With the release of Mohanlal's blockbuster movie "Drishyam" in 2013, the Malayalam entertainment industry began witnessing record-breaking box office collections at the Kerala box office. Since then, many films have rocked the box office not just in the state but also in the overseas markets.
Since 2013, many movies have entered the prestigious Rs. 2-crore club, with collections from multiplexes in Kochi alone. Incidently, Kerala has also become a fabulous market for movies in other languages, and Disney's 3D movie "The Jungle Book" has the top spot among the highest-grossing movies at multiplexes in Kochi, having reportedly earned almost Rs. 3.44 crore till date.
The animation movie is followed by Nivin Pauly-Alphonse Puthren's "Premam," which has reportedly raked in around Rs. 2.85 crore from Kochi multiplexes alone. The family entertainer, which was mired in many controversies, had a dream run of more than 250 days at the Chennai box office as well.
The other top movies at the Kochi multiplexes include director Anjali Menon's multi-starrer "Bangalore Days," which emerged as the blockbuster winner of 2014. The movie, starring Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Parvathy and Nazriya Nazim, is believed to have collected Rs. 2.80 crore from Kochi, making it the third-highest-grossing movie in the list. It is followed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran and Jayasurya's comedy entertainer "Amar Akbar Anthony." The debut directorial venture of comedian Nadirshah has reportedly earned more than Rs 2.70 crore from multiplexes in the city.
Nivin's latest release "Jacobinte Swargarajyam" has been garnering tremendous response from the audience for apparently being the best family entertainer of recent times. The movie has been rocking the box office in India and abroad, and is said to have collected almost Rs. 2.60 crore till date from Kochi multiplexes. Meanwhile, the other top movies in the list include Dileep's "Two Countries," Mohanlal's "Drishyam" and Prithviraj's "Ennu Ninte Moideen," which are estimated to have earned a gross amount of Rs. 2.58 crore, Rs. 2.40 crore and Rs. 2.35 crore, respectively, from multiplexes in the city.
[The box office figures are by Malayalam Review.]