The historical success of Baahubali franchise has expanded the market of Indian cinema especially Telugu cinema. No doubt, year 2017 was a golden year for Telugu cinema but 2018 has also turned out to be a huge money spinner as Telugu Cinema witnessed some of it’s biggest blockbusters in this year.
In this article, we are going to look at the Top 10 Highest Grossing Telugu Movies of 2018. Here we go…
Mega Power Star Ram Charan delivered 2018’s biggest blockbuster in the name of Rangasthalam. This Sukumar directorial received highly positive response from both audience and critics. The word of mouth played the game and Rangasthalam ended up being the biggest Non-Baahubali blockbuster of Telugu cinema ever. Samantha Akkineni played the female lead in this period action-drama movie while Jagapathi Babu and Prakash Raj were seen in other crucial roles.
Worldwide Gross – 217 Crore
Worldwide Share – 124.4 Crore
Verdict – HUGE BLOCKBUSTER
2. ARAVINDHA SAMETHA – VEERA RAGHAVA
Young Tiger Jr NTR collaborated with Trivikram Srinivas for the first time and the result is Aravindha Sametha Veera Raghava. Pooja Hegde played female lead in this action-entertainer. ASVR was a successful venture.
Worldwide Gross – 159 Crore
Worldwide Share – 95.3 Crore
Verdict – HIT
3. BHARAT ANE NENU
Superstar Mahesh Babu and Kiara Advani starrer political action-drama movie Bharat Ane Nenu also minted huge money at the box-office. Directed by Koratala Siva, Bharat Ane Nenu also got highly positive response from all over.
Worldwide Gross – 150.2 Crore
Worldwide Share – 92.5 Crore
Verdict – ABOVE AVERAGE
4. GEETHA GOVINDAM
After the stupendous success and fame of Arjun Reddy, Young Sensational Rowdy Star aka Vijay Deverakonda delivered yet another massive blockbuster Geetha Govindam. The movie, which featured Rashmika Mandanna as female lead, was a riot and surprised everyone with it’s collections. Geetha Govindam not only became one of the biggest blockbuster of 2018 but also helped Vijay Deverakonda gaining more fan base.
Worldwide Gross – 129.8 Crore
Worldwide Share – 70.5 Crore
Verdict – QUADRUPLE BLOCKBUSTER
After delivering two blockbusters like Jalsa and Attarintiki Daredi, Power Star Pawan Kalyan and director Trivikram Srinivas teamed up for the third time for Agnyaathavaasi. Looking at their previous track records, everyone in the Industry was expecting nothing but a Blockbuster from the duo but the result was just opposite. After a humongous start at the box-office, due to extreme negative reviews, the film dropped drastically from the second day itself and ended up being one of the biggest disaster ever in the history of Indian Cinema.
Worldwide Gross – 94.9 Crore
Worldwide Share – 57.6 Crore
Verdict – DOUBLE DISASTER
6. NAA PERU SURYA – NAA ILLU INDIA
Stylish Star Allu Arjun was seen in patriotic action-entertainer movie Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India. There was huge expectations from this movie but it turned out to be a disappointment for the cinema goers. After a grand opening, Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India lost the momentum and was declared a Flop at the Telugu box-office. However, it got good response outside the Telugu states and turned out to be Super-Hit in Kerala, Tamilnadu and North India.
Worldwide Gross – 92.4 Crore
Worldwide Share – 53.9 Crore
Verdict – FLOP
Mahanati, the biopic of late legendary actress Savitri, got terrific response from all over and turned out to be a huge Blockbuster at the box-office. Keerthy Suresh portrayed the role of Savitri in Mahanati while Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni and Vijay Deverakonda played other key roles in the movie.
Worldwide Gross – 83.3 Crore
Worldwide Share – 45.2 Crore
Verdict – DOUBLE BLOCKBUSTER
Anushka Shetty and Unni Mukundan starrer Bhaagamathie made good noise among movie lovers and minted great numbers at the box-office. Bhaagamathie story revolves around Anushka Shetty who is locked in a haunted house. It received positive response from audience.
Worldwide Gross – 67 Crore
Worldwide Share – 34.4 Crore
Verdict – HIT
9. JAI SIMHA
Nandamuri Balakrishna and Nayanthara starrer family action-drama movie Jai Simha was released during Pongal festival period and it was a successful venture at the box-office. Jai Simha stands at 9th position in the list of highest grossing Telugu movies of 2018.
Worldwide Gross – 49.7 Crore
Worldwide Share – 29.1 Crore
Verdict – HIT
Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nani collaborated for Devadas which was released in September. This multi-starrer comedy drama movie received mixed response and was declared a Flop at the box-office.
Worldwide Gross – 48.4 Crore
Worldwide Share – 26.3 Crore
Verdict – FLOP
Note – All Box-Office Data Contains Only Trade Figures.