Top 10 Highest Grossing Kannada Movies of All Time

Top 10 Highest Grossing Kannada Movies of All Time

Delve into the captivating world of Kannada cinema, where timeless classics and record-breaking blockbusters have captivated audiences and left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry. The Kannada film industry, also known as Sandalwood, has a rich history of producing films that resonate with local audiences and garner global recognition. From the first blockbuster, “Sati Sulochana” in 1934, to the modern-day phenomenon, “K.G.F: Chapter 2,” released in 2022, Kannada cinema has evolved to become a powerhouse of compelling storytelling, powerful performances, and exceptional direction.

These films not only grossed a lot of money at the box office but also left an impression on the audience, showcasing the richness of Kannada cinema and the talent of its filmmakers and actors. With compelling storylines, powerful performances, and exceptional direction, Kannada cinema has become a force to be reckoned with in the global film landscape. In this article, we will explore the top 10 highest-grossing Kannada movies of all time, providing a concise overview of each film, including its release year, production budget, box office earnings, director, cast members, and other intriguing details.

List of Highest Grossing Kannada Movies of All Time:

RankTitleYearBudgetWorldwide CollectionStar CastDirector
1K.G.F: Chapter 22022₹100 crore₹1,200–₹1,250 crore (US$150–$160 million)YashSanjay DuttRaveena TandonSrinidhi ShettyPrakash RajArchana JoisAchyuth KumarVasishta N. SimhaRao RameshPrashanth Neel
2Kantara2022₹16 crore₹400-₹450 crore (US$50-$56 million)Pragathi Rishab ShettySapthami GowdaKishoreAchyuth KumarRishab Shetty
3K.G.F: Chapter 12018₹80 crore₹250 crore (US$31 million)YashRamachandra RajuSrinidhi ShettyVasishta N. SimhaArchana JoisAnant NagAchyuth KumarMalavika AvinashPrashanth Neel
4Vikrant Rona2022₹95 crore₹158.5–₹210 crore (US$20–$26 million)Kichcha SudeepNirup BhandariNeetha AshokJacqueline FernandezAnup Bhandari
5James2022₹50–70 crore₹151 crore (US$19 million)Puneeth RajkumarPriya AnandChethan Kumar
6777 Charlie2022₹20 crore₹105-₹115 crore (US$13-$14 million)CharlieRakshit ShettySangeetha SringeriRaj B. ShettyDanish SaitBobby SimhaKiranraj K.
7Kaatera2023₹45 crore₹104.58 crore (US$13 million)Darshan, Aradhana Ram, Jagapathi BabuTharun Sudhir
8Roberrt2021₹50 crore₹102 crore (US$13 million)DarshanJagapathi BabuVinod PrabhakarAsha BhatRavi KishanDevarajP. Ravi ShankarTharun Sudhir
9Kurukshetra2019₹50 crore₹90 crore (US$11 million)DarshanMeghana RajArjun SarjaAmbareeshSnehaSonu SoodNikhil KumarV RavichandranNaganna
10Raajakumara2017N/A₹75 crore (US$9.4 million)Puneeth RajkumarPriya AnandSanthosh Ananddram
11Mungaru Male2006₹70 Lakh₹75 croreGaneshPooja GandhiYogaraj Bhat


Which is the highest grossing Kannada film ever?

Prashanth Neel’s K.G.F: Chapter 2 became the first highest grossing Kannada film grossed over ₹1,200 crore (US$150 million)–₹1,250 crore (US$160 million). It is also the first film to gross over ₹500, 750, 1000, and 1250 crores mark at the box office.

Which was the first 100 crore movie in Kannada?

K.G.F: Chapter 1 was the first Kannada film to hit ₹100 and 200 crore mark at the box office.

Which was the first 1000 crore movie in Kannada?

K.G.F: Chapter 2 is the first and the only movie grossed 1000 crore in the Kannada film industry. The film grossed over ₹1,200 crore (US$150 million)–₹1,250 crore (US$160 million).

Which is the fastest 100 crore movie in Kannada?

James, by Chethan Kumar, is the fastest 100-crore movie in Kannada. This best Kannada movie starring Puneeth Rajkumar crossed the 100 crore mark in just four days of its release.

Which is the No 1 Kannada movie?

Rocking Star Yash starrer ‘K.G.F: Chapter 2’ is the most popular and no 1 movie in the Kannada film industry. It is the fourth highest-grossing Indian film worldwide, and the third highest-grossing South Indian film.

Which is the highest budget movie in Kannada?

K.G.F: Chapter 2 was produced on a budget of ₹125 crore, and is the most expensive Kannada film.

How many Kannada films crossed 100 crore?

As of 2024, the 8 Kannada films crossed 100 crores (K.G.F: Chapter 2, Kantara, Kantara, K.G.F: Chapter 1, Kaatera, 777 Charlie, Vikrant Rona, Roberrt, and James).

Which is the fastest 1000 crore movie in Kannada?

K.G.F: Chapter 2 is the fastest Kannada movie grossed over 1000 crore. The movie grossed ₹1,006 crore (US$130 million) in 14 days and became the 4th Indian movie to cross the 1000 crore mark worldwide and the second fastest movie to collect ₹1000 crore, behind Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

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