Records are meant to be broken and same holds true in Bollywood. There was a time when achieving 50 crores mark was a dream for the movies. Bollywood economics have changed over the last ten years and now the standards are high. After 100 crore and 200 crore, 300 crore club is now the top business benchmark in Bollywood. While other Bollywood actors are still dreaming of it, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are reigning kings of 200 crore club. (Read: Bollywood’s 100 Crore Movies)
Aamir Khan’s PK was the first movie to cross 300 crore mark. PK was followed by Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Salman Khan then followed it up with Sultan released on Eid 2016. Aamir Khan made his second entry to the club with Dangal released on Christmas 2017. The movie became the highest grosser of Bollywood and currently stands at the total collections of 388 crores.
Bollywood’s 300 Crores Club Movies: Fastest Entry
The race to the 300 crores mark is always there but the faster you finish the better you are. PK which created history in just 17 days, followed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan making it in 20 days and Sultan following the same in 35 days. Aamir Khan’s Dangal, however, took only 13 days, thus becoming the fastest 300 crore grosser of Bollywood.
Bollywood’s 300 Crore Club Actors
Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are the Box Office king of Bollywood for a reason. Both actors have two movies each in 300 crore club. No other actor except them seems to be making it to the club in the next 2 to 3 years. Salman and Aamir were 49 years old when they achieved this feat. (Read: Bollywood’s 200 Crore Club Movies)
Bollywood’s 300 Crore Club Actresses
Anushka was the first actress to enter the 300 crores club at 26 years while Kareena did the same at 34 years. But to give tough competition and to raise the bar even higher Sanya Malhotra at 23 and Fatima Sana Sheikh at 24 have made it next to impossible for the current actresses to break this record. However, Anushka is the only actress in the film industry with two films in the 300 crores club i.e. Sultan and PK.
Bollywood’s 300 Crore Club: Other Facts & Details
- Rajkumar Hirani got the privilege to enter this club first at the age of 52. But the youngest one to do so was Ali Abbas Zafar at 33 years. Kabir Khan id it to the 300 crores club at the age of 43 years.
- Screen count plays an important role in deciding the Box Office numbers especially when the movies gross 300 crore mark. PK was released at 5200 screens and Sultan was at 5100 screens on a worldwide basis. BajrangiBhaijaan was screened at 4500 screens. But above all was Dangal to be screened at 5300 screens.
- All four 300 crore club movies were released on Christmas or Eid weekend. This tells us that holiday season plays an important role in boosting the Box Office numbers of the movie.
|Movie Name||Release Date||Lifetime collection (In Crores)||Days taken to cross 300 crore mark||Holiday/ Non Holiday release|
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