List of highest-grossing films in Nepal

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The following is a list of highest-grossing films in Nepal, with gross revenue in Nepali Rupees. The prominent films released in Nepal before 2075 BS (2018 CE) had no official tracking of figures and thus contains generally accepted figures provided by producers, distributors and media reports. Film Development Board (FDB) officially introduced the digital box office system in cinema halls across the Kathmandu Valley on July 18, 2018 and about a year later in remaining theaters outside the valley.[1] The box office figures of films released thereafter are based on the official reports provided by Central Cinema Management System (CCMS) under the board.

Despite a full-fledged box office system around the country in operation, there's still some incongruity in box office figures between distributors and FDB, due to manual ticketing adopted by some theaters despite e-ticketing system in place.[2]

Overview[edit]

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion holds the record of highest grossing film in Nepal with gross of NRs. 23 crore (230 million Nepalese rupees). Despite being a foreign film, it was an industry hit in 2017 and not even the domestic films in Nepal have been able to surpass this record yet. The highest-grossing Nepali film in Nepal is Kabadi 4: The Final Match with gross of NRs. 21.39 crore (214 million Nepalese rupees). The highest-grossing Hollywood film in Nepal is Avatar: The Way of Water with gross of NRs. 8.31 crore (83.1 million Nepalese rupees).

The Nepalese film industry is relatively young. Many early films were produced by the Royal Nepal Film Corporation (est. 1971) for the government, which was more concerned with the country's cultural heritage than commercial success. They gradually built a film industry infrastructure and enabled private productions. Kusume Rumal (1985) held the record of highest grossing film at the box-office until this was surpassed in 2001 by the musical Darpan Chhaya (these films would contend for the current box office record if figures were adjusted for inflation). New records were set in 2012 with the critically acclaimed crime thriller Loot which is considered Nepal's biggest blockbuster for exceeding NRs. 5 crore in Nepal . These records were broken by action-thriller Kohinoor [3] (2014), which is considered Nepal's first blockbuster for exceeding NRs. 10 crore in Nepal,[4] and domestically outperforming Indian films. These figures were surpassed by comedies Chhakka Panja (2016) with 15 Crore gross and Chhakka Panja 3 (2018) with gross of 16 Crore in the country. In 2022, Kabaddi 4: The Final Match amassed more than रु 17.6 Crore in its second week[5] becoming highest grossing Nepali film of all time. Eventually, it grossed more than 20 Crore in Nepal box office, being the first and only Nepali film to achieve this feat. The Chhakka Panja (franchise) is the highest grossing franchise in Nepal after collecting close to रु 63 Crore in total as of 2023.

Domestic films[edit]

The list contains top 20 Nepali films with highest domestic gross figures.

* Denotes films still running in theatres
Rank Peak Film Year Director Total gross Ref.
1 1 Kabaddi 4: The Final Match 2022 Ram Babu Gurung रु 21.39 Crore [6][7]
2 2 Chhakka Panja 4 2023 Hem Raj BC रु 17.53 Crore [8][9]
3 3 Jaari Upendra Subba रु 17.18 Crore [10][11]
4 1 Chhakka Panja 3 2018 Deepa Shree Niraula रु 16 Crore [12]
5 1 Chhakka Panja 2016 रु 15 Crore [13]
6 3 Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi 2019 Ram Babu Gurung रु 14.1 Crore [14]
7 7 Mahajatra * 2024 Pradip Bhattarai रु 14.1 Crore [15]
8 2 Chhakka Panja 2 2017 Deepa Shree Niraula रु 14 Crore [13]
9 3 Shatru Gate 2018 Pradip Bhattarai रु 12.5 Crore [16]
10 1 Kohinoor 2014 Aakash Adhikari रु 11 Crore [17]
11 3 Loot 2 2017 Nischal Basnet रु 10.6 Crore [18]
12 11 Dimag Kharab 2023 Nischal Basnet रु 10.1 Crore [19]
13 9 Prem Geet 3 2022 Chhetan Gurung & Santosh Sen रु 10 Crore [11]
14 8 Chha Maya Chhapakkai 2019 Dipendra Lama रु 9.4 Crore [16]
15 7 A Mero Hajur 3 Jharana Thapa रु 8.8 Crore [16]
16 14 Pashupati Prasad 2: Bhasme Don 2023 Dipendra K. Khanal रु 8.5 Crore [20]
17 7 Kri 2018 Surendra Poudel रु 8.2 Crore [21]
18 13 Mahapurush 2022 Pradip Bhattarai रु 7.39 Crore [11]
19 9 Jatrai Jatra 2019 रु 7.3 Crore [16]
20 17 Pardeshi 2 2023 Narayan Rayamajhi रु 7 Crore

Foreign films[edit]

Top 20 highest grossing foreign films within Nepal are listed here.

* Denotes film is still running in theatres
Rank Film Year Director Primary language Total gross Ref.
1 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 S. S. Rajamouli Telugu रु 23 Crore [22][23]
2 KGF: Chapter 2 [a] 2022 Prashanth Neel Kannada रु 19.30 Crore [7][8]
3 RRR S.S. Rajamouli Telugu रु 13.5 Crore [24][25]
4 Pathaan 2023 Siddharth Anand Hindi रु 13.28 Crore [9]
5 Jawan Atlee Kumar रु 12.68 Crore [26]
6 Dangal 2016 Nitesh Tiwari रु 12.25 Crore [27]
7 Animal 2023 Sandeep Reddy Vanga रु 11.75 Crore [28]
8 Salaar: Part 1 - Ceasefire Prashanth Neel Telugu रु 10.5 Crore [29]
9 Sultan 2016 Ali Abbas Zafar Hindi रु 10.25 Crore [27]
10 PK 2014 Rajkumar Hirani रु 9.1 Crore [27]
11 Avatar: The Way of Water 2022 James Cameron English रु 8.31 Crore [11]
12 Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021 Jon Watts रु 7.5 Crore [30]
13 Pushpa: The Rise 2021 Sukumar Telugu रु 7.4 Crore [31][23]
14 Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015 Kabir Khan Hindi रु 7.3 Crore [32]
15 Tiger Zinda Hai 2017 Ali Abbas Zafar रु 7.1 Crore
16 Padmaavat 2018 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Hindi रु 7 Crore
17 Dhoom 3 2013 Vijay Krishna Acharya रु 6.7 Crore [33]
18 Saaho 2019 Sujeeth Telugu रु 6.5 Crore
19 Avengers: Endgame Anthony & Joe Russo English रु 6.3 Crore
20 Gadar 2 2023 Anil Sharma Hindi रु 6.2 Crore

Opening records[edit]

Biggest opening day in Nepal

The list contains 10 biggest opening day records in Nepal. Films in Nepal usually open on Fridays but some films may release on a different day depending on the holidays.

Denotes a foreign film
Rank Film Year Studio Box Office Ref.
1 Kabaddi 4: The Final Match 2022 Baasuri Films रु 2.90 Crore [34]
2 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 2017 Arka Media Works रु 2.70 Crore [35][36]
3 KGF: Chapter 2 2022 Hombale Films रु 2.50 Crore [37]
4 Pashupati Prasad 2: Bhasme Don 2023 Tukee Arts रु 2.40 Crore [38]
5 Prem Geet 3 2022 Aasusen Films Production रु 2.05 Crore [39]
6 Jaari 2023 Baasuri Films रु 2.01 Crore [40]
7 Chhakka Panja 2 2017 Aama Saraswoti Movies रु 1.80 Crore [41]
8 Jawan 2023 Red Chillies Entertainment रु 1.60 Crore [42]
9 Loot 2 2017 Black Horse Pictures रु 1.52 Crore [43]
10 Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi 2019 Cinema Arts रु 1.47 Crore [44]

Highest grossing films by year[edit]

Only the films released after 2012 (2068 BS) are listed here.

Denotes a foreign film
Year Film Studio Box Office
2012 Loot Black Horse Pictures रु 5.2 Crore
2013 Dhoom 3 Yash Raj Films रु 6.7 Crore
2014 Kohinoor Nepa Movies रु 11 Crore
2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Salman Khan Films रु 7.3 Crore
2016 Chhakka Panja Aama Saraswoti Movies रु 15 Crore
2017 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Arka Media Works रु 23 Crore
2018 Chhakka Panja 3 Aama Saraswoti Movies रु 16 Crore
2019 Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Cinema Arts रु 14.1 Crore
2020 Senti Virus Subihani Films रु 4.2 Crore
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home Columbia Pictures रु 7.5 Crore
2022 Kabaddi 4: The Final Match Baasuri Films रु 21.39 Crore
2023 Chakka Panja 4 Aama Saraswoti Movies रु 17.53 Crore

Highest grossing film by month[edit]

Denotes a foreign film
Month Film Release Date Box Office
January Pathaan 25 Jan 2023 रु 13.28 Crore
February Loot 2 24 Feb 2017 रु 10.6 Crore
March Chhakka Panja 4 03 Mar 2023 रु 17.53 Crore
April Baahubali 2: The Conclusion 28 Apr 2017 रु 23 Crore
May Kabaddi 4: The Final Match 27 May 2022 रु 21.39 Crore
June Kalo Pothi: The Black Hen 03 Jun 2016 रु 3.7 Crore
July Sultan 06 Jul 2016 रु 10.25 Crore
August Kohinoor 08 Aug 2014 रु 11 Crore
September Chhakka Panja 09 Sep 2016 रु 15 Crore
October Chhakka Panja 3 01 Oct 2018 रु 16 Crore
November Dimag Kharab 10 Nov 2023 रु 10.1 Crore
December Dangal 23 Dec 2016 रु 12.25 Crore

Highest grossing franchises and film series[edit]

Highest-grossing franchises[§]
Rank Franchise Total collection (Crores) No. of films Average of films (Crores) Highest-grossing film

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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