Since the days of ‘Raja Harishchandra’ produced by Dadasaheb Phalke in 1913, Bollywood has come a long way. Bollywood is now the largest film production centre in the world. When it comes to Bollywood, it is big money. From budgets to revenue earned, the Indian Film industry is mega bucks. Let us have a look at the five highest grossing Bollywood films of all time.

‘Dhoom 3′

This Aamir Khan starrer broke records all over the world. With a budget of 1.5 billion INR, this mega movie recovered more than it could have asked for. It collected over 5.3 billion INR worldwide. This film beat the record set by ‘Chennai Express’.

‘Chennai Express’

This Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer is an action-comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner Red Chillies Entertainment. With a comparatively meagre budget of 250 million INR, this movie reached new heights by grossing at 3.2 billion INR. Quite a turnover!

‘Krrish 3′

A budget of only 150 million INR turned out to be quite a steal when the results of its grossing came out. ‘Krrish 3′ earned a whopping 3.1 billion INR. The film is produced and directed by Rakesh Roshan and it stars Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi, Priyanka Chopra, and Kangana Ranaut.

‘3 Idiots’

Until 2013, ‘3 Idiots’ was the largest grossing Bollywood film worldwide. A budget of only 35 crores, this movie arrived with a mega return on investment with an enormous 392 crores!

‘Ek Tha Tiger’

The budget of this film was 75 crores INR and it grossed around 310 crore INR worldwide. This Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer was directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra of Yash Raj Films.

Mega money is an understatement for these Bollywood blockbuster incomes. Were they worth it? You bet!

Bollywood is known for its legendary actors, musicians, dancers and composers. This film industry has been flourishing by leaps and bounds since the 1930’s. As the Indian currency is getting stronger day by day, so is the revenue earned by this mega industry. People do not read books as much they watch films, so there is no reason why the money won’t flow into the industry. Here we take a look at some of the richest Bollywood stars of today.

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Shah Rukh Khan

This Baadshah of Bollywood even made it into the highest earners in the world. Coming second only to Jerry Seinfeld, Shah Rukh topped superstars like Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp as well. Khan earns around 35 crore rupees per movie and around 15 crore per endorsement. Shah Rukh’s net worth is around US $600 million.

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Aamir Khan

One of the top 3 most well known Khans in India, Aamir is a super high earner as well. Having made up his way to the top due to his versatility, this actor is very selective about his movies and charges a whopping 30 crores per movie and earns around 4 crore for every endorsement (mostly ones with a social cause).

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Salman Khan

One more super Khan, Salman, charges around 35 crores per movie that he stars in, plus a percentage of the profit. Besides being known for his superb physique, his enormous fan following is one more reason why producers wouldn’t mind throwing that much money for the superstar.

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Akshay Kumar

This top notch action star has been making the mega bucks since the last few years. Since he has a background in Taekwondo, Akshay performs his own stunts for his movies and charges anything between 18-30 crores per movie, while around 5 crores for his commercials.

Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik has shown his tremendous potential by acting and dancing his way to superstardom. He charges around 25 crore per movie he appears and around 5 crore for endorsements!