Kerala Box office: Pulimurugan and Thoppil Joppan day one collection
Kerala Box office: Pulimurugan and Thoppil Joppan day one collectionFacebook

Friday, October 7, witnessed a massive box office clash between Malayalam actors Mohanlal and Mammootty as their big budget movies Pulimurugan and Thoppil Joppan hit screens creating history.

Even though both the superstars' movies have opened to positive response from the audience, it is Mohanlal's action thriller Pulimurugan, which has emerged as the winner among the Puja releases. The Vysakh directorial, which enthralls the audience and fans of Mohanlal with never-seen-before action sequences, has made a good collection on the opening day at the Kerala box office leaving the Mammootty-starrer behind.

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According to trade analysts, Pulimurugan has made a gross collection of Rs 14.97 lakh from 47 shows at the multiplexes in Kochi alone on the first day of its release. With an overall 98.71 percent theatre occupancy on day one, the action thriller has now become the sixth highest opening day grosser at the multiplexes following the records of Rajinikanth's Kabali, Dulquer Salmaan's Charlie, Salman Khan's Sultan, Nivin Pauly's Action Hero Biju and Dulquer's Kali.

Meanwhile, Thoppil Joppan, which only had 26 shows on the first day of its theatrical run at the multiplexes in Kochi, has earned a collection of Rs. 6.88 lakh with just 76.50 percent theatre occupancy. While Pulimurugan opened to 36 housefull shows in PVR Cinemas, Cinepolis, Cinemax, Pan Cinemas,Q Cinemas and Cinepolis VIP, the Johny Antony directorial Thoppil Joppan had only eight full packed shows at the Kochi multiplexes. 

Meanwhile, the Mohanlal-starrer also made a collection of Rs 8.19 lakh (10 shows) from Aries Plex, Rs 8.42 lakh (27 shows) from Carnival Cinemas and Rs 5.81 lakh (15 shows) from Aashirwad Cineplex in the state.

Check detailed collection report of Pulimurugan and Thoppil Joppan at Kochi multiplexes here:

Pulimurugan box office collection at multiplexes in Kochi

Venue Total shows Total Collection Percentage Housefull Shows
PVR Cinemas 9 4,12,477 100% 9
Cinepolis 8 2,75,907 99.42% 7
Cinemax 8 1,81,677 100% 8
Pan Cinemas 7 1,72,108 97.05% 6
Q Cinemas 6 2,90,172 98.94% 3
Cinepolis VIP 9 1,64,956 91.19% 3
Total 47 14,97,297 98.71% 36

Thoppil Joppan box office collection at multiplexes in Kochi

Venue Total shows Total Collection Percentage Housefull Shows
PVR Cinemas 6 2,41,023 75.08% 3
Cinepolis 5 1,44,790 82.33% 1
Cinemax 4 86,693 79.81% 2
Pan Cinemas 3 57,289 85.01% 1
Q Cinemas 4 96,774 62.85% 1
Cinepolis VIP 4 61,479 78.90% 0
Total 26 6,88,053 76.50% 8

Figure credit: ForumKeralam

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