This is a ranking of the highest grossing
Indian films which includes films 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. 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. [1 ] [2 ]
During the 1940s cinema in South India accounted for nearly half of India's cinema halls
which had grown to 75% of all film revenues in India as of 2009. [3 ] Indian films have been screened in markets around the world since the early 20th century. [4 ] As of 2003, there are markets in over 90 countries where films from India are screened. [3 ] [5 ]
The figures are not adjusted for inflation. Adjusted for inflation, estimates for the 1975 film
reach as high as Sholay (US$45 million). 3.00 billion ₹ [6 ] [7 ]
Global gross figures
Denotes films still running in theaters
Highest grossing Bengali films
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. 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 ] [27 ]
Highest grossing Hindi films
Hindi language film industry, based in Mumbai, India, is frequently known as Bollywood. 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 ] [31 ]
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".
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".
Highest grossing Marathi films
Marathi cinema industry produces films in the Marathi language and is based in the state of Maharashtra, India. India's first full-length film, , was released in 1913 in Marathi. Raja Harishchandra [53 ]
Highest grossing Punjabi films
Punjabi cinema, producing films in the Punjabi language is largely based in Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, and Delhi.
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. The worldwide gross figures is given below after adding dubbed versions. [70 ]
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. [77 ]
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