The 2000-2009 decade gave the Bollywood industry a huge push when it comes to theatrical business. It all started with Sunny Deol’s Gadar: Ek Prem Katha in 2001 breaking the historic record of Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994). The film clashed with Aamir Khan’s Lagaan which was also a huge hit and still managed to become the All-Time Highest Grosser till that time.

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Then in 2006, Gadar’s record was broken by Dhoom 2 as it became the first Bollywood film to cross 80 crores mark.

From Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots To Akshay Kumar's Welcome - Top Bollywood Grossers Of 2000-09 Decade
From Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots To Akshay Kumar’s Welcome – Top Bollywood Grossers Of 2000-09 Decade

Then in 2008, Shah Rukh Khan’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi crossed Dhoom 2 and in the same year, Aamir Khan’s Ghajini crossed RNBDJ to become Bollywood’s first 100 crores grosser. In the very next year, Aamir Khan set a new benchmark of 200 crores with his 3 Idiots.

So in a decade, Bollywood didn’t just cross the HAHK record, it took a huge leap in business as well. Have a look at the Top 10 Bollywood grossers of 2000-2009 decade.

1) 3 Idiots
Year: 2009
Box Office: 202 crores

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2) Ghajini
Year: 2008
Box Office: 114 crores

3) Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Year: 2008
Box Office: 85.50 crores

4) Dhoom 2
Year: 2006
Box Office: 81 crores

5) Om Shanti Om
Year: 2007
Box Office: 79.50 crores

6) Gadar – Ek Prem Katha
Year: 2001
Box Office: 77 crores

7) Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Year: 2006
Box Office: 75 crores

8) Krrish
Year: 2006
Box Office: 72 crores

9) Welcome
Year: 2007
Box Office: 71.25 crores

10) Singh Is Kinng
Year: 2008
Box Office: 68.50 crores

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