Bollywood’s 300 Crore Club Movies: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma are the leaders of 300 Crore Club Of Bollywood.
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 Bollywood movies. The economics have changed in the last ten years and now the standards are high. After 100 crores and 200 crores, 300 crores club is now the top rated business benchmark in Bollywood. While other Bollywood actors are still dreaming of it, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are reigning kings of 300 crore club.
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Aamir Khan’s PK was the first movie to cross 300 crore mark. PK was followed by Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Salman Khan followed it up with Sultan released on Eid 2016. Aamir Khan made his second entry to the club with Dangal released on Christmas 2016. The movie became the highest grosser of Bollywood and currently stands at the total collection of 387.8 crores.
No one would have thought that the Hindi dubbed version of South Indian movie will shatter all box office records. S.S Rajamouli’s Bahubali 2 earned 300 crores and that too in record time. The movie took only 10 days to cross 300 crores mark. Salman Khan strengthens his box office hold with Tiger Zinda Hai. Released on Christmas Tiger Zinda Hai is Salman’s third 300 crore movie.
Bollywood’s 300 Crores Club Movies: Fastest Entry
The race to the 300 crores mark was always there but the faster you finish the better you are. Aamir Khan’s PK took just 17 days to enter 300 crore club, followed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan making it in 20 days and Sultan in 35 days. Aamir Khan’s Dangal took 13 days. Bahubali 2, however, took only 10 days, thus becoming the fastest 300 crores grosser of Bollywood. Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai took 16 days to achieve this feat.
Bollywood’s 300 Crore Club Actors
Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are called the Box Office kings of Bollywood for a reason. With Tiger Zinda Hai, Salman Khan has three 300 crores movies. Aamir Khan has two while other actors are struggling to reach even 200 crores. Salman and Aamir were 49 years old when they achieved this feat.
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 made it to the 300 crores club at the age of 43 years. Ali Abbas Zafar is the only director who has two 300 crore movie to his name.
- Screen count plays an important role in deciding the Box Office numbers especially when the movies gross 300 crore mark. PK was released at 3600 screens and Sultan was at 4350 screens on a worldwide basis. Bajrangi Bhaijaan was screened at 4100 screens. But above all, Dangal was screened at 4200 screens. Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai was released on 4600 screens.
- All five 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|
|Bahubali 2||28-Apr-2017||501||10||Non Holiday|
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