Being a country where many Keralites reside, Malayalam movies often make tremendous box office collection in the United States. Now, Mohanlal's latest releases Oppam and Pulimurugan have entered the list of top Malayalam movies at the US box office.
Oppam, the crime thriller directed by Priyadarshan, is said to have earned $93,000, while the superstar's Pulimurugan is all set to cross the collection of Oppam within five days of its theatrical run at the US box office. The action thriller, helmed by Vysakh, has already made a collection of $81,000 within three days in the overseas market.
It is Nivin Pauly's Action Hero Biju that remains on the top spot among the biggest grossers of the year with a total collection of $1,28,000, followed by Nivin's Jacobinte Swargarajyam and Fahadh Faasil's Maheshinte Prathikaaram at the US box office.
While the family entertainer, directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan has raked in $1,13,000, the Dileesh Pothan directorial is on the fourth position in the list with a collection of approximately $85,000.
Vysakh's action thriller, in which Mohanlal plays the role of a wild hunter, has been garnering fabulous response from the audience. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, celebrities, including Aju Varghese, B Unnikrishnan, Jude Anthony Joseph and many others have lauded the team of Pulimurugan for delivering such an entertaining thriller with good graphic works.
Pulimurugan is all set to enter the Rs 50 crore mark at the Kerala box office, as the Mohanlal-starrer has so far earned Rs 45 crore within 17 days of its release in the state. Celebs about Pulimurugan
Meanwhile, after completing the censor procedures, Pulimurugan will be releasing all over the UAE and GCC on November 3. It will be distributed by Phars Film. Tomichan Mulakupaadam's production venture will be released all over Europe on November 4 by PJ Entertainments.