List of highest-grossing Tollywood (Telugu) movies

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Telugu cinema, consisting primarily of movies in the Telugu language. It is popularly called as Tollywood. It is one of the largest movie production centres in India. The following is a list of the highest grossing Telugu movies based on world wide collections, annual lists, overseas and records (gross and distributors share).

Background color       indicates movies playing on 16 September 2014 in theatres around the world

Total worldwide share[change | change source]

The worldwide distributor share figures is given here after adding dubbed versions of Tollywood movies (which crosses 40-crore mark).The distributor shares are net gross [worldwide gross (total tickets sold x ticket rate)-Entertainment tax] minus theatre rentals. The theater rentals vary. Multiplexes give 50% in week one, 42.5% in week two, 37.5% in week three and 30% thereafter to the distributor.

50 crore club[change | change source]

S.No. Title Year Studio WW Share ref(s)
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR85 cr [1]
2 Magadheera 2009 Geetha Arts INR73 cr [2]
3 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 cr [3]
4 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 cr [4]
5 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 cr [5]
6 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR51 cr [6][7]

40 crore club[change | change source]

S.No. Title Year Studio WW Share ref(s)
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR85 cr [1]
2 Magadheera 2009 Geetha Arts INR73 cr [2]
3 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 cr [3]
4 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 cr [4]
5 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 cr [5]
6 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR51 cr [6][7]
7 Mirchi 2013 UV creations INR47 cr [7]
8 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR47 cr [8]
9 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR47 cr [1][7]
10 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR46 cr [1][7]
11 Racha 2012 Super Good Films INR45 cr [7]
12 Eega* 2012 Vaarahi Chalana chitram, PVP Cinemas INR44 cr [9]
13 Businessman 2012 R. R. Movie Makers INR44 cr [9]
14 Julai 2012 Haarika & Hassine creations INR40 cr [10]
  • * indicates Telugu version collections only. (Eega Telugu + Tamil(shot side by side) version - 57 crores)

Top grossers by year[change | change source]

Year ref(s) Title Studio
2014 [11] Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions
2013 [1] Attarintiki Daredi Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
2012 [12][13] Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions
2011 [14] Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment
2010 [15] Simha United Movies
2009 [16] Magadheera Geetha Arts
2008 [17] Kotha Bangaru Lokam Sri Venkateswara creations
2007 [18] Happy Days Amigos creations
2006 [19] Pokiri Indira Productions
2005 [20] Chatrapathi Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
2004 [21] Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit
2003 [22] Okkadu Sumanth Art Productions
2002 [23] Indra Vyjayanthi Movies
2001 [24] Narasimha Naidu Sri Venkataramana Productions

Overseas collections[change | change source]

The overseas (US) gross figures of tollywood movies is given here which got place in 'Top-10'

S.No. Title Year Studio Overseas collection ref(s)
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$1.9 million [25]
2 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations US$1.6 million [26]
3 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.5 million [27]
4 Manam 2014 Annapurna Studios US$1.5 million [28]
5 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.3 million [29][30]
6 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions US$1.2 million [31]
7 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions US$1.2 million [32]
8 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram US$1.0 million [33][34]
9 Gabbar Singh 2012 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.0 million [33][34]
10 Julai 2012 Haarika & Hassine creations US$0.8 million [33]

Records[change | change source]

Highest grossing(share) movies by month[change | change source]

Month Movie Year Share collections Studio References
January Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 INR51 cr Sri Venkateswara creations [6][7]
February Mirchi 2013 INR47 cr UV creations [7]
March Legend 2014 INR38 cr 14 Reels Entertainment [35]
April Race Gurram 2014 INR59 cr Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [4]
May Gabbar Singh 2012 INR63 cr Parameswara Art Productions [3]
June Balupu 2013 INR28 cr PVP Cinema [36]
July Magadheera 2009 INR73 cr Geetha Arts [2]
August Julai 2012 INR40 cr Haarika & Hassine creations [5]
September Attarintiki Daredi 2013 INR85 cr Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [1]
October Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu 2012 INR34 cr Universal Media [5]
November
December

Industrial records[change | change source]

These are figures of all-time record grossers of Tollywood movies at that time

Year Title Studio Gross ref(s)
2013 - Current Attarintiki Daredi Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR181 cr [37]
2012 - 2013 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions INR150 cr [38]
2011 - 2012 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment INR101 cr [39]
2009 - 2011 Magadheera Geetha Arts INR80 cr [40]
2009 - 2009 Arundhati Mallemala Entertainments INR62 cr [40]
2006 - 2009 Pokiri Indira Productions INR42 cr [40]
2002 - 2006 Indra Vyjayanthi Movies INR30 cr [41]
1992 - Gharana Mogudu Devi Art Productions INR10 cr [42]

Biggest opening day[change | change source]

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s) Day of Week
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR10.7 cr [43] Friday
2 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR9.2 cr [44][45] Friday
3 Rabhasa 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR8.8 cr [46] Friday
4 Ramayya Vasthavayya 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR8.7 cr [47] Friday
5 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu 2012 Universal Media INR8.6 cr [45] Thursday
6 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR8.6 cr [48] Sunday
7 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR8.5 cr [45] Wednesday
8 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR8.4 cr [49] Friday
9 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR8.1 cr [50] Friday
10 Dammu 2012 creative Commercials INR8.0 cr [45] Friday

Biggest opening week[change | change source]

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s)
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR35.0 cr [51]
2 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR30.5 cr [52]
3 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR28.0 cr [53]
4 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR25.2 cr [52]
5 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR24.5 cr [52]
6 Racha 2012 Super Good Films INR24.4 cr [54]
7 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR24.2 cr [52]
8 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR23.3 cr [55]
9 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR23.1 cr [56]
10 Businessman 2012 R. R. Movie Makers INR23.0 cr [52]

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