There are three major film industries in India, the Hindi cinema industry, Telugu cinema, and the Tamil cinema industry, as per the 2014 reports, all these three industries collectively represent 79% of nett box office revenue in India.
The remaining 21 % of BO revenue is from the Sandalwood, Mollywood, Pollywood, etc regional film industries, the Hindi film industry is the biggest that accumulates the most, which represents 43% nett BO revenue.
Now, it seems that Bollywood which would rule the Indian box office is slowly being taken over by the regional cinemas especially south Indian cinema.
The fact is proof that there are 4 south Indian movies that are in the top 10 highest grosser Indian movies worldwide list, while the top position fetched by the Telugu magnum opus Baahubali 2, which had raked in a whopping Rs 1429 Cr at the Indian BO and Rs 1810 Cr WW.
With this, Baahubali 2 became the highest Indian film grosser in India, the recent release pan India film RRR grosses the Rs 1063 Cr mark worldwide & around Rs 800 Cr domestically in 22 days of its theatrical run, the film has now become the second-highest grosser in India.
Another film that shook the box office India is the Yash starrer K.G.F Chapter 2, the film collected Rs 165 Cr worldwide on the first day, the Hindi version of the film raked in Rs 53.95 Cr and became the highest opening grosser in Hindi, leaving behind Bollywood Biggies like War starring Hrithik Roshan, Aamir’s Thugs of Hindostan, Bharat starring SalmanKhan, etc.
The above data of both the regional films shows that south Indian cinema is widening its reach in India and worldwide as well. Going by the trend, all eyes will be on the upcoming big-ticket south Indian films like Salaar, K.G.F- Chapter 2, Liger, etc. Scroll down to know the all-time top 10 highest-grosser Indian films worldwide.
Release Date: 23 Dec 2016
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikha, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim
Budget: Rs 75 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 2024 Cr
Mr. Perfectionist starrer this sports biographical film was made with a budget of Rs 75 Cr and accumulated a whopping over Rs 2000 Cr at the box office worldwide. Aamir starrer was not only successful in India but did well in the overseas market also.
The film raked in Rs 538.03 Cr (Gross) domestically and Rs 1430 Cr overseas, with most from China. Dangal was a huge hit in China, the film had minted over Rs 1100 Cr at the BO China and was the 27th highest grosser film in China at that time.
Release Date: 28 April 2017
Star Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah
Budget: Rs 250 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 1810 Cr
Baahubali2 is the only Indian film that has crossed the Rs 1000 Cr mark in India, the film with a total collection of over Rs 1400 Cr, becomes the highest grosser film in India. It minted over Rs 300 Cr from the lifetime overseas collection, the film is the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide with the total lifetime collection of Rs 1810 Cr at BO WW.
Release Date: 25 March 2022
Star Cast: N.T.R Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt,
Budget: Rs 550 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 1063 Cr**(22 Days)
Now, Rajamouli’s this magnum opus is on a rampage mode at the box office currently, the film has raked in Rs 980 Cr gross in just 15 days of its theatrical run, and this epic period drama has surpassed the overall collection of Aamir’s Secret Superstar and Salman starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
With over Rs 620 gross collection in India (11 days), the film also becomes the second-highest-grossing film in India, after Baahubali2.
4- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Release Date: 17 July 2015
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Budget: Rs 90 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 969 Cr
Salman Khan’s Starrer Comedy Drama is the third-highest Indian grosser film, the 2015 released film won the National film award in the category of best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film had accumulated over Rs 400 Cr domestically and Rs 473 Cr from the overseas market.
5- Secret Superstar
Release Date: 19 Oct 2017
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao,
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 966 Cr
Though the budget of the film is not announced, as per the reports the film was made on a budget of Rs 15-20 Cr with the production budget of Rs 12 to 15 Cr, and the print and advertising costs in the range of Rs 3 to Rs 5 Cr.
The 2017 musical drama, this small budget film has shattered the box office in India as well as China, another Aamir starrer that was again a huge hit in China, most believe that it was Dangal’s performance that made Aamir Secret Superstar a huge hit on the same, following a surge in the popularity of Aamir after Dangal in China.
According to many reports, the film earned over Rs 800 Cr in China and around Rs 100 Cr in India.
Release Date: 19 Dec 2014
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput
Budget: Rs 85 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 854 Cr
PK is the third film of Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood which is in the highest-grossing box office India list, It raked in around Rs 500 Cr gross from India and around Rs 300 Cr from the overseas market.
Release Date: 29 Nov 2018
Star Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Budget: Rs 500-570 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 655-Rs 800 Cr
Superstar Rajinikanth starrer science fiction film 2.0 serves as a sequel to its 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. It was directed by S. Shankar, and A Subaskaran under the banner Lyca Productions, it holds the 7th spot in the highest-grossing Indian film worldwide and currently is the third highest grosser in India with Rs 580 Cr gross collections.
Release Date: 10 July 2015
Star Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 180 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 650 Cr
The epic action-drama is a prequel to Baahubali2 and marks the third film of the ace director Rajamouli’s third film in the list of the highest-grossing Indian films worldwide, with a lifetime collection of Rs 650 Cr. The film also copped two National awards in the category of best feature film and special effects.
Release Date: 6 July 2016
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma
Budget: Rs 145 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 623.33 Cr
Sultan is a sports drama film made on a budget of Rs 145 Cr and grossed a whopping Rs 623.33 Cr at the box office worldwide. Salman starrer had raked in over Rs 400 Cr domestically and around Rs 200 Cr from the overseas market. It is the second Salman film that is on the list of highest-grossing Indian films worldwide after Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
Release Date: 29 June 2018
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal,
Budget: Rs 96 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 586.85 Cr
Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial biographical comedy film is based on the life of the real-life superstar Sanjay Dutt whose role is essayed by Ranbir Kapoor in the film. The audience showered show much love for the film by appearing in mass numbers at the cinema halls, it collected over Rs 400 crore gross from the domestic market and around Rs 150 Cr from overseas.