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In 2015 we witnessed two films namely Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo making it to the exclusive Rs. 200 crore club. Later in 2016 it was the Salman Khan starrer Sultan that kick started the tally for films that have managed to enter this much coveted club, with the last entrant being the Aamir Khan starrer Dangal. In this edition of Box Office Report Card, we take a look at the films that have managed to break the barrier of Rs. 200 crore. In a comparative analysis we pit the cast, director and of course the five films to break this mark against each other.
Interestingly, while earlier films took days or even weeks to enter the club, 2014 marked a drastic change with PK entering the club in under 10 days, establishing a new record of becoming the fastest film to reach the Rs. 200 crore mark. Later joining Aamir Khan with one of the fastest to reach the 200 cr mark was Salman Khan with Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
However, with Sultan, Salman has claimed the record with the film managing to cross Rs. 200 cr in just six days, while the latest Aamir Khan starrer Dangal took eight days to do the same. Later joining them in 2017 was the SS Rajamouli directed film Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion that collected a staggering Rs. 247 cr in just seven days of its release, followed by the Rohit Shetty directed film Golmaal Again that managed to draw in Rs. 201.41 cr in 17 days of its release. Following theses releases was the Salman Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai that has collected Rs. 206.04 cr in seven days of its release. Now the latest film to enter this highly exclusive club and starting 2018 off on a high note is the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat. Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor the film has managed to cross the Rs. 200 cr mark in just 11 days after its releases. Interestingly, unlike other releases, Padmaavat that collected Rs. 212.50 cr has managed this feat despite facing multiple hurdles and the fact that the film did not feature screenings in certain key markets within India.
Apart from this, below we list a few unknown factoids about the Rs. 200 Crore Club members:
*Chennai Express managed to break 3 Idiots record (of entering the Rs. 200 crore club) after approximately 1267 days/181 weeks. However, Krrish 3 managed to break Chennai Express’ record of entering the 200 cr club after 80 days. Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3 followed right after breaking Krrish 3’s record within 50 days.
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On the other hand, it took Kick a total of 11 days to enter the 200 cr club. Happy New Year managed to enter the 200 cr club in just 19 days, while Aamir’s PK crossed the 200 cr mark in just 9 days. Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan entered the club in 9 days, while the actor’s other release PRDP (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo) managed to touch the mark in just 15 days collecting Rs.203.53 crores.
But with Sultan, Salman Khan became the record holder for the fastest film to cross the Rs. 200 cr mark, in just 6 days. Unfortunately, despite Dangal being one of 2016’s most talked about films, it doesn’t manage to break Sultan’s record; instead the film took 8 days to reach the Rs. 200 cr mark. While the second part of the epic Baahubali saga that has clocked Rs. 244.25 cr in 6 days of its release. Joining them now is the Ajay Devgn starrer Golmaal Again that raked in Rs. 201.41 cr in 17 days. Later joining Baahubali 2– The Conclusion but as the third fastest film to reach the Rs. 200 cr mark was the Salman Khan starrer Tiger Zinda Hai that drew in Rs. 206.04 cr in just 7 days. Following this is was the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat that despite not being screened in key markets managed to collect Rs. 212.50 cr in just 11 days.
Now the latest entrant to the club is the recently released Rajkumar Hirani directed film Sanju. Starring Ranbir Kapoor the film has managed to collect Rs. 202.51 cr in 7 days of its release.
*Aamir Khan achieved this milestone first when he was 45 years old, while Shah Rukh Khan achieved it closer to his 48th birthday. However, Hrithik Roshan is the youngest actor to enter the club achieving this milestone closer to his 40th birthday, while Salman Khan achieved this milestone after 48.63 years of age. Becoming the youngest actor to enter the 200 crore club is Rana Daggubatti at the age of 32 years, while Prabhas entered the club at 37.
On the other hand veteran actor Sathyaraj entered the club at the age of 62 years with the film Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion. With Golmaal Again entering the club Ajay Devgn joins the others at the age of 48. However, while previously both Aamir Khan and Salman Khan shared the title of having four films each that had made it to this much coveted club, with Tiger Zinda Hai raking in Rs. 206.04 cr, Salman now becomes the only actor to have five releases that have made it into the club.
With Padmaavat entering the Rs. 200 crore club, both Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor finally make it to this much exclusive club, with the film being their first to cross the Rs. 200 cr mark. If that wasn’t all, Ranveer now joins Prabhas as the youngest entrant to the club at the age of 32 years, while Shahid makes it at the age of 36 years.
Now with Sanju crossing the Rs. 200 cr mark Ranbir Kapoor make his debut in this highly exclusive club at the age of 35 years.
*Deepika Padukone achieved this milestone at the age of 27.5 years, as compared to Kareena Kapoor Khan who achieved the milestone when she was nearly 29.5 years old. On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra is the oldest actress to be the part of the 200 crore club at the age of 31.34 years, while Katrina Kaif achieved this milestone after 30.5 years. On the other hand, Jacqueline Fernandez achieved this milestone at 29 years. With Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kareena Kapoor Khan became the second as the only two actresses to have two films in the 200 cr club, while Sonam Kapoor at the age of 30.5 years.
While Anushka Sharma made her entry into the club as the youngest actress at the age of 26 years, the actress has now joined Kareena and Deepika to have two films that have crossed this mark with Sultan. However setting a new record will be the actresses of Dangal, Sanya Malhotra at 23 years and Fatima Sana Sheikh who is 24 years made it into the club as the youngest entrants.
With Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion Tamannaah Bhatia manages to make it to the club at the age of 27 years old while Anushka Shetty managed the same at 35 years of age. Joining her sister Priyanka, Parineeti Chopra who also features in Golmaal Again has entered the club at the age of 29. But now with Tiger Zinda Hai making it past Rs. 200 cr at the box office, Katrina Kaif becomes the only actress to have two films that have made it into the club
Now with Padmaavat entering the club Deepika Padukone has become the only actress to have three of her films viz. Chennai Express, Happy New Year and Padmaavat cross the Rs. 200 cr mark.
*Rajkumar Hirani achieved this milestone when he was 47.5 years old, Rohit Shetty achieved it at the age of 40.5 years, Vijay Krishna Acharya got this record at the age of 45, while Rakesh Roshan at the of age 64 is the oldest director/producer in 200 crore club. And now, On the other hand, producer turned director Sajid Nadiadwala achieved the same at 48.49 years, while choreographer turned director Farah Khan accomplished the same at 49.9 years. Bajrangi Bhaijaan director Kabir Khan achieved the same at the age of 44.
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However, taking the title of the oldest director to enter the club is Sooraj Barjatya at the age of 51.9 years. Claiming the title as the youngest director whose film has crossed the Rs. 200 cr mark, Ali Abbas Zafar entered the club at the age of 33. Standing out from the rest, Rajkumar Hirani is the only director to have two films in the 200 cr club. SS Rajamouli who directed the epic saga Baahubali entered the club at 43 years of age. Joining Rajkumar Hirani and Rohit Shetty is Ali Abbas Zafar who becomes the third director to have two films viz. Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai that have made it past the Rs. 200 crore mark. Surpassing Sooraj Barjatya as the oldest director in the Rs. 200 cr club is Sanjay Leela Bhansali who makes his debut at the age of 54 years with Padmaavat.
Now with Sanju making it past the Rs. 200 cr mark, Rajkumar Hirani becomes the only director to have three releases make it past this benchmark.
*3 Idiots was released in 1700+ screens, Chennai Express was released in 3500+ screens, Krrish 3 was released in 4400 screens, Dhoom 3 was released in 4500 screens, Kick released in 4000+ screens, Happy New Year featured in 4800+ screens. Yet again taking the cake is PK that saw a release across a whopping 5200 screens. Bajrangi Bhaijaan, on the other hand released in 4500 screens in India while PRDP witnessed a release across 5600 screens, while Sultan saw a release across approximately 5100 screens worldwide.
However, Aamir Khan’s Dangal was released across 5300 screens worldwide. On the other hand, Golmaal Again released across 4232 + screens (3500+ domestic + 732 overseas). Now with Tiger Zinda Hai hitting a total of 5700 screens worldwide (4600 domestic + 1100 overseas) the Salman Khan starrer enjoyed the widest release.
As for Sanju, the film hit a total of 5300+ screens worldwide (domestic 4000 + overseas 1300+), making it one of the widest releases a Bollywood film has seen in the recent past.
|Sr. No.||Movie Name||Release||Lifetime (Crores)||Days Taken to Reach 200 Crores||Milestone Date|
|1||Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion||28-Apr-17||510.98||6||05-May-17|
|5||Tiger Zinda Hai||22-Dec-17||339.16||7||28-Dec-17|
|13||Prem Ratan Dhan Payo||12-Nov-15||208.88||14||25-Nov-15|
|16||Happy New Year||24-Oct-14||203||19||11-Nov-14|
|Year||No. of movies||Highest (Cr.)|
|Actor||No. of Films||Highest (Cr.)|
|Actress||No. of Films||Highest (Cr.)|
|Kareena Kapoor Khan||2||320.34|
|Director||No. of Films||Highest (Cr.)|
|Ali Abbas Zafar||2||339.16|
|Sanjay Leela Bhansali||1||302.15|
|Vijay Krishna Acharya||1||284.27|
The box office figures are compiled from various sources and our own research. The figures can be approximate and Bollywood Hungama does not make any claims about the authenticity of the data. However they are adequately indicative of the box-office performance of the film(s).