There were 160 odd straight films from Telugu cinema this year and only around ten were successful.
Telugu cinema’s market has seen peaks this year with Baahubali turning out to be a monstrous hit.
Srimanthudu too did so well to take the second place on the all time grossing movies list.
Here are the top 5 grossing movies in the domestic circuit.
1. Baahubali: No surprises there. Baahubali Telugu version has collected over Rs. 250 crore gross in India. It has collected over 600 crore gross collections worldwide from all the versions.
As per trade analysts, the records set by Baahubali can only be achieved or surpassed by the second part of this film and cannot be beaten by other movies at least for a decade from now.
2. Srimanthudu: Srimanthudu collected around Rs. 120 crore gross in India to take the second place. It has also beaten Attarintiki Daredi collections to take the second spot on the all time collections list.
3. S/o Satyamurthy: This movie has collected over Rs. 75 crore gross in India. Despite making an impressive moolah SoS is not considered as a hit by the trade as it failed to recover the high costs.
4. Temper: Temper was sold for around Rs. 42 crore as it missed out on Sankranthi and released in February.
NTR’s previous two flops and Puri Jagan’s poor form also were the reasons for the low pre release business. This movie made Rs. 66 crore gross collections in India.
5. Gopala Gopala: Being an experimental flick Gopala Gopala was sold for reasonable price. In spite of having a Sankranthi release this movie failed to cash in on festive period to become a hit. It has collected around Rs. 60 crore gross in India to take the fifth place on this list.
The list of top grossing Telugu movies in overseas consists more or less the same movies as above but it is Bhale Bhale Magadivoy that took the third place in overseas by doing sensational business.
Bhale Bhale Magadivoy has proved that even a small budget movie with no superstar can collect over million dollars if it has good content.
Here is the list of top five grossing Telugu movies in US this year.
1. Baahubali $6,460,124 (Rs 41.45 Cr)
2. Srimanthudu - $28,91,758 (Rs 19.22 Cr)
3. Bhale Bhale Magaadivoy - $ 14,27,092 (Rs 9.24 Cr)
4. Son Of Satya murthy - $ 1,276,534 (Rs 8.2 Cr)
5. Temper $1,052,650 (Rs 6.8 Cr)