The release of Hum Aapke Hain Koun back in 1994 completely changed the box-office scene in India. The stakes kept rising as big money kept rolling in. If, today, we hear talk about 100, 200, and 300-crore clubs, then the credit for it all should go to HAHK that collected 72 crore nett in 1994, which adjusted for inflation, amounts to crore nett today. In fact, the Salman Khan-Madhuri Dixit starrer, also opened the doors of Indian cinema abroad, with worldwide collections making a real contribution ever since then.
Sure films starring Amitabh Bachchan and a few other superstars of yesteryears made money overseas, but a sizeable flow of money started coming from foreign shores only after the release of HAHK, post which films like Dliwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Gadar, Koi Mil Gaya, and 3 Idiots began following suit and raising the bar.
The South movie industries were a little late to the party, providing actual competition to Bollywood only post the release of Rajinikanth's Enthiran in 2010, but since then they've made rapid strides, a fact that's borne further witness by how Baahubali 2 has beaten every Bollywood release (except Dangal's overseas collection, but Baahubali 2 is yet to release in China) hook, line, and sinker.
Nevertheless, even in the mega-bucks scenario seen these days, only a handful of movies have managed to cross the coveted 500-crore mark worldwide, and two of them are Tollywood releases (no prizes for guessing which ones). It's also not surprising that films starring both Aamir and Salman Khan feature thrice each in the list. So, without further ado, let's check out the Indian films that have crossed more than 500 crore worldwide:
|Film||Worldwide Gross (INR)|
|Baahubali 2||1707 crore|
|Secret Superstar||966 crore|
|Bajrangi Bhaijaan||957 crore|
|Baahubali 1||650 crore|
|Tiger Zinda Hai||609 crore|
|Dhoom 3||588 crore|
Which movie do you think will join this exclusive club next?
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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.