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2012 was a massive year for the film industry as far as box office collections go. Listed below are the the top 10 films that smashed box office records – some were expected and some were pleasant surprises.

1. ‘Ek Tha Tiger’

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in 'Ek Tha Tiger'
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in 'Ek Tha Tiger'

Producer: Aditya Chopra

Director: Kabir Khan

*ing: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif

Worldwide box office earnings: $55.87 million

2. ‘Dabangg 2’

Salman-Sonakshi in 'Dabangg 2'
Salman-Sonakshi in 'Dabangg 2'

Producer:Arbaaz Khan

Director:Arbaaz Khan

*ing:Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha

Worldwide box office earnings: $40 million (expected)

3. ‘Rowdy Rathore’

Rowdy Rathore
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in 'Rowdy Rathore'

Producer:Sanjay Leela Bhansali & Ronnie Screwvala

Director:Prabhu Deva

*ing:Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha

Worldwide box office earnings: $36.58 million

4. ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’

SRK-Katrina in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'
SRK-Katrina in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'

Producer:Aditya Chopra

Director:Yash Chopra

*ing:Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma

Worldwide box office earnings: $35.3 million

5. ‘Agneepath’

Hrithik Roshan Priyanka Chopra
Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in 'Agneepath'

Producer:Karan Johar

Director:Karan Malhotra

*ing:Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra

Worldwide box office earnings: $35.13 million

6. ‘Housefull 2’

Akshay Kumar & John Abraham in 'Housefull 2'

Producer:Sajid Nadiadwala

Director:Sajid Khan

*ing: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Asin, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rishi Kapoor

Worldwide box office earnings: $32.76 million

7. ‘Barfi!’

Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz & Priyanka Chopra in 'Barfi!'
Ranbir Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz & Priyanka Chopra in 'Barfi!'

Producer:UTV

Director:Anurag Basu

*ing:Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ileana D’Cruz

Worldwide box office earnings: $25.54 million

8. ‘Bol Bachchan’

Amitabh-Abhishek-Ajay in 'Bol Bachchan'
Amitabh-Abhishek-Ajay in 'Bol Bachchan'

Producer:Ajay Devgn

Director:Rohit Shetty

*ing:Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin, Prachi Desai

Box office earnings: $22.2 million

9. ‘Son of Sardaar’

Ajay-Sonakshi-Salman-Sanjay in 'Son of Sardaar'
Ajay-Sonakshi-Salman-Sanjay in 'Son of Sardaar'

Producer: Ajay Devgn

Director:Ashwini Dhir

*ing:Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla, Sonakshi Sinha

Worldwide box office earnings: $22.01 million

10. ‘Talaash’

Rani-Aamir in 'Talaash'
Rani-Aamir in 'Talaash'

Producer:Aamir Khan, Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan Akhtar

Director:Reema Kagti

*ing:Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor

Worldwide box office earnings: $18.1 million

Here’s hoping Bollywood continues to shine in 2013… Bring on the crores!