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 centers 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 1 October 2014 in theaters 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 theater 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.

Top Grossing club[change | change source]

S.No. Title Year Studio WW Share
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 INR55 cr[5]
6 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR51 cr[6][7]
7 Mirchi 2013 UV creations INR47 cr [7]
8 Legend 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR47 cr[8]
9 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Production 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 Julayi 2012 Haarika & Hassine creations INR40 cr[10]
  • * indicates Telugu version collections only. (Eega Telugu + Tamil(shot side by side) version - 57 crores)

Top Grossing club 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] Jalsa Geetha Arts
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 entered the 1 million club.

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 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.8 million [26]
3 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations US$1.6 million [27]
4 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.5 million [28]
5 Manam 2014 Annapurna Studios US$1.5 million [29]
6 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions US$1.3 million [30]
7 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.3 million [31][32]
8 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions US$1.2 million [33]
9 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram US$1.0 million [34][35]
10 Gabbar Singh 2012 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.0 million [34][35]

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 INR47 cr 14 Reels Entertainment [36]
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 [37]
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 INR32 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 [38]
2012 - 2013 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions INR150 cr [39]
2011 - 2012 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment INR81 cr [40]
2009 - 2011 Magadheera Geetha Arts INR80 cr [41]
2006 - 2009 Pokiri Indira Productions INR42 cr [41]
2003 - 2006 Okkadu M.S Raju Movies
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 Govindudu andarivadele 2014 parameswara art productions, INR5 cr 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR9.7 cr [43] Friday
3 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR9.2 cr [44][45] Friday
4 Rabhasa 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR8.8 cr [46] Friday
5 Ramayya Vasthavayya 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR8.7 cr [47] Friday
6 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu 2012 Universal Media INR8.6 cr [45] Thursday
7 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR8.6 cr [48] Sunday
8 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR8.5 cr [45] Wednesday
9 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR8.4 cr [49] Thursday
10 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR8.1 cr [50] Friday

Biggest opening week[change | change source]

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) WW Share ref(s)
1

2

Attarintiki Daredi

Yevadu

2013

2014

Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra

Sri Venkateswara creations

INR31.0 cr

INR30.5cr

[51]
3 Aagadu 2014 14 Reel Entertainment INR31.2 cr [52]
4 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR28.0 cr [53]
5 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR25.2 cr [52]
6 Baadshah 2013 Parameshwara Art Creation 24.5 cr
7 Racha 2012 Super Good Films INR24.4 cr [54]
8 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR24.2 cr [52]
9 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR23.3 cr [55]
10 Business Man 2012 R.R. Movie Makers 23.2 cr [56]


References[change | change source]

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  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Pawan Kalyan leading the No: 1 race - Times of India
  6. 6.0 6.1 Can Mahesh Babu succeed again in 2014 Sankranti - Times of India
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  9. 9.0 9.1 Eega beats Mahesh Babu’s Businessman collections - Times of India
  10. Allu Arjun’s Julayi joins 40 cr club - Times of India
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  13. Pawan Kalyan beats Mahesh Babu - Times of India
  14. Year of family entertainers - The Hindu
  15. Action, romance & some comedy... - The Hindu
  16. Tollywood's report card of 2009 - Times of India
  17. Year of the no-hero movie - The Hindu
  18. Star power goes phut - The Hindu
  19. Pokiri tops 2006 - The Hindu
  20. Power-packed performance - The Hindu
  21. Year 2004 a flashback - The Hindu
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  27. Can Jr NTR beat Mahesh Babu? - Times of India
  28. Mahesh to beat his own record? - Times of India
  29. 'Manam' Box Office Collection: Akkineni Starrer Crosses $1.5 Million Mark in US - International Business Times
  30. Manam heading to beat AD records - AP Herald
  31. Box Office Collection: 'Yevadu' Enters ₹40-crore Club; '1 Nenokkadine' Mints $1.2 Million in US - International Business Times
  32. 1 Nenokkadine Lifetime Worldwide Box Office Collection ( Telugu) - Bollymoviereviewz
  33. Race Gurram Beats NTR's Baadshah Collection Record At Box Office - Oneindia Entertainment
  34. 34.0 34.1 Will Race Gurram cross Gabbar Singh ? - Great Andhra
  35. 35.0 35.1 New challenge for Mahesh Babu - Gulte
  36. Box Office: 'Race Gurram' crosses ₹50-crore Mark; Legend Earns over ₹37 crore in 5 Weeks - International Business Times
  37. 'Power' Box Office Collection: Ravi Teja Starrer Fails to Beat 'Rabhasa' 1st Weekend Figures - International Business Times
  38. Attarintiki Daredi 40 Days Collections - Teluguone
  39. Gabbar Singh highest grosser in south - India Today
  40. Dookudu touches the one billion mark - Times of India
  41. 41.0 41.1 Tolly's bigger than Bolly - Times of India
  42. First Telugu film to gross Rs. 100 million - Times of India
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  44. NTR beats Ram Charan - Times of India
  45. 45.0 45.1 45.2 '1 Nenokkadine' Box Office Collection: Mahesh Babu Starrer Fails to Break 'Attarintiki Daredi' Day 1 AP Figures - International Business Times
  46. Box Office Collection: 'Rabhasa' Beats 'Yevadu', 'RV' Opening Day Share - International Business Times
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  48. Box Office: Ram Charan's 'Yevadu' 3-Day Collections in Andhra Pradesh - International Business Times
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  54. Racha breaks Businessman's opening week collections - Times of India
  55. Can Gabbar Singh Break Magadheera, Dookudu Collections? - Times of India
  56. 'Race Gurram' Box Office (1st Week): Allu Arjun's Film Beats 'Legend', 'RV', 'Business Man' in AP - International Business Times