"Sudeep turned out to be most successful Kannada actor of the year. While Bachchan collected Rs 20 crore on a budget of Rs 10.5 crore, Varadanayaka minted Rs 13 crore on an investment of a moderate budget," Trinath said.
"Low budget films Charminar and Mynaa ran for 100 days at the Box Office. While the former minted Rs 5.7 crore, the latter ended its lifetime run with a collection of Rs 7 crore," he added.
Crowd-funded Kannada film Lucia, about lucid dreaming, was made on a budget of a mere Rs 90 lakh. It had a limited release via PVR, and managed to mint a handsome Rs 30 lakh in theatres. "But its satellite rights were bought for about Rs 1 crore," said Trinath.
Other Kannada hits include low-budget Attahasa, which raked in about Rs 5 crore and Upendra starrer Topiwala, which collected Rs 11 crore on an investment of Rs 7 crore. Action and romance were the much loved genres in the Kannada film industry, which churned out roughly 160 films in 2013.