Biggest Indian blockbuster films in each decade

Bollywood Box-Office Top

Hits, flops, superhits, disasters, average grossers, blockbusters, and even all-time blockbusters are part-and-parcel of the movie business. But through these regulars ups and downs in every film industry, a few extremely rare ones come along that change the face of the game, set new landmarks, and leave a indelible mark both at the box-office and on audience’s minds.

So, it’s only natural that these few films have also dominated the decade they released in, with every other film that hit screens either side of them in the same decade having to measure up to their legacy. Likewise, it’s been no different for Indian cinema with one champion coming along each decade to rewrite history. Let’s check them out:

DecadeYearFilmNett Collection (INR)
1950s1957Mother India4 crore
1960s1960Mughal-e-Azam5.50 crore
1970s1975Sholay15 crore
1980s1989Maine Pyar Kya14 crore
1990s1994Hum Aapke Hain Koun72.47 crore
2000s20093 Idiots201.37 crore
2010s2017Baahubali 21066 crore

It’s telling that barring Baahubali: The Conclusion, every other film on the list a over is from Bollywood, showcasing how the Hindi film industry has towered anove its counterparts over the years. So, which blockbuster films will dominate future decades, and will they be from Bollywood or regional cinema? Time alone will tell.

Image Sources: Sippy Films, Rajshri, and Arka
Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.

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