Mohanlal's Odiyan has taken the worldwide box office by the storm and made humongous collection on the first day. The film shattered all the records to become the biggest Mollywood opener of all time.
Odiyan is a fantasy thriller that has been made with highest ever budget for a Malayalam film. It is also dubbed in Tamil and Telugu. Its promos had grabbed many eyeballs across the globe and generated a lot of hype for the film, which made its theatrical rights self for record prices. The distributors booked over a 1000 cinema halls for its screening and it is the highest number for a Mollywood. The movie set some new records before its release.
The hype surrounding it helped Odiyan register massive amount of advance booking for its opening day. After seeing these aspects, trade experts predicted that the movie would start with a bang at the box office. But to everyone's shock, the BJP announced a hartal in Kerala, hours before its screening started on Friday. The baffled makers immediately reached out the heads of the party and requested them for smooth screening of the film.
Odiyan had over 431 fan shows held across the world in the wee hours of Friday and almost all the cinema halls ran to packed houses. The regular screening began as early 6.00 am in Kerala and parts of India and the movie witnessed 100 percent almost everywhere. But the film received mixed talk from the film goers, who said that it would be a good entertainer, if watched without expectations.
The trade experts predicted that the word-of-mouth might take a toll on its collection in the later shows on its opening day. But the VA Shrikumar Menon-directed film went on to show decent growth in the afternoon and evening shows. Early trends show that Odiyan has made superb collection at the worldwide box office on the first day.
Odiyan is estimated to have collected Rs 6.50 crore gross in Kerala, Rs 90 lakh gross in Karnataka, Rs 1 crore grosser in rest of India (except in Tamil Nadu and Andhra), Rs 4.42 crore in UAE on the first day. Its collection is expected to be more than Rs 6 crore gross in other areas like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, US, UK and Australia on its opening day. The Mohanlal and Manju Warrier has set big collection records in almost all these regions.
As per early estimates, Odiyan has collected nearly Rs 20 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day and it is highest ever business for a film in the history of Malayalam cinema. Stay locked to see the complete details of its area-wise earnings.