List of highest-grossing Telugu movies

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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 4 July 2018 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

S.No. Title Year Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Ref(s)
1 Baahubali : The Conclusion* 2017 Arka Media Works INR1742 crore (US$300 million) [2]
2 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR602 crore (US$100 million) [3][4]
3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers INR214 crore (US$36 million) [5]
4 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions INR164 crore (US$28 million) [6]
5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments INR150 - INR160 crore (US$27 million) [a]
6 Srimanthudu 2015 G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Mythri Movie Makers INR144 crore (US$24 million) [9]
7 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR131 crore (US$22 million) [10]
8 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR125 crore (US$21 million) [11]
9 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR125 crore (US$21 million) [12]
10 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR125 crore (US$21 million) [13]
11 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts INR124 crore (US$21 million) [14]
12 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations INR115 crore (US$20 million) [15]
13 SPYder 2017 NVR Cinema INR114 crore (US$19 million) [16]
14 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR104 crore (US$18 million) [10]
15 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR102 crore (US$17 million) [10]
16 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR101 crore (US$17 million) [17]

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)-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.

S.No. Title Year Studio Worldwide Share ref(s)
1 Baahubali : The Conclusion* 2017 Arka Media Works INR813 crore (US$140 million) [2]
2 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR311 crore (US$53 million) [3][4]
3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers INR122 crore (US$21 million) [18]
4 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions INR104 crore (US$18 million) [19]
5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments INR92 - INR98 crore (US$17 million) [b]
6 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR85 crore (US$14 million) [22]
7 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR83 crore (US$14 million) [23][24]
8 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR81 crore (US$14 million) [25]
9 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR74 crore (US$13 million) [26]
10 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR73 crore (US$12 million) [27]
11 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts INR73 crore (US$12 million) [28]
12 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara creations INR70 crore (US$12 million) [29]
13 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 crore (US$11 million) [30]
14 SPYder 2017 NVR Cinema INR62 crore (US$11 million) [31]
15 Katama Rayudu 2017 Northstar Entertainments INR61 crore (US$10 million) [32]
16 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 crore (US$10 million) [33]
17 Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR57 crore (US$9.7 million) [34]
18 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram, PVP Cinemas INR57 crore (US$9.7 million) [35]
19 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 crore (US$9.5 million) [36]
20 Dhruva 2016 Geetha Arts INR55 crore (US$9.4 million) [37]

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)
2018 Rangasthalam Mythri Movie Makers [38][18]
2017 Baahubali : The Conclusion* Arka Media Works [2]
2016 Janatha Garage Mythri Movie Makers [25]
2015 Baahubali : The Beginning* Arka Media Works [39]
2014 Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [40][41]
2013 Attarintiki Daredi Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [42]
2012 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions [43][44]
2011 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment [45]
2010 Simha United Movies [46][47]
2009 Magadheera* Geetha Arts [48]
2008 Jalsa Geetha Arts [49]
2007 Yamadonga Vishwamithra creations [50]
2006 Pokiri* Vaishno Academy, Indira Productions [51]
2005 Andarivadu Geetha Arts [52]
2004 Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit [53]
2003 Tagore Leo Projects Private Limited [54]
2002 Indra* Vyjayanthi Movies [55]
2001 Narasimha Naidu* Sri Venkataramana Productions [56]

USA collections

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

S.No. Title Year Studio USA collection ref(s)
1 Baahubali : The Conclusion* 2017 Arka Media Works US$20.77 million [57]
2 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works US$7.51 million [58]
3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers US$3.51 million [57]
4 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments US$3.42 million [57]
5 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers US$2.89 million [59]
6 Mahanati 2018 Vyjayanthi Movies, Swapna Cinema US$2.59 million [57]
7 A..Aa.. 2016 Haaria & Hassine Creations US$2.45 million [57]
8 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions US$2.45 million [57]
9 Fidaa 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations US$2.07 million [57]
10 Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations US$2.06 million [57]
11 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$2.02 million [60]
12 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$1.90 million [61] [62]
13 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers US$1.80 million [57]
14 Arjun Reddy 2017 Bhadrakali Pictures US$1.78 million [57]
15 Gautami Putra Satakarni 2017 First Frame Entertainments US$1.66 million [57]
16 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu* 2013 Sri Venkateswara Creations US$1.64 million [57]
17 Oopiri 2016 PVP Cinema US$1.57 million [63]
18 Dookudu* 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.56 million [57]
19 SPYder 2017 NVR Cinema US$1.56 million [57]
20 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts US$1.56 million [57]

Records

Highest grossing(share) movies by month

Month Movie Year Share collections Studio Ref(s)
January Khaidi No. 150 2017 INR104 cr Konidela Productions [19]
February Mirchi 2013 INR47 cr UV creations [64]
March Rangasthalam 2018 INR122 cr Mythri Movie Makers [18]
April Baahubali : The Conclusion* 2017 INR813 cr Arka Media Works [2]
May Gabbar Singh 2012 INR63 cr Parameswara Art Productions [30]
June DJ 2017 INR70 cr Sri Venkateswara Creations [29]
July Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 INR311 cr Arka Media Works [3][4]
August Srimanthudu 2015 INR85 cr Mythri Movie Makers [22]
September Janatha Garage 2016 INR81 cr Mythri Movie Makers [25]
October Rudramadevi 2015 INR51 cr Gunaa Team Works [65]
November Damarukam 2012 INR26 cr RR Movie Makers [66]
December Dhruva 2016 INR55 cr Geetha Arts [37]

Biggest opening day

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s) Release Day
1 Baahubali : The Conclusion* 2017 Arka Media Works INR42.8 cr [67] Friday
2 Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR26.3 cr [68] Wednesday
3 Katama Rayudu* 2017 North Star Entertainments INR20.7 - INR23.3 cr [c] Friday
4 Khaidi No. 150* 2017 Konidela Productions INR23.2 cr [71] Wednesday
5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments INR22.7 cr [72] Friday
6 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR22.4 cr [73] Friday
7 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts INR21.8 cr [74] Thursday
8 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 North Star Entertainments, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works INR20.9 cr [75] Friday
9 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR20.5 cr [76] Thursday
10 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers INR19.5 cr [77] Friday

Biggest opening week

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s)
1 Baahubali : The Conclusion* 2017 Arka Media Works INR117.5 cr [67]
2 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR61.3 cr [78]
3 Rangasthalam 2018 Mythri Movie Makers INR58.6 cr [79]
4 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions INR56.4 cr [19]
5 Bharat Ane Nenu 2018 DVV Entertainments INR52.6 cr [80]
6 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations INR50.3 cr [81]
7 Jai Lava Kusa 2017 NTR Arts INR45.6 cr [82]
8 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR45.4 cr [83]
9 Katama Rayudu 2017 Northstar Entertainments INR44.3 cr [84]
10 Agnyaathavaasi 2018 Haarika & Hassine Creations INR39.2 cr [68]

* All time record (at that time) in that section

Notes

  1. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's gross as INR150 crore (US$26 million).[7] Indian Movie Stats estimates the film's gross as INR160 crore (US$27 million).[8]
  2. Andhra Box Office estimates the film's share to be INR92 crore (US$16 million).[20] Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be INR98.0 crore (US$17 million).[21]
  3. Tolly Revenue estimates the film's share to be INR20.7 crore (US$3.5 million).[69] Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be INR23.3 crore (US$4.0 million).[70]

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