TC2022: Biggies that made big money

In 2022, as audiences became accustomed to watching low-budget films on OTT, some big hits also performed well at the box office. Here is a list of a few big names that profited in 2022

Here is a list of a few big names that profited in 2022.

BLOCKBUSTERS

RRR

RRR

Rajamouli’s stardom skyrocketed with “RRR.” He rose to prominence as a global filmmaker. Despite not grossing as much money as Baahubali, the film was a box office success. While the film received mixed reviews in India, it received rave reviews in the Western media.

The film, which stars NTR and Ram Charan, has won several international awards and is nominated for an Oscar.

This film was produced by DVV Danayya and starred Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgan. In the United States, the film grossed more than $14 million.

In 2022, ‘RRR’ is the number one hit. It also became the highest-grossing film in AP and Telangana, owing to a significant increase in ticket prices.

KGF 2

This film surprised everyone by grossing over 400 crores in just Hindi. “KGF 2,” the sequel to KGF, was a hit from the moment its trailer was released. Yash rose to national prominence. The film also grossed the most money for a dubbed film in Telugu. “KGF 2” is unquestionably a 2022 blockbuster hit.

Major

‘Major,’ starring Adivi Sesh, was a big-budget pan-Indian film. It outperformed expectations and generated massive revenue in Telugu. It did well in Telugu and Hindi, but not so well in Malayalam. Overall, it was one of India’s biggest hits. The film also made over a million dollars in the United States.

Vikram (Dub)

Before “Vikram,” Kamal Haasan was in serious trouble. However, the way director Lokesh Kanagraj packaged this film won the hearts of action movie fans. The film was a financial success in Telugu and broke several records in Tamil Nadu, giving Kamal his biggest hit to date. This action drama starred Malayalam stars Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi.

Kantara (Dub)

The year 2022 undoubtedly belonged to “Kantara,” as the film went on to gross some previously unheard-of figures during its run. Nobody knew a film like this was coming out in the first place. However, the film acted and directed by Rishab Shetty grossed over 400 crores at the box office, shocking everyone. Allu Aravind released the film in Telugu and made a lot of money from it, making it a cult hit.

Over Rs 25 crore were made from the Telugu version in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

In AP and Telangana, the Telugu version grossed more than Rs 25 crore.

Avatar 2 (Dub)

Avatar 2 (Dub) The film has already become the highest-grossing Hollywood film in Telugu states. In AP and Telangana, “Avatar 2” grossed approximately Rs 65 crore. Another 20 crore is expected to be collected. A true blockbuster.

SUPER HITS

Ravi Teja

Dhamaka

When Ravi Teja makes entertaining films, the audience loves it. He closes out the year with “Dhamaka,” which has become a box office smash. Though the film was panned by critics, the general public adored it. The super hit songs and comedy have really connected with the audience. Trinadh Rao directed “Dhamaka,” which stars the vivacious Sreeleela as the heroine.

Bangarraju

“Bangarraju,” the sequel to “Soggade Chinni Nayana,” was released as a Sankranthi special in 2022. Things were gradually improving with Covid, and the film, which was released with heavy promotion, ended up being a huge success for the money spent by the producers. Kalyan Krishna directed this film, which starred Chaitanya Akkineni and Nagarjuna, who made a lot of money as a producer.

Above Average

Bheemla Nayak

Bheemla Nayak

The official remake of the Malayalam hit “Ayyapanum Koshiyum,” “Bheemla Nayak,” was released in 2008. Pawan’s aggressive performance and Thaman’s solid songs ensured the film’s strong start. However, because the original was already available online, sales slowed and the film ended up being above-average. Saagar Chandra directed this film, which was produced by Sithara Entertainments.

Sarkaru Vaari Paata

Director Parasuram was given a massive opportunity to take his film “Sarkaru Vaari Paata” to the next level, but he failed to capitalise on it. The film, which also starred Keerthy Suresh, was a straight-up commercial with hit songs. Though the film debuted with a bang during its first weekend, its box office performance slowed later. Because the pre-release business was set at a high price, the film performed well at the box office.

F3

“F3” was one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels to “F2”. Despite the fact that the plot was different, the cast remained the same. The Anil Ravipudi comedy drama struck a chord with the family audience, but it did not perform as well as expected, finishing as an above-average fare. Dil Raju produced the film and profited handsomely from its non-theatrical rights.

Brahmastra (Dub)

This Ayan Mukherjee film took over eight years to complete. It was finally released with much fanfare and grossed well in Hindi, crossing the 200-crore mark. Rajamouli purchased the film in Telugu for a reasonable price and heavily promoted it. The Telugu version was a safe bet because it made money. Brahmastra was directed by Ayan Mukherjee.

Average

Vikrant Rona

Kicha Sudeep aggressively promoted this film from the start, and it received good reviews. Because the Telugu theatrical rights were sold for a low price, the film only attracted a small audience and ended up being an average box office performer. One of the positives was Jacqueline’s hit song.

Sardar

Karthi released his action drama “Sardaar” in Telugu after the success of Ponniyin Selvan. The film was released alongside three other Telugu films and received positive reviews from critics. As word of mouth spread, the film did well in its first week and finished as an above-average box office performer.

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