126c
Since the year 2013, the film was at top the list of highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies. The recard was first breaked by Chennai Express than Dhoom 3 and than PK. Now 3 Idiots is at number 6 in the list with worldwide gross INR 395 crore (US$60 million). It is a 2009 Indian comedy-drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, with a screenplay by Abhijat Joshi, and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. 3 Idiots stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani.

9. Happy New Year

Highest Grossing Worldwide Bollywood Movies
Budget- INR 1.50 billion, Gross- 385 c, India: 295c, Overseas: 90c
Directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan, Happy New Year had a bumper opening on day one setting new record by collecting around INR450 million (US$7.3 million) nett, making it the first Bollywood film to reach the figure for a single day. The film released on Diwali, 24 October 2014, in three different languages: Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The film starer Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff. HNY became the 9th Highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies and collected around INR 383 crore.

10. Dilwale (2015)

Janam Janam Dilwale (2015)
Budget- 100 crore, Gross- 381 c, India: 213c, Overseas: 168.58c
Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Johnny Lever, Varun Sharma, Boman Irani, Sanjay Mishra.. Director: Rohit Shetty.

Highest Grossing Worldwide Bollywood Movies

1. PK (2014) – ₹ 792.00 crore
2. Dangal (2016) – ₹ 683.48 crore
3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – ₹ 626.00 crore
4. Sultan (2016) – ₹ 589.00 crore
5. Dhoom3 (2013) – ₹ 542.00 crore
6. Chennai Express (2013) – ₹422.00 crore
7. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) – ₹399.00 crore
8. 3 Idiots (2009) – ₹395.00 crore
9. Dilwale (2015) – ₹394.00 crore
10. Happy New Year (2014) – ₹385.00 crore
11. Kick (2014) – ₹377.00 crore
12. Krrish 3 (2013) – ₹374.00 crore
13. Bajirao Mastani (2015) – ₹367.00 crore
14. Bang Bang (2014) – ₹340.00 crore
15. Ek Tha Tiger (2012) – ₹320.00 crore
16. Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewaani (2013) – ₹318.00 crore
17. Dabangg 2 (2012) – ₹265.00 crore
18. Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015) – ₹258.00 crore
19. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) – ₹242.50 crore
20. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) – ₹241.00 crore
21. Airlift (2016) – ₹231.60 crore
22. Rustom (2016) – ₹218.80 crore

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  • mishal

    salman khan is the king of bollywood

    • Abdul Striker

      joke it srks the only king

      • Caner

        Srks Salman and Aamir are the best 🙂

    • j

      Haram ke Bachha Sunny deol in the babbar King of world

    • Chandan Raj

      tuho uhe h ..m..c…

    • sandra silver

      Kidding me?! Just by looking at the list you can see aamir khan is the best and kings of the kings, otherwise you be blind.

    • rohan ahmed

      cut it off, all from the same country!!

  • prince khan

    srk is the real king

    • sandra silver

      No way

  • hazik

    salman is daddy of srk

    • Vishnu

      So. This is 3rd generation. Salman is 2nd Generation????

      • sandra silver

        No they are all at the same generation. All born in 56.

        • yduck12


          • sandra silver

            Yes, sorry, my mistake

          • yduck12

            no problem, probably just a typo

    • gfghg

      chup kar madharchowk

    • Sharook

      First tell him to marry

    • Caner

      Salman is perfect!!

    • abdul salam khan

      Srk sab ka bap hai

    • Piyush

      Oh that’s why dad lives in flat and King son in palace MANNAT…….u a not more than scrap in the country

  • rahul rai

    srk is a king of bolywood

  • shafay

    srk is best

  • Aamir khan is the best

    • sandra silver


  • kamransattar

    srk is the best/shah rukh khan is baap of salman khan and other actors

    • Mohit Chopra

      tera real baap bhi hoga puchh liyo maa se apni

  • gulshan kumar

    aamir khan is the best.

    • sandra silver

      I can’t be more agree with you.

  • King

    Aamir kha is the real king of bollywood.

    • sandra silver

      So true.

  • King

    Aamir khan is the real king of bollywood.

    • sandra silver

      Totally true.

  • Mohit Chopra

    salman allways

  • sharry

    sunny deol sab ka bap hai

  • Dawood

    Amir khan is the real king of bollywood

    • sandra silver


  • Apex preadtor




    Mr.#AAMIR KHAN…..

    • Rahul yadav

      Mr.Aamir khan is the real hero in the world

      • A.k ..khan

        If srk r salman deliver like pk movie means it will surly gross more then 700cr but amazing acting performance by Aamir khan. ..very good movie by rajkumar H… all credit goes to the director… coz his the only person who makes things happen…

    • Santosh kumar

      Salman is the best

    • Mady

      Hrithik rocks and gear up to the top with next upcoming movie 2016

  • sharry singh

    Sunny deol is the bestbest

  • azeem khan


  • azeem khan

    sarukh khan is a king khan

  • fahad

    aray! sab pk ho kah ??aamir khan is natural actor ever.
    baap nhi king he bollywood cinema ka aamir, uski waja se hi bollwood cinema chal rha he abhi tak,

    • Piyush

      Brother u really newd need doctor

  • roble

    Aamir Khan (Mr. Perfectionist) is the best Ever.

    • arif kashmir

      Salman khan hai sab se bada hero
      He is a hero no 1

  • jeevaram patel

    Aamir khan is real king bollywood

    • Afros Khan Afros

      Bollywood Box Office Collection Salman KHAN Se Hi Start Huwa. ..
      Agar Salman khan Naa Hota Tu Competitions Naa Hote …
      He Is Only the best and successful man
      Aur wo films k time par movie ka ticket prize bi Nahi bada Ta khali Normal prize rakta ..
      Agar wo prize zyda Rakta Tu .. 1000crs k Upper flims Jaate Thea. .
      Salman khan is the Great Hero For the Bollywood Industry .. !!?????

  • Robin gautam

    yaar aamir khan i real king of bollywood jab bhi aata hai nayee record banata hai or next tear apna hi record todta hai tod bollywood ka asli baap is only…..AAMIR KHAN

  • Caner

    Salman is the BEST!

  • sajid

    pk hai kya

    wah aamir khan wah

  • sajid

    aamir khan sub ka bap hai

  • sajid

    PK (Peekay)

  • Alex Ponyatenko

    No movie with at least $100 million revenue? This is so miserable!

  • imran khan

    sare katuye hi katuye hai… king!

  • Aryan Rajput

    Salman is the bap of the bollywood usi s hi aj bollywood ka nam ho pya h nahi to koi bhi bollywood ko janta bhi nahi tha agar wo bollywood s nikal jaye to sare log films dekhna chod denge ok fools bollywood khtm film khtm



  • pradhan suman

    puri dunia ki ek hi king srk…………all time………….king…….

  • nitesh

    Saalo update to karo…bajrangi nw has crrosed
    dhoom3 collection..

  • Chandan Raj

    sab madh………….d h

  • Zbr

    Salman Khan is the real king of Bollywood

  • sandra silver

    If you want to know who is the king of bollywood ask from a foreigner, and you will hear aamir khan for sure.

  • Piyush

    SRK net worth 600Mn USD
    Salman net worth 195Mn USD

    SRK known worldwide
    Salman known to only India

    Obama speaks success of SRK and not salman
    SRK comes alone vs salman had rich bollywood family connection.
    I don’t see one thing that salman overtakes……
    He can just celebrate Ganpati festival and earn maximum of fan following…..

  • aditya

    bollywood ka king to salu bhai he hai

  • ankur

    in top ten list salman have 5 movies, amir and srk having 3 so number 1 is only salman

  • sujit shelar

    all list is wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong
    improve ur bollywood knowledge…………………………………………………….

  • rohan ahmed

    3 khans, deepika and kareena we can say – the ones ranking the values of bollywood industry worldwide 🙂

  • Abdullah

    Hey where is Airlift?

  • Vyom

    SRK is the badshaah of Bollywood..largest fan following in the world and ranked 8 in top 10 richest actors in world…
    BOLlYWOOD ranked 2nd in top film industries…..

  • The biggest problem with bollywood films is the pay shown here is more to the hero and heroins and starcast,, more money should be invested in technicality and props of the film they can rock the work..

  • Suzanna

    People quarrel as to who is the King of Bollywood. Some say SRK and some Salman Khan. However going by the records of Gross, Worldwide and National collection, SRK is far from being a King… he is only a name sake King. SRK first entry into the list of highest grossers is on the 9th position which also happens to be the release of 2015. Aamir Khan has 4 films at the TOP 8 where SRK has never been able to achieve this feat. Salman Khan has become a bigger and better Star now and has taken over SRK in terms of box office collections. Need not take my words as Collections speak louder than screams.