The Indian film industry had to take a new pathway after the pandemic. The multiplexes and single-screen film halls were shut down by the government and the industry struggled for over two years. OTT platforms boomed during this period as they were one of the biggest entertainment horizons for the audiences, who were stuck at home. However, this year, the cinema halls have opened significantly. Along with the OTTs, big-budget, larger-than-life films are again opening in the halls for film enthusiasts. Here we will find the top 5 Indian films that have bagged the highest box-office collections this year, till date, as per IMDB data.
K.G.F. (Chapter 2)
K.G.F. (Chapter 2) is a Kannada language action film that was in April, this year. It is a multi-starrer film acted by Yash, Srinidhi Shetty, Sanjay Dutt, and Raveena Tandon, and directed by Prashanth Neel. The film had a big budget of around Rs. 100 crore. On its first day, worldwide earnings were Rs. 159 crore. Till date the film's worldwide collection stood at Rs. 1235.2 crore, the overseas collection has been Rs. 205.1 crore, and in India, its gross collection was Rs. 1030.1 crore. K.G.F. (Chapter 2) was produced by Vijay Kiragandur, of Hombale Films. About half of the film was shot at 'Cyanide Gudda'. It is an area in Kolar Gold Fields, which is located in the Kolar district in Karnataka.
South Indian Direct S.S. Rajamouli is known for his super-hit films and the two sequences of Bahubali were appreciated highly across the nation. RRR is also a multi-starrer film by N.T. Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt. Its approximate budget was around Rs. 450 crore. On its first day, its worldwide collection was Rs. 223 crore. Till date, its worldwide collection has been Rs. 1135.8 crore, the overseas collection has been Rs. 214.4 crore, and in the domestic ground, its gross collection was Rs. 921.4 crore. This Telugu language film was released in March 2022. this film has been produced by production house DVV Entertainment.
Vikram has been a long-awaited Tamil film this year for cinephiles. This film is a widely accepted action film on serial killings, directed by renowned south film-maker Lokesh Kanagaraj. Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil, and Narain starred Vikram was released in June, this year in cinema halls across India. Its budget was around Rs. 120 crore, on the first day, its worldwide collection stood at Rs. 62.2 crore. Till date, its worldwide collection has been Rs. 384.7 crore, the overseas collection has been Rs. 119.2 crore, and India's gross collection has been Rs. 265.5 crore. The film is still running on screens, so producers are expecting bigger figures from the film.
The Kashmir Files (2022)
The film was a collection of video interviews of the first-generation victims of the Genocide of the Kashmiri Pandit Community In 1990. The Kashmir Files is directed by Vivek Agnihotri, and starred by Mithun Chakraborty, Anupam Kher, Darshan Kumaar, and Pallavi Joshi. The film has a very small scale budget of Rs. 20 crore, however, it has bagged a large figure on its worldwide collection till date, at Rs. 337.2 crore. On its first day, the worldwide collection was Rs. 4.9 crore, till date overseas collection has been Rs. 46.1 crore, and in India, its gross collection has been Rs. 291.1 crore. The film was released in March, this year.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022)
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is the second film of the franchisee, which has been released in May 2022. It is a comedy-drama film that has gained popularity among a large scale of audiences. The first film of the said franchisee was also a big hit. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is directed by Anees Bazmee. Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Tabu, and Rajpal Naurang Yadav were the leading cast of the film. Its budget was around Rs. 80 crore. The film, on the first day, collected Rs. 20.6 crore, worldwide. Till date its worldwide collection has been Rs. 262.5 crore, the overseas collection stood at Rs. 49.5 crore. In India, its gross collection was Rs. 213 crore. It has been Kartik Aryan's blockbuster hit, and audience expectations were quite high for him, as Akshay Kumar ruled over the audience's hearts for a long time after the release of Bhool Bhulaiyaa.