Here are Top-Grossing South Indian Movies In Overseas
The South Indian film industry is one of the oldest and biggest film industries in the world, consisting of 5 different film industries, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Tulu film industries. South Indian films enjoy huge popularity all around the world, over the years we have seen the cinema of South India come up with original concepts and amazing storylines, that can compete toe to toe with the best out there.
In the recent years, we the South Indian Cinema has seen a tremendous spike in interest overseas, with the film doing great at the overseas box office, we have made a list of the Highest Grossing South Indian Movies In Overseas
Bahubali 2: The Conclusion – 289 Crores
The follow-up to Baahubali: The Beginning, The Conclusion is an epic action film directed by S. S. Rajamouli, the film stars Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah in the lead roles, Made on a budget of ₹250 Crores, the film went on to shatter records by grossing over 1,800 Crores Worldwide, it is also the highest-grossing film in India, The film was incredibly successful in overseas as well, breaking several records, the film earned over 289 crores overseas, making it the highest-grossing South Indian Film of all time.
2.0 – 230 Crores
Written and directed by S. Shankar, 2.0 is a Tamil science fiction action film, the film is the second instalment in the Enthiran franchise, the film stars Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles. Made on an estimated budget of ₹570 crores, 2.0 is the most expensive Indian film ever made, it is also the first film to be natively shot in 3D, the film was released worldwide on 29 November 2018, in 3 languages (Tamil, Telugu and Hindi), the film was released to positive reviews, with many praising the visual effects and the social message. The film went on to earn ₹117.34 crores worldwide on its first day, the second-highest ever for an Indian film, and it is the second highest-grossing film in India, 2.0 did well at the overseas as well, with it earning 230 Crores during its theatrical run.
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Kabali – 260 Crores
The 2016 action crime film written and directed by Pa. Ranjith, starring Rajinikanth, with Radhika Apte in the lead roles, was a global success, made on an estimated budget of 100 crores, the film was released on 22 July 2016, in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi dubbed versions. The film quickly broke records, it had the highest worldwide opening day for a South Indian film, breaking the record of Baahubali: The Beginning by earning ₹87.5 crores on the first day. The film went on to earn 200 crores in 3 days, making it the highest 3-day opening weekend for an Indian film, Kabali had the highest-grossing first weekend for an Indian film in the overseas market and went on to earn over 260 crores during its run.
Bahubali: The Beginning – 132 Crores
The film that started a franchise, Bahubali: The Beginning directed by S. S. Rajamouli, was the first of two cinematic parts, made on a budget of ₹180 crores, it was the most expensive Indian film at its time of release, the film was released worldwide on 10th July 2015, to critical acclaim from fans and critics alike, the film changed the perception that Telugu films were viewed around the world, it grossed ₹650 crores making it the highest-grossing film in India, third highest-grossing Indian film worldwide, and highest-grossing South Indian film, at the time of its release. The film collected around ₹20 crores in its first day from the international markets, and went on have a successful run by earning 132 crores overall.
I – 108 Crores
I is an action thriller film written and directed by S. Shankar, the film features Vikram, Amy Jackson and Suresh Gopi in lead roles, made on an estimated budget of 100 crores, the film was released 14 January 2015 to mixed reviews, the film, however, was a commercial blockbuster, becoming the fifth-highest grossing Tamil film, the film was released in 3000 screens worldwide, in 5 languages, Hindi, Chinese English, Telugu and Tamil. I went on to gross over 240 crores on the box office, and was a commercial success overseas, with it collecting over 108 Crores in the International Market.
Rangasthalam – 80 Crores
Written and directed by Sukumar, Rangasthalam is a period action film, starring Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni in the lead roles, the film tells the story of two brothers Chittibabu and Kumar Babu who oppose the local corrupt Government body the village’s president Phanindra Bhupathi. Made on a budget of 60 crores, the film was released globally on 30 March 2018 to positive reviews, with many appreciating the film for its visual appeal, storytelling and the acting performances, the film was also praised for its realistic action sequences, something rarely seen in Telugu Films. The film went on to earn over 210 crores on the Box office, It also became the all-time third highest-grossing Telugu film in the USA, in the overseas market, the film went on to gross 80 crores, making it highly successful.
Magadheera – 80 Crores
Before the release of Bahubali, there was Maghadheera, the film created a lot of buzz and was predicted to be the next great blockbuster, Directed by S. S. Rajamouli, the film stars Ram Charan and Kajal Aggarwal in the lead roles, made on a budget of ₹35 crores, the film was released on 31 July 2009 across 1250 screens worldwide, to critical acclaim, and positive reviews winning six Filmfare Awards, nine Nandi Awards and ten CineMAA Awards. Maghadheer was the biggest release for a Telugu film at the time, the film opened with 25 prints overseas in almost 40 locations, and was the first Telugu film to be released on 21 screens in North America. This proved to be extremely successful, as the film went on gross over 80 crores just in the overseas market.
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