The year 2016 has not been very cheering for the film industry so far. Except for few movies, the industry has not received much success at the box office. The famous 100 Crore club has become a remote destination to reach as most of the movies couldn’t cross the magical figure of 100 Crores. Now when the eighth month of the year 2016 is passing, we can say that the situation is getting better. With the release of Sultan and Rustom, the moviemakers got some money in their pocket. Here are the highest grossing Bollywood movies of this year.
Sultan – 300 Crores
The Salman Khan starrer Sultan came as the greatest relief for the box office. This movie has earned more than 300 Crores at the box office that made it the highest grossing movie of 2016 so far. Salman played the role of a wrestler in this movie. The movie was released on the occasion of Eid, and the audience quite liked the subject due to the success of Indian wrestler in the Olympics 2012.
Airlift – 127 Crores
The charm of Akshay Kumar when mixed with the patriotism, that too in a foreign land results in a perfect formula of a great Bollywood success. The plot of the movie is based on the evacuation of 1,70,000 Indians from Kuwait during the Kuwait-Iraq war in 1990. The film received huge accolades and earned good money at the box office. With the gross collection of 127 Crores, this movie is in the second position after Sultan in terms of the collection so far in the year 2016.
Rustom – 112 Crores
Recently released movie Rustom is in the third position on the charts of highest grossing movie of 2016. Again the magic of Akshay Kumar casts a spell on the audience. The movie is based on the famous Nanavati case of late 1950’s. Kawas Nanavati was a Naval officer who killed his friend who was having a torrid affair with his wife. Due to the huge public support, the local court acquitted him but found guilty when the case finally reached the Supreme Court. He was sentenced to lifetime imprisonment but was released after three years due to political pressure.
Housefull 3 – 107 Crores
Housefull 3 is a sequel of Housefull series. Well, this time, Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh paired with Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakre, and Lisa Hayden, trying to make the audience laugh. The presence of Boman Irani and Chunkey Pandey adds to the flavor of Comedy. This Movie became a part of 100 Crore club with the gross collection of 107 Crores.
Fan – 85 Crores
Shahrukh Khan’s ambitious project Fan didn’t do well at the box office, but still, the brand value of Shahrukh Khan did its work and movie reserved the 5th position in the highest grossing Bollywood movie of 2016 so far. Shahrukh Khan is playing the role of a famous movie star Aryan Khanna, who is stalked by his dying hard fan Gaurav Chandana. Shahrukh Khan also played the role of Gaurav Chandana. The movie didn’t go as per the expectation from a Shahrukh starrer movie, but still, Shahrukh’s fan didn’t disappoint him. The movie earned an overall collection of 85 Crores.