The craze for Indian movies is growing each day. People from all around the world love to watch Bollywood movies nowadays. Besides India’s biggest film industry Bollywood, Telugu and Tamil cinema industries are also India’s two major film industries. The 3 industries own 79% of net box office revenue in India.
In fact, the south film industry is now taking over and ruling the Indian Box Office and the global box office as well. As per the box office record, four South Indian movies have made their way in the top 10 highest grosser Indian movies worldwide list. Although the first position is still held by Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist, the second and the third position goes to S.S. Rajamouli’s two blockbuster hits. If you want to know who else are in the top 10 highest grosser Indian movies worldwide list, read this article.
10 Highest Grossing Indian Movies Worldwide
Release Date: 23 Dec 2016
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikha, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim
Budget: Rs 75 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 2024 Cr
It’s obvious that Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist would hold the first position with his sports biographical film, Dangal. The film had a budget of Rs 75 Cr, but it collected over Rs 2000 Cr at the box office worldwide. The movie raked in Rs 538.03 Cr (Gross) domestically and Rs 1430 Cr overseas. Most of its collection came from China, and it became the 27th highest grosser film in China back when the film was released.
BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION
Release Date: 28 April 2017
Star Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah
Budget: Rs 250 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 1810 Cr
Back in 2015, when Bahubali part 1 was released, movie experts knew that the conclusion would have an even greater 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 India’s second highest-grossing movie worldwide. Baahubali 2 was the first Indian film that has crossed the benchmark of Rs 1000 Cr in India alone. The movie earned over Rs 1400 Cr WW. The movie’s total lifetime collection is Rs 1810 Cr.
Release Date: 25 March 2022
Star Cast: N.T.R Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt,
Budget: Rs 550 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 920 Cr (12th day)
There is a very strong reason why South Indian films are breaking the box office records, and the reason is S.S. Rajamouli. RRR has already overtaken Bahubali’s lifetime collection in just the first week of its release. The movie collected Rs 920 Cr gross WW in just 11 days. All though Aamir’s secret superstar and Salman’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan have collected more in BO. But it’s just a matter of time RRR takes them over and goes to the top. There is no doubt that this movie will collect even more and soon will overthrow the second position, which is held by Rajamouli’s another masterpiece, Bahubali 2.
Release Date: 17 July 2015
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Budget: Rs 90 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 969 Cr
The 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 category of best popular film. With a budget of Rs 90 crores only, the movie went on and collected over Rs 400 Cr domestically and Rs 473 Cr from the overseas BO.
Release Date: 19 Oct 2017
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 966 Cr
There is a good reason why Amir Khan is called Mr. Perfectionist. We cannot complete the list without naming one or two of his movies. This musical drama was made with a very low production budget. But to everyone’s surprise, it created wonders at the box office. The movie was a big hit at the Indian Box office as well as at China’s BO. As per the box office collection, the film made over Rs 800 Cr in China and around Rs 100 Cr in India.
Release Date: 19 Dec 2014
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput
Budget: Rs 85 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 854 Cr
Pk is the third entry of Mr. Perfectionist’s movie on this list. This sci-fi comedy grossed around Rs 500 cr in India and Rs 300 Cr from the overseas BO. The film’s total lifetime box office collection was Rs 854 Cr.
Release Date: 29 Nov 2018
Star Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Budget: Rs 500-570 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 655-Rs 800 Cr
We all loved Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajinikanth’s Robot back in 2010. There was a huge hype for its sequel 2.0 and the film didn’t disappoint. Directed by S. Shankar and A Subaskaran and produced by Lyca Productions, the film is on 7th place in this list. It collected over Rs 800 Cr gross WW and was the third highest grosser in India, collecting Rs 580 Cr from the Indian Box office.
BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING
Release Date: 10 July 2015
Star Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty
Budget: Rs 180 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 650 Cr
We cannot make this list without SS Rajamouli’s brainchild Bahubali. The movie was released back in 2017 and what’s the first film of Rajamouli’s, which has achieved much hype and appreciation alongside a lifetime collection of Rs 650 Cr.
Release Date: 6 July 2016
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma
Budget: Rs 145 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 623.33 Cr
Sultan is Salman Khan’s second film that made it to the list of top highest grosser Indian movies. This sports drama, with a Rs 145 Cr budget, whopped over Rs 623.33 Cr at the box office worldwide.
Release Date: 29 June 2018
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal,
Budget: Rs 96 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): Rs 586.85 Cr
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, Sanju is a film that tells the life story of Sanjay Dutt. The movie was a huge hit and gained so much love and appreciation from the audience. The film’s lifetime box office collection was over Rs 586.85 Cr WW with Rs 400 crore gross from the domestic and around Rs 150 Cr from overseas.