Mohanlal's Odiyan remained rocked steady and made a decent collection at the worldwide box office on Saturday. Its two day total collection has gone past Rs 40 crore gross mark in the global market.
Amidst huge hype and expectations, Odiyan was released in a record number of cinema halls for a Malayalam movie. Having good advance booking, the movie opened an overwhelming response in the theatres around the world. The film witnessed 100 percent of occupancy in many centres on the first day.
But the VA Shrikumar Menon-directed fantasy thriller received mixed verdicts from film goers and critics. The trade experts predicted that the word of mouth would take a toll on its collection at the box office on its second day. However, Odiyan managed to woo more number of viewers on Saturday and kept the cash registers ringing at the cash counters.
The Mohanlal and Manju Warrier starrer witnessed an average 65 to 75 percent occupancy in the cinema halls around the world on Saturday. But when compared to opening day business, Odiyan has showed drop of over 50 percent in its collection on its second day. That is due to lack of first day fanfare. Unlike on opening day, the movie had a reduction in the count of its screens, shows and ticket price.
The makers are yet to reveal its numbers. If we are to go by early estimates, Odiyan has collected over Rs 10 crore gross at the worldwide box office on Saturday. Its two day total collection has reached Rs 36.27 crore gross in the global market. The movie is expected to reach Rs 50 crore mark on Sunday.
According to reports, Odiyan collected Rs 7.25 crore gross in Kerala, Rs 90 lakh gross in Karnataka, Rs 85 lakh gross in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Rs 51 lakh gross in Tamil Nadu, Rs 25 lakh gross in other parts of India on the first day. Its all-India total stood at Rs 9.76 gross (from 3 languages).
Some trade experts tweeted that Odiyan collected over Rs 8.50 crore gross at the overseas box office on its opening day and its first day gross total is Rs 18.3 crore gross. But the makers claimed that the movie raked in Rs 16.51 crore gross in the international markets, taking its day 1 total to Rs 26.27 crore gross.
The makers posted on the Facebook page of Odiyan, "Extremely excited and happy to see such a grand welcome outside India for #Odiyan. Odiyan successfully collects 16.51 Crore on its first day from outside India. Big thanks to all there. #AllTimeRecord #BoxOfficeCollection #Mohanlal #ShrikumarMenon #AntonyPerumbavoor #AashirvadCinemas #Odiyan #OdiyanRulingBoxOffice #OdiyanRises"