In today’s time, for a film to be successful, it needs to reach the 100/200/500 crore target but back in the day, a film’s success was determined by the number of days the movie stayed in the theaters for.
In a country with a population of 1.324 billion, one can only imagine the number of tickets that our favorite Bollywood movies have sold.
Thus, to give you a little perspective, we bring you a list of 13 Bollywood movies that have sold the maximum number of tickets in the history of Indian cinema.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
The movie sold a whopping 7,39,67,000tickets at the stand and people actually turned up multiple times to watch the movie and we are not surprised. The movie was a perfect blend of drama and entertainment and definitely qualifies as one of the best family entertainers of the 90s.
Sholay was one of the longest-running Bollywood movies and was shown in the theaters for about 5 years. No doubt it sold up to 5,52,34,000 tickets at the stand. The magic weaved by the movie is evident even today and the dialogues remain evergreen!
Now that we are making a list of the most ticket-selling movies, it is impossible to not include SS Rajamouli’ Baahubali. The movie definitely qualifies as one of the best of 2017 and managed to sell 5,40,43,000 tickets in India and abroad.
Gadar: Ek Prem Katha
The movie was a perfect combination of drama and romance. It captured the story of both countries after the partition and became a popular household name in the country. With some of the most epic dialogues by Sunny Deol, the movie managed to sell 5,09,54,000 tickets on the stand.
Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
A movie that defined romance and managed to stay in the theaters for over 20 years had to make it to this list. The movie has a major fan following even today and had managed to witness selling of 4,80,89,000 tickets at the stand. Didn’t we all want our own ‘Raj and Simran’ after the movie?
The movie managed to be the biggest blockbuster of 1996 and gave us music that we find ourselves humming even today. The movie sold a huge number of tickets 4,09,56,000 to be precise.
The movie managed to wake the patriot in every Indian and witnessed the sale of 3,70,21,000 tickets. It is still considered to be one of the most iconic movies ever made and the music hasn’t aged either.
Aamir Khan’s attempt to bring the story of a seasoned wrestler and his daughters proved to be extremely successful. The movie sold about 3,69,32,000 tickets and still continues to weave its magic in China.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
With a star cast that included the best of Bollywood, the movie gained immense popularity amongst the youth back then and turned out to be a blockbuster. It sold around 3,56,11,000 tickets at the Box office.
Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan showed us some beautiful locations along with a brilliant storyline. Released at the perfect time with Salman Khan in the lead, the movie sold a whopping 3,54,12,000 tickets at the Box office.
Another Salman Khan movie, another blockbuster and another movie in the list of most selling tickets in Indian cinema. Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma starrer Sultan broke many records in box office. As per the reports, Sultan sold more than 3,23,43,000 tickets.
This movie has to be on the list of most sold tickets in Indian cinema. Trio of Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Aamir Khan do wonders when they come together. Movie was All time blockbuster and it sold 3,50,76,000 tickets.
This is my favorite and I am sure many of you has this movie in their favorite list. It sold a whopping 3,17,35,000 tickets in its run.