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 28 May 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[change | change source]

Gross Collections[change | change source]

S.No. Title Year Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Ref(s)
1 Baahubali: The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR602 crore (US$100 million) [2][3]
2 Srimanthudu 2015 G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Mythri Movie Makers INR165 crore (US$28 million) [4]
3 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR131 crore (US$22 million) [5]
4 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR151 crore (US$26 million) [6]
5 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR114 crore (US$19 million) [7]
6 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR104 crore (US$18 million) [5]
7 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR102 crore (US$17 million) [5]
8 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR101 crore (US$17 million) [8]

Share Collections[change | change source]

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 Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR311 crore (US$53 million) [2][3]
2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR85 crore (US$14 million) [9]
3 Magadheera* 2009 Geetha Arts INR73 crore (US$12 million) [10][11]
4 Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR74 crore (US$13 million) [12]
5 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR70 crore (US$12 million) [7]
6 Gabbar Singh 2012 Parameswara Art Productions INR63 crore (US$11 million) [13]
7 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions INR59 crore (US$10 million) [14]
8 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram, PVP Cinemas INR57 crore (US$9.7 million) [15]
9 Dookudu 2011 14 Reels Entertainment INR56 crore (US$9.5 million) [16]
10 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR51 - INR55 crore (US$9.4 million) [a]
11 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR52 crore (US$8.8 million) [20]
12 Oopiri 2016 PVP Cinema INR52 crore (US$8.8 million) [21]
13 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 Northstar Entertainment, Eros International, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works INR52 crore (US$8.8 million) [22]
14 Rudramadevi 2015 Gunaa Team Works INR51 crore (US$8.7 million) [23][24]
15 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations INR51 crore (US$8.7 million) [25][26]
16 Soggade Chinni Nayana 2016 Annapurna Studios INR47 crore (US$8.0 million) [27]
17 Mirchi 2013 UV creations INR47 crore (US$8.0 million) [26]
18 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR47 crore (US$8.0 million) [28]
19 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions INR47 crore (US$8.0 million) [29][26]
20 Naayak 2013 Universal Media INR46 crore (US$7.8 million) [29][26]

Top grossers by year[change | change source]

Films directed by S. S. Rajamouli have been the highest-grossing film of the year on four occasions, and on two occasions have been the highest-grossing film of all time.
Year Title Studio ref(s)
2016 Sarainodu Geetha Arts [30]
2015 Baahubali-The Beginning* Arka Media Works [31]
2014 Race Gurram Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions [32][33]
2013 Attarintiki Daredi Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [29]
2012 Gabbar Singh Parameswara Art Productions [34][35]
2011 Dookudu 14 Reels Entertainment [36]
2010 Simha United Movies [37][38]
2009 Magadheera* Geetha Arts [39]
2008 Jalsa Geetha Arts [40]
2007 Yamadonga Vishwamithra creations [41]
2006 Pokiri* Vaishno Academy, Indira Productions [42]
2005 Chatrapathi Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [43]
2004 Shankar Dada MBBS Gemini Film Circuit [44]
2003 Tagore Leo Projects Private Limited [45]
2002 Indra* Vyjayanthi Movies [46]
2001 Narasimha Naidu*
Kushi*
Sri Venkataramana Productions
Sri Surya Movies Entertainment
[b]

USA collections[change | change source]

The USA gross figures of tollywood movies is given here which entered the 1 million club.

S.No. Title Year Studio USA collection ref(s)
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works US$7.51 million [49]
2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers US$2.89 million [50]
3 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$2.01 million [51]
4 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra US$1.90 million [52] [53]
5 Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu* 2013 Sri Venkateswara creations US$1.64 million [54]
6 Dookudu* 2011 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.58 million [55]
7 Oopiri 2016 PVP Cinema US$1.57 million [56]
8 Manam 2014 Annapurna Studios US$1.54 million [57]
9 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.48 million [58]
10 Bhale Bhale Magadivoy 2015 Geetha Arts, UV Creations US$1.43 million [59]
11 Race Gurram 2014 Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions US$1.35 million [60]
12 1: Nenokkadine 2014 14 Reels Entertainment US$1.33 million [60]
13 Baadshah 2013 Parameswara Art Productions US$1.28 million [61]
14 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine Creations US$1.25 million [62]
15 Brahmotsavam 2016 PVP Cinema US$1.09 million [63]
16 Eega 2012 Vaarahi Chalana Chitram US$1.08 million [60]
17 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 Northstar Entertainment, Eros International, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works US$1.07 million [56]
18 Temper 2015 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.05 million [64]
19 Gabbar Singh 2012 Paramaeshwara Art Productions US$1.03 million [60]

Records[change | change source]

Highest grossing(share) movies by month[change | change source]

Month Movie Year Share collections Studio Ref(s)
January Nannaku Prematho 2016 INR51 - INR55 cr Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [a]
February Mirchi 2013 INR47 cr UV creations [26]
March Oopiri 2016 INR50 cr PVP Cinema [21]
April Sarrainodu 2016 INR68 cr Geetha Arts [7]
May Gabbar Singh 2012 INR63 cr Parameswara Art Productions [13]
June Balupu 2013 INR28 cr PVP Cinema [65]
July Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 INR311 cr Arka Media Works [2][3]
August Srimanthudu 2015 INR85 cr Mythri Movie Makers [9]
September Attarintiki Daredi 2013 INR74 cr Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra [12]
October Rudramadevi 2015 INR51 cr Gunaa Team Works [24]
November Damarukam 2012 INR26 cr RR Movie Makers [66]
December Bengal Tiger 2015 INR24 cr Sri Satya Sai Arts [67]

Biggest opening day[change | change source]

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 [68] Friday
2 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 North Star Entertainments, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works, Eros International INR20.9 cr [69] Friday
3 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR14.7 cr [70][71] Friday
4 Brahmotsavam 2016 PVP Cinema INR13.0 cr [72] Friday
5 Bruce Lee - The Fighter 2015 DVV Entertainments INR12.6 cr [73] Friday
6 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra INR12.1 cr [74] Wednesday
7 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR10.9 cr [75] Friday
8 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR10.7 cr [76] Friday
9 Aagadu 2014 14 Reels Entertainment INR9.7 cr [77] Friday
10 Temper 2015 Parameswara Art Productions INR9.7 cr [78] Friday

Biggest opening week[change | change source]

S.No. Movie Year Studio(s) AP/Nizam Share ref(s)
1 Baahubali-The Beginning* 2015 Arka Media Works INR61.3 cr [79]
2 Srimanthudu 2015 Mythri Movie Makers INR38.5 cr [80]
3 Sardaar Gabbar Singh 2016 Northstar Entertainment, Eros International, Pawan Kalyan Creative Works INR36.5 cr [81]
4 Attarintiki Daredi* 2013 Reliance Entertainment, Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra INR35.0 cr [82]
5 Sarainodu 2016 Geetha Arts INR34.9 cr [83]
6 Yevadu 2014 Sri Venkateswara creations INR30.5 cr [84]
7 Nannaku Prematho 2016 Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra INR27.7 cr [85]
8 Govindudu Andarivadele 2014 Parameswara Art Productions INR27.6 cr [86]
9 Bruce Lee - The Fighter 2015 DVV Entertainments INR26.7 cr [87]
10 S/O Satyamurthy 2015 Haarika & Hassine creations INR26.3 cr [88]

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

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cinejosh estimates the film's share to be INR51 crore (US$8.7 million).[17] Times of AP estimates the film's share to be INR55 crore (US$9.4 million).[18] AndhraBoxOffice estimates the film's share to be INR52 crore (US$8.8 million).[19]
  2. SBDBForums claims Narasimhanaidu was the top grosser[47] where as AskBoxOffice claims Kushi was the top grosser.[48]

References[change | change source]

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  10. Pawan Kalyan set to beat Ram Charan? - Times of India 16 October 2013
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  12. 12.0 12.1 No controversies: AD stands out as clear winner - Gulte 4 November 2013
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  15. 'Eega' beats Mahesh Babu’s Businessman collections - Times Of India 8 August 2012
  16. Pawan Kalyan leading the No: 1 race - Times of India 19 October 2013
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  19. Nannaku Prematho Final Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice 9 March 2016
  20. 'S/o Satyamurthy' Closing Business - Cinejosh 04 June 2015
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  22. Sardaar Gabbar Singh Total Worldwide Collections - BoxOfficeAndhra
  23. 'Rudramadevi' (Rudhramadevi) grosses Rs 86.92 crore at box office in 35 days - International Business Times
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  27. Soggade Chinni Nayana Final Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice 15 March 2016
  28. Ram Charan’s Yevadu total collections - Times of India 16 February 2014
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  30. Sarrainodu Biggest Earner of the Year - AndhraBoxOffice 2 May 2016
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  32. 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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  35. Pawan Kalyan beats Mahesh Babu - Times of India 9 January 2013
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  51. Nannaku Prematho US box office collection: NTR film fares better than Speedunnodu in its 4th weekend -International Business Times 9 February 2016
  52. Nannaku Prematho beats Attarintiki Daredi in USA - TeluguSquare 24 Januar 2016
  53. Attarintiki Daredi collects 20 cr in overseas - Times of India 29 October 2013
  54. Can Jr NTR beat Mahesh Babu? - Times of India 8 April 2013
  55. Mahesh to beat his own record? - Times of India 15 January 2013
  56. 56.0 56.1 'Sardar Gabbar Singh' US box office collection: 'Oopiri' fares better than Pawan Kalyan film in its 5th weekend - International Business Times 26 April 2016
  57. 'Manam' Box Office Collection: Akkineni Starrer Crosses $1.5 Million Mark in US - International Business Times 17 June 2014
  58. 'Govindudu Andarivadele' Box Office Collection: Ram Charan Film Fares Decently in US - International Business Times 7 October 2014
  59. 'Subramanyam For Sale', 'Bhale Bhale Magadivoi' do better collection than 'Puli' at US box office- International Business Times 06 October 2015
  60. 60.0 60.1 60.2 60.3 Manam heading to beat AD records - AP Herald 4 June 2014
  61. Race Gurram Beats NTR's Baadshah Collection Record At Box Office - Oneindia Entertainment 22 April 2014
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  65. 'Power' Box Office Collection: Ravi Teja Starrer Fails to Beat 'Rabhasa' 1st Weekend Figures - International Business Times 15 September 2014
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  69. Sardaar Gabbar Singh 1st Day Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice
  70. 'Srimanthudu' First Day Box Office Collection: Mahesh Babu Starrer Beats 'Attarintiki Daredi' Opening Record - International Business Times 08 August 2015
  71. Srimanthudu 1st Day Total Collections - Andhraboxoffice 10 August 2015
  72. Brahmotsavam First day collections : Brahmotsavam failed to beat Srimanthudu, SGS and Bahubali - BoxOfficeAndhra 21 May 2016
  73. Day 1 box office collection: 'Bruce Lee - The Fighter' (BLTF) beats 'Attarintiki Daaredi', 'Aagadu' record - International Business Times 17 October 2015
  74. Nannaku Prematho 1st Day Total WW Collections - AndhraBoxOffice 14 January 2016
  75. Allu Arjun's 'Sarainodu' (Sarrainodu) going rock-steady at AP/T box office on Saturday - International Business Times 24 April 2016
  76. Pawan’s Attarintiki Daredi breaks all records - Times of India 30 September 2013
  77. Box Office Collection: 'Aagadu' Breaks 'Attarintiki Daaredi' Record in US - International Business Times 20 September 2014
  78. 'Temper' First Day Collection At Box Office: Jr NTR Starrer Beats 'Gopala Gopala' Record; Turns Biggest Opener of 2015 - International Business Times 13 February 2015
  79. Histoic Baahubali 1st Week Total Collections - Andhraboxoffice 17 July 2015
  80. Srimanthudu 1st Week Total WW Collections - Andhraboxoffice 14 August 2015
  81. Sardaar Gabbar Singh 1st Week Total WW Collections - Andhra Box Office 15 April 2016
  82. Attarintiki Daredi first week collections All time record - Times of India 4 October 2013
  83. 'Sarainodu' (Sarrainodu) 7-day box office collection: Allu Arjun-starrer crosses Rs 70 crore mark - International Business Times 30 April 2016
  84. Top Worldwide Week 1 Share (Telugu): 'Yevadu', 'Attarintiki Daredi', 'Gabbar Singh ' Among Other Films - International Business Times 6 April 2014
  85. Nannaku Prematho 7 Days Total Collections
  86. Box Office Collection: 'Govindudu Andarivadele' Beats 'SVSC', 'Race Gurram' First Week Figures - International Business Times 8 October 2014
  87. 'Bruce Lee the Fighter' (BLTF) 1st week box office collection: Ram Charan film grosses Rs 50 crore in 7 days - International Business Times 23 October 2015
  88. S/O Satyamurthy 1st week world wide collections - Times of AP 17 April 2015