List of highest-grossing Tollywood (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 a list of the highest grossing Telugu films (including dubbed versions) based on world wide collections (gross and distributors share).

Background color       indicates movies playing on 2 August 2015 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

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 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.

50 crore club

S.No. Title Year Studio WW Share ref(s)
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR268 cr [2]
2 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR74 cr [3]
3 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR73 cr [4]
4 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 cr [5]
5 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 cr [6]
6 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 cr [7]
7 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR51 cr [8][9]

40 crore club

S.No. Title Year Studio WW Share ref(s)
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR268 cr [2]
2 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR74 cr [3]
3 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR73 cr [4]
4 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 cr [5]
5 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 cr [6]
6 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 cr [7]
7 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR51 cr [8][9]
8 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR49 cr [10]
9 Mirchi 2013 UV creations INR47 cr [9]
10 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR47 cr [11]
11 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR47 cr [12][9]
12 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR46 cr [12][9]
13 Temper 2015 Parameswara Art Productions INR45 cr [13]
14 Racha 2012 Super Good Films INR45 cr [9]
15 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana chitram, PVP Cinemas INR42 cr [14]
16 Govindudu Andarivadele 2014 Parameswara Art Productions INR41 cr [15]
17 Gopala Gopala 2015 Suresh Productions INR41 cr [16]
18 Legend 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR40 cr [17]
19 Julai 2012 Haarika & Hassine creations INR40 cr [18]

Top grossers by year

Year ref(s) Title Studio
2015 [2] Baahubali-The Beginning* Arka Media Works
2014 [19][20] Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions
2013 [12] Attarintiki Daredi* Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
2012 [21][22] Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions
2011 [23] Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment
2010 [24][25] Simha United Movies
2009 [26] Magadheera* Geetha Arts
2008 [27] Jalsa Geetha Arts
2007 [28] Happy Days Amigos creations
2006 [29] Pokiri* Indira Productions
2005 [30] Chatrapathi Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra
2004 [31] Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit
2003 [32] Tagore Leo Projects Private Limited
2002 [33] Indra* Vyjayanthi Movies
2001 [34] Narasimha Naidu* Sri Venkataramana Productions

Overseas collections

The overseas (US) gross figures of tollywood movies is given here which entered the 1 million club.

S.No. Title Year Studio Overseas collection ref(s)
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works US$7.1 million [35]
2 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$1.9 million [36]
3 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu* 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations US$1.6 million [37]
4 Dookudu* 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.5 million [38]
5 Manam 2014 Annapurna Studios US$1.5 million [39]
6 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.4 million [40]
7 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions US$1.3 million [41]
8 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.3 million [42][43]
9 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions US$1.2 million [44]
10 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine Creations US$1.2 million [45]
11 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram US$1.0 million [46][47]
12 Temper 2015 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.0 million [48][45]
13 Gabbar Singh 2012 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.0 million [46][47]

Records

Highest grossing(share) movies by month

Month Movie Year Share collections Studio Ref(s)
January Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 INR51 cr Sri Venkateswara creations [8][9]
February Mirchi 2013 INR47 cr UV creations [9]
March Legend 2014 INR40 cr 14 Reels Entertainment [17]
April Race Gurram 2014 INR59 cr Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [6]
May Gabbar Singh 2012 INR63 cr Parameswara Art Productions [5]
June Balupu 2013 INR28 cr PVP Cinema [49]
July Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 INR268 cr Arka Media Works [2]
August Julai 2012 INR40 cr Haarika & Hassine creations [7]
September Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 INR74 cr Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [3]
October Govindudu Andarivadele 2014 INR41 cr Parameswara Art Productions [15]
November
December

Biggest opening day

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s) Day of Week
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR22.4 cr [50] Friday
2 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR10.7 cr [51] Friday
3 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR9.7 cr [52] Friday
4 Temper 2015 Parameswara Art Productions INR9.7 cr [53] Friday
5 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR9.2 cr [54] Thursday
6 Baadshah* 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR9.2 cr [55][56] Friday
7 Gopala Gopala 2015 Suresh Productions INR9.2 cr [57] Saturday
8 Rabhasa 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR8.8 cr [58] Friday
9 Ramayya Vasthavayya 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR8.7 cr [59] Friday
10 Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu* 2012 Universal Media INR8.6 cr [56] Thursday

Biggest opening week

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s)
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR61.3 cr [60]
2 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR35.0 cr [61]
3 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR30.5 cr [62]
4 Govindudu Andarivadele 2014 Parameswara Art Productions INR27.6 cr [63]
5 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR26.3 cr [64]
6 Gopala Gopala 2015 Suresh Productions INR26.1 cr [65]
7 Temper 2015 Parameswara Art Productions INR25.4 cr [66]
8 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu* 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR25.2 cr [62]
9 Gabbar Singh * 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR25.0 cr [62]
10 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR24.5 cr [62]

* indicates all time record (at that time) in that section

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