Box office records of Malayalam films

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Highest grossers

Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama (2011)
Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009)

Year-wise

1980-89

Chitram (1988)

1980 -Angaadi, Manjil Virinja Pookkal, Vilkkanundu Swapnagal

1981 - Trishna, Kolilakkam, Attimari, Mela

1982 - Padayotam, Yavanika, Pooviriyum Pulari, Ina

1983 - Aa Ratri, Koodevide, Ente Maamaatti Kuttiyammakku, Aattakalasham, Thaalam Thettiya Thaarattu

1984 - Athirathram, Sandharbham, Adiyozhukkukal, Kaanamarayathu, My dear Kuttichathan, Ithiri Poove Chuvanna Poove

1985 - Ee Sabdam Innathe Sabdam, Yathra, Nokketha Dhoorathu Kannum Nattu, Kathodu Kathoram, Vartha, Eran Santhya, Ee Thanalil Ithiri Neram, Kandu Kandarinnu,

1986 - Rajavinte Makan, Gandhinagar 2nd street, Thalavattam, Avanazhi, T.P.Balagopalan M.A.

1987 - Irupatham Noottandu,New Delhi

1988 – Chitram, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu

1989 - Oru Vadakan Veerakatha, Kireedom, Ramji Rao Speaking , Nair Saab, Vadakku Nooki Yanthram

1990-99

1990 - Kottayam Kunjachan, His Highness Abdullah, In Harihar Nagar, No.20 Madras Mail, Kalikkalam, Thalayanamanthram

1991 - Kilukkam, Godfather, Inspector Balram, Bharatham, Ente Sooryaputhrikku, Abimanyu

1992 - Pappayude Swantham Appoos

1993 – Manichitrathazhu, Devaasuram, Ekalavyan, Jackpot, Aakashadhooth, Meleparambil Aanveedu

1994 - Thenmavin Kombathu, Commissioner, Kabuliwala, Kashmeeram, Minnaram

1995 The King, Sphadikam, Mazhayethum Munpe, Oru Abhibhashakante Case Diary

1996 - Hitler

1997 - Aaraam Thampuran, Chandralekha, Aniyathi PravuLelam, Varnapakittu, My Dear Kuttichathan (revised), Janadhipathyam

1998 - Harikrishnans, Oru Maravathoor Kanavu, Summer in Bethlehem, Punjabi House

1999 - Pathram, Friends, Niram, Aakasha Ganga, Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyum Pinne Njaanum, Thachiledathu Chundan

2000-2010

2000: Valyettan, Narasimham, Thenkasi Pattanam, Dada Sahib

2001: Ravanaprabhu, Ee Parakkum Thalika

2002: Meesa Madhavan, Kunjikoonan, Kalyanaraman, Nammal

2003: Balettan, Chronic Bachelor, C.I.D. Moosa, Manassinakkare, Thilakkam, Swapnakoodu

2004: Sethuramiyer CBI, 4 the people, Kaazhcha

2005: Rajamanikyam, Udayananu Tharam, Naran, Thommanum Makkalum, Bharathchandran I.P.S., Achuvinte Amma, Chanthupottu

2006: Classmates, Keerthichakra, Rasathanthram, Vadakkumnathan, Thanmathra, Thuruppu Gulan, Karuthapakshikal

2007: Mayavi, Hallo, Chotta Mumbai, Katha Parayumbol, Big B, Chocolate, Vinodayathra, Arabikatha

2008: Twenty:20, Annan Thambi, Veruthe Oru Bharya, Madampi

2009: Kerala Verma Pazhassi Raja, Chattambi Nadu, Ividam Swargamanu, 2 Harihar Nagar, Ivar Vivahitharayal, Puthiya Mukham, Passenger, Bhramaram, Pakal Nakshatragal

2010: Pokkiri Raja, Shikkar, Malarvadi Arts Club, Happy Husbands

2000-2016: gross box office collections

1. Pulimurugan (2016): Budget Rs 25 crore; Revenues ₹90 crore India Today/ Sreedhar Pillai | First Post added, ‘The producers of Pulimurugan claimed that they have grossed worldwide Rs 100 crore plus, but have not been forthcoming with a complete breakup of the collections.’

2. Drishyam (2013) Budget: Rs.4.50 crore, Revenues: Rs.75 crore plus

3. Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015): Budget: Rs. Rs13.00 crore, Revenues: Rs.60 crore +

4. Premam (2015) Budget: Rs.4.0 crore, Revenues: Rs. 60 crore

5. Oppam (2016) Budget: Rs. 6.8 crore, Revenues: Rs.58 crore

6. Two Countries (2015) Budget: Rs. ?, Revenues: Rs.55+ crore

7. Bangalore Days (2014) Budget: Rs. 9.00 crore, Revenues: Rs.50 crore

8. Amar Akbar Anthony (2015) Budget: Rs. 6.70 crore, Revenues: Rs.45+ crore

9. Charlie (2015) Budget: Rs. ?, Revenues: Rs.42 crore

10. Urumi: The Warriors Who Wanted to Kill Vasco Da Gama (2011) Budget Rs. 20 crore, Revenues Rs.42 crore (A big hit, especially if we include the revenues of the hit Telugu version and other dubbed versions. However, Rs.42crore is only an estimate)

11. Twenty 20 (2008) Budget: Rs.7 crore, Revenues: Rs.32.6 crore

12. Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015) Budget: Rs.4.5 crore, Revenues: Rs.31 crore

13. Christian Brothers (2011) Revenues: Rs.28 crore

14. Kerala Verma Pazhassi Raja (2009) Budget: Rs.27 crore, Revenues: Rs.23.2 crore (it lost money because of its huge budget)

15. Classmates (2006): Budget: Rs.4 crore, Revenues: Rs.23 crore

16. Rajamanikyam (2005): Budget: Rs.4 crore, Revenues: Rs.22.5 crore

17. Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016): Budget: Rs.7.5 crore, Revenues: Rs.22.15 crore

18. Narasimham (2000) Budget: Rs.2 crore, Revenues: Rs.23 crore

19. Mayamohini (2012) Budget: Rs.4.5 crore, Revenues: Rs.22 crore

20. King Liar Budget: Rs.12.5 crore, Revenues: Rs. 20.5 crore

21. Thankasipattanam (2000) Budget: Rs.4 crore, Revenues: Rs.20 crore

22. Chanthupottu (2005) Revenues: Rs.20 crore

23. Thoppil Joppan (2016) Rs 20 Crore+

24. Vellimoonga (2014) Budget: Rs.2.8 crore, Revenues: Rs.20 crore

25. Pokkiri Raja (2010) Revenues: Rs.19 crore

26. 2 Harihar Nagar (2009) Revenues: somewhat less than Rs20 crore

27. Puthiya Mugham (2009) Revenues: Rs.17 crore

28. Oozham  : Rs.16.08 crore

29. Ordinary (2012) Revenues: Rs.16 crore

30. Run Baby Run (2012) Revenues: Rs.15 crore

31. Chocolate (2007) Revenues: Rs.15 crore

32. Ravanaprabhu (2001) Revenues: Rs.15 crore

33. Bharathchandran I.P.S (2005) Revenues: Rs.15 crore

34. Annan Thambi (2008) Revenues: Rs15 crore

Sethuramiyer CBI (2004) Revenues: Rs9 crore: a big amount for 2004

The biggest Malayalam hits of the year

2010

Sify

Malayalam cinema saw a record number of releases in 2010. 86 straight and six dubbed films (Total 92 films) were released. The list below has been compiled by Sify from trade sources in distribution and exhibition. The figures mentioned are approximate and may vary. Only the theatrical collections have been taken into account

1 Pokkiri Raja

Super Hit

Reasons - Mammootty- Prithviraj pairing rocked big time with the audiences.

Trade Facts - Made at a cost of Rs 4.5 Crore. Has got a distributors' share of Rs 6.5 Crore.

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2 Marykunduoru Kunjadu

Super Hit

Reasons - Fantastic performance by Dileep along with comedy laced with sentiments.

Trade Facts - This Christmas release has the potential to turn into a super hit based on word-of-mouth reports and its initial first week collections.

Marykundu Oru Kunjadu, a Christmas release has been included in the list and that too at number two, as collections for first week is extraordinary and the film carries very good reports. The film, in 10 days, has collected a share that Kariyasthan took 17 days to collect!

3 Kariyasthan

Classification - Super Hit

Reasons - Feel-good entertainer laced with slapstick comedy

Trade Facts - Film made at a cost of Rs 2.5 Crore. Will do theatrical business worth Rs 4.5 Crore.

4 In Ghost House Inn

Classification - Super Hit

Reasons - The horror comedy was something new for the audiences.

Trade Facts - Film made for Rs 2.5 Crore has done theatrical business worth Rs 4 crore.

5 Elsamma Enna Aankutty

Classification - Hit

Reasons - A new heroine Ann and a story that appealed to family audiences.

Trade Facts - Made on a budget of Rs 2 Crore will do business of around Rs 3.25 from theatres.

6 Pappi Appacha

Classification - Hit

Reasons - A crass comedy. Got a solo release and long run due to holiday season.

Trade facts - Made on a budget of Rs 2.25, did business of Rs 3.50 Crore from theatricals.

7 Happy Husbands

Hit

Reasons - A comedy caper that worked well, along with fine performances.

Trade Facts - A film that cost Rs 2.25 Crore and did business for Rs 3 Crore from theatres.

8 Shikar

Hit

Reasons - Mohanlal and Samuthirakani`s acting and total packaging

Trade Facts - The film made at a cost of Rs 3.5 Crore has made Rs 3.75 as distributor`s share. It has recovered its cost of production from theatricals and taking other rights will be profitable for the producer.

9 Pranchiyettan and the Saint

Classification - Hit

Reasons - Something different by director Renjith, with superb performance by Mammootty

Trade Facts - Made on a shoe string budget of Rs 1.50 Crore (Mammootty did not take his salary), film has taken a distributors share of Rs 2 Crore.

10 Malarvadi Arts Club

Classification - Hit

Reasons - A youthful entertainer with new actors along with good music and packaging.

Trade Facts - Film made at a cost of Rs 1.75 crore has made Rs 2 crore from theatricals alone.

2011

SansCinema

The films mentioned below have been listed in the descending order of their box office collections as reported by SansCinema. At some places SansCinema labels a film as a 'flop' even though films that earned less money than they have been listed as hits. This probably means that they were unsuccessful in relation to their budget.

Conversely, some films labelled as Super Hits, though films that earned more money were mere Hits. Obviously, once again the success was relative tio the budget.

All such counter-intuitive films have been labelled accordingly.

The mega-hits

Christian Brothers Joshiy

Seniors Vaishakh

China Town Rafi Mecartin

Krishnanum Radhayum Santhosh Pandit

The hits

Urumi Santosh Sivan

Snehaveedu Sathyan Anthikkadu

Traffic/ Super Hit Rajesh R Pillai

Makeup Man Shafi

Indian Rupee Ranjith

Arabeem Ottakom P. Madhavan Nayarum in Oru Marubhoomikkadha/ Merely successful Priyadarshan

Salt N’ Pepper/ Super Hit Aashiq Abu

Sevenes Joshiy

Teja Bhai & Family/ Flop Deepu Karunakaran

Doctor Love K. Biju

Rathinirvedam T. K. Rajeev Kumar

Three Kings V. K. Prakash

Janapriyan Boban Samuel

August 15/ Flop Shaji Kailas

Payyans/ Flop Leo Thaddeus

Manikya Kallu// Merely successful M. Mohanan

Swapna Sanchari Kamal

Beautiful/ Hit V. K. Prakash

The flops

Doubles/ Super-flop Sohan Seenulal

Pranayam Blessy

My Dear Kuttichathan 3D/ Hit Jijo

Gadhama/ / Merely successful Kamal

Arjunan Saakshi/ Super-flop Ranjith Sankar

Collector Anil C Menon

Ulakam Chuttum Valiban Raja Babu

Venicile Vyaapari Shafi

The Metro Bipin Prabhakar

The Train/ Super-flop Jayaraj

Kudumbasree Travels Kiran

Super-flops

Lucky Jokers Sunil

Race Kukku Surendran

Living Together Fazil

Bombay March 12 Babu Janardhan

Nadakame Ulakam Viji Thamby

City Of God Lijo Jose Pellissery

Bhakthajanangalude Sradhakku Priyanandanan

Uppukandam Brothers Back in Action T. S. Suresh Babu

Adaminte Makan Abu Salim Ahamed

Violin Sibi Malayil

Kayam Anil K Nair

Sankaranum Mohananum T. V. Chandran

Vaadamalli Alberrt Antoni

Mohabbath East Coast Vijayan

Maharaja Talkies Devidas Chelanatt

Raghuvinte Swantham Rasiya Vinayan

Aazhakadal Shaan

Priyappetta Naattukaare Sreejith Paleri

Melvilasom Madhav Ramadasan

Kadhayile Nayika Dileep

Makaramanju Lenin Rajendran

Sarkar Colony V. S. Jayakrishna

Note Out Kutty Naduvil

Ithu Nammude Katha Rajesh Kannankara

Nakharam T. Deepesh

Achan Ali Akbar

Kalabhamazha P Suku Menon

Umma Vijayakrishnan

Kanakompathu Mahadevan

Kottarathil Kuttibhootham Kumar Nanda – Basheer

The Filmstar Sanjeev Raj

Chaappa Kurish/ Made a profit Sameer Thahir

Manushyamrugam Baburaj

Bangkok Summer Pramod Pappan

Ninnishtam Ennishtam 2 Alleppey Ashraf

Orma Mathram Madhu Kaithapram

Scene No. 001 Snehajith

Oru Nunakkatha Johnson Thankachan

Veettilekkulla Vazhi Dr. Biju

Chungakkarum Veshyakalum Isaac Thomas

Venshankhu Pol Ashok R Rath

Arabipponnu Vijay

Koratty Pattanam Railway Gate Hafiz Ismail

Sandwich M. S. Manu

Veeraputhran P. T. Kunju Muhammed

Pachuvum Kovalanum Taha

Naayika Jayaraj

Innanu Aa Kalyanam Rajasenan

Sundara Kalyanam Chandra Mohan

Athe Mazha Athe Veyil G. Manu

Bhagavathipuram Prakashan

Happy Durbar Hari Amaravila

Killadi Raman Thulasidas

Vellaripravinte Changathi Akku Akbar

2012

BoxOfficeVerdicts

The films mentioned below have been listed in the descending order of their box office collections as reported by BoxOfficeVerdicts. At some places BoxOfficeVerdicts labels a film as a 'flop' or 'below average' even though films that earned less money than they have been listed as hits. This probably means that they were unsuccessful in relation to their budget.

Conversely, Second Show is said to be a Hit, whereas films that earned more have been shown as less successful. Once again perhaps such judgements are born from comparisons with the film's budget.

All such counter-intuitive films have been mentioned

The biggest hits

Mayamohini

Ordinary

Run Babby Run

My Boss

Thattathin Marayathu

Casanovva/ Flop

Usthad Hotel

Mallu Singh

The King And The Commissioner/ Below Average

Spirit

Mr Marumakan/ Above Average

Grandmaster

Ayalum Njanum Thammil

Thappana

Bavuttiyude Namathil

Cobra

Diamond Necklace

Da Thadiya

Above average and average

Husbands In Goa

Bachelor Party

Spanish Masala

22 Female Kottayam/ Hit

Trivandrum Lodge

Karmayodha

Second Show/ Hit

Flops

Masters

Jawan Of Vellimala

101 Weddings

Ee Adutha Kaalathu

Theevram

Chettayees

Hero

Face 2 Face/ Super flop

Simhasanam/ Super flop

Padmasree Bharat Dr Sarojkumar

Molly Aunty Rocks

Shikari

Thalsamayam Oru Penkutty

Njanum Ente Familyum

Thiruvambadi Thamban

Puthiya Theerangal

Friday

Super flops and mere flops

I Love Me

Unnam

Madirasi

Manthrikan

Kunjaliyan

Banking Hours 10 To 4

Vadhyar

Asuravithu

Poppins

No 66 Madhura Bus

916

Nidra

Chapters

Mullassery Madhavankutty

Chattakkari

Naughty Professor

Mla Mani 10am Classum Gusthiyum

Father's Day

Cinema Company

Last Bench

Karmayogi

Matinee

2013

According to OneIndia

OneIndia

1 Romans

The movie Romans was directed by Boban Samuel. Kunchacko Boban and Biju Menon played the lead roles in this movie. They were seen as priests in this film. It was a fully entertaining movie.

2 Kammath And Kammath

Mammootty and Dileep played the role of brothers in this film, who are two proprietors. Tamil actor Dhanush played a cameo role in this film. Narain, Rima Kallingal and Karthika Nair were also seen in the film.

3 Celluloid

Prithviraj and Mamta Mohandas were seen playing the lead roles in this Kamal directed movie. The movie was a Blockbuster and won the Best Film Award in the State level.

4 Sound Thoma

Directed by Vysakh, Dileep and Namitha Pramod played lead roles in Sound Thoma. Dileep played the character, who had a cleft lip and defective voice.

5 Immanuel

Mammootty, Fahad Fazil and Reenu Mathews played lead roles in this Lal Jose directed movie.

6 Mumbai Police

Prithviraj, Jayasurya and Rahman were seen in lead roles in Mumbai Police. The movie was directed by Rosshan Andrrews.

7 Bhaarya Athra Pora

Jayaram and Gopika were once again seen together in this movie after their Veruthe Oru Bhaarya. The movie was directed by Akku Akbar.

8 Neram

Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim were seen as a pair for the first time with this movie. It was directed by Alphonse Putharen.

9 Honey Bee

Asif Ali, Bhavana, Baburaj, Archana Kavi and Sreenath Bhasi were seen playing lead roles in this movie. Actor Lal's son Junior Lal directed this movie. The director has announced the sequel for the movie.

10 ABCD

Dulquar Salman and Jacob Gregory played lead roles in ABCD, along with Aparna Gopinath and Tovino Thomas. The movie was directed by Martin Prakkat.

According to BoxOfficeVerdicts

BoxOfficeVerdicts

The films mentioned below have been listed in the descending order of their box office collections as reported by BoxOfficeVerdicts. At some places BoxOfficeVerdicts labels a film as a 'flop' or 'below average' even though films that earned less money than they have been listed as hits. This probably means that they were unsuccessful in relation to their budget.

All such counter-intuitive films have been mentioned

The hits

Romans

Kammath & Kammath

Sound Thoma

Immanuel

Honey Bee

Ladies & Gentleman/ Flop

Abcd

Mumbai Police

Neram/ Super Hit

Amen/ Above Average

Bharya Athra Pora

Celluloid

Flops and average runs

3 Dots

Red Wine

Dracula

Annayum Rasoolum

5 Sundarikal

Nee Ko Nja Cha

Hotel California

Lucky Star

Lokpal/ Super flop

Natholi Oru Cheriya Meenalla

Left Right Left

Shutter

Super flops

Cowboy

Kili Poyi

David & Goliath

Thank You

Up And Down

Money Back Policy

Aru Sundarimarude Katha

English

Ithu Pathiramanal

Housefull

Breaking News Live

Biggest initial for a Malayalam film

Pulimurugan (2016): Rs 12.9 crore in the first three days

The sources of this page include

Ashik Siddique

Top Movie Rankings.com

imdb.com

Finally, Mollywood enters 100-crore club, TNN | Nov 8, 2016, The Times of India

and Google searches

See also

Box office records of Malayalam films

Malayalam cinema: 2010 onwards

Dileep (Gopalakrishnan Pillai)

Bhavana (Karthika Menon)

…and several other pages on Malayalam cinema.

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