US BO: Telugu Cinema’s $2 Million Club

Rajamouli’s “Baahubali” films expanded Telugu cinema’s international market. In North America, “Baahubali 2” grossed a whopping $20 million (all languages combined).

Rajamouli once again has the second-highest grossing film of all time. His “RRR” earned $14 million (all languages).

“Baahubali: The Beginning” is in third place with $7 million. Each of the films “Ala Vaikunthapuramuloo,” “Rangasthalam,” “Bharat Ane Nenu,” and “Saaho” has grossed more than $3 million.

Let’s take a look at some Telugu movies that grossed $2 million plus. 2 million gross has become a break-even point for a top star movie. It is a blockbuster for smaller and mid-budget films.

MovieCollectionStatus
Srimanthudu$2,883,437Blockbuster
SyeRaa Narasimha Reddy$2,608,115Average
Mahanati$2,543,515Blockbuster
Pushpa$2,478,144Break Even
Geetha Govindam$2,465,367Blockbuster
A..AA$2,449,174Blockbuster
Khaidi No 150$2,447,043Blockbuster
Bheemla Naayak$2,435,861Super Hit
Sarkaru Vaari Paata$2,340,737Break Even
Sarileru Neekevvaru$2,288,613Super Hit
Aravindha Sametha$2,181,943Blockbuster
F2$2,134,632Blockbuster
Fidaa$2,066,937Blockbuster
Radhe Shyam$2,066,710Flop
Agnyathavaasi$2,065,527Flop
Waltair Veerayya$2M* countingSuper Hit
Nannaku Prematho$2,022,392Blockbuster
 

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