Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan nearing 75 crore mark
Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan released during the Pooja holidays is still running successfully with houseful shows in most theatres.
This weekend also coinciding with the Diwali holidays helped in triggering great rush in theatres all over Kerala.
Pulimurugan is nearing the 75 crore mark and will soon become the first Malayalam movie to do so. From the first two weeks itself, Pulimurugan collected around 60 crores from the box office.
Mohanlal’s Drishyam was the previous record holder. Drishyam was crime drama directed by Jeethu Joseph. Drishyam’s lifetime collections was 68.15 crores. Pulimurugan took only 23 days to beat this record.
Pulimurugan had a tremendous opening reception due to the hype and sky high expectations. The movie collected around 4 crores each from the first three days. 4.06 crores from the first day, 4.03 crores from the second day and 4.83 from the third day were the initial weekend collections. In total, Pulimurugan collected 12.91 crores from the first three days.
That way, Pulimurugan became the fastest 10 crore grosser in Malayalam. In the following weeks, box office collections increased with the help of highly positive word of mouth.
Pulimurugan also became the fastest 20 and 25 grosser in Malayalam cinema. The movie grossed 25 crores from the first week of its theatrical run itself. 25.43 crores was collected in the first week from 305 theatres in and outside Kerala. Pulimurugan took only 14 days to touch the prestigious 50 crore mark.
From November 4 onwards, Pulimurugan will be screened in around 100 theatres in Britain and also in 12 other countries in Europe. PJ Entertainments based in London acquired the distribution rights for European countries.
The movie is also releasing on November 3rd in 56 theatres in UAE and GCC.
Pulimurugan will be having the biggest release for a Malayalam movie in Europe. It will be screened in 150 theatres in Europe.
Apart from Britain, Pulimurugan will also be released in countries like Germany, Austria, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Malta and Italy. English subtitles will also be available for the European release.
Pulimurugan has also released in Britain with advance in 4 centres. The movie was screened in East Ham London, Manchester, Birmingham and Coventry.
Pulimurugan is expected to reach the 100 crore mark anytime soon.