10 biggest blockbusters of the decade (2010-19)

The biggest challenge while making a list of the biggest blockbusters of the decade is to decide what the determining factor should be. As the period spans ten years, one cannot simply pick the ten highest grossers and proclaim them as the biggest blockbusters because the prices of tickets shoot up every year, especially for marquee, big-budget releases.

Hence, the nett collections of -- for example -- a ‘Race 3’ released in 2018 are more than a ‘Dabangg’, which hit the screens in 2010, though the latter is a much bigger blockbuster. Hence, the ideal yardstick to measure the magnitude of Box-Office success of films is the number of footfalls. Footfalls are nothing but the number of tickets sold by cinema halls across India. So, a ‘Dabangg’ has more footfalls than a ‘Race 3’ and would have done much more business than the latter if released in 2018 because of increased ticket rates over the years.

Here are the 10 blockbusters which released between 2010-2019 and struck gold at the turnstiles.

Notes:
1) ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is excluded as it was a Telugu movie dubbed in Hindi. This list takes into account only Bollywood films.

2) Footfalls are number of tickets sold within India.

<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 3.69 crore;</strong> <strong>Director -</strong> Nitish Tiwari; <strong>Starring -</strong> Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra
Dangal (2016)
Footfalls (approx) - 3.69 crore; Director - Nitish Tiwari; Starring - Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 3.55 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Kabir Khan; <strong>Starring -</strong> Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)
Footfalls (approx) - 3.55 crore; Director - Kabir Khan; Starring - Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 3.51 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Rajkumar Hirani; <strong>Starring -</strong> Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt
PK (2014)
Footfalls (approx) - 3.51 crore; Director - Rajkumar Hirani; Starring - Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Dutt
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<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 3.21 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Ali Abbas Zafar; <strong>Starring -</strong> Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh
Sultan (2016)
Footfalls (approx) - 3.21 crore; Director - Ali Abbas Zafar; Starring - Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 3.08 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Ali Abbas Zafar; <strong>Starring -</strong> Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Sajjad Delafrooz
Tiger Zinda Hai (2017)
Footfalls (approx) - 3.08 crore; Director - Ali Abbas Zafar; Starring - Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Paresh Rawal, Sajjad Delafrooz
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 2.98 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Vijay Krishna Acharya; <strong>Starring -</strong> Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra
Dhoom 3 (2013)
Footfalls (approx) - 2.98 crore; Director - Vijay Krishna Acharya; Starring - Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 2.75 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Rajkumar Hirani; <strong>Starring -</strong> Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Dia Mirza
Sanju (2018)
Footfalls (approx) - 2.75 crore; Director - Rajkumar Hirani; Starring - Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Dia Mirza
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 2.52 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Rohit Shetty; <strong>Starring -</strong> Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Niketan Dheer
Chennai Express (2013)
Footfalls (approx) - 2.52 crore; Director - Rohit Shetty; Starring - Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Niketan Dheer
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 2.51 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Abhinav Kashyap; <strong>Starring -</strong> Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia
Dabangg (2010)
Footfalls (approx) - 2.51 crore; Director - Abhinav Kashyap; Starring - Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia
<strong>Footfalls (approx) - 2.50 crore</strong>; <strong>Director -</strong> Siddharth Anand; <strong>Starring -</strong> Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana
War (2019)
Footfalls (approx) - 2.50 crore; Director - Siddharth Anand; Starring - Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana

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