Bollywood 300 Crore Club: Movies, Actors, Actresses and every detail that you need to know.
Records are meant to be broken and the 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 and 200 crore, 300 crore 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 in India. PK was followed by Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan released on Eid 2015. 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. Aamir Khan’s Dangal is the highest-grossing Bollywood movie with the 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 Baahubali 2 earned 300 crores and that too in record time. The Hindi version of Baahubali 2 earned 511 crores in India. It 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 becomes Salman’s third 300 crore movie. In 2018, two movies made it to the 300 crore club. The first one was Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat released in January 2018. It earned 302.15 crores in India. The next one was Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju. It had a superb run at the box office with the collection of 342.53 crores.
2019 saw its first 300 crore grosser with Hrithik and Tiger starrer WAR. Released on 2 Oct 2019, WAR collected 317 crores at the Indian box office.
Bollywood 300 Crore 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. Padmaavat took 50 days to achieve this feat. Sanju touched this incredible feat on 16th day of its release.
Bollywood 300 Crore Club Actors
Salman Khan and Aamir Khan are called the Box Office kings of Bollywood for a reason. Salman Khan has three 300 crores movies. Aamir Khan has two while Ranveer, Shahid and Ranbir, Hrithik has one each. Salman and Aamir were 49 years old when they achieved this feat. Ranveer Singh is the youngest entrant to 300 crores club.
Bollywood 300 Crore Club Actresses
Anushka Sharma was the first actress to enter the 300 crores club at 26 years while Kareena did it 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 300 Crore Club: Other Facts & Details
1) Rajkumar Hirani got the privilege to enter this club first at the age of 52. But the youngest one to do so is Ali Abbas Zafar at 33 years. Kabir Khan made it to the 300 crores club at the age of 43 years. Ali Abbas Zafar and Rajkumar 2) Hirani have two movies each.
2) Screen count plays an important role in deciding the box office numbers especially when the movie gross 300 crore mark. Here is the screen count of movies which crossed 300 crore mark. PK (3600 screens), Sultan (4350 screens), Bajrangi Bhaijaan (4100 screens), Dangal (4200 screens), Tiger Zinda Hai (4600 screens).
7 out of 9 movies were released on holiday 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|
|Tiger Zinda Hai||22-Dec-2017||339.16||16||Christmas|
|Bahubali 2||28-Apr-2017||511||10||Non Holiday|
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