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 9 February 2016 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 Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR586 crore (US$100 million) (All Versions) [2]
2 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR151 crore (US$26 million) (All Versions) [3]
3 Srimanthudu 2015 G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Mythri Movie Makers INR144 crore (US$24 million) (All Versions) [4]
4 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR131 crore (US$22 million) [5] [6]
5 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR104 crore (US$18 million) [6]
6 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR102 crore (US$17 million) (All Versions) [6]
7 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR101 crore (US$17 million) [7]

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 WW Share ref(s)
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR302 crore (US$51 million) (All Versions) [2]
2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR85 crore (US$14 million) (All Versions) [4][8]
3 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR83 crore (US$14 million) (All Versions) [9][10]
4 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR74 crore (US$13 million) [11]
5 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 crore (US$11 million) [12]
6 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 crore (US$10 million) (All Versions) [13]
7 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram, PVP Cinemas INR57 crore (US$9.7 million) (All Versions) [14]
8 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 crore (US$9.5 million) [15]
9 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR53 crore (US$9.0 million) [16]
10 Rudramadevi 2015 Gunaa Team Works INR51 crore (US$8.7 million) (All Versions) [17][18]
11 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR51 crore (US$8.7 million) [19][20]
12 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR50 crore (US$8.5 million) [21] [22]
13 Mirchi 2013 UV creations INR47 crore (US$8.0 million) [20]
14 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR47 crore (US$8.0 million) [23]
15 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR47 crore (US$8.0 million) [24][20]
16 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR46 crore (US$7.8 million) [24][20]
17 Temper 2015 Parameswara Art Productions INR45 crore (US$7.7 million) [25]
18 Racha 2012 Super Good Films INR45 crore (US$7.7 million) [20]
19 Govindudu Andarivadele 2014 Parameswara Art Productions INR41 crore (US$7.0 million) [26]
20 Soggade Chinni Nayana 2016 Annapurna Studios INR41 crore (US$7.0 million) [27]

Top grossers by year

Year Title Studio ref(s)
2016 Nannaku Prematho Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra [28]
2015 Baahubali-The Beginning* Arka Media Works [29]
2014 Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [30][31]
2013 Attarintiki Daredi* Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [24]
2012 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions [32][33]
2011 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment [34]
2010 Simha United Movies [35][36]
2009 Magadheera* Geetha Arts [37]
2008 Jalsa Geetha Arts [38]
2007 Yamadonga Vishwamithra creations [39]
2006 Pokiri* Indira Productions [40]
2005 Chatrapathi Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [41]
2004 Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit [42]
2003 Tagore Leo Projects Private Limited [43]
2002 Indra* Vyjayanthi Movies [44]
2001 Narasimha Naidu* Sri Venkataramana Productions [45]

Overseas collections

The overseas 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$8.1 million [46]
2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers US$2.8 million [47]
3 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$2.0 million [48]
4 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$1.9 million [49]
5 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu* 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations US$1.6 million [50]
6 Dookudu* 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.5 million [51]
7 Manam 2014 Annapurna Studios US$1.5 million [52]
8 Bale Bale Magadivoy 2015 Geetha Arts, UV Creations US$1.4 million [53]
9 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.4 million [54]
10 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions US$1.3 million [55]
11 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.3 million [56][57]
12 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions US$1.2 million [58]
13 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine Creations US$1.2 million [59]
14 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram US$1.0 million [60][61]
15 Temper 2015 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.0 million [62][59]
16 Gabbar Singh 2012 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.0 million [60][61]

Records

Highest grossing(share) movies by month

Month Movie Year Share collections Studio Ref(s)
January Nannaku Prematho 2016 INR53 cr Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [16]
February Mirchi 2013 INR47 cr UV creations [20]
March Legend 2014 INR40 cr 14 Reels Entertainment [63]
April Race Gurram 2014 INR59 cr Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [13]
May Gabbar Singh 2012 INR63 cr Parameswara Art Productions [12]
June Balupu 2013 INR28 cr PVP Cinema [64]
July Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 INR302 cr Arka Media Works [2]
August Srimanthudu 2015 INR83 cr Mythri Movie Makers [4][8]
September Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 INR74 cr Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [11]
October Rudramadevi 2014 INR51 cr Gunaa Team Works [18]
November Damarukam 2012 INR26 cr RR Movie Makers [65]
December Bengal Tiger 2015 INR24 cr Sri Satya Sai Arts [66]

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 [67] Friday
2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR13.0 cr [68] Friday
3 Brucee Lee - The Fighter 2015 DVV Entertainments INR12.6 cr [69] Friday
4 Nannaku prematho 2016 Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra INR12.1 cr [28] Wednesday
5 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR10.7 cr [70] Friday
6 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR9.7 cr [71] Friday
7 Temper 2015 Parameswara Art Productions INR9.7 cr [72] Friday
8 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR9.2 cr [73] Thursday
9 Baadshah* 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR9.2 cr [74][75] Friday
10 Gopala Gopala 2015 Suresh Productions INR9.2 cr [76] Saturday

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 [77]
2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR38.5 cr [78]
3 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR35.0 cr [79]
4 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR30.5 cr [80]
5 Nannaku prematho 2016 Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra INR27.7 cr [81]
6 Govindudu Andarivadele 2014 Parameswara Art Productions INR27.6 cr [82]
7 Brucee Lee - The Fighter 2015 DVV Entertainments INR26.7 cr [83]
8 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR26.3 cr [84]
9 Gopala Gopala 2015 Suresh Productions INR26.1 cr [85]
10 Temper 2015 Parameswara Art Productions INR25.4 cr [86]

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

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