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List of All Time blockbuster movies of Bollywood on the basis of domestic Box Office collection.

It’s always a good feeling when we find a movie which we loved in the list of all time blockbuster movies of Bollywood. Leave aside critical and commercial acclaim, a huge success of any Bollywood movie depends largely on the money it makes at the Box office. So, we will look at the list on the basis of box office collection which the movies have made on Box office with time.

Also See: Top 20 Highest Grossing Movies of Bollywood

List of all time blockbuster movies of Bollywood starts with all time greats like Kismet, Mother India, Mughal-E-Azam. This list features some of the great movies like Sholay, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Gadar – EK Prem Katha, 3 Idiots.

Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan features four times in the list with Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3 and PK. Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan has one movie each in the list while Hrithik Roshan makes it twice with Dhoom 2 and Krrish 3.

All time blockbuster movies of Bollywood - Mother India

All time blockbuster Bollywood Movies List: Best of Indian Box Office

Movie nameRelease DateBudgetBox Office Collections(INR)Interesting fact
Kismet1943.10 Crore1 CroreFirst 1 Crore Grosser of Bollywood
Mother India25-Oct-57.30 to .35 Crore4 CroreHindi cinema's most renowned and critically acclaimed movie.
Mughal-e-Azam05-Aug-601.5 Crore5.5 CroreThe biggest and the most expensive movie of that time.
Sholay15-Aug-752 Crore15 CroreBest Film of the 50 years by Filmfare in 2005.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun05-Aug-945 Crore69 CroreBest family entertainer of Bollywood.
Gadar - ek prem katha15-Jun-0118.5 Crore75.5 CroreThe most unexpected blockbuster of Bollywood. Gadar has a record of most tickets sold for any Bollywood movie.
Dhoom 224-Nov-0635 Crore80.5 CroreMost stylish Bollywood film and first major Bollywood movie shot in Brazil
Ghajini25-Dec-0860 Crore114 CroreFirst Bollywood movie to cross 100 crore mark
3 idiots25-Dec-0940 Crore202.5 CroreFirst Bollywood movie to cross 200 crore mark
Chennai Express09-Aug-1395 Crore226.7 CroreFull on masala entertainer.
Krrish 301-Nov-13130crores240.5 CroreBest Sci-Fi movie of Bollywood.
Dhoom 320 -Dec-13150 Crore280.5 CroreOne of the most expensive movies of Bollywood.
PK19 -Dec-1490 Crore340 CroreTop Grosser of Bollywood till date.

This list is compiled on the basis of the highest Box Office grosser in terms of the collection at domestic Box office. PK is the most recent addition to this list with Box office collection of 340+ crores. The day is not far when we will see a movie with domestic Box Office collection of 400+ crores.

PK - All time blockbuster movies of Bollywood
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Someone would say that these movies shouldn’t be in the list while other would say some movies in the list are too pathetic to be listed. Well in the end its all about money as far as Bollywood is concerned. At the end of the day, it is the collection of the movie which makes it hit or flop at the Box Office.

Which one of these movies do you like the most? Please share your views with us in the comments section.

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  1. HRITHIK ROSHAN has given 2 times the biggest hit of bollywood in span of 15 yrs… none of the other has achieved it..
    HR ROCKS……………..

  2. HRITHIK ROSHAN has given 2 times the Biggest hit of bollywood in Span of 15 yrs…
    In which the first biggest hit comes only in his first 6 yr of career……. D2 &K3…. no other actor achievED this in such a short span of time…
    HR ROCKS………….

  3. DDDLJ should be at top of list. Online voting at the time of 100yrs of Indian cinema in 2012 crowned DDLJ as winner.
    Condidering inflation collection goes more than 300crores in India.
    If according to admin ,number of times collection as compared to cost of production is only considered then Aashiqui 2 was of 12 crores and collected 82 crores on in India.

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  5. What about kismet 1943 which grossed 1 crore in 1943. Consider that 1 silver rupee of 1943 is worth Rs. 800 now. 🙂

  6. It will not be considered as blockbuster.. Movie will be called blockbuster only when it recover double of its investment… Thats the true story here. We appreciate your comments…

  7. This is most cheap analysis . go search any other site for meaning of all time Blockbuster . you have just considered movies becoming highest grosser as all time Blockbuster . suppose I made a movie spending 500cr and it made 400 cr still it will considered as all time Blockbuster

  8. Suprisingly DDLJ do didn’t qualified for this list. DDLJ collections are less than Hum Aapke Hai Kaun. The list is compiled on the basis of collection only.

  9. 3 Idiots is one of the best blockbuster in Bollywood.Amir Khan acting was Superb in this movie.R Madhavan ,Boman irani and Sharman Joshi also good in the movie.

  10. Inflation is not considered here. We have compiled the list on the basis of collections only…

    Thanks for the observations and stay updated to get the list of Blockbuster list with inflation adjusted figures…

  11. Inflation is not considered here. We have compiled the list on the basis of collections only…
    Thanks for the observations and stay updated to get the list of Blockbuster list with inflation adjusted figures…

  12. List is compiled on the basis of collections that the movies have made over time. 3 idiots is the last entry in the list since it is currently the highest grosser. It so whimsical that in Bollywood movies are called blockbusters on the basis of collections that they have made at Boxoffice. I appreciate your choice but these movies did’t mae the money required to be a part of this list. I will write a post called classics of all time and these all will make entry in that.Kill watching and commenting.

  13. List is compiled on the basis of the collections that the movies have made with time. 3 idiots is the biggest blockbuster till date since it has highest gross collection.
    Movies are considered blockbuster on the basis of their collections not on the basis of their quality and content.
    Movies like Tare Zameen Par, Lagaan, Veer Zara, Munna Bhai MBBS, 3 idiots , Kal Ho Na Ho are classics but they are not in the list since the collection of these movies are low as compared to the others in the list.
    We will be writing a post on the classics of all time, till then keep visiting and commenting.

  14. Atleast there should have been a mention of Taare Zameen par , Laagan, veer zara , too it showed great performance and contribution to the indian film industry. 

  15. I have a great respect for Raj kapoor and Mera Naam Joker, its a masterpiece from the master but unfortunately it was a big flop in India..

  16. Nice observation sir, but we are listing movies on the basis of money that they have collected over the time..
    DDLJ is the longest running movie in Indian Cinema but still it is not the biggest grosser. 3 idiots is the biggest grosser is India with 202 crore and Ek tha Tiger is just behind.. Lets wait and watch..

  17. DDLJ ( Dil wale dulahaniya le jayege) should also be added in this list as it ran in the theatre over a decade.

  18. Film Awara of RajKapoor should also be added as it was the first film became popular outside india sp. in


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