Kayamkulam Kochunni trumps Baahubali 2 to become the highest weekend grosser in Kerala box office
Kayamkulam Kochunni continues to do great business at all the centres. Releasing on October 11, the movie opened to massive numbers at the box office. After raking in a whopping Rs 9 plus crores on its opening day (worldwide), the movie crossed the Rs 25 crore mark in just three days. After the four day long weekend, the movie has now become the highest grossing weekend grosser in Kerala box office. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Pulimurugan occupy the second and third spot.
A simultaneous worldwide release has done wonders for Kayamkulam Kochunni at the box office. It is certain to inspire the makers of other upcoming big projects to go for a worldwide release. In UAE and GCC, the movie has been doing tremendous business with a total gross of Rs 10.10 crores from the first three days. This is the all-time
second best opening in the Middle East region for a Malayalam movie.
Kayamkulam Kochunni directed by Rosshan Andrrews is the story of legendary highwayman, Kochunni. Writer duo Bobby-Sanjay has adapted the movie from the popular folk stories of Kerala and have given their own interpretation to it.
Nivin Pauly plays the titular role in the movie and Mohanlal appears in an extended cameo as Ithikkara Pakki.
Kayamkulam Kochunni is expected to continue the good run in the coming days as well. Since there are no other big releases till Diwali, the movie is certain to have a free run at the Kerala box office. Made on a budget of Rs 45 crores, it is one of the most expensive movies ever made in Malayalam cinema. Gokulam Gopalan of Sri Gokulam Films has produced the movie.