Reaching the coveted Rs. 100 crore mark has become a must for every big film in Bollywood. In this exclusive report, we take a look at some of the biggest hits that have reached the Rs. 100 crore mark segregating them on the basis of the number of days taken to get there.
Over the years we have seem an increasing number of films reach this coveted mark, be it since ticket prices were raised, a higher screen count or for that matter the film in question had content that appealed to the audience. While the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chennai Express and Hrithik Roshan starrer Krissh 3 were initially the fastest films to reach the Rs. 100 cr mark, in just 4 days, Aamir Khan shattered this record with his film Dhoom 3 that entered the club in just 3 days. Joining Aamir are Shah Rukh Khan with Happy New Year and Salman with Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo that also entered the club within three days of their release.
Ending 2015 on a high was Rohit Shetty‘s Dilwale featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon that managed it in 7 days of its release, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Bajirao Mastani featuring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra that despite going head to head with the SRK film Dilwale managed to do so in 9 days.
The Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri starrer Housefull 3 started the tally for this year managing to reach the Rs. 100 cr mark in a span of 13 days, followed by the Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan managing the same within just 3 days of its release. Following these films were the Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta starrer Rustom, and the Sushant Singh Rajput starrer M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story that has collected 103.40 cr in just 9 days of its release, and the Karan Johar directed Ae Dil Hai Mushkil featuring Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anushka Sharma that managed to collect Rs. 102.05 cr in 12 days of its release and the Ajay Devgn starrer Shivaay that collected Rs. 100.05 crores 31 days after its release. Ending 2016 was the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal, directed by Nitesh Tiwari the film which was based on the life of wrestler and coach Mahavir Singh Phogat, managed to collect Rs. 106.95 cr over its opening weekend, entering the club in just three days.
Starting the tally for 2017 is the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees that has collected Rs. 100 cr in 6 days of its release. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the film which features Shah Rukh Khan in a grey shaded character had been doing brisk business at the box office despite the competition from the other release Kaabil starring Hrithik Roshan that released on the same day.