How does Mollywood box office fared in its first 4 months of 2016 ?
The first 4 months of the year 2016 had almost passed and Mollywood had done fairly good business when we look at an overall picture. But still it is not a great start to the year. Two more releases may come in this month by this weekend and the box office status of those will can only be determined after 2-3 weeks. So we are now clear about where Malayalam cinema stands in its commercial scheme of things when the first 4 months of the year had almost completed.
In January we saw the first the release of a handful of films. But only two films made money at box office. The first one was only an average grosser. It was Style directed by Binu S starring Unni Mukundan and Tovino Thomas. The low budget made it a profitable venture as per reports. Then came the first super hit of this year and that too from the man of last year. Prithviraj Sukumaran delivered the first super hit of this year with Pavaada directed by Marthandan. The film had made around 15 crore as per final estimation.
February was indeed a good month for Mollywood. We saw two blockbusters and two average grossers at Box office. The blockbusters ere come from Nivin Pauly and Fahad Fazil as their film Action Hero Biju and Maheshinte Prathikaram had done a great job at box office. Both films had made more than 15 crores rom Kerala alone and done a great business overseas too. Action Hero Biju had done a total business near 30 crore and Maheshinte Prathikaram made a box office fortune around 20 crore from Worldwide Box office. Action Hero Biju is directed by Abrid Shine and Maheshinte Prathikaram was directed by Debutant Dileesh Pothen.
We saw two average successes like Puthiya Niyamam by Mammootty-AK Sajan team and Vettah by Late Rajesh Pillai and Kunchacko Boban. Puthiya Niyamam grossed around 11 crore from Worldwide box office and Vettah had grossed around 7-8 crore. In March we saw a super hit and an average grosser. Prithviraj starrer Darwinte Parinamam by Jijo Antony is the average grosser which got around 11-12 crores from Worldwide box office. Dulquer Salmaan starrer Kali is the super hit of the month which grossed around 12 crore from Kerala alone and still running here.
In April we saw 2 super hits like King Liar by Dileep and Jacobinte Swargarajyam by Nivin Pauly. Both had as of now grossed around 15 crore from Kerala and still running with decent collections. There is all chance that these two films also may be end up as blockbusters.
Anyway these are the 10 films which had made any kind of impact at box office of Kerala. Almost 40 films released till now and around 30 films had bombe at box office.