The craze for Indian films is growing every day. Nowadays, people all over the world love to watch Bollywood movies. Apart from India’s largest film industry, Bollywood, Telugu and Tamil film industries are also the two major film industries in India. The 3 industries hold 79% of net box office revenue in India.
In fact, the southern film industry is now taking over the Indian box office and the global box office. According to the box office record, four South Indian films have made their way into the list of top 10 highest-grossing Indian films in the world. Although the first position is still held by Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood, the second and third position go to the two blockbuster hits of SS Rajamouli. If you want to know who else is in the list of top 10 highest grossing Indian movies in the world, read this article.
10 highest grossing Indian films in the world
Release date: December 23, 2016
Featured cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikha, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim
Budget: Rs 75 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 2024 Cr
It is obvious that Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood would take the top spot with his sports biopic, Dangal. The film had a budget of Rs 75 Cr, but it garnered over Rs 2000 Cr at the global box office. The film earned Rs 538.03 Cr (gross) domestically and Rs 1430 Cr overseas. Most of its collection came from China, and it became the 27th highest-grossing film in China upon film release.
BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION
Release date: April 28, 2017
Featured cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah
Budget: Rs 250 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 1810 Cr
Back in 2015, when Bahubali part 1 was released, movie pundits knew the conclusion would have an even bigger impact on the box office. “Why did Kattappa kill Bahubali?” was the reason many people went to the hall to watch the movie. And soon it became the second highest grossing Indian film in the world. Baahubali 2 was the first Indian film to cross the Rs 1000 Cr mark in India alone. The film earned over Rs 1400 Cr WW. The total lifetime collection of the film is Rs 1810 Cr.
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 (12th day)
There is a very good reason why South Indian movies break box office records, and the reason is SS Rajamouli. RRR has already topped Bahubali’s Lifetime Collection within its first week of release. The film collected Rs 920 Cr WW gross in just 11 days. Although Aamir’s Secret Superstar and Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan collected more in soundtrack. But it’s only a matter of time, RRR supports them and rises to the top. No doubt this film will reap even more and soon topple the second position, which is held by Rajamouli’s other masterpiece, Bahubali 2.
Release date: July 17, 2015
Featured cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Budget: Rs 90 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 969 Cr
Fourth on this list is Salman Khan’s comedy-drama Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The film was released in 2015 and won the National Film Award in the Best Popular Film category. With a budget of only Rs 90 crores, the film went on and collected over Rs 400 Cr domestically and Rs 473 Cr from overseas soundtrack.
Release date: October 19, 2017
Featured cast: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao
Budget: N / A
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 966 Cr
There’s a good reason why Amir Khan is called Mr. Perfectionist. We cannot complete the list without naming one or two of his films. This musical drama was made on a very low production budget. But to everyone’s surprise, it created box office wonders. The film was a big hit at the Indian box office as well as the Chinese soundtrack. According to the box office collection, the film made over Rs 800 Cr in China and around Rs 100 Cr in India.
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 the third Mr. Perfectionist movie entry on this list. This sci-fi comedy has grossed around Rs 500 cr in India and Rs 300 Cr from overseas BO. The film’s total lifetime box office collection was Rs 854 Cr.
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
We all loved Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajinikanth’s Robot in 2010. There was huge hype for its sequel 2.0 and the movie did not disappoint. Directed by S. Shankar and A Subaskaran and produced by Lyca Productions, the film takes the 7th spot on this list. It collected over Rs 800 Cr WW gross and was the third highest grossing in India, collecting Rs 580 Cr at the Indian box office.
BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING
Release date: July 10, 2015
Featured cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 180 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 650 Cr
We can’t make this list without the brainchild of SS Rajamouli, Bahubali. The film was released in 2017 and what is Rajamouli’s debut film, which garnered much hype and appreciation alongside a lifetime collection of Rs 650 Cr.
Release date: July 6, 2016
Featured cast: Salman Khan, Anouchka Sharma
Budget: Rs 145 Cr
WW BOC (Raw): Rs 623.33 Cr
Sultan is Salman Khan’s second film to make the list of the highest-grossing Indian films. This sports drama, with a budget of Rs 145 Cr, topped Rs 623.33 Cr at the global box office.
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
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju is a movie that tells the life story of Sanjay Dutt. The movie was a huge hit and garnered so much love and appreciation from the audience. The film’s lifetime box office collection exceeded Rs 586.85 Cr WW with Rs 400 crore gross domestically and around Rs 150 Cr overseas.