Bollywood’s 200 Crore Club

By Suleman Mobhani

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Last year we witnessed two films namely Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo making it to the exclusive Rs. 200 crore club. This year saw the Salman Khan starrer Sultan kick start the tally for films that have managed to enter this much coveted club, with the latest entrant being the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal.

In this edition of Box Office Report Card, we take a look at the films that have managed to break the barrier of Rs. 200 crore. In a comparative analysis we pit the cast, director and of course the five films to break this mark against each other.

Interestingly, while earlier films took days or even weeks to enter the club, 2014 marked a drastic change with PK entering the club in under 10 days, establishing a new record of becoming the fastest film to reach the Rs. 200 crore mark. Later joining Aamir Khan with one of the fastest to reach the 200 cr mark was Salman Khan with Bajrangi Bhaijaan. However, with Sultan, Salman has claimed the record with the film managing to cross Rs. 200 cr in just six days, while the latest Aamir Khan starrer Dangal took eight days to do the same.

Apart from this, below we list a few unknown factoids about the Rs. 200 Crore Club members:

*Chennai Express managed to break 3 Idiots record (of entering the 200 crore club) after approximately 1267 days/181 weeks. However, Krrish 3 managed to break Chennai Express‘ record of entering the 200 cr club after 80 days. Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 followed right after breaking Krrish 3‘s record within 50 days.

On the other hand, it took Kick a total of 11 days to enter the 200 cr club. Happy New Year managed to enter the 200 cr club in just 19 days, while Aamir’s PK crossed the 200 cr mark in just 9 days. Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan entered the club in 9 days, while the actor’s other release PRDP (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo) managed to touch the mark in just 15 days collecting Rs.203.53 crores. But with Sultan, Salman Khan became the record holder for the fastest film to cross the Rs. 200 cr mark, in just 6 days. Unfortunately, despite Dangal being one of this year’s most talked about films, it doesn’t manage to break Sultan’s record, instead the film took 8 days to reach the Rs. 200 cr mark.

*Aamir Khan achieved this milestone first when he was 45 years old, while Shah Rukh Khan achieved it closer to his 48th birthday. However, Hrithik Roshan is the youngest actor to enter the club achieving this milestone closer to his 40th birthday, while Salman Khan achieved this milestone after 48.63 years of age. Though Salman Khan was only actor who had a total of four films that have crossed the 200 cr mark, joining him with Dangal is now Aamir Khan who also has four films that have made it into the club.

*Deepika Padukone achieved this milestone at the age of 27.5 years, as compared to Kareena Kapoor Khan who achieved the milestone when she was nearly 29.5 years old. On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra is the oldest actress to be the part of the 200 crore club at the age of 31.34 years, while Katrina Kaif achieved this milestone after 30.5 years. On the other hand, Jacqueline Fernandez achieved this milestone at 29 years. With Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kareena Kapoor Khan became the second as the only two actresses to have two films in the 200 cr club, while Sonam Kapoor at the age of 30.5 years. While Anushka Sharma made her entry into the club as the youngest actress at the age of 26 years, the actress has now joined Kareena and Deepika to have two films that have crossed this mark with Sultan. However setting a new record will be the actresses of Dangal, Sanya Malhotra at 23 years and Fatima Sana Sheikh who is 24 years made it into the club as the youngest entrants.

*Rajkumar Hirani achieved this milestone when he was 47.5 years old, Rohit Shetty achieved it at the age of 40.5 years, Vijay Krishna Acharya got this record at the age of 45, while Rakesh Roshan at the of age 64 is the oldest director/producer in 200 crore club. And now, On the other hand, producer turned director Sajid Nadiadwala achieved the same at 48.49 years, while choreographer turned director Farah Khan accomplished the same at 49.9 years. Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan achieved the same at the age of 44. However, taking the title of the oldest director to enter the club is Sooraj Barjatya at the age of 51.9 years. Claiming the title as the youngest director whose film has crossed the Rs. 200 cr mark, Ali Abbas Zafar entered the club at the age of 33. Standing out from the rest, Rajkumar Hirani is the only director to have two films in the 200 cr club.

*3 Idiots was released in 1700+ screens, Chennai Express was released in 3500+ screens, Krrish 3 was released in 4400 screens, Dhoom 3 was released in 4500 screens, Kick released in 4000+ screens, Happy New Year featured in 4800+ screens. Yet again taking the cake is PK that saw a release across a whopping 5200 screens. Bajrangi Bhaijaan, on the other hand released in 4500 screens in India while PRDP witnessed a release across 5600 screens, while Sultan saw a release across approximately 5100 screens worldwide. However, Aamir Khan’s Dangal was released across 5300 screens worldwide.

Sr. No. Movie Name Release Lifetime (Crores) Days Taken to Reach 200 Crores Milestone Date
1 Dangal 23-Dec-16 387.38* 8 30-Dec-16
2 PK 19-Dec-14 340.8 9 27-Dec-14
3 Bajrangi Bhaijaan 17-Jul-15 320.34 9 25-Jul-15
4 Sultan 06-Jul-16 300.45 7 12-Jul-16
5 Dhoom 3 20-Dec-13 284.27 9 28-Dec-13
6 Krrish 3 1-Nov-13 244.92 10 10-Nov-13
7 Kick 25-Jul-14 231.85 11 4-Aug-14
8 Chennai Express 8-Aug-13 227.13 15 22-Aug-13
9 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 12-Nov-15 208.88 14 25-Nov-15
10 3 Idiots 25-Dec-09 202.47 70 4-Mar-10
11 Happy New Year 24-Oct-14 203 19 11-Nov-14


200 Crore breakup year wise

Year No. of movies Highest (Cr.)
2016 2 387.38
2015 2 320.34
2014 3 340.8
2013 3 284.27
2009 1 202.47


Actors who have made it to the 200 Crore club

Actor No. of Films Highest (Cr.)
Aamir Khan 4 387.38
Salman Khan 4 320.34
Shahrukh Khan 2 227.13
Hrithik Roshan 1 244.92


Actresses who have made it to the 200 Crore club

Actress No. of Films Highest (Cr.)
Anushka Sharma 2 340.8
Kareena Kapoor Khan 2 320.34
Deepika Padukone 2 227.13
Katrina Kaif 1 284.27
Priyanka Chopra 1 244.92
Jacqueline Fernandez 1 231.85
Sonam Kapoor 1 208.88


Directors who have made it to the 200 Crore club

Director No. of Films Highest (Cr.)
Rajkumar Hirani 2 340.8
Nitesh Tiwari 1 387.38
Kabir Khan 1 320.34
Ali Abbas Zafar 1 300.45
Vijay Krishna Acharya 1 284.27
Rakesh Roshan 1 244.92
Sajid Nadiadwala 1 231.85
Rohit Shetty 1 227.13
Sooraj Barjatya 1 208.88
Farah Khan 1 203

The box office figures are compiled from various sources and our own research. The figures can be approximate and Bollywood Hungama does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data. However they are adequately indicative of the box-office performance of the film(s).

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