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 13 September 2017 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 INR1651 crore (US$280 million) [2]
2 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR602 crore (US$100 million) [3][4]
3 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions INR164 crore (US$28 million) [5]
4 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR151 crore (US$26 million) [6]
5 Srimanthudu 2015 G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Mythri Movie Makers INR144 crore (US$24 million) [7]
6 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR135 crore (US$23 million) [8]
7 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR131 crore (US$22 million) [9]
8 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR125 crore (US$21 million) [10]
9 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations INR115 crore (US$20 million) [11]
10 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR104 crore (US$18 million) [9]
11 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR102 crore (US$17 million) [9]
12 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR101 crore (US$17 million) [12]

Share Collections

The worldwide distributor share figures is 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 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions INR104 crore (US$18 million) [13]
4 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR85 crore (US$14 million) [14]
5 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR83 crore (US$14 million) [15][16]
6 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR81 crore (US$14 million) [8]
7 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR74 crore (US$13 million) [17]
8 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR73 crore (US$12 million) [18]
9 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara creations INR70 crore (US$12 million) [19]
10 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 crore (US$11 million) [20]
11 Katama Rayudu 2017 Northstar Entertainments INR61 crore (US$10 million) [21]
12 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 crore (US$10 million) [22]
13 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram, PVP Cinemas INR57 crore (US$9.7 million) [23]
14 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 crore (US$9.5 million) [24]
15 Dhruva 2016 Geetha Arts INR55 crore (US$9.4 million) [25]
16 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR51 - INR55 crore (US$9.4 million) [a]
17 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR52 crore (US$8.8 million) [29]
18 Oopiri 2016 PVP Cinema INR52 crore (US$8.8 million) [30]
19 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 Northstar Entertainment, Eros International, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works INR52 crore (US$8.8 million) [31]
20 Rudramadevi 2015 Gunaa Team Works INR51 crore (US$8.7 million) # [32][33]

'#' - Indicates tax exemption was given

Top grossers by year

Films directed by S. S. Rajamouli have been the highest-grossing film of the year on five occasions, and on three occasions have been the highest-grossing film of all time.
Year Title Studio ref(s)
2017 Baahubali : The Conclusion* Arka Media Works [2]
2016 Janatha Garage Mythri Movie Makers [8]
2015 Baahubali : The Beginning* Arka Media Works [34]
2014 Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [35][36]
2013 Attarintiki Daredi Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [37]
2012 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions [38][39]
2011 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment [40]
2010 Simha United Movies [41][42]
2009 Magadheera* Geetha Arts [43]
2008 Jalsa Geetha Arts [44]
2007 Yamadonga Vishwamithra creations [45]
2006 Pokiri* Vaishno Academy, Indira Productions [46]
2005 Chatrapathi Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [47]
2004 Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit [48]
2003 Tagore Leo Projects Private Limited [49]
2002 Indra* Vyjayanthi Movies [50]
2001 Narasimha Naidu* Sri Venkataramana Productions [51]

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$20.47 million [52]
2 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works US$7.51 million [53]
3 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers US$2.89 million [54]
4 A..Aa.. 2016 Haaria & Hassine Creations US$2.45 million [52]
5 Khaidi No. 150 2017 Konidela Productions US$2.45 million [52]
6 Fidaa 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations US$2.07 million [52]
7 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$2.02 million [55]
8 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$1.90 million [56] [57]
9 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers US$1.80 million [52]
10 Arjun Reddy 2017 Bhadrakali Pictures US$1.68 million [52]
11 Gautami Putra Satakarni 2017 First Frame Entertainments US$1.66 million [52]
12 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu* 2013 Sri Venkateswara Creations US$1.64 million [52]
13 Oopiri 2016 PVP Cinema US$1.57 million [58]
14 Dookudu* 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.56 million [52]
15 Manam 2014 Annapurna Studios US$1.54 million [59]
16 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.48 million [60]
17 Dhruva 2016 Geetha Arts US$1.47 million [52]
18 Bhale Bhale Magadivoy 2015 Geetha Arts, UV Creations US$1.43 million [61]
19 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions US$1.39 million [52]
20 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.33 million [52]

Records

Highest grossing(share) movies by month

Month Movie Year Share collections Studio Ref(s)
January Khaidi No. 150 2017 INR104 cr Konidela Productions [13]
February Mirchi 2013 INR47 cr UV creations [62]
March Katama Rayudu 2017 INR61 cr Northstar Entertainments [21]
April Baahubali : The Conclusion* 2017 INR813 cr Arka Media Works [2]
May Gabbar Singh 2012 INR63 cr Parameswara Art Productions [20]
June DJ 2017 INR70 cr Sri Venkateswara Creations [19]
July Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 INR311 cr Arka Media Works [3][4]
August Srimanthudu 2015 INR85 cr Mythri Movie Makers [14]
September Janatha Garage 2016 INR81 cr Mythri Movie Makers [8]
October Rudramadevi 2015 INR51 cr Gunaa Team Works [33]
November Damarukam 2012 INR26 cr RR Movie Makers [63]
December Dhruva 2016 INR55 cr Geetha Arts [25]

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 [64] Friday
2 Katama Rayudu* 2017 North Star Entertainments INR20.7 - INR23.3 cr [b] Friday
3 Khaidi No. 150* 2017 Konidela Productions INR23.2 cr [67] Wednesday
4 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR22.4 cr [68] Friday
5 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 North Star Entertainments, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works, Eros International INR20.9 cr [69] Friday
6 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR20.5 cr [70] Thursday
7 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateshwara Creations INR17.6 cr [71] Friday
8 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR14.7 cr [72][73] Friday
9 Brahmotsavam 2016 PVP Cinema INR13.0 cr [74] Friday
10 Bruce Lee - The Fighter 2015 DVV Entertainments INR12.6 cr [75] 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 [64]
2 Baahubali : The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR61.3 cr [76]
3 Khaidi No.150 2017 Konidela Productions INR56.4 cr [13]
4 DJ 2017 Sri Venkateswara Creations INR50.3 cr [71]
5 Janatha Garage 2016 Mythri Movie Makers INR45.4 cr [77]
6 Katama Rayudu 2017 Northstar Entertainments INR44.3 cr [78]
7 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR38.5 cr [79]
8 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 Northstar Entertainments, Eros International, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works INR36.5 cr [80]
9 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR35.0 cr [81]
10 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR34.9 cr [82]

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

Notes

  1. Cinejosh estimates the film's share to be INR51 crore (US$8.7 million).[26] Times of AP estimates the film's share to be INR55 crore (US$9.4 million).[27] AndhraBoxOffice estimates the film's share to be INR52 crore (US$8.8 million).[28]
  2. Tolly Revenue estimates the film's share to be INR20.7 crore (US$3.5 million).[65] Box Office Andhra estimates the film's share to be INR23.3 crore (US$4.0 million).[66]

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  22. Race Gurram Total worldwide collections - Times of India 3 July 2014
  23. 'Eega' beats Mahesh Babu’s Businessman collections - Times Of India 8 August 2012
  24. Pawan Kalyan leading the No: 1 race - Times of India 19 October 2013
  25. 25.0 25.1 Dhruva Final Total WW Collections - Andhra Box Office
  26. 'Naannaku Prematho' Closing Business- Cinejosh
  27. Nannaku Prematho Movie Total Box Office Collections - Times of AP 5 February 2016
  28. Nannaku Prematho Final Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice 9 March 2016
  29. 'S/o Satyamurthy' Closing Business - Cinejosh 04 June 2015
  30. Oopiri (Thozha) Final Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice
  31. Sardaar Gabbar Singh Total Worldwide Collections - BoxOfficeAndhra
  32. 'Rudramadevi' (Rudhramadevi) grosses Rs 86.92 crore at box office in 35 days - International Business Times
  33. 33.0 33.1 'Rudhramadevi' Closing Business - Cinejosh
  34. Top 5 Grossing Telugu Movies Of 2015 - Great Andhra 30 December 2015
  35. Top Grossing Telugu Films of 2014: Allu Arjun's 'Race Gurram', Ram Charan's 'Yevadu', Nag's 'Manam' and Others - International Business Times 28 December 2014
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  52. 52.00 52.01 52.02 52.03 52.04 52.05 52.06 52.07 52.08 52.09 52.10 52.11 Top grossing Telugu films at USA - 1 million $ club
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  54. 'Srimanthudu' 5th Weekend Box Office Collection: Mahesh Babu's Film Fails to Cross 3 Million Mark in 31 Days - International Business Times 8 September 2015
  55. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/us-box-office-collection-oopiri-beats-manam-record-turns-4th-highest-grossing-telugu-film-675087 -International Business Times 17 April 2016
  56. Nannaku Prematho beats Attarintiki Daredi in USA - TeluguSquare 24 Januar 2016
  57. Attarintiki Daredi collects 20 cr in overseas - Times of India 29 October 2013
  58. 'Sardar Gabbar Singh' US box office collection: 'Oopiri' fares better than Pawan Kalyan film in its 5th weekend - International Business Times 26 April 2016
  59. 'Manam' Box Office Collection: Akkineni Starrer Crosses $1.5 Million Mark in US - International Business Times 17 June 2014
  60. 'Govindudu Andarivadele' Box Office Collection: Ram Charan Film Fares Decently in US - International Business Times 7 October 2014
  61. 'Subramanyam For Sale', 'Bhale Bhale Magadivoi' do better collection than 'Puli' at US box office- International Business Times 06 October 2015
  62. Top Worldwide Share (Telugu): 'Yevadu', 'SVSC', 'Attarintiki Daredi', 'Mirchi' and Other Films - International Business Times 16 February 2014
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  65. Katamarayudu 1st Day Total Worldwide Collections- Tolly Revenue
  66. Katama Rayudu WW Collections - Box Office Andhra
  67. Khiadi No. 150 Collections - Box Office Andhra 12 January 2017
  68. Baabubali 1st Day AP/N Total Collections - Andhraboxoffice 11 July 2015
  69. Sardaar Gabbar Singh 1st Day Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice
  70. Janatha Garage 1st Day Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice
  71. 71.0 71.1 Duvvada Jagannadham (DJ) 1st week (7 days) Share Collections - Box Office Andhra 30 June 2017
  72. 'Srimanthudu' First Day Box Office Collection: Mahesh Babu Starrer Beats 'Attarintiki Daredi' Opening Record - International Business Times 08 August 2015
  73. Srimanthudu 1st Day Total Collections - Andhraboxoffice 10 August 2015
  74. Brahmotsavam First day collections : Brahmotsavam failed to beat Srimanthudu, SGS and Bahubali - BoxOfficeAndhra 21 May 2016
  75. Day 1 box office collection: 'Bruce Lee - The Fighter' (BLTF) beats 'Attarintiki Daaredi', 'Aagadu' record - International Business Times 17 October 2015
  76. Histoic Baahubali 1st Week Total Collections - Andhraboxoffice 17 July 2015
  77. Janatha Garage Collections - Box Office Andhra 8 September 2014
  78. Katamarayudu 1st Week Total WW Collections - Andhra Box Office 31 March 2017
  79. Srimanthudu 1st Week Total WW Collections - Andhraboxoffice 14 August 2015
  80. Sardaar Gabbar Singh 1st Week Total WW Collections - Andhra Box Office 15 April 2016
  81. Attarintiki Daredi first week collections All time record - Times of India 4 October 2013
  82. 'Sarainodu' (Sarrainodu) 7-day box office collection: Allu Arjun-starrer crosses Rs 70 crore mark - International Business Times 30 April 2016