Telugu film industry is the second biggest film industry in India after Bollywood. It produces hundreds of big-budget movies every year. After Bollywood, this is the only industry, which spends heavily on the filmmaking and promotions. Tollywood movies would release not only in Andhra Pradesh, but also in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and a few other states in North India. Several movies have been listed in all time highest grossing Indian movies.
Telugu movies like Magadheera, Gabbar Singh, Racha, Dookudu, Julayi, Eega, Pokiri, Jalsa, Indra, Brandavanam and Simhadri are some of the big budget movies, which have been made using high technology. They have done wonders at the Box Office and become the all time highest grossing movies in Tollywood.
Gabbar Singh, which was made with a budged of Rs 28 crores, was released on May 11 and received an earth-shattering response at the Box Office. It has shattered all opening records of 81 years of Telugu Cinema. It has completed 50 days in 306 centers. Pawan Kalyan and Shruti Hassan starrer, which has raked in approximately Rs 120 crores, is the first film to start club of 100 crore films in Tollywood.
Magadheera was made with a budget of Rs 39 crore and SS Rajamouli had used high technology, which was used in Hollywood. It has set several new records and one among them is that it is the fastest grosser of Rs 50 crores. Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal starrer movie has completed 50 days in 302 centers. It has raked in Rs 89 crores at the worldwide Box Office.
Superstar Mahesh Babu's Dookudu, which was made with a budget of Rs 38 crores, is the first Telugu movie to gross $ 1 million at the overseas Box Office in the first weekend. Srinu Vaitla directed film has grossed Rs 54 crore at worldwide Box Office in 50 days. The movie has completed 50 days in 256 centers and 100 days in 31 direct centers.
Graphical action extravaganza Eega has opened to an overwhelming response at the Box Office in India and overseas. It is the third movie to gross $ 1 million at the USA Box Office. It is also one among the fastest Rs 50 grosser movies in India. It has completed 50 days in 48 centers.
Racha starring Ram Charan and Tamanna in leads, was made with a budget of Rs 28 crores. The movie grossed around 48 crores in Andhra Pradesh alone and its Tamil and Malayalam versions collected Rs 7 crores taking its worldwide total to Rs 63 crores. It has completed 50 days in over 140 centers and 127 screens in AP alone and 100 days in over 38 centers.
Julayi opened to a positive talk, which boosted its collection at the Box Office. Allu Arjun and Ileana starrer has collected approximately Rs 40 crores in 5 weeks in AP alone. It has collected $ 0.90 Million at the USA Box Office. It has collected Rs 5 crores from Karnataka and Kerala. So far it has collected approximately Rs 50 crores.
Pokiri was released with no buzz, but it shattered all previous collection records at Tollywood Box Office. The Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagannath's combo movie has collected approximately Rs 40 crores in 2006. It has completed 50 days in 222 centers for 100 days in 212.
Jalsa was the first Telugu movie, which was released with 320 prints in 1000 theatres. Pawan Kalyan movie, which was made with a budget of Rs 25 crore, has raked in Rs 38 crores. It ran for 50 days in over 258 centers and 100 days in over 25 centers.
Indra was released on more than 500 screens across the globe and it has completed 50 days in 151 centres, 100 days in 122 centres and 175 days in 32 centres. Chiranjeevi starrer has approximately raked in Rs 33 crores.
Brindavanam is one of the biggest hits of Tollywood. The Junior NTR, Kajal Agarwal and Samantha starrer movie has collected Rs 30 crores 2010. It has completed 50 days in 142 centers.