Same as the 100 crore club, 200 crore club Bollywood movies has also become one of the most popular terms in the film industry. Earlier, filmmakers and the fans were delighted to see 100 crores at the box office. But now due to the star power, fan following and increment of screens around the world, a film with a popular star can easily enter in 200 crore club.
The film which started this trend of “200 crore club Bollywood movies” was Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial blockbuster film 3 Idiots (2009). The film was starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sharman Joshi and R. Madhavan in the main leads.
3 Idiots finished its lifetime run at the box office with Rs 202.47 crore, which was a big feat because the movie was released only in 1700 screens. 3 Idiots took 70 days to reach this milestone.
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After 3 Idiots, there was not a single film able to enter 200 crore club movies. Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger (Rs 198 crore) and Ranbir Kapoor’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (Rs 188 crore) were very close to Bollywood’s 200 crore club movies.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express (2013) finally accomplished the feat in record 15 days that was simply majestic. Screens occupied by Chennai Express was just double (3500) as compared to 3 Idiots.
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2013 was the best year for Bollywood as 3 films did the business of more than 200 crores. After Chennai Express, Krrish 3 (Rs 241 crore) and Dhoom 3 (Rs 285 crore) were the other big films to enter 200 crore club. By the end of 2013, this made the most followed trend and now every film with superstar in the star cast was expected to cross this mark but if we see the whole picture, three Khans of Bollywood (Shah Rukh, Salman, and Aamir) outshined the rest as most of 200 crore club Bollywood movies are of these three.
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200 crore club Bollywood movies list
|Movies||Release||Star cast||Days taken||Total Collections - Cr.|
|1- Bajrangi Bhaijaan||17 Jul 2015||Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan||9||320.34|
|2- Sultan||6 Jul 2016||Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma||7||300.65|
|3- PK||19 Dec 2014||Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma||9||340.80|
|4- Dhoom 3||20 Dec 2013||Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif & Abhishek Bachchan||9||284.27|
|5- Krrish 3||1 Nov 2013||Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut & Vivek Oberoi||10||244.92|
|6- Kick||25 Jul 2014||Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez & Randeep Hooda||11||231.85|
|7- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||12 Nov 2015||Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor||14||208.88|
|8- Chennai Express||8 Aug 2013||Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone||15||227.13|
|9- Happy New Year||24 Oct 2014||Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone||19||203|
|10- 3 idiots||25 Dec 2009||Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan & Boman Irani||70||202.47|