These days the success of Bollywood movies is defined by the collection in crores it makes at the box office. However, this hasn’t been the case always. From 1970’s to 1990’s, the success of the Bollywood movie was judged by the numbers of weeks it runs in theatres. With the evolution of cinema over the years, success parameters have changed. However, there is one parameter which we think truly defines the success of the old and new movies. It is the footfalls. Footfalls is the numbers of tickets sold across all theatres of the country. In a way, it defines the number of people/times the movie have been watched.
However, there is one parameter which we think truly defines the success of the old and new movies. It is the footfalls. Footfalls is the numbers of tickets sold across all theatres of the country. In a way, it defines the number of people/times the movie have been watched. Let’s have a look at the most watched Bollywood movies in theatres based on footfalls.
Movie name– Hum Aapke Hai Koun, Release Date- 5 Aug 1994, Footfalls- 7,39,62,000
Movie name– Gadar Ek Prem Katha, Release Date- 15 Jun 2001, Footfalls- 5,05,73,000
Movie name– Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Release Date- 20 Oct 1995, Footfalls- 4,79,71,000
Movie name– Raja Hindustani, Release Date- 11 Nov 1996, Footfalls- 4,09,75,000
Movie name– Border, Release Date- 13 Jun 1997, Footfalls- 3,70,83,000
Movie name– Dangal, Release Date- 23 Dec 2016, Footfalls- 3,60,00,000
Movie name– Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Release Date- 16 Oct 1998 Footfalls- 3,56,58,000
Movie name– Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Release Date- 17 Jul 2015, Footfalls- 3,54,17,000
Movie name– PK, Release Date- 19 Dec 2014, Footfalls- 3,50,61,000
Movie name– Sultan, Release Date- 6 Jul 2016, Footfalls- 3,23,43,000
Movie name– 3 Idiots, Release Date- 24 Dec 2009, Footfall- 3,17,85,000
Movie name– Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, ReleaseDate- 14 Dec 2001, Footfalls- 3,11,73,000
Movie name- Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, Release Date- 14Jan 2000, Footfalls- 3,06,63,000
Movie name– Karan Arjun, Release Date- 13 Jan 1995, Footfalls- 2,99,13,000
Movie name– Dhoom 3, Release Date- 20 Dec 2013, Footfalls- 2,97,93,000
Movie name– Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Release Date- 31 Oct 1997, Footfalls- 2,95,12,000
Movie name– Hum Saath Saath Hai, Release Date- 5 Nov 1999, Footfalls- 2,85,18,000
Movie name– Mohabbatein, Release Date- 27 Oct 2000, Footfalls- 2,67,23,000
Movie name– Chennai Express, Release Date- 8 Aug 2013, Footfalls- 2,52,27,000
Movie name– Dabangg, Release Date- 10 Sep 2010, Footfalls- 2,50,86,000
So, this is the list of most watched Bollywood movies. As you can see, movies released from 1995 to 2000 have higher viewership compared to the new movies. Digitisation and piracy also played a major role in the decrement of footfalls over the years.