Top 50 Highest Grossing South Indian Movies of All Time

Top 50 Highest Grossing South Indian Movies of All Time

The South Indian film industry has produced some of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies in Indian cinema. South Indian Cinema is used to refer collectively to the four distinct film industries of Telugu (Tollywood), Tamil (Kollywood), Malayalam (Mollywood), and Kannada (Sandalwood) as a single entity. In our article “Top 50 Highest Grossing South Indian Movies of All Time,” we will take you on a journey through the blockbuster hits that have not only dominated the box office but also captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. From high-octane action films to heartwarming dramas, South Indian cinema has a diverse range of offerings that have resonated with global audiences. Join us as we explore the record-breaking success of these movies and the impact they have had on the Indian film industry.

Our comprehensive list will showcase the unprecedented financial success of these top-grossing South Indian movies, providing insights into their production, distribution, and the factors that contributed to their phenomenal box office performance. Whether you’re a fan of South Indian cinema or simply interested in the global impact of Indian movies, this article will offer a captivating overview of the highest-earning films that have solidified the South Indian film industry’s position on the world stage. Stay tuned as we unveil the cinematic masterpieces that have redefined the boundaries of commercial success in Indian cinema and continue to inspire audiences across the globe.

List of Highest Grossing South Indian Movies of All Time:

RankTitleYearLanguageBudgetWorldwide CollectionStar CastDirector
1Baahubali 2: The Conclusion2017Telugu, Tamil₹250 crore ₹1,810.60 crore ($280.7 million)PrabhasRana DaggubatiAnushka ShettyTamannaah BhatiaRamya KrishnaSathyarajNassarSubbarajuS. S. Rajamouli
2RRR2022Telugu₹550 crore₹1,387.26 crore (US$180 million)N. T. Rama Rao Jr.Ram CharanAjay DevgnAlia BhattShriya SaranSamuthirakaniRay StevensonAlison DoodyOlivia MorrisS. S. Rajamouli
3K.G.F: Chapter 22022Kannada₹100 crore₹1,200–1,250 croreYashSanjay DuttRaveena TandonSrinidhi ShettyPrakash RajArchana JoisAchyuth KumarVasishta N. SimhaRao RameshPrashanth Neel
4Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire2023Telugu₹270 crore₹715 crore (US$90 million)Prabhas, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Shruti Haasan, Easwari Rao, Jagapathi Babu, Tinnu AnandPrashanth Neel
52.02018Tamil₹400-600 crore₹699.89 croreRajinikanthAkshay KumarAmy JacksonS. Shankar
6Jailer2023Tamil₹200 crore₹607–650 croreRajinikanth, Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu, Mirnaa Menon, Tamannaah Bhatia, SunilNelson Dilipkumar
7Leo2023Tamil₹250–350 crore₹595–620 croreVijay, Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Sarja, TrishaLokesh Kanagaraj
8Baahubali: The Beginning2015Telugu, Tamil₹180 crore₹650 crorePrabhasRana DaggubatiAnushka ShettyTamannaah BhatiaRamya KrishnaSathyarajNassarS. S. Rajamouli
9Ponniyin Selvan: I2022Tamil₹500 crore (Split into 2 parts)₹500 croreVikramAishwarya Rai BachchanJayam RaviKarthik Sivakumar (Karthi)Trisha KrishnanAishwarya LekshmiSobhita DhulipalaMani Ratnam
10Vikram2022Tamil₹120 crore₹458.93–470.6 croreKamal HaasanVijay SethupathiFahadh FaasilLokesh Kanagaraj
11Saaho2019Telugu, Hindi₹325 crore₹419–439 crorePrabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Chunky Pandey, Jackie Shroff, Arun Vijay, Neil Nitin MukeshSujeeth
12Kantara2022Kannada₹15 – 20 crore₹393.3–450 croreRishab Shetty, Sapthami Gowda, Kishore, Achyuth KumarRishab Shetty
13Pushpa: The Rise2021Telugu₹200-250 crore₹365–373 croreAllu Arjun, Fahadh Faasil, Rashmika Mandanna, Jagadeesh Prathap, Bandari, Sunil, Dhananjaya, Ajay GhoshSukumar
14Adipurush2023Hindi, Telugu₹500–700 crore₹354 crorePrabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Singh, Devdatta NageOm Raut
15Ponniyin Selvan: II2023Tamil₹500 crore (Split into 2 parts)₹350 croreVikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sobhita DhulipalaMani Ratnam
16Enthiran2010Tamil₹132—150 crore₹320 croreRajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny DenzongpaS. Shankar
19Kabali2016Tamil₹100 crore₹305 croreRajinikanth, Radhika Apte, Winston Chao, DhansikaPa. Ranjith
20Hanu-Man*2024Telugu₹40 crore₹300 crore (US$38 million)Teja Sajja, Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Samuthirakani, Vinay Rai, Vennela KishorePrasanth Varma
21Varisu2023Tamil₹200–280 crore₹290–310 croreVijay, R. Sarathkumar, Srikanth, Shaam, Rashmika MandannaVamshi Paidipally
22Bigil2019Tamil₹180 crore₹285–305 croreVijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir VivekAtlee
23Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo2020Telugu₹100 crore₹262–280 croreAllu Arjun, Pooja Hegde, Tabu, Jayaram, Sushanth, Nivetha Pethuraj, Murali SharmaTrivikram Srinivas
24Sarileru Neekevvaru2020Telugu₹75 crore₹260 crore (US$38 million)Mahesh Babu, Rashmika Mandanna, Vijayashanti, Prakash Raj, Rajendra PrasadAnil Ravipudi
25KGF: Chapter 12018Kannada₹80 crore₹250 croreYash, Srinidhi Shetty, Vasishta N. Simha, Ramachandra Raju, Archana Jois, Anant NagPrashanth Neel
26Sarkar2018Tamil₹110 crore₹243.90–260 croreVijay, Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Radha RaviA. R. Murugadoss
27Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy2019Telugu₹200–300 crore₹240.6 crore ($34.2 million)Chiranjeevi, Nayanthara, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi BabuSurender Reddy
28I2015Tamil₹100 crore₹227–240 croreVikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh GopiS. Shankar
29Waltair Veerayya2023Telugu₹140 crore₹225.70 croreChiranjeevi, Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Catherine Tresa, Bobby Simha, Prakash RajBobby Kolli
30Master2021Tamil₹135 crore₹220–300 croreVijay, Vijay SethupathiLokesh Kanagaraj
31Vishwaroopam2013Tamil₹95 crore₹220 crore (US$37.54 million)Kamal Haasan, Shekhar Kapur, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Jaideep AhlawatKamal Haasan
32Petta2019Tamil₹160 crore₹219–240 croreRajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, M. SasikumarKarthik Subbaraj
33Beast2022Tamil₹130–150 crore₹217–300 croreVijay, Pooja Hegde, SelvaraghavanNelson
34Rangasthalam2018Telugu₹60 crore₹216 crore (US$27 million)Ram Charan, Samantha, Aadhi PinisettySukumar
35Darbar2020Tamil₹190–240 crore₹202–250 croreRajinikanth, Suniel Shetty, Nayanthara, Nivetha ThomasAR Murugadoss
36Mersal2017Tamil₹120 crore₹200–260 croreVijay, S. J. Suryah, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, SathyarajAtlee
37Radhe Shyam2022Telugu₹300–350 crore₹200–214.04 crorePrabhas, Pooja HegdeRadha Krishna Kumar
38Dasavathaaram2008Tamil₹60 crore₹200 croreKamal Haasan, Asin, Jaya Prada, Mallika Sherawat, K. R. VijayaK. S. Ravikumar
39Thunivu2023Tamil₹200 crore₹190–250 croreAjith Kumar, Manju Warrier, Samuthirakani, John KokkenH. Vinoth
40Bharat Ane Nenu2018Telugu₹65 crore₹187.6–225 croreMahesh Babu, Kiara AdvaniKoratala Siva
41Attarintiki Daredi2013Telugu₹55 crore₹187 crorePawan Kalyan, Samantha, Pranitha SubhashTrivikram Srinivas
42Viswasam2019Tamil₹100 crore₹185–200 croreAjith Kumar, Nayanthara, Jagapathi BabuSiva
43Sarkaru Vaari Paata2022TeluguN/A₹180–230 croreMahesh Babu, Keerthy Suresh, SamuthirakaniParasuram
4420182023Malayalam₹26 crore₹175.50 croreTovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Narain, LalJude Anthany Joseph
45Annaatthe2021Tamil₹180 crore₹175–240 croreRajinikanth, Khushbu Meena, Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Jagapathi BabuSiva
46Maharshi2019Telugu₹100–130 crore₹175–200 croreMahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, Allari NareshVamshi Paidipally
47Guntur Kaaram2024Telugu₹200 crore₹171.5 croreMahesh Babu, Sreeleela, Meenakshi Chaudhary, Ramya Krishna, Jayaram, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi BabuTrivikram Srinivas
48Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava2018Telugu₹90 crore₹166.50-170 croreN. T. Rama Rao Jr., Pooja Hegde, Jagapathi BabuTrivikram Srinivas
49Valimai2022Tamil₹150 crore₹163.20–214 croreAjith Kumar, Karthikeya, Huma Qureshi, Gurbani JudgeH. Vinoth
50Bheemla Nayak2022Telugu₹75 crore₹161–₹192.37 crorePawan Kalyan, Rana DaggubatiSaagar K. Chandra

FAQs

Which is the highest grossing South Indian film ever?

S. S. Rajamouli’s directed film ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is the highest grossing South Indian film ever as well as highest grossing Telugu film, and the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide. Upon its release, it grossed ₹1,737.68–1,810.60 crore worldwide ($256.26–267.01 million).

Which is the highest grossing Indian film ever?

Aamir Khan starrer ‘Dangal’ is the highest grossing Indian film ever. The film grossed ₹2,024 crore (US$340 million) worldwide and also became the first Indian movie, to cross ₹1000 crore and ₹2000 crore mark.

Which is the highest grossing Telugu film ever?

S. S. Rajamouli’s ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is the highest grossing Telugu film of all time.

Which is the highest grossing Tamil film ever?

The bilingual film ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is the highest grossing Tamil film of all time.

Which is the highest grossing Kannada film ever?

Prashanth Neel’s ‘KGF: Chapter 2’ is the highest grossing Kannada film of all time and the only movie grossed over 1000 crore till date.

Which is the highest grossing Malayalam film ever?

Jude Anthany Joseph directed film ‘2018’ is the highest grossing Malayalam film of all time. The film grossed around ₹177 crore (US$22 million) at the box office.

Which was the first 1000 crore movie in South India?

‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ is the first South Indian film to gross over ₹1000 crore worldwide. The film is directed by S. S. Rajamouli and features Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, Nassar, and Subbaraju.

Which was the first 100 crore movie in South India?

The first South Indian film to gross over ₹100 crore worldwide was 2007 Rajinikanth starring Tamil film Sivaji. The first Telugu film to enter the “100 Crore club” was 2009 film by S.S. Rajamouli, Magadheera.

Which is the fastest 1000 crore movie in South India?

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) is the fastest Indian movie grossing over 1000 crore, it takes 10 days.

Which was the first 1000 crore movie in South India?

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) became the first Indian film to gross over ₹1000 crore worldwide.

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