Telugu cinema also known as Tollywood is one of the largest movie industries in India, in fact In the years 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2014 the industry has produced the largest number of films in India, exceeding the number of films produced in Bollywood.
The industry holds the Guinness World Record for the largest film production facility in the world, Ramoji Film City. The Prasads IMAX located in Hyderabad is one of the largest 3D IMAX screens, and the most attended cinema screen in the world.
As per the CBFC report of 2014, the industry is placed first in India, in terms of films produced yearly. Through its rich history, telugu cinema has seen some quality movies which have been a commercial success all over the world, the telugu cinema has quickly overtaken mainstream audience and has some of the highest grossing movies ever made,
let’s take a look at some of highest grossing Telugu movies of all time.
Baahubali : The Conclusion
The Conclusion grossed ₹1,810 Crores on worldwide. It also became the highest grossing Indian film worldwide It became the first Indian film to enter the 1000 Crore Club.
Baahubali : The Beginning
Baahubali: The Beginning grossed 650 Crores worldwide, The film grossed around ₹250 Crores worldwide in the first week of its release.
Saaho made ₹130 crore on its opening day worldwide, the second highest-ever for an Indian film, it has grossed 424 Crores till now.
Bharat Ane Nenu
Bharat Ane Nenu was a major success and it grossed over 225 Crores worldwide.
Rangasthalam opened to a 100% occupancy in some areas of India, including districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, The film benefited from the then ongoing strike in Tamil Nadu against digital service providers, and earned ₹10.1 million in its first weekend at Chennai. Rangasthalam grossed ₹210 Crores globally.
The film collected ₹33 Crores in just 3 days. By the end of its first week, the film collected over ₹49 Crores in the first week itself, the total gross was 187 Crores.
Maharshi Grossed over 175 Crores worldwide and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike.
Jai Lava Kusa
Jai Lava Kusa opened to one of the best openings for a telugu movie. The movie grossed ₹47 crores on first day, making it the fourth biggest opening of Telugu cinema worldwide. At the end of its run, it grossed an estimate of 175 Crores.
Khaidi No. 150
Khaidi No. 150 grossed ₹41.75 crore on the opening day all over India and crossed the ₹100 crore mark in 5 days.It’s total collection is ₹164 crores.
Aravinda Sametha was a box office success, receiving mixed to positive reviews from critics, praising the performances of Jr. NTR and Jagapathi Babu in the film. It grossed 158.6 Crores worldwide.
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Spyder was a commercial success, it grossed an estimate of 150 Crores.
The film grossed ₹100 Crores on its second day at the global box office, With this, it became the second-fastest Telugu film of the year after Baahubali: The Beginning to do so. It grossed 144 Crores overall during its run.
Janatha Garage was released on 1610 screens in India and around 2010 screens worldwide. It was one of the biggest release for a Telugu film. It grossed 135 Crores worldwide.
Geetha Govindam was a box office super hit, made with a budget of just 5 Crores, it grossed an estimate of 132 Crores, making it one of the highest grossers of 2018
F2 (Fun & Frustration)
F2 was a success all over the world, and it was commercial hit at the box office as well, earning 127.2 Crores during its run.
The film reportedly earned ₹101 crores in three weeks. The film grossed ₹127 crores by the end of its run.
Magadheera was a big budget movie, which certainly lived up to its name, it grossed over 125 Crores.
DJ (Duvvada Jagannadham)
Dj was a commercially successful movie, made with a budget of 50 crores, it grossed an estimate of 115 Crores.
Gabbar Singh created a new opening day box office record and subsequently created the records for the highest grossing weekend and highest grossing first week in the Telugu film industry. It grossed an estimate of 120 Crores.
Race Gurram had a huge opening at the box office,[ collecting ₹6.89 crore just in the AP/Nizam area in its first day. The film went on to collect ₹22.53 crore in its first weekend, its total gross was 101 Crores.
Eega was one of the most successful films of its time, grossing over 99 Crores by the end of its run.
Katama Rayudu was released to positive reviews from critics and audience alike, by the end of its run, it accumulated over 97 Crores.
This was made on a budget of 70 Crores, the film grossed ₹95 crores and was a commercial success.
Dookudu had the largest opening for a Telugu film, and collected a share of ₹10 Crores on its first day of release, it grossed over 95 crores during its run.
Thee film received positive response from both critics and audience praising Ram Charan’s and Arvind Swamy’s performances, it grossed an estimate of 95 Crores, over its run.