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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 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 28 August 2021 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 1742 crore (US$300 million) [2]
2 1 Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 602 crore (US$100 million) [3][4]
3 3 Saaho 2019 UV Creations 408 crore (US$69 million) [5]
4 4 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Haarika & Hassine Creations, Geetha Arts 263 crore (US$45 million) [6]
5 4 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Productions 225 crore (US$38 million) [7]
6 3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers 214 crore (US$36 million) [8]
7 7 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 Sri Venkateswara Creations, AK Entertainments 206 crore (US$35 million) [9]
8 4 Maharshi 2019 SVC, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies 168 crore (US$29 million) [10]
9 2 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions 164 crore (US$28 million) [11]
10 5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments 150 - 160 crore (US$27 million) [a]
11 6 Aravindha Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations 144 - 159 crore (US$27 million) [b]
12 2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers 144 crore (US$24 million) [16]
13 1 Magadheera 2009 Geetha Arts 136 crore (US$23 million) [17]
14 9 F2 (Fun & Frustration) 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations 135 crore (US$23 million) [18]
15 2 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra 131 crore (US$22 million) [19]
16 5 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers 125 crore (US$21 million) [20]
17 5 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts 125 crore (US$21 million) [21]
18 9 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts 124 crore (US$21 million) [22]
19 12 Geetha Govindam 2018 GA2 Pictures 124 crore (US$21 million) [23]
20 9 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations 115 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 813 crore (US$140 million) [2]
2 1 Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 311 crore (US$53 million) [3][4]
3 3 Saaho 2019 UV Creations 213 crore (US$36 million) [25]
4 4 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Geetha Arts 161 crore (US$27 million) [26]
5 4 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Productions 145 crore (US$25 million) [27]
6 6 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 AK Entertainments 132 crore (US$22 million) [28]
7 3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers 122 crore (US$21 million) [29]
8 2 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions 104 crore (US$18 million) [30]
9 5 Maharshi 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies 101 crore (US$17 million) [31]
10 5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments 92 - 98 crore (US$17 million) [c]
11 6 Aravindha Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations 89 - 95 crore (US$16 million) [d]
12 2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers 85 crore (US$14 million) [35]
13 1 Magadheera 2009 Geetha Arts 83 crore (US$14 million) [36][37]
14 9 F2 (Fun & Frustration) 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations 82 crore (US$14 million) [38]
15 4 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers 81 crore (US$14 million) [39]
16 2 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra 74 crore (US$13 million) [40]
17 5 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts 73 crore (US$12 million) [41]
18 9 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts 73 crore (US$12 million) [42]
19 9 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara creations 70 crore (US$12 million) [43]
20 13 Geetha Govindam 2018 GA2 Pictures 68 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 161 cr Geetha Arts [26]
February Mirchi 2013 47 cr UV creations [70]
March Rangasthalam 2018 122 cr Mythri Movie Makers [29]
April Baahubali : The Conclusion 2017 813 cr Arka Media Works [2]
May Maharshi 2019 101 cr Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies [31]
June DJ 2017 70 cr Sri Venkateswara Creations [43]
July Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 311 cr Arka Media Works [3][4]
August Saaho 2019 213 cr UV Creations [25]
September Janatha Garage 2016 81 cr Mythri Movie Makers [39]
October Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 145 cr Kondiela Productions [27]
November Damarukam 2012 26 cr RR Movie Makers [71]
December Dhruva 2016 55 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 42.8 cr [73] Friday
2 2 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Production Company 37.7 cr [74] Wednesday
3 2 Saaho 2019 UV Creations 36.2 cr [75] Friday
4 4 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 AK Entertainments 30.6 cr [76] Saturday
5 2 Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations 26.3 cr [77] Wednesday
5 2 Aravinda Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations 26.3 cr [78] Thursday
7 4 Vinaya Vidheya Rama 2019 DVV Entertainments 26.1 cr [79] Friday
8 5 Maharshi 2019 SVC, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies 24.0 cr [80] Thursday
9 1 Katama Rayudu 2017 North Star Entertainments 20.7 - 23.3 cr [e] Friday
10 1 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions 23.2 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 117.5 cr [73]
2 2 Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo 2020 Geetha Arts 84.9 cr [84]
3 2 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy 2019 Konidela Productions 83.0 cr [85]
4 3 Sarileru Neekevvaru 2020 AK Entertainments 80.7 cr [86]
5 2 Saaho 2019 UV Creations 73.8 cr [87]
6 1 Baahubali : The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works 61.3 cr [88]
7 3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers 58.6 cr [89]
8 4 Maharshi 2019 Sri Venkateswara Creations, PVP Cinema, Vyjayanthi Movies 58.3 cr [80]
9 2 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions 56.4 cr [30]
10 5 Aravinda Sametha 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations 55.6 cr [90]

Notes

  1. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's gross as 150 crore (US$26 million).[12] Indian Movie Stats estimates the film's gross as 160 crore (US$27 million).[13]
  2. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's gross as 159 crore (US$27 million).[14] Cinetrak estimates the film's gross as 144 crore (US$24 million).[15]
  3. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's share to be 92 crore (US$16 million).[12] Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be 98.0 crore (US$17 million).[32]
  4. Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be 89 crore (US$15 million).[33] Andhra Box Office estimates the film's share to be 95.0 crore (US$16 million).[34]
  5. Tolly Revenue estimates the film's share to be 20.7 crore (US$3.5 million).[81] Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be 23.3 crore (US$4.0 million).[82]

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