There are three major film industries in India, the Hindi cinema industry, Telugu cinema, and the Tamil cinema industry. As per the 2014 reports, all these three industries collectively represent 79% of net box office revenue in India.
The Hindi film industry is the biggest that accumulates the most (43%), however, in the past few years, the south Indian film industry has widened its reach in India and WW.
In fact, in the list of highest-grossing Telugu films and Highest grossing Tamil films, there are four films (Baahubali1&2, RRR, and 2.0) that found a place in the list of the all-time highest-grossing Indian movies WW.
Here in this article, we are taking a look at the highest-grossing Indian movies worldwide in 2023 and all-time.
10 Highest Grossing Indian Movies WW 2023
SRK starrer Pathaan grossed 100 crores on its very first day emerging as the biggest opener for a Hindi film in 2023 & all-time.
Not, only this, but the King Khan starrer ‘Pathaan’ joined the 200 Cr club, 300 Cr club within 1st week of its theatrical run. The film emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood movie ever, domestically. And it recently entered the coveted list of 1000 Cr Indian movies of all time.
|Movies||Release Date||India (Nett Cr.)||India (Gross)||Overseas (Gross)||WW (Gross)|
|Jawan||7 Sep 2023||561||979|
|Pathaan||25 Jan 2023||543.36||656.5||392.5||1,049|
|Adipurush||16 Jun 2023||260.55||306.5||116||416.5|
|The Kerala Story||5 May 2023||241.64||285.80||15||300+|
|Varisu||11 Jan 2023||178.32||212||90||300+|
|Waltair Veerayya||13 Jan 2023||161.06||190||29||219|
|Thunivu||11 Jan 2023||121.87||144.1||55.9||200|
|Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar (TJMM)||08 Mar 2023||114.29||134.9||37||171|
|Veera Simha Reddy||12 Jan 2023||97.64||115||15||130|
|2018||5 May 2023||92.85||110.10||69.5||180|
Highest Grossing Indian Movies WW All-Time
The Hindi film industry represents the most 43% of net box office revenue in India. Now, it seems that Bollywood which used to rule the Indian box office is slowly being taken over by regional cinemas, especially South Indian cinema.
|Movies||Release Date||India (Nett)||India (Gross)||Overseas (Gross)||WW (Gross)|
|Dangal||23 Dec 2016||₹ 387.38 Cr||₹ 535 Cr||₹ 1,535.3 Cr||₹ 2,070.3 Cr|
|Baahubali2||28 April 2017||₹ 1030.42 Cr||₹ 1,416.9 Cr||₹ 371.16 Cr||₹ 1,788.06 Cr|
|RRR||25 March 2022||₹ 782.2 Cr||₹ 915.85 Cr||₹ 294.15 Cr||₹ 1,210 Cr|
|KGF2||14 April 2022||₹ 859.7 Cr||₹ 1,000.85 Cr||₹ 207.15 Cr||₹ 1,208 Cr|
|Jawan||7 Sep 2023|
|Pathaan||25 Jan 2023||₹ 541.71 Cr||₹ 656.5 Cr||₹ 392.5 Cr||₹ 1,049 Cr|
|Bajrangi Bhaijaan||17 Jul 2015||₹ 320.34 Cr||₹ 432.46 Cr||₹ 489.71 Cr||₹ 922.17 Cr|
|Secret Superstar||19 Oct 2017||₹ 63.40 Cr||₹ 81.28 Cr||₹ 831.47 Cr||₹ 912.75 Cr|
|PK||19 Dec 2014||₹ 340.80 Cr||₹ 507.00 Cr||₹ 285.00 Cr||₹ 792.00 Cr|
|2.0||29 Nov 2018||₹ 407.05 Cr||₹ 551.30 Cr||₹ 172.00 Cr||₹ 723.30 Cr|
|Baahubali||10 July 2015||–||₹ 516.00 Cr||₹ 134.00 Cr||₹ 650.00 Cr|
|Sultan||6 July 2016||₹ 300.45 Cr||₹ 417.29 Cr||₹ 197.2 Cr||₹ 614.49 Cr|
Release Date: 23 Dec 2016
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Fatima Sana Shaikha, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim
Budget: ₹ 75 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 2,070.3 Cr
Mr. Perfectionist starrer this sports biographical film was made with a budget of Rs 75 Cr and accumulated a whopping over Rs 2000 Cr at the box office worldwide. Aamir starrer was not only successful in India but did well in the overseas market also.
The film raked in ₹ 535 Cr (Gross) domestically and a whopping ₹ 1,535.3 Cr overseas, with most from China. Dangal was a huge hit in China, the film had minted over ₹ 1100 Cr at the BO China, alone and was the 27th highest-grosser film in China at that time.
Release Date: 28 April 2017
Star Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah
Budget: ₹ 250 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 1,788.06 Cr
Baahubali2 is the only Indian film that has crossed the Rs 1000 Cr mark in India, the film with a total collection of over ₹ 1,416.9 Cr becomes the highest-grosser film in India.
It minted ₹ 371.16 Cr from the lifetime overseas collection, the film is the second highest-grossing Indian film worldwide with a total lifetime collection of ₹ 1,788.06 Cr at BO WW.
Release Date: 25 March 2022
Star Cast: N.T.R Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt,
Budget: ₹ 550 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 1,210 Cr (including Japan)
Rajamouli’s 2022 mammoth RRR, beating the magnum opuses like Secret Superstar, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, 2.0 fetched the third spot in the highest-grossing Indian film, with an overall collection of ₹ 1,155 Cr.
With over ₹ 903.68 Cr gross collection in India, the film becomes the third-highest-grossing film in India, after Baahubali2 and KGF2.
Release Date: 14 April 2022
Star Cast: Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty, and Prakash Raj
Budget: ₹ 100 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 1,208 Cr
Sandalwood cinema’s outing KGF2 wreaked havoc at the box office. By crossing the Rs 1000 Cr mark, it becomes the fourth Indian film to join the prestigious club.
Yash starrer became a cult in India. Surpassing the overall collections of Rajamouli’s RRR, the monster has become the third all-time highest-grossing Indian film.
Release Date: 25 Jan 2023
Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Paadukone
Budget: ₹ 250 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 1049 Cr
Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback release movie ‘Pathaan’ has emerged as the biggest Bollywood opener and highest-grosser of all time for a Hindi film. It created and broke many existing Bollywood records.
6- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Release Date: 17 July 2015
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Budget: ₹ 90 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 922.17 Cr
Salman Khan’s Starrer Comedy Drama “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” is the fourth-highest Indian-grosser film, the 2015 released film won the National film award in the category of best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film collected over ₹ 432.46 Cr domestically and ₹ 489.71 Cr from the overseas market.
7- Secret Superstar
Release Date: 19 Oct 2017
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao,
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 912.75 Cr
Though the budget of the film is not announced, as per the reports the film was made on a budget of Rs 15-20 Cr with a production budget of Rs 12 to 15 Cr, and the print and advertising costs in the range of Rs 3 to Rs 5 Cr.
The 2017 musical drama, this small-budget film has shattered the box office in India as well as China, another Aamir starrer that was again a huge hit in China, most believe that it was Dangal’s performance that made Aamir Secret Superstar a huge hit on the same, following a surge in the popularity of Aamir after Dangal in China.
According to many reports, the film earned over ₹ 800 Cr in China and around ₹ 81.28 Cr in India.
Release Date: 19 Dec 2014
Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput
Budget: ₹ 85 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 792.00 Cr
PK is the third film of Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood which is in the highest-grossing box office India list after Dangal and Secret Superstar. The film collected around Rs 500 Cr gross from India and around Rs 300 Cr from the overseas market.
Release Date: 29 Nov 2018
Star Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Budget: ₹ 500-570 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 723.30 Cr
Superstar Rajinikanth starrer science fiction film 2.0 serves as a sequel to its 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. It was directed by S. Shankar, and A Subaskaran under the banner Lyca Productions.
It holds the 8th spot in the highest-grossing Indian film worldwide and currently is the fourth highest grosser in India with ₹ 551.30 Cr gross collections.
Release Date: 10 July 2015
Star Cast: Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty
Budget: ₹ 180 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 650.00 Cr
The epic action-drama is a prequel to Baahubali2 and marks the third film of the ace director Rajamouli in the list of the highest-grossing Indian films worldwide, with a lifetime collection of ₹ 650 Cr. The film also grabbed two National awards in the category of best feature film and special effects.
Release Date: 6 July 2016
Star Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma
Budget: ₹ 145 Cr
WW BOC (Gross): ₹ 614.49 Cr
Sultan is a sports drama film made on a budget of ₹ 145 Cr and grossed a whopping ₹ 623.33 Cr at the box office worldwide. Salman starrer had raked in over ₹ 400 Cr domestically and around ₹ 200 Cr from the overseas market. It is the second Salman film that is on the list of highest-grossing Indian films worldwide after Bajrangi Bhaijaan.