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After the Malayalam romantic movie White failed to make a mark at the Kerala box office, Mammootty is back with the comedy family entertainer Thoppil Joppan.

Though recent reports on Thoppil Joppan box office collection figures created a confusion among the audience stating it to be fake numbers by the fans of Mammootty, the director Johny Antonty had come forward clarifying the news. According to trade analysts, the comedy entertainer, in which the megastar plays the role of Kottayam achayan (name used to refer Christian men), has earned a gross collection of Rs 8.64 crore within seven days of its release.

If the figures are to be believed, then the Mammootty-starrer has become the seventh biggest first week grosser in Malayalam after Pulimurugan, Oppam, Premam, Charlie, Kasaba and Amar Akbar Anthony. Though the official box office collection figures of Pulimurugan is not revealed yet, it is expected to be on the top spot having earned more than Rs 20 crore within three days.

Until now, it was Mohanlal's Oppam that was on the top spot among the biggest first week grosser with a collection of Rs 12.61 crore. It is followed by Nivin Pauly's Premam that made a business of Rs 10.4 crore, Dulquer Salmaan Charlie with a collection of Rs 9.57 crore and megastar Mammootty's Kasaba that made Rs 9.42 crore, within seven days at the Kerala box office.

Meanwhile, the makers of Thoppil Joppan have released the official trailer of the Mammootty-starrer on October 14, a week after the movie hit the theatres in Kerala. Watch the trailer HERE