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This is a ranking of the highest grossing Indian films which includes film industries from various languages based on the conservative global box office estimates as reported by reputable sources. There is no official tracking of figures and sites publishing data are frequently pressured to increase their estimates.[1] During the first decade of the 21st century, there was a steady rise in the ticket price, a tripling in the number of theaters and an increase in the number of prints of a film being released, which led to an large increase in the box office collections.[2]

During the 1940s cinema in South India accounted for nearly half of India's cinema halls[3] which had grown to 75% of all film revenues in India as of 2009.[4] Indian films have been screened in markets around the world since the early 20th century.[3] As of 2003, there are markets in over 90 countries where films from India are screened.[5]

The figures are not adjusted for inflation. Adjusted for inflation, estimates for the 1975 film Sholay reach as high as 3.00 billion (US$45 million).[6][7]

Global gross figures

* Denotes films still running in theaters
Movie Year Studio(s) / Producers Language Worldwide Gross
PK 2014 Vinod Chopra Films Hindi 735 crore (US$110 million)[8]
* Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 Salman Khan Films/Kabir Khan Films Hindi 606 crore (US$91 million)[9]
* Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 Arka Media Works Telugu and Tamil 600 crore (US$91 million)[10]
Dhoom 3 2013 Yash Raj Films Hindi 542 crore (US$82 million)[11]
Chennai Express 2013 Red Chillies Entertainment Hindi 423 crore (US$64 million)[12]
3 Idiots 2009 Vinod Chopra Films Hindi 392 crore (US$59 million)[13]
Happy New Year 2014 Red Chillies Entertainment Hindi 383 crore (US$58 million)[14]
Kick 2014 Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Hindi 377 crore (US$57 million)[14]
Krrish 3 2013 Filmkraft Productions Pvt. Ltd Hindi 374 crore (US$56 million)[15]
Bang Bang! 2013 Fox Star Studios Hindi 340 crore (US$51 million)[16]
Ek Tha Tiger 2012 Yash Raj Films Hindi 320 crore (US$48 million)[17]
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 2013 Dharma Productions Hindi 310 crore (US$47 million)[18]
Enthiran 2010 Sun Pictures Tamil 283 crore (US$43 million)[19]
Dabangg 2 2012 Reliance Entertainment Hindi 265 crore (US$40 million)[14]
Tanu Weds Manu Returns 2015 Eros International Hindi 252 crore (US$38 million)[20]
Jab Tak Hai Jaan 2012 Yash Raj Films Hindi 241 crore (US$36 million)[14]
Ra.One 2011 Red Chillies Entertainment Hindi 239 crore (US$36 million)[21]
I 2015 Aascar Films Pvt.Ltd Tamil 239 crore (US$36 million)[22]
Vishwaroopam 2013 Raaj Kamal Films International Tamil and Hindi 220 crore (US$33 million)[23]
Don 2 2011 Excel Entertainment, Red Chillies Entertainment Hindi 206 crore (US$31 million)[24]

Highest grossing Bengali films

The Bengali-language film industry is centered in the Tollygunge neighborhood of the city of Kolkata, West Bengal and has been known by the nickname Tollywood, a portmanteau of the words Tollygunge and Hollywood , since 1932.[25] A 2014 report stated that while there were about 100 films created in Tollywood every year, fewer than ten percent were breaking even financially.[26]

Movie Year Director Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Source
Chander Pahar 2013 Kamaleshwar Mukherjee Shree Venkatesh Films 15 crore (US$2.3 million)(All Versions) [26]

Highest grossing Hindi films

The Hindi language film industry, based in Mumbai, India, is frequently known as Bollywood.[27] Bollywood is one of the largest film producers in India and one of the largest centres of film production in the world.[28][29][30]

Movie Year Director Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Source
PK 2014 Rajkumar Hirani Vinod Chopra Films / Rajkumar Hirani Films 735 crore (US$110 million)(All Versions) [8][31]
* Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 Kabir Khan Salman Khan Films/Kabir Khan Films 606 crore (US$91 million) [9]
Dhoom 3 2013 Vijay Krishna Acharya Yashraj Films 542 crore (US$82 million)(All Versions) [11]
Chennai Express 2013 Rohit Shetty Red Chillies Entertainment 422 crore (US$64 million) [11]
3 Idiots 2009 Rajkumar Hirani Vinod Chopra Films 395 crore (US$60 million) [11]
Happy New Year 2014 Farah Khan Red Chillies Entertainment 383 crore (US$58 million)(All Versions) [11]
Kick 2014 Sajid Nadiadwala Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment 377 crore (US$57 million) [11]
Krrish 3 2013 Rakesh Roshan Filmkraft Productions 374 crore (US$56 million)(All Versions) [11]
Bang Bang! 2014 Siddharth Anand Fox Star Studios 340 crore (US$51 million)(All Versions) [11]
Ek Tha Tiger 2012 Kabir Khan Yashraj Films 320 crore (US$48 million) [11]

Highest grossing Kannada films

Bengaluru is the center for the cinema of Karnataka, films produced in the Kannada language. It is sometimes known by the nickname "Sandalwood".

Movie Year Director Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Source
Mungaru Male 2006 Yogaraj Bhat E. Krishna 50 crore (US$7.5 million) [32]
Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari 2014 Santhosh Ananddaram Jayanna Combines 50 crore (US$7.5 million) [33]
* Uppi 2 2015 Upendra Upendra Productions 45 crore (US$6.8 million) [34]
Maanikya 2014 Sudeep N. M. Kumar 43.5 crore (US$6.6 million) [35][36]
Super 2010 Upendra Rockline Venkatesh 30 crore (US$4.5 million) [37]
Jackie 2010 Soori Poornima Enterprises 30 crore (US$4.5 million) [38]
Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna 2012 Naganna Anand Appugol 30 crore (US$4.5 million) [39]
Bulbul 2013 M. D. Shridhar Thoogudeepa Productions 25 crore (US$3.8 million) [40]
* RangiTaranga 2015 Anup Bhandari H. K. Prakash 21.3 crore (US$3.2 million) [41]
Ambareesha 2014 Mahesh Sukhadhare Mahesh Sukhadhare 21 crore (US$3.2 million) [42]

Highest-grossing Malayalam films

Malayalam cinema is a part of Indian cinema based in Kerala dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Malayalam language. It is also known by the nickname "Mollywood".

Movie Year Studio(s) Net Gross Source
Drishyam 2013 Aashirvad Cinemas 75 crore (US$11 million) [43]
* Premam 2015 Anwar Rasheed Entertainment 60 crore (US$9.1 million) [44]
Bangalore Days 2014 Anwar Rasheed Entertainment 50 crore (US$7.5 million) [45]
Twenty:20 2008 AmmA, Graand Production 31.4 crore (US$4.7 million) [46]
Classmates 2006 Arya Films 23 crore (US$3.5 million) [47]
Narasimham 2000 Aashirvad Cinemas 22 crore (US$3.3 million) [48]
Oru Vadakkan Selfie 2015 Cast N' Crew 21 crore (US$3.2 million) [49]
Mayamohini 2012 Color Factory 20 crore (US$3.0 million) [50]
Vellimoonga 2014 Ullattil Visual Media 20 crore (US$3.0 million) [45]
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja 2009 Sree Gokulam Films 20 crore (US$3.0 million) [51]

Highest grossing Marathi films

The Marathi cinema industry produces films in the Marathi language and is based in the state of Maharashtra, India. India's first full-length film, Raja Harishchandra, was released in 1913 in Marathi.[52]

Movie Year Studio(s) Worldwide Gross ref(s)
Lai Bhaari 2014 Mumbai Film Company 40 crore (US$6.0 million) [53]
Timepass 2014 Zee Talkies 33 crore (US$5.0 million) [54]
Duniyadari 2013 Dreaming 24/7 Productions 32 crore (US$4.8 million) [55]
Timepass 2 2015 Essel Vision Productions 28 crore (US$4.2 million) [56]
Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy 2009 Everest Entertainment 21.4 crore (US$3.2 million) [57]
Kaksparsh 2012 Zee Talkies 14 crore (US$2.1 million) [58]
Mitwaa 2015 Meenakshi Sagar 13.5 crore (US$2.0 million) [59]
Dr. Prakash Baba Amte - The Real Hero 2014 Essel Vision Productions 12 crore (US$1.8 million) [60]
Natarang 2010 Zee Talkies 12 crore (US$1.8 million) [61][unreliable source?]
Pyaar Vali Love Story 2014 Dreaming 24/7 Productions 11.5 crore (US$1.7 million) [59]

Highest grossing Punjabi films

Punjabi cinema, producing films in the Punjabi language is largely based in Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, and Delhi.

Movie Year Director Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Source
Chaar Sahibzaade 2014 Harry Baweja Baweja Movies 70 crore (US$11 million) [62]
Sardaar Ji 2015 Rohit Jugraj Chauhan White Hill Production 50 crore (US$7.5 million) [63]
Jatt & Juliet 2 2013 Anurag Singh White Hill Production 26 crore (US$3.9 million) [64]
Punjab 1984 2014 Anurag Singh White Hill Production 21 crore (US$3.2 million) [65]
* Angrej 2015 Simerjit Singh Dara Productions 12.45 crore (US$1.9 million) [66]

Highest grossing Tamil films

Tamil cinema, producing films in the Tamil language is based primarily in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, particularly in the Chennai neighborhood of Kodambakkam, India. It is often nicknamed "Kollywood". Tamil films are also produced in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and Canada. In Kerala and Karnataka, the films are directly released in Tamil but in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, they are generally dubbed into Telugu.[67] The worldwide gross figures is given below after adding dubbed versions.

Movie Year Director Studio Worldwide Gross Source
* Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 S. S. Rajamouli Arka Media Works 600 crore (US$91 million)(All Versions) [10]
Enthiran 2010 S. Shankar Sun Pictures 283 crore (US$43 million) (All Versions) [19]
I 2015 S. Shankar Aascar Films Pvt.Ltd 239 crore (US$36 million) (All Versions) [22]
Vishwaroopam 2013 Kamal Haasan Raaj Kamal Films International 220 crore (US$33 million)(All Versions) [68]
Dasavathaaram 2008 K.S. Ravikumar Aascar Films Pvt.Ltd 200 crore (US$30 million)(All Versions) [69]
Lingaa 2014 K.S. Ravikumar Eros International 154 crore (US$23 million)(All Versions) [70]
Sivaji 2007 S. Shankar AVM Productions 148 crore (US$22 million)(All Versions) [71]
Veeram 2014 Siva Vijaya Pictures 130 crore (US$20 million)(All Versions) [72]
Kaththi 2014 A.R. Murugadoss Eros International 128 crore (US$19 million)(All Versions) [73]

Highest grossing Telugu films

Telugu cinema, also known by its nickname "Tollywood", is a part of Indian cinema producing films in the Telugu language, and is centered in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, particularly in the Hyderabad neighbourhood of Film Nagar.[74]

Title Year Director Studio(s) Worldwide Gross Source
* Baahubali: The Beginning 2015 S. S. Rajamouli Arka Media Works 600 crore (US$91 million)(All Versions) [10]
Attarintiki Daredi 2013 Trivikram Srinivas Sri Venkateswara Cine Chitra 187 crore (US$28 million) [75]
*Srimanthudu 2015 Koratala Siva G. Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Mythri Movie Makers 162 crore (US$24 million) (All Versions) [76]
Magadheera 2009 S. S. Rajamouli Geetha Arts 150 crore (US$23 million) [77]
Gabbar Singh 2012 Harish Shankar Parameswara Art Productions 150 crore (US$23 million) [78]
Eega 2012 S. S. Rajamouli Varahi Chalana Chitram 125 crore (US$19 million) (All Versions) [79]
Dookudu 2011 Srinu Vaitla 14 Reels Entertainment 101 crore (US$15 million) [80]

See also

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