Tamil Industry also known as Kollywood, is one of the major south Indian filmmaking industries, it produces many box office shatterers in a year. Check the updated Tamil box office collection 2023 & all time.
The biggest clash of 2023, Varisu vs Thunivu took place in Jan 2023, both movies fared very well at the box office with Thalapathy Vijay’s Varisu emerging as the winner.
‘Varisu’ grossed 300 Cr worldwide surpassing Rajini’s Enthiran lifetime to rank as the 5th highest-grossing Tamil film globally. On the other, Ajith’s Thunivu grossed 200 Cr at the BO worldwide.
Both movies are the highest-grossing Tamil movies in 2023, so far. Now, all eyes will be on the anticipated Upcoming Tamil movies 2023 which are expected to shake the Tamil box office, this year.
Here in this article, we will take a look at the highest-grossing Tamil movies of 2023 & highest grossing Tamil movies of all time.
Highest Grossing Tamil Movies 2023
Check the updated list of the highest-grossing Tamil movies of 2023.
|Movies||Release Date||India (Nett)||India (Gross)||Overseas (Gross)||WW (Gross)||Star Cast|
|Varisu||11 Jan 2023||Rs 178.5 Cr**||Rs 210 Cr**||Rs 90 Cr**||Rs 300 Cr**||Thalapathy Vijay, Rashmika Mandanna|
|Thunivu||11 Jan 2023||Rs 121.87 Cr||Rs 144.1 Cr||Rs 55.9 Cr||Rs 200 Cr||Ajith Kumar|
|Vaathi/Sir||17 Feb 2023||Rs 75.03 Cr||Rs 89 Cr||Rs 24.5 Cr||Rs 113.5 Cr||Dhanush, Samyukhta Menon|
Thalapathy Vijay’s film ‘Varisu’ has emerged as the highest-grossing movie of 2023. The film was released on 11 Jan 2023 to rave reviews from the critics and the audience alike.
It broke several records and entered into the top 5 all-time highest-grosser Tamil movies list.
Thunivu faced a clash with Varisu on Jan 11, and despite this, the film did similarly well in the home market. It is now ending its run at the box office and is expected to end with a 200-205 Cr lifetime.
Dhanush starrer Vaathi is doing very well at the box office. The film was released in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously, it is titled Sir in Telugu. Both versions of the movie have been showing amazing responses.
Highest Grossing Tamil Movies All Time
After Pushpa’s success, which shattered the box office not only in the South but across the country especially, the Hindi belt, south Indian makers including Tamil filmmakers have been keen on releasing their upcoming films at the pan-India level.
Following this, the 2022 release Tamil movies Valimai, Beast, PS1, and Vikram were released at the pan-India level.
We have seen Ponniyin Selvan-Part One and Vikram wreaking havoc at the box office in 2022. In fact, both movies went on to find a place in the all-time highest-grossing Tamil movie.
Here, check the updated list of highest-grossing Tamil movies ever, the biggest stars of Tamil cinema, Superstar Rajinikanth and Thalapathy Vijay rule the top 10 highest-grosser list, they have the most no. of movies on the list.
|Movies||Release Date||India (Gross)||Overseas (Gross)||WW (Gross)||Star Cast|
|2.0||29 Nov 2018||Rs 630 Cr||Rs 225 Cr||Rs 825-850 Cr||Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson|
|Ponniyin Selvan: Part One(PS1)||30 Sept 2022||Rs 318-325 Cr||Rs 170-175 Cr||Rs 488-500 Cr||Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Trisha|
|Vikram||3 June 2022||Rs 301 Cr||Rs 125 Cr||Rs 426 Cr||Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi|
|Bigil||25 Oct 2019||Rs 217 Cr||Rs 93 Cr||Rs 308 Cr||Vijay, Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff|
|Varisu||11 Jan 2023||Rs 210 Cr**||Rs 90 Cr**||Rs 300 Cr**||Vijay, Rashmika Mandann|
|Enthiran||1 Oct 2010||Rs 207 Cr||Rs 83 Cr||Rs 289 Cr||Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan|
|Kabali||22 July 2016||Rs 195 Cr||Rs 91 Cr||Rs 285 Cr||Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte, Sai Dhanshika|
|Sarkar||6 Nov 2018||Rs 185 Cr||Rs 75 Cr||Rs 260 Cr||Vijay, Keerthy Suresh|
|Mersal||18 Oct 2017||Rs 190 Cr||Rs 64 Cr||Rs 254 Cr||Vijay, SJ Suryah, Sathyaraj|
|Petta||10 Jan 2019||Rs 182 Cr||Rs 68 Cr||Rs 250 Cr||Rajinikanth, Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui|
|Darbar||9 Jan 2020||Rs 185 Cr||Rs 62 Cr||Rs 247 Cr||Rajinikanth, Nayanthara, Nivetha Thomas, and Suniel Shetty|
|Master||13 Jan 2021||Rs 200 Cr (est.)||Rs 45 Cr (est.)||Rs 245.3 Cr (est.)||Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi, and Malavika Mohanan|
|I||14 Jan 2015||Rs 179 Cr||Rs 61 Cr||Rs 240 Cr||Vikram, Amy Jackson|
|Beast||13 April 2022||Rs 168 Cr+||Rs 67.30 Cr||Rs 235.05 Cr||Vijay, Pooja Hegde|
1- Movie- 2.0
2.0 stars Rajinikanth in the main lead role whereas Akshay Kumar played the antagonist in the movie. It serves as the standalone sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. Directed by S. Shankar, it is the highest-grossing Tamil film of all time.
It was made on a budget of Rs 500-570 crores and amassed in the range of Rs 825-850 crore gross at the box office worldwide (including china gross).
2- Movie- Ponniyin Selvan: Part One(PS1)
The long-awaited movie ‘PS-1’ was released in cinemas on Sept 30, 2022, and went on to become the highest-grosser film in the home market, Tamil Nadu.
The movie features Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Jayam Ravi, Trisha, and Sobhita Dhulipala in the key roles.
It took a record-breaking start and went past the 450 crore mark in just 17 days of its release, worldwide. It is said to have accumulated 488-500 Cr gross in its run emerging as the second-highest-grosser Tamil film of all time. The second part of Ponniyin Selvan is set to release in the summer 2023.
3- Movie- Vikram
Directed by Lokes Kanagraj, Vikram is an action thriller movie that features Kamala Hassan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Fahadh Faasil in the main lead roles. The film is the second installment in director Lokesh’s cinematic universe after Kaithi (2019).
‘Vikram’ stands at 3rd position in the list accumulating around 426 crores gross worldwide, it reaped over 200 Cr profits for its distributors.
4- Movie- Bigil
‘Bigil’ is a sports action movie released in 2019, the film has Thalapathy Vijay as the main lead. It is directed by Atlee who earlier collaborated with Vijay in Theri and Mersal. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will feature in Atlee’s next which is titled Jawan.
It comes at the 4th spot in the list of highest Tamil grosser, made on a budget of Rs 140 crores and accumulated a whopping Rs 310 crores at the BO WW.
5- Movie: Varisu
The 2023 release Tamil film Varisu has done terrific business at the box office. It is a family entertainer, and stars Thalapathy Vijay and Rashmika Mandanna in the main lead roles.
6- Movie: Enthiran
Rajini’s film Enthiran was released in 2010, it was India’s most expensive film at that time. Directed by S. Shankar, the film also has Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Danny Danzongpa in key roles.
With a worldwide gross of Rs 290 crores, Rajinikanth’s ‘Enthiran’ is at the number fifth spot
7- Movie- Kabali
Kabali is a 2016 action movie feauturing Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte, Sai Dhanshika in the key roles. It is directed and written by Pa. Ranjith and backed by Kalaipuli S. Thanu under V Creations.
It minted Rs 286 crores at the BO WW, and the film is at the 6th spot in the highest-grossing list, currently.
8- Movie: Sarkar
The political action film Sarkar is directed by A.R. Murugados and features Vijay in the main lead role. It is produced by Kalanithi Maran under his Sun Pictures. The film was a Diwali release of 2018 and currently sits at 7th position in the highest-grosser list.
9- Movie- Mersal
Mersal features Thalapathy Vijay, s. J. Suryah in key roles. It is an action thriller, directed by Atlee and produced by N. Ramasamy, Hema Rumani and N. Murali under Thenandal Studio Limited.
The film follows the story of two brothers, a magician, and a reputed doctor. Vijay played a triple role in the movie. Nithya Menon, Kajal Aggarwal, and Samantha Ruth Prabhu are the main lead actress opposite Vijay in the movie.
It minted Rs 276 Cr gross overall collection at the box office worldwide and owns the 8th spot in the highest-grosser list.
10- Movie- Petta
Directed and written by Karthik Subbaraj and produced by Sun Pictures, Petta is an action drama. The film features superstar Rajinikanth in the titular role. It also has Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Simrana, and Trisha in the key roles.
11- Movie- Darbar
Darbar revolves around drug trafficking in which Rajinikanth plays the commissioner of Mumbai Police named Aaditya Arunasalam. It is an action thriller directed by A.R. Murugadoss. It was released on Jan 2020 coinciding with Pongal.
A. 2.0 is the highest-grossing Tamil movie of all time.
A. PS-1 is the fastest Tamil movie to reach Rs 300 Cr mark.
A. 2.0 has 6.1 out of 10 IMDb ratings.
A. PS1 is the highest-grossing Tamil movie in Tamil Nadu.
A. PS1 is the highest-grossing Tamil film of 2022.
A. Ponniyin Selvan: Part One became the first film to cross Rs 200 Cr in Tamil Nadu.
A. Varisu is the highest-grossing Tamil film of 2023, as of Feb 2023.