In the world of Bollywood, the success of a film is often judged by the number of likes or dislikes from fans. However, the true measure of success lies in the box office earnings. Box office numbers determine the level of achievement, regardless of the film’s cast or story.
According to Bollywood Life, a website that covers the entertainment industry, films nowadays are breaking records by earning anywhere from 10 crores to 1000 crores at the box office. In the past, achieving a business of 10 crores was considered quite challenging.
Aamir Khan’s film Dangal and Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathan have achieved historic success by earning 1000 crore Indian rupees at the box office. These films by the renowned Khans of Bollywood have set a new record in terms of profitability.
Let’s take a look at the films that marked significant milestones in Bollywood’s history. Qastam, released in 1943, was the first film to earn 1 crore and was hailed as the first blockbuster. Mughal Azam, a famous film from 1960, was the first to gross 5 crores. The performances of Dilip Kumar and Madhubala in the film remain legendary, and its popular song ‘Jab Pyaar Kya To Darna Kya’ is still widely loved.
Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini’s film Sholay, released in 1975, was the first to cross the 10 crore mark and is known for its unforgettable dialogues that are still remembered today. Hum Aapke Hain Koun, starring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in 1994, set a new record by earning 50 crores.
The film Ghajini, featuring Aamir Khan, achieved the milestone of earning 100 crores in 2008. Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots became the first film to cross 200 crores. Another film starring Aamir Khan, PK, was the first to reach 300 crores. PK was a comedy film that also starred Anushka Sharma.
Aamir Khan’s Dangal was the first film to enter the 1000 crore club, earning a historic success by making 2000 crores worldwide. The latest film ruling the box office is Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Pathan’, which has earned 1000 crore Indian rupees worldwide.
In summary, the success of Bollywood films is no longer solely determined by fan feedback or media criticism but is primarily measured by the box office earnings. Films like Dangal and Pathan have set new records by crossing the 1000 crore milestone, surpassing the previous achievements of films like Sholay and Hum Aapke Hain Koun.