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8 highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2016

2016 turned out to be one hell of a roller coaster ride for Bollywood with some massive hits and other damp squibs.

While some much-anticipated films joined the coveted 100 crore club, others failed to even recover costs. Here’s a list of 2016’s highest-grossing Bollywood flicks by Hindustan Times.

1. Sultan

Based on an inspirational story, the Salman Anushka starrer did wonders at the box office. The movie made over INR3 billion to become the highest grossing movie of 2016 to date.

2. MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was based on the life of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film featured Sushant Singh Rajput in a titular role. The movie minted over INR1.32 billion at the box office.

3. Airlift

Akshay Kumar starer Airlift was considered one of the best biopics of 2016. It grossed over INR1.2 billion at the box office.

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4. Rustom

Yet another real life story staring Akshay Kumar made it big on the box-office, minting over INR1.2 billion.

5. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Karan Johar’s latest venture remained in the news courtesy the controversy surrounding Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan’s casting in the much hyped film. The movie made INR1.12 billion at the box office to rank 5 in the list.

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6. Housefull 3

The Housefull franchise continued to do well in 2016 with its third installment garnering INR1 billion at the box office. The movie featured Akhsay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon and Jacqueline Fernandez.

7. Shivaay

Released alongside the much-awaited Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Ajay Devgan’s Shivaay did fairly good at the box-office, minting over INR1 billion.

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8. Dangal

Based on the lives of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita, Aamir Khan’s latest release has taken the box office by storm. Dangal released on December 23 and has already grossed over INR1 billion. Dangal might just outrank Salman Khan’s Sultan to emerge as the highest grossing Bollywood flick of the year.

courtesy : express tribune

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