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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.