BOX OFFICE BAADSHAAHS:
the biggest Hindi blockbusters of all time

(adjusted for inflation)

HOLD ON THERE, COWBOY!

Before you get too impressed with Gadar, remember that the box office gross of an older film must be adjusted to reflect the money it would have earned at today's ticket prices. The list at left is a more accurate representation of the all-time top grossers.

Where oh where has K3G gone?

The lists were complied before the opening of Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. The film's stupendous world-wide performance guarantees it a place at the top of the unadjusted list, if not atop the adjusted list as well.

By the way, seeing as we're mortally terrified of calculators, BollyWHAT? brings you these statistics courtesy
http://www22.brinkster.com/indianboxoffice.

For an in-depth explanation of how Bollywood's box office figures are calculated -- or miscalculated, according to the author -- check out http://www.ibosnetwork.com/bopaper.asp

(unadjusted for inflation)
1. Sholay (1975) 1. Gadar (2001)
2. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) 2. Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
3. Mother India (1957) 3. Raja Hindustani (1996)
4. Roti Kapada aur Makaan (1974) 4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
5. Mughal-E-Azam (1960) 5. Lagaan (2001)
6. Upkaar (1967) 6. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai (2000)
7. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) 7. Karan Arjun (1995)
8. Aradhana (1969) 8. Border (1997)
9. Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995) 9. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
10. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977) 10. Mohabbatein (2000)
11. Do Raaste (1969) 11. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
12. Ganga Jamuna (1961) 12. Biwi No. 1 (1999)
13. Raja Hindustani (1996) 13. Ishq (1997)
14. Johnny Mera Naam (1970) 14. Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999)
15. Jugnu (1973) 15. Gupt (1997)
16. Dharam Veer (1977) 16. Jeet (1996)
17. Bobby (1973) 17. Jodi No. 1 (2001)
18. Gadar (2001) 18. Pardes (1997)
19. Sachcha Jhutha (1970) 19. Mission Kashmir (2000)
20. Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973) 20. Soldier (1998)
21. Farz (1967) 21. Aankhen (1993)
22. Zanjeer (1973) 22. Ek Rishtaa (2001)
23. Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971) 23. Maine Pyar Kiya (1989)
24. Trishul (1978) 24. Sarfarosh (1999)
25. Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin (1977) 25. Coolie No. 1 (1995)

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