Based on conservative global Box Office figures published by trustworthy sources, the biggest grossing Indian films, including films in multiple languages. Domestic Box Office figures are not officially tracked in India, and data publishers in India are sometimes forced to inflate their domestic Box Office estimates.
Since the early twentieth century, Indian films have been shown in marketplaces all over the world. Indian films have been screened in over 90 countries since 2003. During the first decade of the twenty-first century, ticket prices steadily increased, the number of theatres tripled, and the number of prints of a film produced increased, resulting in a significant increase in Box Office receipts.
Global Gross Figures
Hindi films account for the majority of the highest-grossing Indian films. As of 2014, Hindi films account for 43% of India’s net Box Office earnings, with Telugu and Tamil films accounting for 36% and other regional industries accounting for 21%. For domestic gross data, see a list of the highest-grossing Indian films in India and abroad countries.
This is a dynamic list that may never be able to meet specific completeness requirements.
With his sports biographical picture Dangal, Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist would undoubtedly take first place. The film had a budget of Rs. 75 crores, yet it grossed more than Rs. 2000 crores globally. The film grossed Rs. 538.03 crore in India and Rs. 1,430 crore in other countries. The majority of its revenue came from China, where it was the 27th highest-grossing film at the time of its release.
2. Bahubali 2: The Conclusion
When Bahubali: The Conclusion was released in 2015, cinema analysts predicted that the sequel would be even more successful. Many people came to see the movie because they wanted to know why Kattappa killed Bahubali. It quickly rose to become India’s second highest-grossing film internationally. Bahubali 2 was the first Indian film to surpass the Rs. 1000 crore mark in India alone. The film grossed about Rs. 1,400 crores worldwide. The total lifetime earnings of the film are Rs. 1,810 crores.
3. K.G.F: Chapter 2
KGF: Chapter 2 directed by Prashanth Neel is no breaking all the Box Office records. It became the third-highest earner in the Hindi belt after crossing the Rs. 1,000 crore barrier abroad, and now the Hindi version has become the second film to break the Rs. 400 crore mark, only after Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, the film directed by S.S. Rajamouli grossed Rs. 511 crore.
South Indian films continue to break box office records because of S.S. Rajamouli. RRR has already eclipsed Bahubali’s lifetime Box Office in its first week of release. The film grossed Rs. 920 crores worldwide in just 11 days. Despite the fact that Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar and Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan have both made more money at the box office. But it’ll only be a matter of time before RRR takes command and rises to the top. There is little doubt that this picture will generate significantly more money than Rajamouli’s other masterpiece, Bahubali 2, and will shortly overtake it for the second position.
5. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Salman Khan’s comedy and drama movie Bajrangi Bhaijaan is ranked fifth on this list. In 2015, the movie was released and received the National Film Award for the Most Popular Film. With a budget of only Rs. 90 crores, the film went on to gross over Rs. 400 crores domestically and Rs. 473 crores internationally.
6. Secret Superstar
Mr. Perfectionist is a fitting moniker for Amir Khan. Without mentioning a few of his movies, the list would be incomplete. The production budget for this musical movie was quite small. However, to everyone’s astonishment, it was a Box Office success. The film was a Box Office success in India and China. The film grossed around Rs. 800 crore in China and around Rs. 100 crore in India, according to the Box Office figures.
Mr. Perfectionist’s film PK is the 7th entry on this list. This science-fiction comedy made roughly Rs. 500 crore in India and Rs. 300 crore worldwide. The film grossed Rs. 854 crore at the Box Office over its existence.
Back in 2010, we all adored Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajinikanth’s Robot. The sequel 2.0 was highly anticipated, and it did not dissatisfy. The film, which was produced by Lyca Productions and directed by S. Shankar and A. Subaskaran, is ranked eighth on this checklist. It grossed over Rs. 800 crore worldwide and was India’s third greatest grosser, with Rs. 580 crore at the Box Office.
Sultan is a Hindi-language sports drama film from India released in 2016. Ali Abbas Zafar co-wrote and directed the film. Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films banner produced the film. Sultan Ali Khan, a fictitious pehlwani wrestler and former world wrestling champion from Haryana suffers a rift in his personal life as a result of his brilliant profession. On July 6, 2016, the movie was released globally. It is one of the top-earning Indian films of all time, grossing 623.33 crores ($89 million) globally.
10. Bahubali: The Beginning
This list would be incomplete without S.S. Rajamouli’s Bahubali. The film was released in 2017 and is Rajamouli’s first to receive widespread praise and a lifetime gross of Rs. 650 crore.
Bahubali: The Beginning was exhibited in 1600 theatres, according to Box Office India. The film grossed Rs. 30,07,99,500 in its first weekend. The film was also well appreciated internationally, receiving $45,000. (Rs. 32.54 lakhs). Bahubali grossed Rs. 43.22 lakhs in its first week at the movie office. The film grossed more than $100,000. (Rs. 72.32 lakhs). In just one week, it made Rs. 602.78 crores worldwide.
The data from both regional and national films demonstrates that South Indian cinema is expanding its reach in India and abroad. According to the current trend, all eyes will be on future big-budget South Indian films such as Salaar, Liger, and others.