List of highest-grossing Kannada films

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Kannada cinema produces films in Kannada language. The 1965 film Satya Harishchandra was the first Kannada film to cross 1 crore.[1] The 1995 film Om was the first Kannada film to cross 10 crores.[1] Mungaru Male was the first Kannada film to cross 50 crores.[2] Raajakumara was the first Kannada movie to cross ₹75 crore mark.[3] K.G.F: Chapter 1 was the first Kannada film to gross ₹100, ₹150, ₹200 and ₹250 crores.[4][5][6] Its sequel K.G.F: Chapter 2 was the first Kannada film to gross ₹500, ₹750, ₹1000 and ₹1250 crores.[7][8][9][10]

List of highest-grossing films worldwide[edit]

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Rank Peak Film Year Director Studio(s) Gross Ref.
1 1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 Prashanth Neel Hombale Films 1,200 crore (US$150 million)–1,250 crore (US$160 million) [a]
2 2 Kantara Rishab Shetty 400 crore (US$50 million) -450 crore (US$56 million) [b]
3 1 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 Prashanth Neel 250 crore (US$31 million) [6]
4 3 Vikrant Rona 2022 Anup Bhandari Shalini Arts
Invenio Origin
158.5 crore (US$20 million)–210 crore (US$26 million) [c]
5 2 James Chethan Kumar Kishore Productions 151 crore (US$19 million) [43][44]
6 5 777 Charlie Kiranraj K. Paramvah Studios 105 crore (US$13 million) - 115 crore (US$14 million)
7 7 Kaatera 2023 Tharun Sudhir Rockline Venkatesh 104.58 crore (US$13 million) [d][46]
8 2 Roberrt 2021 Umapathy Films 102 crore (US$13 million) [e][49]
9 2 Kurukshetra 2019 Naganna Vrushabhadri Productions 90 crore (US$11 million) [6]
10 1 Raajakumara 2017 Santhosh Ananddram Hombale Films 75 crore (US$9.4 million) [50]

List of highest-grossing films by year[edit]

Note: Since there are no official figures for gross collections of Kannada movies, only releases since 1950 which were mentioned as blockbusters or hits or successful or popular in majority of the sources, have been considered for this section:

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Year Film Ref.
2024 Yuva [51][f]
2023 Kaatera [53]
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2 [54]
2021 Roberrt [55]
2020 Popcorn Monkey Tiger [56]
2019 Kurukshetra [6]
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1
2017 Raajakumara [50]
2016 Kirik Party [57]
2015 Uppi 2 [58]
2014 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari [59]
2013 Bulbul [60]
2012 Sangolli Rayanna [61]
2011 Saarathi [62]
2010 Jackie [63]
2009 Raaj The Showman [64]
2008 Buddhivantha [65]
2007 Cheluvina Chittara [66]
2006 Mungaru Male [67]
2005 Jogi [68][69]
2004 Apthamitra [70][68]
2003 Raktha Kanneeru [71]
2002 Thavarige Baa Thangi [72][73]
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi [74]
2000 Yajamana [75]
1999 Surya Vamsha [76]
1998 A [77]
1997 Amrutha Varshini [78]
1996 Janumada Jodi [79]
1995 Om [80][81]
1994 Odahuttidavaru [82]
1993 Aakasmika
1992 Jeevana Chaitra [83]
1991 Ramachaari [84]
1990 Rani Maharani [85]
1989 Nanjundi Kalyana [86]
1988 Ranadheera [87]
1987 Premaloka [88]
1986 Anuraga Aralithu [89]
1985 Nee Bareda Kadambari [90]
1984 Bandhana [91]
1983 Kaviratna Kalidasa [92]
1982 Chalisuva Modagalu [93]
1981 Antha [94]
1980 Auto Raja [95]
1979 Huliya Haalina Mevu [96]
1978 Shankar Guru [97]
1977 Sanaadi Appanna [98]
1976 Naa Ninna Mareyalare [99]
1975 Mayura [100]
1974 Sampathige Savaal [101]
1973 Gandhada Gudi [102]
1972 Bangaarada Manushya [103]
1971 Kasturi Nivasa [104]
1970 Sri Krishnadevaraya [105]
1969 Mayor Muthanna [106]
1968 Jedara Bale [107][108]
1967 Belli Moda [109]
1966 Mantralaya Mahatme [110][111]
1965 Satya Harishchandra [112]
1964 Chandavalliya Thota [113]
1963 Veera Kesari [114]
1962 Rathna Manjari [115]
1961 Kittur Chennamma [116][105]
1960 Ranadheera Kanteerava [117]
1959 Mahishasura Mardini [118]
1958 School Master [119]
1957 Rathnagiri Rahasya [120][105]
1956 Bhakta Vijaya [1]
1955 Mahakavi Kalidasa [121]
1954 Bedara Kannappa [122]
1953 Gunasagari [123]
1952 Sri Srinivasa Kalyana
1951 Jaganmohini [124]
1950 Shaneeshwara Mahatme

Time line of highest grossing films[edit]

The films with a minimum worldwide gross of ₹10 crore are only considered.

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Rank Film Year Worldwide gross Ref.
1 Om 1995 10 crore (equivalent to 60 crore or US$7.5 million in 2023) [1]
[77]
[75]
[50]
[68]
[54]
2 Janumada Jodi 1996 12.5 crore (equivalent to 68 crore or US$8.6 million in 2023)
3 A 1998 20 crore (US$2.5 million)
Yajamana 2000
Apthamitra 2004
6 Jogi 2005 30 crore (equivalent to 102 crore or US$13 million in 2023)
7 Mungaru Male 2006 70.7 crore (equivalent to 227 crore or US$28 million in 2023)
8 Raajakumara 2017 75 crore (equivalent to 105 crore or US$13 million in 2023)
9 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 250 crore (equivalent to 334 crore or US$42 million in 2023)
10 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 1,200 crore (US$150 million)–1,250 crore (US$160 million) [g]

Records[edit]

Biggest opening day collections[edit]

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Rank Film Year First Day Gross Ref
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 ₹165.37 crore [125]
2 Vikrant Rona 35.35 crore [126][127]
3 James 32 crore [128]
4 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 25 crore [129]
5 The Villain 20 crore [130]
6 Gaalipata 2 2022 [131]
7 Kaatera 2023 ₹19.78 crore [132]
8 Roberrt 2021 ₹17.24 crore [133]
9 Kurukshetra 2019 ₹13 crore [134]
10 Kotigobba 3 2021 ₹12 crore [135]

List of highest-grossing films by month[edit]

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Month Film year Worldwide gross Ref.
January Kranti 2023 ₹33 crore [136]
February Pogaru 2021 ₹45 crore [55]
March James 2022 ₹151 crore [43]
April K.G.F: Chapter 2 ₹1,200 - 1,250 crore [h]
May Maanikya 2014 ₹35 crore [137]
June 777 Charlie 2022 ₹105 crore - ₹115 crore [43][44]
July Vikrant Rona ₹158.5–210 crores [35][138][41]
August Kurukshetra 2019 ₹90 crore [6]
September Kantara 2022 ₹400 - ₹450 crore [i]
October The Villain 2018 ₹60 crore [143]
November Sangolli Rayanna 2012 ₹40 crore [144]
December K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 250 crore [6]

Highest footfalls for Kannada films[edit]

Rank Film year Footfalls Ref
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 50.5 million [145]
2 Kantara 10 million [146]
3 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 7.5 million [147]
4 Raajakumara 2017 6.5 million

List of highest grossing Kannada films on opening week[edit]

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Rank Film year Worldwide gross Ref.
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 ₹719 crores [148]
2 Vikrant Rona ₹150 crores [149]
3 James ₹127 crores [150]
4 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 ₹113 crores [151]
5 Kaatera 2023 ₹104.58 crores [46]
6 Roberrt 2021 ₹78.36 crores [152]
7 The Villain 2018 ₹60 crores [143]
8 Kantara 2022 ₹50 crores [153]
9 Avane Srimannarayana 2019 [154]
10 777 Charlie 2022 ₹47.25 crores [155]

List of highest grossing Kannada films by adjusted inflation[edit]

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Rank Film Year Worldwide Gross Adjusted gross Ref
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 1,200 crore (equivalent to 13 billion or US$160 million in 2023)–1,250 crore (equivalent to 13 billion or US$170 million in 2023) ₹1,300 crores [j]
2 Kantara 400 crore (equivalent to 424 crore or US$53 million in 2023) - 450 crore (equivalent to 477 crore or US$60 million in 2023) ₹424 - 477 crore [k]
3 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 250 crore (equivalent to 334 crore or US$42 million in 2023) ₹334 crores [6]
4 Mungaru Male 2006 70.7 crore (equivalent to 227 crore or US$28 million in 2023) ₹227 crores [67]
5 Vikrant Rona 2022 158.5 crore (equivalent to 168 crore or US$21 million in 2023)–210 crore (equivalent to 223 crore or US$28 million in 2023) ₹168–223 crores [35][138][41]
6 James 151 crore (equivalent to 160 crore or US$20 million in 2023) ₹160 crores [43]
7 Roberrt 2021 102 crore (equivalent to 114 crore or US$14 million in 2023) ₹114 crores [55]
8 Kurukshetra 2019 90 crore (equivalent to 112 crore or US$14 million in 2023) ₹112 crores [6]
9 777 Charlie 2022 105 crore (equivalent to 111 crore or US$14 million in 2023) - 115 crore (equivalent to 122 crore or US$15 million in 2023) ₹111 crores - ₹122 crores [43][44]
10 Raajakumara 2017 75 crore (equivalent to 105 crore or US$13 million in 2023) ₹105 crores [50]

List of highest-grossing film franchises[edit]

NOTE: Since Kannada film collection figures have no certain sources, figures are provided on the basis of many sources. Though figures contradict with some reliable sources in some cases, figures which are cited in most sources are only described .

Highest-grossing franchises and film series[§] (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show".)
Rank Series Total worldwide box office
(crore INR)
No. of films Average of films
(crore INR)
Highest-grossing film (gross in INR())

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ While Indulge Express reported that the worldwide collection was more than ₹1,200 crore,[11]News 18 mentioned that the collection was ₹1,240 crore.[12] The Times Of India,[13] Vijaya Karnataka,[14] TV9 Kannada[15] and Asianet News [16] reported that the movie grossed ₹1250 crores. However, India Today mentioned a higher figure of ₹1,300 crore.[17]
  2. ^ While many sources – India Today,[18] The Times of India,[19] Udayavani,[20] Firstpost,[21] International Business Times,[22] The Financial Express,[23] Times Now,[24] ABP News,[25] Asianet,[26] DNA[27] and Bollywood Hungama[28] –reported the collections to be ₹400 crore, other sources – Hindustan Times,[29] WION,[30] Outlook,[31] The New Indian Express[32] Dainik Bhaskar[33] and Udayavani[34] have reported it to be around ₹450 crore.
  3. ^ Zee Business reported that the movie collected 158.50 crore[35] But The Hindustan Times mentioned the collection as ₹159 crore.[36] While Times Of India,[37] India Today,[38] DNA[39] and ABP Marathi[40] stated the collection to be ₹200 crore, Zee News[41] and WION[42] reported the collection to be ₹210 crore.
  4. ^ Trade speculated that the makers were spreading inflated numbers.[45] There is a varying degree of reporting of collections from first day itself. Refer "Box Office" section of the movie page for details in difference between official figures announced and the trade estimates which was as high as 130% by the end of first week.
  5. ^ Though News 18 reported the gross collection to be 102 crores,[47] IB Times reported [48] that there were speculations that the makers were spreading inflated numbers.
  6. ^ The movie surpassed the collections of Upadhyaksha[52]
  7. ^ While Indulge Express reported that the worldwide collection was more than ₹1,200 crore,[11]News 18 mentioned that the collection was ₹1,240 crore.[12] The Times Of India,[13] Vijaya Karnataka,[14] TV9 Kannada[15] and Asianet News [16] reported that the movie grossed ₹1250 crores. However, India Today mentioned a higher figure of ₹1,300 crore.[17]
  8. ^ While Indulge Express reported that the worldwide collection was more than ₹1,200 crore,[11]News 18 mentioned that the collection was ₹1,240 crore.[12] The Times Of India,[13] Vijaya Karnataka,[14] TV9 Kannada[15] and Asianet News [16] reported that the movie grossed ₹1250 crores. However, India Today mentioned a higher figure of ₹1,300 crore.[17]
  9. ^ India Today,[18] The Times of India,[19] Udayavani,[20] Firstpost,[21] International Business Times,[22] The Financial Express,[23] Times Now,[24] ABP News,[25] Asianet,[26] DNA,[27] Bollywood Hungama[28] News 18,[139] The Economic Times,[140] The Indian Express,[141] GQ India[142]
  10. ^ While Indulge Express reported that the worldwide collection was more than ₹1,200 crore,[11]News 18 mentioned that the collection was ₹1,240 crore.[12] The Times Of India,[13] Vijaya Karnataka,[14] TV9 Kannada[15] and Asianet News [16] reported that the movie grossed ₹1250 crores. However, India Today mentioned a higher figure of ₹1,300 crore.[17]
  11. ^ India Today,[18] The Times of India,[19] Udayavani,[20] Firstpost,[21] International Business Times,[22] The Financial Express,[23] Times Now,[24] ABP News,[25] Asianet,[26] DNA,[27] Bollywood Hungama[28] News 18,[139] The Economic Times,[140] The Indian Express,[141] GQ India[142]

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