Fastest 100 crore club entries in Bollywood

In last couple of years, the term, ‘Bollywood 100 crore Club’ has taken over the industry. It has become an unofficial milestone for success for Bollywood films. Once a film manages to earn Rs 100 crore, minus the tax, it becomes the member of this elite club. In media and trade circuits, if a film has made it to the 100 crore club, it can claim to be super hit. However the term is criticized by many and many in the film industry feels that by judging a film by the amount of business it does would undermine the creative aspects of film. However as of now, it looks like the term is meant to stay until something else comes up. So far a total of 34 films have made to the club so far but some of them have done it in much less time than the others. Here are the films that have earned 100 crore in really short time.

  • Happy New Year’- the most recent addition to the 100 crore club is also the fastest entry in the club. The film released on Friday, 24th October and as per reports the SRK starrer has managed to gross Rs 108.86 crore over the weekend. The Hindi version has grossed 104.10 crore and the rest has been grossed by Tamil and Telugu version. The Farah Khan film features an ensemble cast with Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah.
  • Bang Bang’ –one of the biggest hits of recent times, the Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif starrer was able to create huge hype before its release. Its box office performance also reflected the hype. The film was able to earn 100 crore within five days. The film is also expected to reach 200 crore in India.
  • Singham Returns’- While this Ajay Devgn action blockbuster was expected to do good business, it exceeded the expectations of many buy earning 100 crore within five days of its release. It also featured Kareena Kapoor.
  • Kick’- when ‘Jai Ho’ failed to do as good as expected Salman Khan was in a bit of pressure to deliver. Add to that his film ‘Kick’ was delayed. But when the trailer was released, it created huge hype almost instantly. When finally the film got to the theaters, it earned almost 130 crore in five days. In terms of box office performance, ‘Kick’ is one of the biggest hits of recent times.
  • Dhoom 3’- when Aamir Khan joined the successful ‘Dhoom’ franchise everyone had big expectations from it. Mr. Perfectionist did not disappoint when he teamed up with Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif. The film at that time was the fastest film to make 100 crore. It is also the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time.
  • ‘Chennai Express’- SRK’s previous release ‘Chennai Express’ was also a true blockbuster. It managed to cross the 100 crore mark within four days. It grossed more than 200 crore at the box office. The film marked the first collaboration between SRK and director Rohit Shetty.
  • Krrish 3’- Hrithik Roshan has managed to enter the 100 crore club twice with his back to back releases after delivering few box office duds. His superhero flick ‘Krrish 3’ crossed 100 crore within 4 days. It managed to grossed almost 250 crore at the box office.
  • ‘Ek Tha Tiger’- Salman Khan has the most films in the 100 crore club with 5 hits. In 2012, his action thriller ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ entered   the elite club. The film grossed almost 200 crore at the box office.

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