List of highest-grossing Kannada films

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Kannada cinema produces films in Kannada language. 1958 film Bhookailasa was the first Kannada film to cross 1 crore.[1] 1995 film Om was the first Kannada film to cross 10 crore.[1] Mungaru Male was the first film to cross 50 crore.[2] Raajakumara was the first Kannada film to cross 75 crore.[3] K.G.F: Chapter 1 was the first Kannada film to cross the ₹100, ₹150, ₹200 and ₹250 crore mark.[4][5][6] Its sequel K.G.F: Chapter 2 was the first Kannada film to cross ₹500 crores ,₹750 crores and ₹1000 crore mark.[7][8][9]

List of highest-grossing films worldwide

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Rank Peak Film Year Director(s) Studio(s) Gross Ref.
1 1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 Prashanth Neel Hombale Films 1,191 crore (US$160 million) [10]
2 1 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 250 crore (US$33 million) [6]
3 2 James 2022 Chethan Kumar Kishore Productions 150.7 crore (US$20 million) [11]
4 2 Roberrt 2021 Tharun Sudhir Umapathy Films 102 crore (US$13 million) [12]
5 2 Kurukshetra 2019 Naganna Vrushabhadri Production 90 crore (US$12 million) [6]
6 1 Raajakumara 2017 Santhosh Ananddram Hombale Films 75 crore (US$9.8 million) [13]
7 1 Mungaru Male 2006 Yogaraj Bhat E. K. Entertainers 70 crore (US$9.2 million) [14]
8 3 The Villain 2018 Prem Thanvi Shanvi Films 60 crore (US$7.9 million) [15]
9 6 Avane Srimannarayana 2019 Sachin Ravi Pushkar Films, Paramvah Studios and Sri Devi Entertainers 56 crore (US$7.3 million) [6]
10 6 Pailwaan S. Krishna R R R Motion picture

Zee Studios

53 crore (US$7.0 million) [16]

List of highest-grossing films by year

Note: Since there are no official figures for gross collections of Kannada movies, only releases since 1970 which were mentioned as highest grossers of the year in majority of the sources, have been considered for this section:

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Year Film Ref.
2022 K.G.F: Chapter 2 [10]
2021 Roberrt [12]
2020 Popcorn Monkey Tiger [17]
2019 Kurukshetra [6]
2018 K.G.F: Chapter 1 [6]
2017 Raajakumara [13]
2016 Kirik Party [18]
2015 Uppi 2 [19]
2014 Mr. and Mrs. Ramachari [20]
2013 Bachchan [21]
2012 Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna [22]
2011 Saarathi [23]
2010 Jackie [24]
2009 Raaj the Showman [25]
2008 Buddhivantha [26]
2007 Cheluvina Chittara [27]
2006 Mungaru Male [14]
2005 Jogi [28][29]
2004 Apthamitra [30]
2003 Abhi [31]
2002 Thavarige Baa Thangi [32][33]
2001 Nanna Preethiya Hudugi [34]
2000 Yajamana [35]
1999 Surya Vamsha [36]
1998 A [37]
1997 Amrutha Varshini [38]
1996 Janumada Jodi [1]
1995 Om
1994 Odahuttidavaru
1993 Aakasmika
1992 Jeevana Chaitra [39]
1991 Ramachaari
1990 Rani Maharani
1989 Nanjundi Kalyana [1]
1988 Ranadheera
1987 Premaloka [1]
1986 Anuraga Aralithu
1985 Nee Bareda Kadambari
1984 Bandhana [1]
1983 Kaviratna Kalidasa
1982 Chalisuva Modagalu
1981 Antha
1980 Auto Raja
1979 Huliya Haalina Mevu
1978 Shankar Guru [40]
1977 Sanaadi Appanna [1]
1976 Naa Ninna Mareyalare
1975 Mayura [41]
1974 Sampathige Savaal [1]
1973 Gandhada Gudi
1972 Bangaarada Manushya [1]
1971 Kasturi Nivasa
1970 Sri Krishnadevaraya

Time line of highest grossing films

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 51 crore or US$6.6 million in 2020) [1]
[37]
[35]
[13]
[10]
2 Janumada Jodi 1996 12.5 crore (equivalent to 58 crore or US$7.6 million in 2020)
3 A 1998 20 crore (equivalent to 77 crore or US$10 million in 2020)
4 Yajamana 2000
5 Jogi 2005 30 crore (equivalent to 87 crore or US$11 million in 2020)
6 Mungaru Male 2006 70 crore (equivalent to 191 crore or US$25 million in 2020)
7 Raajakumara 2017 75 crore (equivalent to 89 crore or US$12 million in 2020)
8 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 250 crore (equivalent to 284 crore or US$37 million in 2020)
9 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 1,191 crore (US$160 million)

Records

Biggest opening day collections

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Rank Film Year First Day Gross Ref
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 ₹165.37 crore [42]
2 James 32 crore [43]
3 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 25 crore [44]
4 The Villain ₹20 crore [45]
5 Roberrt 2021 ₹17.24 crore [46]
6 Kurukshetra 2019 ₹13 crore [47]
7 Kotigobba 3 2021 ₹12 crore [48]
8 Pailwaan 2019 ₹10 crore [49]
9 Pogaru 2021 ₹8.71 crore [50]
10 Yuvarathnaa ₹8.65 crore [51]

List of highest-grossing films by month

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Month Film year Worldwide gross Ref.
January A 1998 ₹20 crore [37]
February Pogaru 2021 ₹45 crore [12]
March James 2022 ₹150.7 crore [11]
April K.G.F: Chapter 2 ₹1191 crore [10]
May Maanikya 2014 ₹35 crore [52]
June Dandupalya 2012 ₹40 crore [53]
July Googly 2013 ₹13 crore [54]
August Kurukshetra 2019 ₹90 crore [6]
September Pailwaan ₹53 crore [55]
October The Villain 2018 ₹60 crore [15]
November Sangolli Rayanna 2012 ₹40 crore [22]
December K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 250 crore [6]

List of highest grossing Kannada films on opening week

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Rank Film year Worldwide gross Ref.
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 ₹719 crores [56]
2 James ₹127 crores [57]
3 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 ₹113 crores [58]
4 Roberrt 2021 ₹78.36 crores [59]
5 The Villain 2018 ₹60 crores [15]
6 Pogaru 2021 ₹45 crores [60]
7 Kotigobba 3 ₹40.5 crores [61]
8 Yuvarathnaa ₹30 crores [62]
Kurukshetra 2019 [63]
10 Madhagaja 2021 ₹ 25.7 crores [64]

List of highest grossing Kannada films by adjusted inflation

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Rank Film Year Worldwide Gross Adjusted gross Ref
1 K.G.F: Chapter 2 2022 1,191 crore (US$160 million) ₹1191 crores [10]
2 K.G.F: Chapter 1 2018 250 crore (equivalent to 284 crore or US$37 million in 2020) ₹284 crores [6]
3 Mungaru Male 2006 70 crore (equivalent to 191 crore or US$25 million in 2020) ₹191 crores [14]
4 James 2022 150.7 crore (US$20 million) ₹150.7 crores [11]
5 Roberrt 2021 102 crore (US$13 million) ₹102 crores [12]
6 Bangaarada Manushya 1972 2.5 crore (equivalent to 96 crore or US$13 million in 2020) ₹96 crores [1]
7 Kurukshetra 2019 90 crore (equivalent to 95 crore or US$12 million in 2020) ₹95 crores [6]
8 Raajakumara 2017 75 crore (equivalent to 89 crore or US$12 million in 2020) ₹89 crores
9 Jogi 2005 30 crore (equivalent to 87 crore or US$11 million in 2020) ₹87 crores [28]
10 Bhookailasa 1958 1 crore (equivalent to 81 crore or US$11 million in 2020) ₹81 crores [1]

List of highest-grossing film franchises

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

Notes

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