This is a list of top 10 highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies based on the conservative global box office estimates. Hindi film industry also popularly known as “Bollywood” is the world’s largest film production industry. Every year numerous Bollywood movies are produced.
A large increase in the box office collections was noticed from past few years due to rise in the ticket price and increase in the number of theaters. Bollywood movies have been screened in markets around the world since the early 20th century.
Here are the top 10 highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies.
10. Ek Tha Tiger – ₹320 crore (US$48 million)
2012 released movie, Ek Tha Tiger is on 10th in the list of highest grossing Bollywood movies. This movie has collected estimate ₹320 crore (US$48 million) worldwide. The movie is directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films. This romantic action thriller movie stars actor Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.
9. Bang Bang! – ₹340 crore (US$45 million)
Bang Bang! is an Indian action comedy film which is directed by Siddharth Anand and produced by Fox Star Studios. The film is an official remake of the Hollywood film Knight and Day. It stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. It is the 9th highest grossing Bollywood film. The film gross over ₹340 crore (US$45 million) worldwide.
8. Krrish 3 – ₹374 crore (US$56 million)
The 2013 Bollywood superhero science fiction film, Krrish 3 became the 8th highest grossing film. It is produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan. The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra, and Kangana Ranaut in the lead roles. Krrish 3 was produced on a budget of ₹1.15 billion (US$17 million).
7. Kick – ₹377 crore (US$57 million)
The Bollywood action film, Kick was one of the Bollywood’s highest grossing movie. It is produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala under his Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment banner. It was the remake of a Telugu movie Kick which was released in 2009. The film stars Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
6. Happy New Year – ₹383 crore (US$58 million)
Indian action comedy film, Happy New Year directed by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. The film featured many stars includes Shah Rukh Khan,Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff. It was the highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies of 2014.
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5. 3 Idiots – ₹392 crore (US$59 million)
2009 released movie, 3 Idiots was the comedy-drama film. It was edited, and directed by Rajkumar Hiraniand produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. It was based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni and Boman Irani. It became the 5th highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies.
4. Chennai Express – ₹423 crore (US$64 million)
Romantic action comedy Bollywood film, Chennai Express was the highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies of 2013. It was directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced byGauri Khan for Red Chillies Entertainment. The film features Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film ranks as the third highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide, and fourth in India.
3. Dhoom 3: Back in Action ₹536 crore (US$81 million)
Bollywood action film, Dhoom 3 is written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. Film features Aamir Khan as the antagonist and Katrina Kaif, with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role reprising his role of ACP Jai Dixit and Uday Chopra. It was the first Indian film to be released in the IMAX motion picture film format. It was the 77th highest grossing film of 2013 worldwide.
2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan ₹626 crore (US$95 million)
Indian comedy-drama film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the 2nd highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies. The film was produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh. It stars Khan and Harshaali Malhotra in the lead roles, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan feature in supporting roles. tIt is the most watched Bollywood movie in the history of Indian television.
1. PK – ₹735 crore (US$110 million)
The 2014 science fiction comedy film, PK top the list of top 10 highest grossing worldwide Bollywood movies. The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Hirani andVidhu Vinod Chopra, and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. The film features Aamir Khan in the title role with Anushka Sharma,Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles. It ranks as the 70th highest grossing film of 2014 worldwide. It was the first Indian film to gross US$100 million(Rs 630 crore) worldwide.