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 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.  Indian films have been screened in markets around the world since the early 20th century.  As of 2003, there are markets in over 90 countries where films from India are screened.  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 a large increase in the box office collections.  
The figures are not adjusted for inflation. Adjusted for inflation, estimates for the 1975 film
reach as high as Sholay (US$45 million). ₹300 crore  
Global gross figures
The following list shows India's top 15 highest-grossing films, which include films from all the Indian languages.
Denotes films still running in theaters
Highest-grossing Bengali films
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. A 2014 report stated that while there were about 100 films created in Tollywood every year, fewer than ten percent were breaking even financially.  
Highest-grossing Bhojpuri films
Bhojpuri cinema produces films in the Bhojpuri language. It caters audience from eastern Uttar Pradesh, western Bihar and Nepal.
Sasura Bada Paisawala 2004
Balaji Cinevision Pvt Ltd
(US$3.0 million) ₹20 crore
Highest-grossing Gujarati films
Gujarati cinema produces films in Gujarati language and is primarily focused on the audience in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The film industry is sometimes referred as Dhollywood or Gollywood.
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.    
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 sometimes known by the nickname "Mollywood" by certain media outlets. These are the top 10 highest grossing Malayalam films.
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 It is sometimes known by the nickname "M-town" by media. 
Highest-grossing Punjabi films
Punjabi cinema, producing films in the Punjabi language is primarily based in the state of Punjab.
Highest-grossing Tamil films
Tamil cinema, the Tamil language film industry based in the Kodambakkam neighbourhood of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, accrues the second-largest overseas market after Bollywood. It is sometimes colloquially known as "Kollywood", a portmanteau of Kodambakkam and  Hollywood. Tamil films are released in the Tamil-speaking nations of Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. They also release across the world in countries containing Tamil diaspora populations in Oceania, Europe, Africa, and North America. In the Indian states of Kerala and Karnataka, Tamil films are directly released in Tamil but in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, they are generally officially dubbed in Telugu. Tamil films released in  North India are often officially dubbed in Hindi. Worldwide gross figures (including dubbed versions) are given below.
Highest-grossing Telugu films
Telugu cinema, also known by its nickname "Tollywood" is a part of Indian cinema producing films in the Telugu language, in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and is centered in the Hyderabad neighbourhood of Film Nagar. In Karnataka and Odisha, the films are directly released in Telugu language itself whereas in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and rest of India they are generally dubbed into Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi respectively.  The worldwide gross figures are given below after adding dubbed versions. 
Highest grossing Indian franchise and film series
indicates that at least one film in the series is playing in the week commencing 21 October 2016
Highest-grossing franchises and film series [§]
(The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show".)
Total worldwide box office (in mill)
No. of films
Average of films (in mill)
Don 2 ($36 ) 
Remake series $52
Don 2 ($36 ) 
(2011) Don 2 $36
(2006) Don $16
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