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Top 10 Highest Opening Weekend Grossers of 2016

2016 is almost over, has shown many big films like Dangal, Sultan, M.S. Dhoni: The untold Story, Airlift, Rustom etc. but the surprisingly, some low budgets films such as Airlift and Neerja made the mark with highest grossing Bollywood movies of 2016 at the box office.

Airlift, went on to become the first film of the year to cross the coveted 100 crore mark. After that Housefull 3, Rustom, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Sultan, Dangal entered in Top 10 highest Bollywood grosser of 2016.

The other film that brought the attention of the people was Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja, which collected more than Rs 74 crore, one of the biggest profitable films that made only with the budget of Rs 21 crore.

Dangal leads Aamir Khan, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima

Dangal leads Aamir Khan, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima

Neerja had recovered its making costs within its first weekend and collected Rs 22.01 crore. In between these good goings, Bollywood also has seen some huge disappointments with the biggest flops of the year. The top most Aditya Roy Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Fitoor, which crashed at the box office so badly and couldn’t make onto recovered the making costs.

The second quarter of 2016 was somehow far better than the previous one but the start was not as expected. Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan was one of the most anticipated films of 2016. Everyone is so confident that the film would be the biggest grosser of 2016 but surprisingly all went just opposite to the expectations and Fan, after a massive opening, crashed down at the box office.

The film, which made the budget of Rs 105 crore, not even got closer to this figure and stuck around 80 plus crore. This was even bigger disaster than Fitoor. The only pleasing thing about Fan was that it became the Bollywood’s highest opening weekend grosser of 2016 with Rs 52 crore under its belt.

Apart from this, the films which had enjoyed a very good opening weekend in 2016 are Karan Johar’s family drama Kapoor and Sons (Rs 26.35 crore), Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan featuring Ki and Ka (Rs25.23 crore). Both these films had done really well in its lifetime plus got some positive response from the audience.Ekta Kapoor’s bold adult comedy Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 has also managed to get good Rs 20.15 crore at the end of the first weekend.

In the last week of April, Sabbir Khan’s directorial romantic-action Baaghi hit the screens featuring a fresh pair of Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor. Baaghi received a very good response from the people despite the poor reviews and with Rs 38.58 crore, it went onto become 5th highest first weekend grosser of 2016 behind Fan and Airlift. Baaghi (

Baaghi (Rs 74.94) is still running successfully in the theaters and entered in its 3rd week. It already surpassed the lifetime collections of Kapoor and Sons an on its way to becoming the third biggest grosser of the year after it will add some more lakhs in its total.

Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar starrer another most anticipated film of the year Housefull 3 stormed the box office with record collections. Rs 53.31 crore gets in just 3 days of its release.

Like every year on the occasion of Eid,  this year too, fans were eagerly waiting for the most anticipated film of the year Sultan featuring box office king Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma.

And as per the expectations, Sultan roared at the global box office with record breaking collections. At the end of its week one, Sultan has become fastest 200 crore club film of all time and get past this milestone in just 7 days.

On the occasion of Merry Christmas, Superstar Aamir Khan’s biographical sports drama Dangal established a new record and earned most 106.95 crore in 3 days or first weekend.

Below, we bring you the list of Bollywood’s top 10 opening weekend grossers of 2016, so don’t miss this informative analysis.

List of Highest Opening Weekend Grosser of 2016

S.No.Movie NameDirectorStar CastCollections (Cr.)
1DangalNitesh TiwariAamir Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sana Malhotra106.95
2SultanAli Abbas ZafarSalman Khan and Anushka Sharma105.36
3RustomTinu Suresh DesaiAkshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz68.23
4M.S. Dhoni: The Untold StoryNeeraj PandeyShushant Singh Rajput, Kaira Advani and Disha Patani66.00
5Housefull-3Sajid-FarhadAkshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fenandez, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri53.31
6FanManeesh SharmaShah Rukh Khan52
7AirliftRaja Krishna MenonAkshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur44.30
8Mohenjo-DaroAshutosh GowarikerHrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde 40.90
9BaaghiSabbir KhanTiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor38.58
10Ae Dil Hai MushkilKaran JoharRanbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Aishwarya Rai35.60


  1. Akshay

    June 11, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Housefull 3 is just a one time watch movie… Airlift and Neerja should be at the top

  2. Kiran

    June 16, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Baaghi is far better than fan and houseful 3. Big stars are making fool their audience. SRK, who you made Fan….?

  3. Ayaan

    June 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Sultan, Dangal are to come,,,, will break all the records…

  4. Tareek

    June 20, 2016 at 11:42 am

    2016 goes to Salman’s Sultan, love you brother…….

  5. Vishakha

    June 21, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Don’t waste your money for films like Sultan, Dangal, Houseful, and all….. rise above

  6. kamil

    June 22, 2016 at 11:09 am

    DHol, Dhamal, Andaz Apna Apna, Hera Pheri are comedy genre films……. Houseful, mastizade, kya cool, grand mast——-rubbish

  7. Nazim

    June 24, 2016 at 10:48 am

    wazir is going to out of this list . … really better than some movies above, enjoyed the duo of two great actors Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar

  8. Bhuppy

    June 25, 2016 at 10:56 am

    watch Udta Punjab kinds of film, that reveals real things are happening in country, but we ignore easily, 2 minutes of silence for those who are seeking only entertainment in films, youth getting addict toward drugs, it’s an issue

  9. Arti Rana

    June 27, 2016 at 11:36 am

    I am very happy for Baaghi and Tiger Shroff………. Love you Tiger, your dance, smile and action really really appreciated,, always love to watch you on tv

  10. Rakul

    June 28, 2016 at 11:47 am

    thankewwwwwwww for such information 🙂

  11. Mukul Satya

    June 29, 2016 at 11:54 am

    I want see Akshya Kumar’s RUSTON on top…….

  12. AKran

    June 30, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Sultan and Rustom are biggest films of the year 2016……….. Damn Sure (Y)

  13. Sanjay

    July 1, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Houseful broke all the records…….really unexpected

  14. Minakshi

    July 2, 2016 at 11:24 am

    PLzzzzzzzzz Sajid-farhad stop making houseful series,,,, rubbish

  15. Nizamuddin

    July 4, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Dangal’s poster looking great, but we want farrrrrrr batter than Dhoom 3

  16. Rashid

    July 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Shivaay and Dangal are going to release in same week… so it’s hard to break the record of Sultan

  17. Mayra

    July 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

    SULtan is record breaking film now 🙂

  18. Hina

    July 12, 2016 at 10:49 am

    OMG Sultan is just unexpected….. amazing 🙂

  19. Swapnil

    July 13, 2016 at 11:31 am

    madari delayed due to worst movie- Great Grand Masti 🙁

  20. Rehaan

    July 21, 2016 at 11:19 am

    I expecting much from Mohenjo Daro, definitely going to set new box office record

  21. Karishma Kumari

    July 22, 2016 at 11:32 am

    madari is excellent movie,,,,,,,,,,,, Irrfan Khan is diamond of Indian Cinema, he make his role so true, reflect the reality through skills

  22. Amu Pandey

    July 23, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Waiting for both Rustom and Mohenjo Daro

  23. Kitabuddin

    July 25, 2016 at 11:09 am

    180 cr. in just a week…….. hats off to Salman Khan……… what a stardom

  24. Nadeem

    July 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

    impossible to break the record of SUltan this year….noway

  25. Meena

    July 28, 2016 at 11:44 am

    waiting for Flying Jatt, i hope, it will better than Krissh and all previous superhero genres Bollywood Movies

  26. Udit

    September 1, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Flying jatt has collected good amount….. this is really not a movie 😛 but so fun for kids 😀

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