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Telugu cinema, consisting primarily of movies in the Telugu language in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is popularly called as Tollywood. It is one of the largest movie production centers in India. 1992 film Gharana Mogudu, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao, is the first Telugu film to gross over INR 10 crore at the box office.[1]

The following is the list of highest grossing Telugu films (including dubbed versions) based on world wide collections (gross and distributors share).

Background color       indicates movies playing on 15 October 2020 in theaters around the world

NOTE: Since Tollywood collection figures have no certain sources, figures are provided on the basis of many sources. Though figures contradicted with some reliable sources in some cases, figures which are cited in most sources are only included.

Worldwide Collections

Gross Collections

Rank Peak Title Year Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Ref(s)
1 1 Baahubali : The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works INR1742 crore (US$300 million) [2]
2 1 Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works INR602 crore (US$100 million) [3][4]
3 3 Saaho 2019 UV Creations INR408 crore (US$69 million) [5]
4 4 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Haarika & Hassine Creations, Geetha Arts INR263 crore (US$45 million) [6]
5 4 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Productions INR225 crore (US$38 million) [7]
6 3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers INR214 crore (US$36 million) [8]
7 7 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 Sri Venkateswara Creations, AK Entertainments INR206 crore (US$35 million) [9]
8 4 Maharshi 2019 SVC, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies INR168 crore (US$29 million) [10]
9 2 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions INR164 crore (US$28 million) [11]
10 5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments INR150 - INR160 crore (US$27 million) [a]
11 6 Aravindha Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR144 - INR159 crore (US$27 million) [b]
12 2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR144 crore (US$24 million) [16]
13 1 Magadheera 2009 Geetha Arts INR136 crore (US$23 million) [17]
14 9 F2 (Fun & Frustration) 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations INR135 crore (US$23 million) [18]
15 2 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR131 crore (US$22 million) [19]
16 5 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR125 crore (US$21 million) [20]
17 5 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR125 crore (US$21 million) [21]
18 9 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts INR124 crore (US$21 million) [22]
19 12 Geetha Govindam 2018 GA2 Pictures INR124 crore (US$21 million) [23]
20 9 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations INR115 crore (US$20 million) [24]

Share Collections

The worldwide distributor share figures are given here after adding dubbed versions of Tollywood movies. The distributor shares are net gross [worldwide gross (total tickets sold x ticket rate)-GST] 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.

Rank Peak Title Year Studio Worldwide Share ref(s)
1 1 Baahubali : The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works INR813 crore (US$140 million) [2]
2 1 Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works INR311 crore (US$53 million) [3][4]
3 3 Saaho 2019 UV Creations INR213 crore (US$36 million) [25]
4 4 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Geetha Arts INR161 crore (US$27 million) [26]
5 4 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Productions INR145 crore (US$25 million) [27]
6 6 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 AK Entertainments INR132 crore (US$22 million) [28]
7 3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers INR122 crore (US$21 million) [29]
8 2 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions INR104 crore (US$18 million) [30]
9 5 Maharshi 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies INR101 crore (US$17 million) [31]
10 5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments INR92 - INR98 crore (US$17 million) [c]
11 6 Aravindha Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR89 - INR95 crore (US$16 million) [d]
12 2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR85 crore (US$14 million) [35]
13 1 Magadheera 2009 Geetha Arts INR83 crore (US$14 million) [36][37]
14 9 F2 (Fun & Frustration) 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations INR82 crore (US$14 million) [38]
15 4 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR81 crore (US$14 million) [39]
16 2 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR74 crore (US$13 million) [40]
17 5 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR73 crore (US$12 million) [41]
18 9 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts INR73 crore (US$12 million) [42]
19 9 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara creations INR70 crore (US$12 million) [43]
20 13 Geetha Govindam 2018 GA2 Pictures INR68 crore (US$12 million) [44]

Top grossers by year

Films directed by S. S. Rajamouli have been the highest-grossing film of the year on four occasions, and on three occasions have been the highest-grossing film of all time.
Year Title Studio ref(s)
2020 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo Geetha Arts [45]
2019 Saaho UV Creations [45]
2018 Rangasthalam Mythri Movie Makers [45][29]
2017 Baahubali : The Conclusion Arka Media Works [2]
2016 Janatha Garage Mythri Movie Makers [39]
2015 Baahubali : The Beginning Arka Media Works [46]
2014 Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [47][48]
2013 Attarintiki Daredi Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [49]
2012 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions [50][51]
2011 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment [52]
2010 Simha United Movies [53][54]
2009 Magadheera Geetha Arts [55]
2008 Jalsa Geetha Arts [56]
2007 Yamadonga Vishwamithra creations [57]
2006 Pokiri Vaishno Academy, Indira Productions [58]
2005 Andarivadu Geetha Arts [59]
2004 Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit [60]
2003 Tagore Leo Projects Private Limited [61]
2002 Indra Vyjayanthi Movies [62]
2001 Narasimha Naidu Sri Venkataramana Productions [63]

USA collections

The USA gross figures of Top-20 tollywood movies are given here.

Rank Peak Title Year Studio USA Gross ref(s)
1 1 Baahubali : The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works US$20.77 million [64]
2 1 Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works US$7.51 million [65]
3 3 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Geetha Arts US$3.61 million [64]
4 3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers US$3.51 million [64]
5 4 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments US$3.42 million [64]
6 2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers US$2.89 million [66]
7 6 Saaho 2019 UV Creations US$2.76 million [64]
8 6 Mahanati 2018 Vyjayanthi Movies, Swapna Cinema US$2.59 million [64]
9 8 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Productions US$2.50 million [64]
10 7 Geetha Govindam 2018 Geetha Arts US$2.45 million [64]
11 3 A..Aa.. 2016 Haaria & Hassine Creations US$2.45 million [64]
12 4 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions US$2.45 million [64]
13 13 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 AK Entertainments US$2.27 million [64]
14 10 Aravindha Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations US$2.18 million [64]
15 11 F2 (Fun & Frustration) 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations US$2.14 million [64]
16 6 Fidaa 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations US$2.07 million [64]
17 7 Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations US$2.06 million [64]
18 3 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$2.02 million [67]
19 1 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$1.90 million [68][69]
20 16 Maharshi 2019 SV Creations, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies US$1.89 million [64]

Records

Highest grossing(share) movies by month

Month Movie Year Share collections Studio Ref(s)
January Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 INR161 cr Geetha Arts [26]
February Mirchi 2013 INR47 cr UV creations [70]
March Rangasthalam 2018 INR122 cr Mythri Movie Makers [29]
April Baahubali : The Conclusion 2017 INR813 cr Arka Media Works [2]
May Maharshi 2019 INR101 cr Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies [31]
June DJ 2017 INR70 cr Sri Venkateswara Creations [43]
July Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 INR311 cr Arka Media Works [3][4]
August Saaho 2019 INR213 cr UV Creations [25]
September Janatha Garage 2016 INR81 cr Mythri Movie Makers [39]
October Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 INR145 cr Kondiela Productions [27]
November Damarukam 2012 INR26 cr RR Movie Makers [71]
December Dhruva 2016 INR55 cr Geetha Arts [72]

Biggest opening day

Rank Peak Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s) Release Day
1 1 Baahubali : The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works INR42.8 cr [73] Friday
2 2 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Production Company INR37.7 cr [74] Wednesday
3 2 Saaho 2019 UV Creations INR36.2 cr [75] Friday
4 4 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 AK Entertainments INR30.6 cr [76] Saturday
5 2 Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR26.3 cr [77] Wednesday
5 2 Aravinda Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR26.3 cr [78] Thursday
7 4 Vinaya Vidheya Rama 2019 DVV Entertainments INR26.1 cr [79] Friday
8 5 Maharshi 2019 SVC, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies INR24.0 cr [80] Thursday
9 1 Katama Rayudu 2017 North Star Entertainments INR20.7 - INR23.3 cr [e] Friday
10 1 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions INR23.2 cr [83] Wednesday

Biggest opening week

Rank Peak Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s)
1 1 Baahubali : The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works INR117.5 cr [73]
2 2 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Geetha Arts INR84.9 cr [84]
3 2 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Productions INR83.0 cr [85]
4 3 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 AK Entertainments INR80.7 cr [86]
5 2 Saaho 2019 UV Creations INR73.8 cr [87]
6 1 Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works INR61.3 cr [88]
7 3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers INR58.6 cr [89]
8 4 Maharshi 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies INR58.3 cr [80]
9 2 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions INR56.4 cr [30]
10 5 Aravinda Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR55.6 cr [90]

Notes

  1. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's gross as INR150 crore (US$26 million).[12] Indian Movie Stats estimates the film's gross as INR160 crore (US$27 million).[13]
  2. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's gross as INR159 crore (US$27 million).[14] Cinetrak estimates the film's gross as INR144 crore (US$24 million).[15]
  3. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's share to be INR92 crore (US$16 million).[12] Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be INR98.0 crore (US$17 million).[32]
  4. Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be INR89 crore (US$15 million).[33] Andhra Box Office estimates the film's share to be INR95.0 crore (US$16 million).[34]
  5. Tolly Revenue estimates the film's share to be INR20.7 crore (US$3.5 million).[81] Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be INR23.3 crore (US$4.0 million).[82]

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