List of highest-grossing Tollywood (Telugu) movies

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The Cinema of Andhra Pradesh, 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 22 August 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.

Totally 14 movies entered into 40 crore club. Current leading one is Attarintiki Daredi

S.No. Title Year Studio Worldwide Share ref(s)
50 crore club
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra 85 cr [1]
2 Magadheera 2009 Geetha Arts 73 cr [2]
3 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions 63 cr [3]
4 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions 59 cr [4]
5 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment 56 cr [5]
6 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations 51 cr [6][7]
40 crore club
7 Mirchi 2013 UV creations 47 cr [7]
8 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations 47 cr [8]
9 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions 47 cr [1][7]
10 Naayak 2013 Universal Media 46 cr [1][7]
11 Racha 2012 Super Good Films 45 cr [7]
12 Eega* 2012 Vaarahi Chalana chitram, PVP Cinemas 44 cr [9]
13 Businessman 2012 R. R. Movie Makers 44 cr [9]
14 Julai 2012 Haarika & Hassine creations 40 cr [10]
  • * indicates Telugu version collections only. (Eega Telugu + Tamil(shot side by side) version - 57 crores)

Total worldwide gross[change | change source]

The worldwide gross figures of Tollywood movies are given here which cross 100 crore mark.

S.No. Title Year Studio Worldwide Gross ref(s)
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra 181 cr [11]
2 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions 150 cr [12]
3 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram 125 cr [13]
4 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment 101 cr [14]

Top grossers by year[change | change source]

Year ref(s) Title Studio
2014 [15] Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions
2013 [1] Attarintiki Daredi Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
2012 [16][17] Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions
2011 [18] Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment
2010 [19] Simha United Movies
2009 [20] Magadheera Geetha Arts
2008 [21] Kootha Bangaru Lokam Sri Venkateswara creations
2007 [22] Happy Days Amigos creations
2006 [23] Pokiri Indira Productions
2005 [24] Chatrapathi Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
2004 [25] Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit
2003 [26] Okkadu Sumanth Art Productions
2002 [27] Indra Vyjayanthi Movies
2001 [28] 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 [29]
2 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations US$1.6 million [30]
3 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.5 million [31]
4 Manam 2014 Annapurna Studios US$1.5 million [32]
5 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.3 million [33][34]
6 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions US$1.2 million [35]
7 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions US$1.2 million [36]
8 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram US$1.0 million [37][38]
9 Gabbar Singh 2012 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.0 million [37][38]
10 Julai 2012 Haarika & Hassine creations US$0.8 million [37]

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 51 cr Sri Venkateswara creations [6][7]
February Mirchi 2013 47 cr UV creations [7]
March Legend 2014 38 cr 14 Reels Entertainment [39]
April Race Gurram 2014 60cr Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [4]
May Gabbar Singh 2012 64 cr Parameswara Art Productions [3]
June Balupu 2013 22 cr PVP Cinema [1]
July Magadheera 2009 73 cr Geetha Arts [2]
August Julai 2012 40 cr Haarika & Hassine creations [5]
September Attarintiki Daredi 2013 85 cr Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [1]
October Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu 2012 34 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 181 cr [11]
2012 - 2013 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions 150 cr [12]
2011 - 2012 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment 101 cr [14]
2009 - 2011 Magadheera Geetha Arts 80 cr [40]
2009 - 2009 Arundhati Mallemala Entertainments 62 cr [40]
2006 - 2009 Pokiri Indira Productions 42 cr [40]
2002 - 2006 Indra Vyjayanthi Movies 30 cr [41]
1992 - Gharana Mogudu Devi Art Productions 10 cr [42]

Biggest opening day[change | change source]

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP Share ref(s) Day of Week
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra 10.7 cr [43] Friday
2 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions 9.0 cr [44][45] Friday
3 Ramayya Vasthavayya 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations 8.7 cr [46] Friday
4 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu 2012 Universal Media 8.6 cr [45] Thursday
5 Naayak 2013 Universal Media 8.5 cr [45] Wednesday
6 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment 8.4 cr [47] Friday
7 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions 8.1 cr [48] Friday
8 Dammu 2012 creative Commercials 8.0 cr [45] Friday
9 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations 8.0 cr [49] Sunday
10 Racha 2012 Super Good Films 7.8 cr [45] Thursday

Biggest opening week[change | change source]

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP Share ref(s)
1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra 35.0 cr [50]
2 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations 30.5 cr [51]
3 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions 28.0 cr [52]
4 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations 25.2 cr [51]
5 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions 24.5 cr [51]
6 Racha 2012 Super Good Films 24.4 cr [53]
7 Naayak 2013 Universal Media 24.2 cr [51]
8 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment 23.3 cr [54]
9 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions 23.1 cr [55]
10 Businessman 2012 R. R. Movie Makers 23.0 cr [51]

References[change | change source]

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  12. 12.0 12.1 Gabbar Singh highest grosser in south - India Today
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  14. 14.0 14.1 Dookudu touches the one billion mark - Times of India
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