The Indian film industry has always been a hotbed of creativity and innovation, resulting in some of history’s most beloved and memorable films. Over time, several Indian films have enjoyed phenomenal box office success, earning more than Rs. 1000 crore worldwide. Not only have these films established new standards for the Indian film industry, but they have also broken records.
From Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which has dominated theaters ever since its release, to SS Rajamouli’s RRR, a film that has received numerous awards worldwide since its release.
This article will discuss five Indian films that have achieved their feat and left their mark on Indian cinema’s history. We will delve deeper into the success stories of these films.
Five Indian Films That Earned More Than Rs 1000 crore Worldwide
Worldwide collection: Rs. 1000+ crore
Pathaan, one of the highly anticipated films of 2023, has reached a new milestone since it was released in more than 100 countries earlier this year. The film starring Shah Rukh Khan is the fifth Indian film to surpass Rs. 1000 crore worldwide. The spy thriller, directed by Siddharth Anand, also stars John Abraham and Deepika Padukone in important roles. Pathaan was released on nearly 5500 domestic and 2500 international screens. YRF posted a message confirming the same: “First Hindi film to breach Rs. 1000 crore worldwide barrier during phase 1 of release.” According to Firstpost, the spy thriller broke many box office records since its opening day, when it made Rs 55 crore domestically.
Worldwide collection: Rs. 1131 crore
Last year, Ram Charan and Jr. NTR starred in the period action drama RRR, directed by SS Rajamouli. The Western audience also enjoyed the movie’s plot, which involved a British officer from India and a tribal leader teaming up to fight against British rule in India. According to India Today, the Rajamouli-directed film brought audiences back to theaters in 2022, making Rs. 1131 crore globally. On January 11, the film made history by winning the prestigious Golden Globe for Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu, written by the well-known musician MM Keeravani.
3. KGF: Chapter 2
Worldwide collection: Rs. 1228 crore
In 2022, superstar Yash and Prashanth Neel reunited for the action-packed KGF sequel, KGF: Chapter 2, which was produced with a budget of Rs 100 crore. With a sizable collection of rupees, it emerged as one of the 2022 films with the highest earnings. According to Indian Express, the movie collected Rs.1228 crore.
4. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Worldwide collection: Rs. 1810 crore
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, known for making movies bigger than life, left critics and cinephiles speechless with his Baahubali series. However, the first installment was one of the most successful films of 2015. Later, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion debuted at the box office in 2017 and set several records. Economic Times reports that Baahubali 2: The Conclusion earned Rs.1810 crore globally. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati starred in the lead roles of the epic action film series.
Worldwide collection: Rs. 2000 crore
The 57-year-old actor Amir Khan starred in the Indian film with the highest worldwide earnings. Dangal, a sports biopic directed by Nitesh Tiwari, is about former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters: Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, who represented India at the Commonwealth Games and won gold medals in wrestling. The Economic Times reports that Dangal earned Rs. 2000 crore worldwide. However, it reached the milestone in two phases of release.
In general, these films have demonstrated that the Indian film industry has advanced significantly and is capable of producing films of a world-class standard that can compete with those made in Hollywood. In addition, they have provided filmmakers, actors, and technicians with new opportunities, encouraging them to push their boundaries and investigate novel genres and styles. It is safe to say that these films have established a new standard for the Indian film industry, and we can anticipate the release of additional films of this kind soon.