Highest Grossing Tamil Movies Of All Times ( Updated July 2019)

Highest Grossing Tamil Movies

The Tamil film industry has become the second most popular entertainment industry in India only after Bollywood. The Tamil film industry has evolved in all spheres including technicality, action, screenplay, storyline, and performance and is emerging and is emerging to build a good mass of audience for its products. Tamil films like Baahubali and Baahubali 2 have done revolutionary business on the screens and were also the most expensive films made in India at their times. With the trend of Tamil movies being dubbed in Hindi as well, these movies have got a good fanbase let alone in the south but all throughout the country. This expansion of the audience has proved to be great in the interest of the business done by the movies and also in the interest of the audience.

Here is the list of the top 15 highest grossing Tamil movies of all times along with their gross collection:

1Bahubali 2- The Conclusion20171810 Crores
22.02018800 Crores
3Baahubali- The Beginning2015650 Crores
4Kabali2010295 Crores
5Ethiran2016290 Crores
6Mersal2017260 Crores
7Sarkar2018257 Crores
8Petta2019250 Crores
9I2015240 Crores
10Vishwaroopam2013220 Crores
11Kaala20182018 Crores
12Theri2016155 Crores
13Lingaa2014152 Crores
14Shivaji2017148 Crores
15Kaththi2014131 Crores


Baahubali 2- The Conclusion

Highest Grossing Tamil Movies

Baahubali 2 is the sequel of the blockbuster action film Bahubali. Bahubali 2 was one of the most awaited films in India and also became the highest-grossing Indian film of all time. The film was in continuation with the first part and also was the film to get the second-highest gross earning worldwide.


 Starring Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth, 2.0 is a Tamil science fiction cum action film. The film aimed at spreading awareness about the harm caused to the birds due to mobile towers. 2.0 was also the most expensive Indian film till date.

Baahubali – The Beginning

 Starring Prabhas, Anushka Shetty and Tamannah in lead roles, Baahubali was an epic drama cum action film. The film was the most expensive film in India at its time of release and also became the highest-grossing Indian film and the highest-grossing south film ever. All the records set by this film was broken only by its sequel Baahubali 2- The Conclusion.


 Starring the superstar Rajnikanth, Kabali was a Tamil action thriller film which was shot in Tamil and later dubbed in Hindi and Telugu. The plot of the film was based on a gang war and most of the film was shot in Malaysia.


 Yet again a Rajnikanth Starrer, Enthiran has Aishwarya Ri Bachchan in the female lead role. Enthiran was a science fiction where Rajnikanth acts as a scientist who tries to control his robot Chitti. The film was released in the year 2010 and was the highest-grossing film of the year.


 The action thriller film Mersal is a Tamil film starring Vijay who was in a triple role in the film of a father and his two sons. Mersal was the highest-grossing film of Vijay’s career.


Highest Grossing Tamil Movies Sarkar is a Tamil Action drama film based on the topic of election voting fraud. The film tells the story of an NRI who lives in the UK and comes to his village to cast his vote in the elections. But to his surprise, he finds that his vote is already given. The movie is all about this fraud practice in Indian elections and how the lead fought back.


 Yet again a film of superstar Rajnikanth, Petta is an action film released in January 2019 in the Tamil language. Even without being released in any other language, Petta did an impressive business on screen and got a handsome collection from its shows.


 I is a film starring Vijay, Amy Jackson, and Suresh Gopi as the lead cast. This was the biggest success of Vijay’s career and Vijay also got the national film fare award for the best actor in a Tamil film for this movie.


 Vishwaroopam is a Tamil action film directed and co-produced by Kamal Hassan and the technical aspects were inspired by the English film industries.


 Starring the superstar Rajnikanth, the film Kaala also stars Nana Patekar and Huma Qureshi in its lead roles. The film is based on the people who migrated from Tamil Nadu and took shelter in the slum areas of Mumbai. This was the first Indian film ever to be released in Saudi Arabia and it had earned a handsome amount on its national as well as international screens.


 This Tamil action cum drama film stars Vijay and Samantha Prabhu in the lead roles while Prabhu, Huna Qureshi are also seen on the screen. This film is about a secret mission of the police department with Vijay being a secret deputy commissioner living as a common civilian.


 Again a Rajnikanth starer, Lingaa is an action drama film having Rajnikanth, Anushka Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. The film was released in Hindi and Telugu as well with the same name.


 The Tamil drama film, Sivaji stars Rajnikanth and Shriya Saran in the lead roles. This film was about a software system architect who returns from a foreign country and decides to serve the people of his country. But in his work, he is interrupted and opposed by a corrupt businessman and when nothing was left to do, he decides to fight back in his own way. The film Sivaji was also released in 3D as Sivaji 3D.


 This Tamil action-drama film has Vijay in a double role. The film throws light on the issue of farmers committing suicide throughout the country due to exploitation and encroachment. The film was also dubbed in Hindi and was praised for its storyline and screenplay.