Top 10 Highest Grossing Bollywood Movies Worldwide

Bollywood produces the most movies in the world on an annual basis. The first ever silent movie was produced in India in 1913. The industry has expanded by leaps and bounds over time and Bollywood movies have become global phenomena. Initially the success of a movie was determined by the number of weeks it ran at the box office rather than revenue. However, with the threat of piracy and competition from television, success is now judged by the revenue earned. Bollywood has seen some great movies over the years and these movies have opened the doors for international business for Bollywood movies. Let’s look at the top 10 highest grossing Bollywood movies across the world.

10. Krrish 3

  • Budget: 115 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 374 crore
  • India: 320 crore
  • Overseas: 54 crore

Krrish was touted as a superhero science fiction movie and proved to be extremely popular as it hit all the right chords among the audience. The movie directed by Rakesh Roshan starred Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles.

9. Kick

  • Budget: 100 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 377 crore
  • India: 310 crore
  • Overseas: 67 crore

Salman Khan Starrer Kick was one of the most anticipated movies. The terrific performances in the movie by Salman Khan and Randeep Hooda made it one of the most watched movies across the globe.

8. Dilwale

  • Budget: 100 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 381 crore
  • India: 213 crore
  • Overseas: 168.58 crore

Whenever you pair Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol together, you are sure to get packed theaters. Dilwale did exactly that. With credit worthy performance from Varun Dhawan and Johnny Lever, Dilwale was one of the best movies to star Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.

7. Happy New Year

  • Budget: Rs. 1.5 billion
  • Gross Revenue: 385 crore
  • India: 295 crore
  • Overseas: 90 crore

This movie had one of the best openings in Bollywood and broke all previous records. It collected Rs. 450 million on the first day itself. Happy New Year features Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah, Boman Irani and Jackie Shroff.

6. 3 Idiots

  • Budget: 35 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 395 crore
  • India: 269 crore
  • Overseas: 126 crore

3 Idiots was one of the movies that provided a social message and managed to infuse humor successfully as well. This 2009 movie starred Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareen Kapoor and Boman Irani in important roles. This movie was the number one Bollywood movie in terms of worldwide collections until 2013.

5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

  • Budget: 80 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 399 crore
  • India: 305 crore
  • Overseas: 93.70 crore

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was touted as the reunion of the hit duo of Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya. The movie lived up to its expectations worldwide and has been one of Salman Khan’s most successful movies worldwide.

4. Chennai Express

  • Budget: 75 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 422 crore
  • India: 301 crore
  • Overseas: 121 crore

This action comedy directed by Rohit Shetty enthralled the audiences worldwide. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone delivered some amazing performances and was one of the best grossing Bollywood movies overseas.

3. Dhoom 3

  • Budget: Rs. 1.5 billion
  • Gross Revenue: 542 crore
  • India: 372 crore
  • Overseas: 170 crore

When Aamir Khan decided to join the super hit Dhoom franchise, many expected him to play the good guy. However, Aamir’s first movie as a villain took the audience by surprise and this ensured that Dhoom 3 was a global success.

2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan

  • Budget: 90 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 626 crore
  • India: 433 crore
  • Overseas: 193 crore

Bajrangi Bhaijaan was one of the best movies ever to be made in 2015. Released on the auspicious day of Eid, it features Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor in lead roles. The movie took the box office by storm and broke all previous records. The popularity of this movie was so much that it took just 9 days for it to reach the 200 crore mark at the box office.

1. PK

PK

  • Budget: 85 crore
  • Gross Revenue: 792 crore
  • India: 489 crore
  • Overseas: 303 crore

PK has broken all box office records, both nationally and internationally. The movie stars Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. The movie is a comedy drama and continues to remain popular among audiences worldwide.