Highest grossing films in India for the year 2022; KGF 2, RRR heavy lifts in year of few Big Hits, many Misses

On one hand, the top movies of the year did historic business, with both earning over Rs. 900 crores while on other hand there isn’t really much outside the top five grossers. The list of top ten grossers of the year is really top-heavy, with the first two films doing more than the top ten did last year.

Updated on Aug 01, 2022   |  09:34 AM IST  |  643.8K
KGF Chapter 2 starring Yash (image courtesy of Hombale Films)
KGF Chapter 2 starring Yash (image courtesy of Hombale Films)

A little more than half of the year is done and the box office had some really big hits and many misses. On one hand, the top movies of the year did historic business, with both earning over Rs. 900 crores while on other hand there isn’t really much outside the top five grossers. The list of top ten grossers of the year is really top-heavy, with the first two films doing more than the top ten did last year.

KGF Chapter 2 and RRR heads the list with Rs. 992 crores and Rs. 902 crores respectively, both also being the second and third highest grossers of all time in the country. Vikram emerged as the biggest Tamil language film ever grossing over Rs. 300 crores in India. The Kashmir Files, though pushed by extraordinary external factors, gave some jaw-dropping numbers till the second weekend. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was number five with over Rs. 200 crores, showing that Post CoVID box office can still deliver if the product could be something that can deliver.

Outside the top ten, there have been quite many regional blockbusters like Bheeshma Parvam, 777 Charlie, James, Pawankhind (Marathi) and Saunkan Saunkane (Punjabi) The latter three emerged as the second highest grossing films ever in India in their respective industry, while the first two were the third highest.

Coming to the part of the year having "many misses", there were some big box office disasters like Radhe Shyam, Samrat Prithviraj, Bacchan Paandey, Acharya, Runway 34, Heropanti 2, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and so on. Basically, the film was either becoming big hits or big misses. There were very few in the middle of the two performances.

Even though the box office was slow in almost every region but the best performing region has been Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Even though the two biggest movies of the year in Tamil film industry; Beast and Valimai did Average business, the likes of Vikram, KGF Chapter 2, Don, RRR, and KRK did solidly during the second quarter of the year in Tamil Nadu. Kerala also had local products doing well namely Bheeshma Parvam, Hridayam, Jana Gana Mana, etc alongside KGF 2 and RRR.

The highest grossing movies at the Indian box office in the year 2022 are as follows:

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