Bollywood’s upsurge of hits has been ceaseless with big wigs blowing away the cash registers. The first 9 months has witnessed hits like Ek Tha Tiger, Rowdy Rathore, Agneepath, Housefull 2, Cocktail and furthermore we hope the year has much more crowd pullers from the upcoming releases.

In this period the star power has risen yet again with Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan booking the top 5 slots with their respective films grossing over the 100 Crore benchmark in this period. But surprise surprise as Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani has made a fair entry in the list of the rockers of the first half. It goes without doubt that the delightful Barfi! is supposed to make a home run given the brilliant reception and has taken a great lead in our list which sadly evaded Kareena Kapoor starrer Heroine’s fate.

Although Akshay Kumar’s OMG Oh My God!, releases this September end but we still go ahead with our list as it takes merely 3 days of the month. With an assortment of comedy, action, drama and thriller we present the list of flicks grabbing the top slot and rounding up the first nine months of the industry.

The 9 month report card offers a mix of drama, action, comedy, dirty comedy and speaking loud and clear that star power and content both do work independent of each other.

April to September 2012
Box Office Position
Movie India Net Collection in Crores of Rupees
1 Ek Tha Tiger 198
2 Rowdy Rathore 131
3 Agneepath 123
4 Housefull 2 114
5 Bol Bachchan 102
6 Barfi! 101.5* (Still Running)
7 Cocktail 76
8 Raaz 3 70*
9 Kahaani 59
10 Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum 45

Ek Tha Tiger

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger Movie Poster
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Ek Tha Tiger Movie Poster

The imminent winner with no hiccups on the way is Sallu Bhai’s Ek Tha Tiger which saw an Independence Day opening with a fabulous 32.92 crores on its opening day itself. The Yash Raj’s experiment with high dosage of stunts and reworking of the hit pairing of Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan did box office wonders for the multi Crore venture. The film has said to have earned about a staggering 198 crores and no wonder rules our list as the top grosser till now.

Rowdy Rathore

Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Rowdy Rathore Movie Poster
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Rowdy Rathore Movie Poster

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s gaudy adventure into the comic genre has surely proved lucky. The Prabhu Deva directed action masala with Akshay Kumar and the recent Bollywood lucky charm, Sonakshi Sinha gave the box office a severe jolt to make way for an astounding 131 Crores. The film’s return to the flashy attires and smarty one liners with quirky dance moves has aptly secured the film the second slot in our list.

Agneepath

Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Agneepth Movie Poster
Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer Agneepth Movie Poster

The third position has been retained by the action drama Agneepath, a remake of Yash Johar’s 1990 film with the same name. The film produced by Karan Johar boasted of a heavy star cast containing Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra. With high hopes pinned the film broke the opening day record of Bodyguard with 2 3.00 crores, later to be overrun by Ek Tha Tiger. Gradually a box office blockbuster the film has grossed about 123 Crores.

Housefull 2

Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade, Ritesh Deshmukh, Asin, Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Shazahn Padamsee starrer Housefull 2 Movie Poster
Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Shreyas Talpade, Ritesh Deshmukh, Asin, Zarine Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Shazahn Padamsee starrer Housefull 2 Movie Poster

When you have a mad house with unpredictable characters what do we hint at….obviously Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2. The film did manage to steal the limelight with earnings of about a staggering 114 Crores. A long line of stars lead by Akshay Kumar and the charm of yesteryear actors like Mithun Chakraborty, Rishi Kapoor and Randhir Kapoor made the success of the movie seem inevitable.

Bol Bachchan

Ajay Devgan, Asin, Abhishek Bachchan and Prachi Desai starrer Bol Bachchan Movie Poster
Ajay Devgan, Asin, Abhishek Bachchan and Prachi Desai starrer Bol Bachchan Movie Poster

Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgan’s super hit pairing struck the bull’s eye yet again and this time with Abhishek Bachchan in the trio’s laughter riot Bol Bachchan. Claiming to be the official remake of Gol Maal (1979) the film ran to packed theatres garnering an impressive 102 crores ranking in the top five positions. The female leads were played by Asin Thottumkal and Prachi Desai.

Barfi!

Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D'Cruz starrer Barfi! Movie Poster
Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz starrer Barfi! Movie Poster

Anurag Basu’s warm and vivacious romantic comedy Barfi! has created ripples enough to place it in our list of highest earners. Since its release in 14th September the film has already collected about 101.50 Crores plus and has been chosen as India’s Official Entry to 85thAcademy Awards. With rave reviews on Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s brilliant performance, the heart rendering  romantic comedy is Rabir’s ticket to the 100 Crore Club.

Cocktail

Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Peny starrer Cocktail Movie Poster
Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone and Diana Peny starrer Cocktail Movie Poster

A notable gross of 76 Crores puts Cocktail at the seventh spot as per our rankings. The casual story revolving around friendship, love, trust involving three friends received mixed reviews and made for a great business confirming the film’s success rate. Deepika Padukone as the wild and brash Veronica made for the film’s USP added to which was Saif Ali Khan’s jovial presence along with pretty thing Diana Penty.

Raaz 3

Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta starrer Raaz 3 Movie Poster
Emraan Hashmi, Bipasha Basu and Esha Gupta starrer Raaz 3 Movie Poster

Vishesh Film’s horror sequel Raaz 3 released in the first week of this month has managed to pull the audience drawing about 70 Crores up till now. The Vikram Bhatt direction has Bipasha Basu return to the Raaz series since its first installment, with Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta in the lead. Well going by the collections it seems the chill must have gone down with the audience pretty well.

Kahaani

Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani Movie Poster
Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani Movie Poster

No high end budget no reputed actors yet the lone pregnant Vidya Balan stole the show slowly and steadily for Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani which has earned about 59 Crores. The Kolkata centric film shot with women oriented subject in the crore became one of the most talked about films of the year and received great critical reviews.

Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum

Ritesh Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Sarah Jane Dias, and Neha Sharma starrer Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Movie Poster
Ritesh Deshmukh, Tusshar Kapoor, Sarah Jane Dias, and Neha Sharma starrer Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum Movie Poster

Ekta Kapoor produced sexual comedy Kyaa Super Kool Hai Hum has made a great statement earning 45 Crores in total and 33 Crores in its opening weekend. The film with Ritesh Deshmukh and Tusshar Kapoor is a sequel to the 2005 hit, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum.

The list stands rock solid till September and is to experience a major shift with prominent releases lined up in the coming months. An interesting wait would be for Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor’s Talaash, Akshay Kumar’s Khiladi 786, Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha’s Son of Sardaar and the majorly anticipated Salman Khan’s Dabaang 2.

With these power packed grand releases a huge dislodgement is anticipated in the Top 5 positions of the list. An exciting battle is brewing for the year end as one expects the crucial competition for the top slot between Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman and Akshay. So will it be Shah Rukh’s evergreen romance again, Khilladi’s return to action or Salman again knocking off his own record like always or might it be Aamir taking forward what he started with 3 Idiots.

It will be a wait and watch exciting situation, but you can guess, comment, vote and hope that the best wins the race.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. koimoi.. dont understand this logic.. based on what analysis did u conclude tha barfi is going to collect 83 crores. It has already collected 76 crores in 1 week 3 days so u mean to say it will only collect 6-7 crores more. With such a solid second sunday, I dont understand how it can be concluded it will earn just another 607 crores more. IT MAY EARN MORE EVEN IF IT RUNS JUST THIS WEEK AND WILL TAKEN OFF(WHICH IT WONT BE GIVEN THE MONEY ITS GENERATING)

  2. salman bhai will break it again. Dabaang2 gonna be biggest hit of the year. BoxofficeIndia prediction BARFI may can touch 100 crore mark

  3. I am sure that barfi will long run and cross 100 and even will beat agneepath 122 crore . but it has ability to earn more that ett too

  4. Breaking news salman ki anewali flim dabang2 ka abhi full booking ho gaya he multipxr ka kehna h ispar dabng2 ke doran night show karne padege or pehle h din me 100 crore ka collection hoga dhanyavad samachar khtm hue.

  5. Dabaang2 will itself cross ETT record. Love u Salman. May God shower all his love & lots of good blessings on you and he protect you from ill feelings or things.

  6. bhai ka cheating to sab koi kar raha hai apna bhai all time block buster hai ,hit hai.
    uska chota se chota cheez sab koi chori karte hain.baaki do khano se leke b grade ke hero jese-ajay devgan,akshay kumar.randy kapoor,
    jese-much.police vardi.dance master,director,fight scene.ajibo gareeb dialogue.
    jiska duniya cheating karta ho.jisko cheating karke film hit ho jae.wo idol godfather.usse bi bara hota hai.

  7. for u r all infomation international hera pere will break all recordes and once upon time in mombai part 2 akshay movies will break all the recordes by all account , ur just waiting forword to u akki

  8. Ranbir kapoor doesn’t need to copy anyone. He is the most good looking and the finest actor of recent time. He makes quality movies.

  9. Agar rowdy rathore holiday release hoti to 200crore cross karti kyonki akshay ki barabari koi nahi kar salman to uske samne baccha hai.

  10. Salmanbhai rock akshey fans akshey ko kaho salmanbhai ki film ke sath apni film realise kare kon kiske samne bachcha hai malum padenga samje bachche

  11. Ager salman bhai apni upkaming movie Mental 22 november ki jagah kisi holly day per releas kere to kam se kam 300 caror ka bisniss karegi movei sharukh akshay ritik ajay sab gidhad hei salman ke samne

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