10 Highest Grossing Indian Films in the World: RRR Hits Heights

There are three major film industries in India, Hindi film industry, Telugu cinema and Tamil film industry, according to 2014 reports, these three industries collectively account for 79% of net box office revenue in India.

The remaining 21% of BO revenue comes from the regional film industries of Sandalwood, Mollywood, Pollywood, etc. The Hindi film industry is the largest earning the most, accounting for 43% of BO net income.

Now, it looks like Bollywood, which would rule the Indian box office, is slowly being taken over by regional cinemas, especially South Indian cinema.

Fact is proof that there are 4 south Indian movies which are in the top 10 highest grossing Indian movies in the world, while the top position was taken by Telugu magnum opus Baahubali 2, which had collected a whopping Rs 1429 Cr at the Indian BO. and Rs 1810 Cr WW.

With this, Baahubali 2 has become the highest grossing Indian film in India, the recent release of Pan Indian film RRR fetches Rs 920 Cr mark globally and around Rs 650 Cr domestically in just 11 days of its theatrical release , the film has now become the second-highest-grossing in India.

The above data from the two regional films shows that South Indian cinema is also expanding its reach in India and globally. Following the trend, all eyes will be on the upcoming South Indian big budget movies like Salaar, KGF- Chapter 2, Liger, etc. Scroll down to know the 10 highest grossing Indian movies of all time worldwide.


Highest-grossing Bollywood movies of all time

Highest-grossing Telugu movies of all time

1- Dangal

Release date: December 23, 2016
Featured cast:
Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikha, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim
Rs 75 Cr
WW BOC (Raw):
Rs 2024 Cr

Mr. Perfectionist starrer this sports biopic was made on a budget of Rs 75 Cr and racked up a whopping over Rs 2000 Cr at the global box office. Aamir starrer has not only been successful in India but also in the overseas market.

The film earned Rs 538.03 Cr (gross) domestically and Rs 1430 Cr overseas, with most of it coming from China. Dangal was a huge hit in China, the film had hit over Rs 1100 Cr at BO China and was the 27th highest grossing film in China at that time.

2- Bahahubali2

Release date: April 28, 2017
Featured cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah
Budget: Rs 250 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 1810 Cr

Baahubali2 is the only Indian film to cross the Rs 1000 Cr mark in India, the film with a total collection of over Rs 1400 Cr, becomes the highest grossing film in India. It raked in over Rs 300 Cr from overseas lifetime collection, the film is the second highest grossing Indian film in the world with total lifetime collection of Rs 1810 Cr at BO WW.

3- Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Release date: July 17, 2015
Featured cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Budget: Rs 90 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 969 Cr

Salman Khan’s Starrer Comedy Drama is India’s third grossest film, the film released in 2015 won the National Film Award in the category of Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film had racked up over Rs 400 Cr in the domestic market and Rs 473 Cr in the overseas market.

4- Secret Superstar

Release date: October 19, 2017
Featured cast: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao,
Budget: N / A
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 966 Cr

Although the budget of the film is not announced, according to reports, the film was made on a budget of Rs 15-20 Cr with a production budget of Rs 12-15 Cr, and printing and advertising costs in the range of Rs 3. to Rs 5 Cr.

The musical drama of 2017, this low-budget film smashed the box office in India as well as China, another Aamir star that was once again a huge hit in China, most think it’s the Dangal’s performance which made Aamir Secret Superstar a huge hit on the ditto, following a surge in Aamir’s popularity after Dangal in China.

According to numerous reports, the film earned over Rs 800 Cr in China and around Rs 100 Cr in India.

5- RRR

Release date: March 25, 2022
Featured cast: NTR Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt,
Budget: Rs 550 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 920 Cr

Now, this magnum opus by Rajamouli is currently in box office rampage mode, the film has raked in Rs 920 Cr gross in just 11 days of its theatrical release, and this epic period drama looks set to soon top the overall collection of Aamir’s Secret Superstar and star of Salman Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

With over Rs 620 in gross collection in India (11 days), the film also becomes the second highest grossing film in India.

6- CP

Release date: December 19, 2014
Featured cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput
Budget: Rs 85 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 854 Cr

PK is Bollywood’s third Mr. Perfectionist film to make it to the highest-grossing Indian box office list. It fetched around Rs 500 Cr gross from India and around Rs 300 Cr from the overseas market.


Release date: November 29, 2018
Featured cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Budget: Rs 500-570 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 655-Rs 800 Cr

Superstar Rajinikanth’s sci-fi 2.0 film serves as a sequel to his 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. It was directed by S. Shankar and A Subaskaran under the Lyca Productions banner, it ranks 7th highest-grossing Indian film in the world and is currently the third highest grossing in India with gross collections of Rs 580 Cr.

8- Bahahubali

Release date: July 10, 2015
Featured cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 180 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 650 Cr

The epic action drama is a prequel to Baahubali2 and marks director ace Rajamouli’s third film in the list of the world’s highest-grossing Indian films, with a lifetime collection of Rs 650 Cr. The film also won two national awards in the Best Feature and Special Effects category.

9- Sultana

Release date: July 6, 2016
Featured cast: Salman Khan, Anouchka Sharma
Budget: Rs 145 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 623.33 Cr

Sultan is a sports drama film made with a budget of Rs 145 Cr and earned a whopping Rs 623.33 Cr at the global box office. Salman starrer had raked in more than Rs 400 Cr in the domestic market and around Rs 200 Cr in the overseas market. It is Salman’s second film to appear on the list of highest-grossing Indian films in the world after Bajrangi Bhaijaan.


Release date: June 29, 2018
Featured cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal,
Budget: Rs 96 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 586.85 Cr

Rajkumar Hirani’s biographical comedy film is based on the life of real-life superstar Sanjay Dutt whose role is tried out by Ranbir Kapoor in the film. The showered audiences showed a lot of love for the film by appearing in the cinemas en masse, it collected over Rs 400 crore gross from the domestic market and around Rs 150 Cr from abroad.

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