Top 100 crore movies of 2016

Feb 04, 2017 - 06:18 hrs IST
Top 100 crore movies of 2016

1 Dangal
Superstar Aamir Khan starrer "Dangal"is a biographical sports drama based on the life of Wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat who are into wrestling too. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari the film was released on December 23 in 2016 and so far it has collected over Rs.383.11 Cr in India and Rs.728.26 Cr Worldwide. The film also stars Sakshi Tanwar Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra and Aparshakti Khurrana in key roles. At the 62nd Filmfare Awards, "Dangal" won four awards, including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Action. The film is still going strong at the box office and soon the cast and crew of the film will celebrate the film's success with a success bash.



2 Sultan
Superstar Salman Khan and Anushka Shrma starrer romantic sports-drama "Sultan" is the second highest grosser of the year 2016. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar and Produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner, the film showcase how a successful career creates a rift in the life of Sultan. In the film the role was played by Salman Khan. It was released on Eid and turned out as the highest opener of the year 2016. The film collected Rs.36.54 Cr on it's opening day and overall collection of the film was Rs.300.45 Cr in India and Rs.584 Cr Worldwide.



3 M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
"M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" is the third highest grosser of the year 2016. The film is based on the life of Indian cricketer and the former Test, ODI and T20 captain of the Indian national cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" stars Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni, while Kiara Advani played the role his wife Sakshi. It also stars Disha Patani, Anupam Kher and Bhumika Chawla in key roles. The film narrated how Dhoni became the star captain and cricketer of India. It received critical and commercial success and lauded by people of all age group. In India the film collected Rs.132.96 Cr and the worldwide collection was Rs.217 Cr.



4 Airlift
Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur starrer "Airlift" turned out as the fourth highest grossing film of year 2016. Directed by Raja Krishna Menon, the war thriller revolves around the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the 1990 Iraq-Kuwait war and entered the Rs.100 crore club in just 10 days of its release. It collected Rs.128.06 Cr in India and Rs.227.63 Cr Worldwide.



5 Rustom
In 2016 Akshay Kumar's another film"Rustom" entered in 100 Cr club and collected Rs.127.49 Cr in India, while the wordwide collection of the film was Rs.218.08 Cr. Directed by debutant Tinu Suresh Desai it featured Ileana D’Cruz as the female lead. The film was inspired by real life incidents Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati and businessman Prem Ahuja. The film was released alongside Hrithik Roshan starrer "Mohenjo Daro" in August and got a word of mouth publicity.



6 Ae Dil hai Mushkil
"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" the romantic drama film written and directed by Karan Johar turned out as the sixth highest grosser of the year 2016.In the film Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma played the lead roles while Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar and Bollywood actress Lisa Haydon played the cameos. The romantic drama collected Rs.112.14 Cr in India and Rs.236.27 Cr Worldwide.



7 Housefull 3
Comedy drama "Housefull 3" was the seventh highest grosser of year 2016. Directed by Sajid-Farhad It was the third installment in the "Housefull" franchise. In the film Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, and Lisa Haydon played the key roles. The film collected Rs.108.55 Cr in India and Rs.187.95 Cr Worldwide.



8 Shivaay
Ajay Devgn's dream project "Shivaay" that released on the occasion of Diwali in 2016 was the 8th highest grosser of that year. The action thriller film was directed and produced by Ajay Devgan under his banner Ajay Devgn Films. The actor also played the lead role in the film. Despite the clash with Ranbir Kapoor's "Ae dil hai Mushkil" it managed to collect about Rs.100.3 Cr in India and Rs.146.18 Cr Worldwide.