Highest grossing Bollywood movies outside of India 2018

The biographical film ‘Dangal’ had generated 228 million U.S. dollars in box office revenue outside of India as of March 2018. These high international box office takings secured the movie’s firm position as the leading Bollywood film amongst nine others. The musical drama ‘Secret Superstar’ ranked second with 128 million U.S. dollars in non-Indian box office revenue.

Bollywood cinema

The term Bollywood refers to the Indian film industry located in Mumbai, the movie metropolis formerly known as Bombay. While many movies follow similar plot patterns, Bollywood productions feature various genres. ‘Dangal,’ the widely acclaimed sports drama/biography by director Nitesh Tiwari, not only generated the most box office revenue in India but was also the highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide in 2018.

Movie industry in India – facts and figures

The Indian movie industry has been the largest producer of films for over a decade, consistently surpassing the United States and China. The country also sold the highest number of movie tickets in 2018. In a 2018 ranking of the leading box office markets worldwide, India was ranked seventh, with a revenue of 1.5 billion U.S. dollars.

Leading Bollywood movies of all time as of March 2018, by non-India box office revenue

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March 2018



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