Bollywood 100 Crore Club

Bollywood 100 Crore Club  is the new benchmark for success in Bollywood. It is a term given to those Bollywood movies that have net Rs 100 crore or more after deducting the Entertainment tax.

A film is deemed ‘hit’ if it reaches the Rs 100 crore mark and the people associated with such a movie (directors, actors) are considered to be in the elite group in Bollywood. This tag of 100 Crore Club makes the star a bankable star and it is an essential element on one’s CV.

Interestingly, Bollywood 100 Crore Club has replaced the earlier parameters of success which was life of a movie in the cinema theatres. The terms used then were Silver Jubilee (25 weeks at the theatres), Golden Jubilee (50 weeks) or Diamond Jubilee (75 weeks). This indication of success of Bollywood movies has become redundant with the growth of Multiplexes, digital prints and wider releases. Today, most movies are out of the theatres in a week, yet recover their investment and are termed as successful. Of course, the movies that run longer are termed money-spinners or blockbusters by the trade.

Some people call the 100-crore film a myth, some call it a fad and some term it as a result of impeccable PR machinery, aggressive marketing skills and inflated ticket prices.  Whatever it may be termed, the fact is that Bollywood 100 Crore Club is here today and is quite an aspirational dream for many.

Bollywood 100 Crore Club… It all started with Aamir Khan’s Ghajini in 2008 which became the first Bollywood film to gross 100 crore at the box office. It took less than three weeks, (18 days to be precise) to do so. Incidentally, the second movie to enter this elite club was also Aamir’s 3 Idiots which achieved this magical figure in just 9 days.


Let’s look at the Bollywood 100 Crore Club.

Year of Release Movie Lead Stars Director Net Collections in Crores
2008 Ghajini Aamir Khan, Asin A. R. Murugadoss 114
2009 3 Idiots Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan Rajkumar Hirani 202
2010 Dabangg Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha Abhinav Kashyap 145
2010 Golmaal 3 Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Khemu Rohit Shetty 107
2011 Ready Salman Khan, Asin Anees Bazmee 120
2011 Singham Ajay Devgn, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj Rohit Shetty 100
2011 Bodyguard Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Siddique 142
2011 Ra.One Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal Anubhav Sinha 115
2011 Don 2 Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra Farhan Akhtar 106
2012 Agneepath Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt Karan Malhotra 123
2012 Housefull 2 Akshay Kumar, Asin, Zarine Khan, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shreyas Talpade, Riteish Deshmukh Sajid Khan 114
2012 Rowdy Rathore Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha Prabhu Deva 131
2012 Bol Bachchan Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai Rohit Shetty 102
2012 Dabangg 2 Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha Arbaaz Khan 158.5
2012 Ek Tha Tiger Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif Kabir Khan 198
2012 Barfi Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz Anurag Basu 120
2012 Son of Sardaar Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt Ashwni Dhir 105
2012 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma Yash Chopra 121
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone Ayan Mukerji 190
2013 Krrish 3 Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi Rakesh Roshan 240.5
2013 Chennai Express Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone Rohit Shetty 227
2013 Dhoom 3 Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Jackie Shroff Vijay Krishna Acharya 280
2013 Ramleela Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone Sanjay Leela Bhansali 110
2013 Race 2 Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham Abbas-Mustan 102
2013 Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra 103.5
2013 Grand Masti Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Kainaat Arora, Bruna Abdalah, Maryam Zakaria, Manjari Fadnis, Sonalee Kulkarni, Karishma Tanna Indra Kumar 102.5
2014 PK Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput Rajkumar Hirani 339.5
2014 Happy New Year Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah Farah Khan 205
2014 Kick Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez Sajid Nadiadwala 233
2014 Bang Bang! Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif Siddharth Anand 181
2014 Singham Returns Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Rohit Shetty 141
2014 Jai Ho Salman Khan, Daisy Shah Sohail Khan 111
2014 Ek Villain Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor Mohit Suri 105.5
2014 Holiday Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha A. R. Murugadoss 112.65
2014 2 States Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt Abhishek Varman 104
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Kabir Khan 320
2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh Sooraj Barjatya 207
2015 Dilwale Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan Rohit Shetty 148
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Kangana Ranaut, R. Madhavan Anand L. Rai 152
2015 ABCD 2 Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudheva Remo D’Souza 105.74
2016 Bajirao Mastani Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra Sanjay Leela Bhansali 184
2016 Airlift Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur Raja Krishna Menon 127.8

The question that remains to be answered is that does the Bollywood 100 Crore Club translate into good quality cinema too? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section.

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