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Top 10 Highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2016

Here we are providing a complete list of Highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2016. There are good numbers of Hindi films have been released in 2016, is almost at the end. The year starts off with Farhan Akhtar and Amitabh Bachchan starrer thriller film Wazir that had done average business at the box office.

The Superstar Salman Khan‘s Sports-drama Sultan established several Box-office records. Neeraj Pandey directed Biographical sports film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story breaks the records of  Akshay Kumar‘s Airlift and Rustom, are top films after Salman’s Sultan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s biopic, gets success to make a place on top two in the list of Top 10 Highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2016.



Sultan is a romantic action & drama movie based on wrestling. Salman Khan has played the main character of Haryana-based wrestler Sultan Ali Khan and Anushka is playing her leading lady in the film. Sultan took a massive opening on the first two days with Rs 73.74 crores. By the end of 35th day, Sultan has entered 300 crore club and becomes 3rd Bollywood film to do so Highest-grossing Bollywood movie of 2016
2- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

2- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is a biopic of Indian Cricket History's most successful captain Mahenrda Singh Dhoni, all about his struggle and hard work. The film is directed by Neeraj Pandey, who has acclaimed for his work in films like Baby (2015) and Special 26 (2013). This biographical sports film is loved by the audiences and doing well at Box-office too, becomes the second highest non-holiday opening film of the year, earned 21 Cr on releasing day 30th September.
3- Airlift

3- Airlift

Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, Airlift, released on 22nd January and is based on a true event. The film is related to the World’s biggest evacuation of Indian citizens who were stuck in Kuwait during the war between Iraq and Kuwait. Indian Government with the help of Indian Airlines airlifted more than 170000 Indians with the commercial airplanes from the war zone. Akshay Kumar has played the character of an Indian based NRI businessman Ranjit Katyal, who helped in evacuating people. Made with the budget of around Rs 30 crore, Airlift become the first film of 2016 that crossed 100 crore mark. So Airlift is on the first position of our Highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2016 list. In the domestic circuit, the film has finished its lifetime business of Rs 127.80 crore that is a whopping figure for this moderately budgeted film.
4- Rustom

4- Rustom

Rustom is basically based on a real life event. Akshay Kumar is playing the character of a Naval Officer. Rustom has done a fantastic business at the box office and becomes 4th 100 crore grosser of the year. Currently it stands on 3rd position in this list
5- Housefull 3

5- Housefull 3

Housefull 3 is the third installment of superhit comedy franchise of Housefull (2010) featuring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri and Lisa Haydon in the main leads. This Sajid-Farhad directorial has been made with the budget of around Rs 85 crore and as per the expectations, it has taken a furious start at the box office and so far collected Rs 106.22 crore. With this, Housefull 3 became 2nd 100 crores grosser film of the year 2016 after Airlift.
6- Fan

6- Fan

Fan was one of the most awaited films of the year featuring Shah Rukh Khan in dual characters of superstar Aryan Khanna and his biggest fan Gaurav Chandna who looks alike him. Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Fan is produced by Yash Raj Films. Made with the budget of around Rs 105 crore, Fan has started off with a bang and had collected Rs 19.20 crore on Day one. According to the last update, Fan has finished its box office lifetime run with Rs 85 crore, which are shocking numbers for a Shah Rukh Khan film.
7- Baaghi

7- Baaghi

Directed by Heropanti (2014) famed Sabbir Khan, Baaghi is an action-thriller featuring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor in the main leads. The story of Baaghi revolves around two rebels, who falls in love with each other. South Indian actor Sudheer babu is portraying the negative character in the film which is filled with some hardcore action sequences by Tiger and Shraddha. Despite its negative reviews, the film has really done fantastic business at the domestic box office. Made with the budget of around Rs 47 crore, Baaghi has so far collected Rs 76 crores.
8- Neerja

8- Neerja

Neerja is a biographical film based on the life of a 22-year-old Mumbai girl who was a flight Attendant. On September 5. 1986, Neerja was leading the crew of Pan Am Flight 73 traveling from Mumbai to New York. When the flight had arrived Karachi, Pakistan, some Taliban based Terrorists hijacked the flight. Neerja with her utmost bravery saved the onboard 300 odd passengers but at the end shot dead by Terrorists. Later on, she becomes the youngest girl to receive India’s second highest gallantry award Ashok Chakra. Sonam Kapoor had portrayed this lively character of Neerja Bhanot. This Ram Madhwani directorial that released with only 1500 odd screens across the country had surprised everyone and had performed really well. Not only in India, but it also stormed the overseas market with the record breaking numbers especially in Gulf countries. The lifetime collections of Neerja in India had Rs 75.61 crore and it stands 4th in this list.
9- Kapoor and Sons

9- Kapoor and Sons

Released on March 18, Kapoor and Sons is a Karan Johar’s romantic-family-drama revolves around Kapoor family. The film stars Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan and Rishi Kapoor. The film is a complete family drama which has been appreciated by the audience. Directed by Shakun Batra, Kapoor and Sons that made with the budget of around 35 crores has already surpassed its making cost and reached to a whopping figure of Rs 73.03 crore.
10- Dishoom

10- Dishoom

Rohit Dhawan's directorial Dishoom is an action-adventure-drama ft. Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez in the main leads. It has taken a fantastic start at the box office and currently featuring on 9th position in this list

List of Top 10 Highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2016

Movie NameBudgetLifetime Business
1- Sultan90 Cr.300.45 Cr.
2- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story104 Cr.130.31 Cr.
3- Airlift30 Cr.127.80 Cr.
4- Rustom40 Cr.127.13 Cr.
5- House full 385 Cr.108 Cr
6- Fan105 Cr.85 Cr.
7- Baaghi47 Cr.76 Cr.
8- Neerja30 Cr.75.61 Cr.
9- Kapoor and Sons35 Cr.73.03 Cr.
10- Dishoom65 Cr.69.50 Cr.

List of Top 5 most profitable Bollywood movies of 2016

Movie NameTotal BudgetTotal Box office CollectionsProfitProfit Percentage
1- Neerja
21 crore75.61 crore54.61 crore260%
2- Sultan90 crore300.65 crore210.45 crore234%
3- Airlift40 crore127.80 crore87.80 crore219%
4-Rustom40 crore127.13* crore87.13* crore217%
5- Baaghi38 crore76 crore38 crore100%

This is a complete list of Top 10 Highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2016. We will regularly update this article in the future when a new movie will come on this list. If you have any query please feel free to comment below.



  1. Jobin mathew

    April 2, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Oh it’s great and good for Indian cinema & Indian cinema progress.

  2. Kanishk Singh

    April 2, 2016 at 4:56 am

    Neerja is very awesome movie the movie can deserve to come the top 10 list of highest grossing movie.

  3. Pratyusha Bannerjee

    April 2, 2016 at 4:58 am

    I think Sultan will be the highest grossing film of this year because Salman Khan is the real box office king of Bollywood

  4. Kamalpreet

    April 5, 2016 at 9:48 am

    SRK’s Raees is best top 10 film of this year 2016.

  5. Vishesh

    April 6, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Recently realized movie of the year 2016 the best movie and top movie is Sonam kapoor starrer neerja. Neerja is very awesome and fantastic movie.

  6. Tilak

    April 7, 2016 at 7:06 am

    Neerja is recently top grossing movie. But after the salman Khan movie sultan release. Sultan will in the top of the year.

  7. Manan

    April 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Undoubtedly sultan will be the best movie of the year.

  8. Samer

    April 9, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Ki and ka is very awesome and best movie of the year.

  9. Meshu

    April 20, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Don’t know why people who and watch the boring movie of the year fan. Peoples have no sense the movie choice.

  10. sanju

    April 21, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I give fan movie 10 out 0 marks i never this type of bakwas movie..cheeeee

  11. Nishchal

    May 24, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Neeraj and airlift is best and deserve came to top 10 list in this year 2016.

  12. Kuljot

    May 24, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Fan & kapoor and sons are not good and interesting movie so they not deserve to come top 10.

  13. Muskaan

    May 25, 2016 at 6:07 am

    Jai gangajal is a boring movie of priyanka chopra.

  14. Devyani

    May 25, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Yes bhaagi can deserve to come in the top 10 list. Because in movie lots of action romance & darma.

  15. Nandani rawat

    May 26, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Wazir is one of the best movie of this year and the movie can deserve to come top 10 list.

  16. Sapna negi

    May 26, 2016 at 6:22 am

    I love ki & ka the most romantic entertaining and darma movie of this year.

  17. soumya

    May 28, 2016 at 6:37 am

    i love the story of movie ki & ka. Yes it was very awesome movie.

  18. nishchal

    May 28, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Maztizade is one of the very bad and dirty movie.

  19. Roshan

    June 11, 2016 at 6:33 am

    definitely Sultan will break all the previous records…but according to my opinion there is no comparison of films like Airlift, Neerja and Azhar reveal real life incidents, such an inspiration

  20. Kusum Rao

    June 16, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Dangal will highest grosser of 2016,, Aamir is just incomparable

    • Ankit

      June 17, 2016 at 11:54 am

      Yes Dangal will be the highest grosser of 2016

  21. Salman

    June 18, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I hope Sultan…………. S- FAN

  22. Kareem

    June 20, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I wishing for udta punjab in this list…… Well done Abhishek Chaubey, Anurag Kashyap and entire team of film, you tried to show reality, and that’s all real politicians and other powerful people ruining youth and county for their bank balance… you dare to showing truth hats off

  23. Preeti

    June 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Yeah…. Kareem
    and who they are,,,, were objecting against……….

  24. Premm

    June 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

    I really liked kareeena and Arjun kapoor starer Ki and Ka…. there was something new and good together

  25. Mithun

    June 24, 2016 at 11:06 am

    There is no place for film like Kapoor and Sons, worst i ever watched.. but actors of film were watchable than movie

  26. Karuna

    June 25, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Nishikant Kamat will definitely impress by Madari he is very talented director actor, liked his acting in four zero four and Rocky Handsome. Irrfan khan and Nishikant both are amazing… i just love them, waiting for their MAdarI

  27. Manoj

    June 27, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Yesss Udta Punjab beat Kapoor n Sons……. please correct this one 🙂

  28. junaid abbasi

    June 28, 2016 at 7:08 am

    how about rockey handsome budget 45 cr and life time business 40 cr
    how come in top ten while film is in loss lol

  29. Himansh

    June 30, 2016 at 11:34 am

    After Akshya’s Airlift, Rustom is going to add in this list…… waiting for 12th August

  30. Ashish

    July 1, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I want Madaari on top.. the movie already getting amazing reviews, i think released on 10th June at cannes festival

  31. Udit

    July 2, 2016 at 11:08 am

    WoW…… Akshy Kumar’s two films on top and Rustom will add here sooooooooon

  32. Vikky

    July 4, 2016 at 11:19 am

    just one day to go and salman’s sultan will top this list…… Dangal’s poster also says an interesting story

  33. Gaurav

    July 6, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Happy for Airlift

  34. Harman

    July 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

    And Now Sultan is on top………………. Yesssssssssssssssss please correct your list 😛 😛

  35. Kamant

    July 12, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Salman’s Sultan is a complete movie…… deserves top place!!!!!!!!! enjoyed Salman and Anushka Sharma’s brilliant performance

  36. Nimarat

    July 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

    clash between Mohenjo Daro and Rustom is not fair…… Hrithik should shifted the date of releasing

  37. Manohar

    July 21, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Yuppppppppie Sultan earned more than 500crore can be a challenge for Dangal

  38. Kunal

    July 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

    stop the Sultan 😛 now it’s rajini time tahlaivaaaaaaaaa ol da rajini fans, don’t miss the chance 😛 🙂 :* Rajini

  39. Vimal

    July 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    I really enjoyed the film SULTANNNNN … love the performances of all starcast

  40. Jayant

    July 25, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan’s upcoming, most awaited Dangal will break all previous records… He is real SUltaN

  41. Kamal

    July 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Mohenjo Daro seems amazing, what a music by A R Rahman… direction of Gowerikar always appreciated

  42. Ricky

    July 28, 2016 at 11:35 am

    One day to go…. Best of luck to my favorite JOHN Abraham….. HULK of Bollywood 😛

  43. Faheem

    September 1, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Akshya’s Hattrick in this list. Airlift, Rustom and Housefullllllllll, unbreakable record

  44. Deepanshu

    September 2, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Today’s release AKIRA is faaaaaar better than Superstar SRK’s Fan…. I really loved Sonakshi in film, she is an amazing actress

  45. Gunjan

    September 5, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Sonakshi SInha’s Akira is too much fantastic than Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 😀 loved Sonakshi in Akira :*

  46. Rahul

    September 7, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Only Salman and Aamir can rule the Bollywood till 2025

  47. Tanya

    September 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Ohh That’s good,,,, Rustom is too close of Airlift……. BTW both are equally amazing movies

  48. Priyanka

    September 9, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I am very happy for Neerja….. that is most profitable film thanks for such nice article

  49. Mukul

    September 10, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Actually Freaky Ali is best comedy movie of last 3 years…………… Well done Nawazuddin Siddiqui once again

  50. Manisha

    October 7, 2016 at 5:27 am

    slowly slowly but Mahi’s film going on top 2….. Love him, Please watch this such motivational film again and again in theaters

  51. Mayra

    October 14, 2016 at 7:52 am

    MS Dhoni has crossed 200 cr worldwide……Yessssssssss

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