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#Question# What was the Sholay Box Office Collection?


One of the favourite movie is Sholay. It has created history. But what was its box office collection at the time of its release. 

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Box Office Collection of Hindi Bollywood Blockbuster Movie Sholay released in 1975 was the first movie to generate revenue Rs 10 Crores INR at the Box Office. Soon, it crossed Rs 15 Crores INR and broke all the existing records on the box office.

Source: Sholay Box Office Collection

Have you ever wondered what was the box office collection of the superhit blockbuster Hindi cinema "Sholay"! The first Hindi Bollywood Movie which crossed the Rs 1 crore milestone was "Kismet" released in 1943. And the first film to cross Rs 5 Crores business at the box office is "Mughal-E-Ajam" released in 1960. And Sholay was the first movie to earn Rs 10 Crores at the Box Office and also, it crossed Rs 15 crore box office collection and broke all the existing records.

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Sholay is an exceptional superhit Hindi film which not only broke all the existing commercial cinema records but also created new records. This film deals with the theme of revenge. Thakur, a retired police cop, hires two thugs Jai and Veeru to take revenge from badly reputed outlaw dacoit "Gabbar Singh". In 2002, British Film Institute conducted poll for 'Top 10 Indian Films' of all time, and Sholay was ranked first. And also the judges of 50th Filmfare Awards named it the Best of Film of 50 Years.

Sholay Box Office Collection

According to Box Office of India, During its first run "Sholay" had earned nearly about Rs 15,00,00,000 /- INR (Rs 15 Crores or Rs 150 Million) in India. But with further re-releases, during late 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s the movie had total gross revenue in India was Rs 35,00,00,000 /- INR (Rs 35 crores or Rs 350 Million).

(Sholay Total collection: Rs 35 Crores)

Box Office India estimated the total amount of tickets were sold 10,00,00,000. The film was also released in Soviet Union in 1979. The film was also released in China in 1988.

None of the Bollywood movie made close to Rs 10 Crore Box Office collection for next six years of Sholay release. Kranti film directed by Manoj kumar and released in 1981 made Rs 10 crore at the box office. Sholay remained at its top position at the box office for 19 years until Hum Apke Hain Kaun released in 1994.

Initially, this movie was declared a commercial disaster. But gradually when viewers of the movie spoke about this, it picked the growth and sales of tickets. Sholay ran for five and half year 286 weeks at the Minerva theatre in Mumbai.

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