This is a ranking of the highest grossing Indian films which includes films from various languages based on the conservative global box office estimates.
(Worldwide gross 4.23 billion rupees)
Chennai Express is a 2013 Indian romantic action comedy film directed by Rohit Shetty, and produced by Gauri Khan for Red Chillies Entertainment. The film features Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film is about a man’s journey from Mumbai to Rameshwaram, and what happens along the way after he falls in love with the daughter of a local don. Chennai Express was released in the overseas markets on 8 August 2013, and a day later in India. Extensive paid previews were held in India on 8 August as well. Although the film received mixed reviews from critics, it broke several box office records in India and abroad, becoming the quickest film to collect 1 billion (US$16 million) net domestically at that time. The film currently ranks as the ten highest grossing Indian films of all time.
Prem Ratan Dhan payo(2015)
(Worldwide gross 4.32 billion rupees)
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is a 2015 Indian romantic drama film, written and directed by Sooraj Barjatya, produced by Rajshri Productions and distributed by Fox Star Studios. It stars Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in lead roles The cinematography of the movie was done by V. Manikandan and was edited by Sanjay Sankla. The soundtrack was composed by Himesh Reshammiya, and the background music done by Sanjoy Chowdhury. The film was released in India and Pakistan on 12 November 2015. It emerged as a commercial success and ranks among the highest-grossing indian films, with a gross of 400 crore (US$62 million) worldwide.
(Worldwide gross 4.77 billion rupees)
Kabali is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language gangster-drama film written and directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu. The film revolves around the gang war between Kabaleeswaran (played by Rajinikanth) and Tony Lee (portrayed by Winston Chao). Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, and John Vijay also star in pivotal roles.Principal photography for the film began on 21 August 2015 in Chennai. While filming mostly occurred in Malaysia, some scenes were shot in Bangkok and Hong Kong. The film was released in Tamil along with dubbed versions in Telugu and Hindi on 22 July 2016, while the film was released in Malay a week later. Kabali was released on 3200 screens in India, of which 2200 were in South India. Upon release, the film had the largest opening weekend for any Indian film worldwide.
(Worldwide gross 5.84 billion rupees)
Sultan is a 2016 Indian romantic sports-drama film directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Produced by Aditya Chopra under the Yash Raj Films banner, the film stars Salman Khan as the title character opposite Anushka Sharma. The film focuses on Sultan Ali Khan, a fictional wrestling champion from Haryana whose successful career creates a rift in his personal life. The film was released worldwide on 6 July 2016 and grossed approximately 584 crore worldwide and became the seventh highest grossing Indian film of all time.
Dhoom 3 (2013)
(Worldwide gross 5.85 billion rupees)
Dhoom 3 is a 2013 Indian action thriller film written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Aditya Chopra. The third installment of the Dhoom series, it features Aamir Khan as the antagonist and Katrina Kaif, with Abhishek Bachchan in the lead role reprising his role of ACP Jai Dixit and Uday Chopra reprising his role as Ali Akbar, as in the previous films of the franchise. Dhoom 3 was released on 20 December 2013, marking itself as the first Indian film to be released in the IMAX motion picture film format with Dolby Atmos surround sound. The film went on to gross 4 billion (US$62 million) worldwide in just ten days, to become the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in international markets at the time and as of May 2017 is the sixth highest-grossing Indian films of all time. It was the 77th highest grossing indian film of 2013 worldwide. The film was screened during the 2014 International Film Festival of India in the Celebrating Dance in Indian cinema section.
Bajrangi bhaijaan (2015)
(Worldwide gross 6.04 billion rupees)
Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a 2015 Indian adventure-comedy drama film directed by Kabir Khan. Written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, the film was produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh. It stars Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan in supporting roles. Khan stars as Bajrangi, an ardent devotee of Hindu deity Hanuman, who embarks on taking a mute six-year-old Pakistani girl (Malhotra), separated in India from her parents, back to her hometown in Pakistan. Made on a budget of 90 crore, the principal photography commenced in November 2014. The film was nominated for Best indian Films and Best Actor in the 61st Filmfare Awards, as well as other categories, and bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Story. The film has garnered the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Film Awards.
Baahubali: the beginning (2015)
(Worldwide gross 6.5 billion rupees)
Baahubali: The Beginning is a 2015 Indian epic historical fiction film directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film was produced by Shobu Yarlagadda and Prasad Devineni and was simultaneously shot in Telugu and Tamil. The film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in the lead roles, with Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, and Nassar in supporting roles. The first of two cinematic parts, The Beginning is a tale of the lost rightful heir of the fictional kingdom of Mahishmati, who learns about his true identity while falling in love with a rebellious warrior, who (among with her group) intends to rescue the former queen of Mahismati. The film was made on a budget of 1.8 billion, making it the most expensive Indian film at its time of release. The film opened worldwide on 10 July 2015, garnering critical acclaim and record breaking box office success. With the worldwide box office gross of 6.5 billion, it became the highest grossing film in India and the third-highest grossing Indian films worldwide, and the highest-grossing South Indian film at the time of its release.
(Worldwide gross 8.315 billion rupees)
PK is a 2014 Indian satirical science fiction comedy film. The film was directed by Rajkumar Hirani, produced by Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and written by Hirani and Abhijat Joshi. The film stars Aamir Khan in the title role with Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, and Sanjay Dutt in supporting roles. It tells the story of an alien who comes to Earth on a research mission. He befriends a television journalist and questions religious dogmas and superstitions.The film received positive reviews and emerged as the 3rd highest-grossing Indian film of all time, and ranks as the 70th highest-grossing film of 2014 worldwide. The film has been regarded as one of the best Hindi films of 2014. It is currently the 3rd highest-grossing Indian film of all time.
(Worldwide gross 15.01 billion rupees)
Dangal is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Nitesh Tiwari. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, Aamir Khan Productions and UTV Motion Pictures, it stars Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat, an amateur wrestler, who trains his daughters Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari to be world-class wrestlers, both of who go on to win medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The development of the film began in early 2013 when Tiwari began writing the screenplay before signing Khan for the film. After a North America premiere on 21 December 2016, Dangal was released worldwide on 23 December opening to positive response with critics mostly praising the “honest portrayal” of a real-life story and Khan’s performance. It was also screened at the Beijing International Film Festival in April 2017. The film performed equally well commercially and as of 21 May, has collected over 1,500 crore, standing as the second highest-grossing Indian film, close to half of which was earned in China, where has emerged as one of the top 50 highest-grossers ever.
Baahubali 2. The conclusion (2017)
(Worldwide gross 15.77 billion rupees)
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion is a 2017 Indian historical fiction film co-written and directed by S. S. Rajamouli. The film was produced by Tollywood studio Arka Media Works. It is the continuation of Baahubali: The Beginning, taking place before and after the events of that film. It was originally made in both Telugu and Tamil and dubbed into Hindi, Malayalam, German, French, Japanese and English. The film stars major actors from Tollywood industry with Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati and Sathyaraj in lead roles. Initially, both parts were jointly produced on a budget of 250 crore (2.5 billion), however, the budget of the second part was increased later. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has made a record of highest pre-release business with 500 crore (5 billion). Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was premiered at the British Film Institute, and was theatrically released over 9000 screens worldwide on 28 April 2017. Baahubali 2 released to positive reviews from critics and surpassed the 2014 Hindi film PK, to become the highest grossing Indian film of all time, collecting approx ₹800 crore (US$120 million) worldwide within just six days of its release. It became the first ever Indian film to gross over 1000 crore (US$155 million) in all languages in just ten days.