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Box Office: Territory Wise Top Grossers in India for 2015

By Suleman Mobhani

2015 was a bright year for the film industry with multiple films becoming money spinners at the box office. While a few of them did stand out from the rest, all in all, the year was highly profitable. In this Box Office analysis, we take a look at the Top Grossers of Bollywood breaking up their collections based on territories in India to understand which segment performed the best and for which films.

Evident from the tables is the fact that the Kabir Khan directed Salman Khan starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan has found takers across all diaspora, be it in metros like Mumbai and Delhi or even states like Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Assam, Mysore and others managing rank in the Top 3 Grossers in all territories. In fact the film takes the top slot as the Highest Grosser in 12 out of the 13 circuits listed, with only Tamil Nadu featuring the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dilwale at number one. However the interesting part is that, while the entire list is quite literally dominated by Salman Khan films, the actor’s second release in 2015, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,takes the second rank in 8 of the 13 circuits, while managing to rank as one of the Top 3 Grossers in 11 of the 13 segments.

Coming to the Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, KritiSanon starrer Dilwale, the film directed by Rohit Shetty ranks as one of the Top 3 in 7 of 13 territories. However, unlike Bajrangi Bhaijaan that captured the audiences in metros of Mumbai and Delhi, Dilwale misses out in these territories which constitute 40% of the box office receipts of a movie.

Another new aspect of Bollywood we witnessed in 2015 was with Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions backing the Hindi release of the south film Bahubali. While this gambit paid of multifold for Dharma, Bahubali, which fast became a big money spinner has managed to gain a position among the Top 3 grossers in only 2 of 13 territories. With this ranking, the S.S. Rajamouli directed Bahubali becomes the first regional movie dubbed in Hindi to make its presence felt in Top 3. Sequels seemed to be the flavour of the season with multiple franchises featuring a release; however it is only the Kangna Ranaut, R. Madhavan starrer Tanu Weds Manu Returns (TWMR)that manages to rankamongthe Top three grossers in 3 of 13 territories.

Coming to the last big release of 2015, Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Bajirao Mastani featuring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra that made headlines features as one of the Top 3 grossers in 3 of 13 territories. However, since the film continues running strongacross the country it is expected to enter the Top 3 charts in approximately another 5 circuits, including the Mumbai circuit that currently features Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bahubali.

Top Grossers of 2015 at the India box office – Breakup territory wise


RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan99.50
2Prem Ratan Dhan Payo66.00
3Bahubali (Hindi)45.80

Delhi – U.P.

RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan69.50
2Tanu Weds Manu Returns45.50
3Prem Ratan Dhan Payo32.50

East Punjab

RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan33.50
2Tanu Weds Manu Returns22.50
3Prem Ratan Dhan Payo15.35

C.P. Bihar

RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan18.95
2Prem Ratan Dhan Payo13.50
3Bajirao Mastani9.10

Central India

RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan12.50
2Prem Ratan Dhan Payo9.50
3Bahubali (Hindi)6.50


RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan18.20
2Prem Ratan Dhan Payo14.95
3Tanu Weds Manu Returns9.75


RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan14.50
3Prem Ratan Dhan Payo8.75


RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan14.60
3Bajirao Mastani7.60

West Bengal

RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan15.80
3Prem Ratan Dhan Payo8.00


RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan8.20
2Prem Ratan Dhan Payo6.75


RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan3.16
2Prem Ratan Dhan Payo1.90

Orissa (Odisha)

RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
1Bajrangi Bhaijaan3.40
2Prem Ratan Dhan Payo2.60

Tamil Nadu

RankMovieCollections (INR cr.)
2Bajrangi Bhaijaan4.90
3Bajirao Mastani3.15

NOTE – Data as of 31st Dec 2015

The figures are based on data collected as of December 31, 2015; 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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