3 Idiots still holds record for highest grosser
Despite all the hype and hoopla over the movies breaching the 100 crore club over the past year, latest of them being ‘Aashiqui 2’, Aamir Khan starrer – ‘3 Idiots’ remains the top grossing Indian movie of all time.
3 Idiots, released in 2009, has so far managed to rake in 202 crores, both in domestic and overseas market. Apart from that, the movie also opened a new market for Bollywood movies in China, where it became the highest grossing Hindi film ever and reportedly even spawned a Chinese remake.
After China, now the makers of the movie have opened the Japanese territory with 3 Idiots, where again it has again become a runaway hit.
Rajinikanth’s Tamil movies had seen a mainstream release in Japan, which also had fared well.
In fact, 3 Idiots’s performance has encouraged Reliance Entertainment so much so that it is planning to increase the release prints in the Japanese markets.