Annan Thambi - A blockbuster?

Last Updated: Tue, May 13, 2008 12:12 hrs

After Katha Parayumbol Malayalam cinema did not have any blockbusters till Annan Thambi came along. It has become the first Malayalam superstar film that has turned profitable from the releasing stations itself.

This has come about due to Marakkar Films, the producers and distributors brain wave idea of releasing the film in 75 screens across Kerala. There was strong objection from established theatre monopoly in big cities who could not stomach this, but Marakkar also went equally aggressive and collected MG's (Minimum Guarantee) from small B & C stations!

Those who said that Mammootty cannot dance or do comedy, is now forced to eat crow. The megastar's pulling power at the box-office has once again been is terrific and has clearly made him the number one in Kerala.

Annan Thambi- Balance sheet 25 days after its release

Cost of Production (including print and publicity) - Rs 3.78 crore

Theatrical collections (Distributors share) +

MG's from B & C stations - Rs 4. 22 crore
Overseas and Indian domestic - Rs 45 lakhs
Television Rights - Rs 95 lakhs
Telugu Remake Rights - Rs 35 lakhs
Total from all rights = Rs 5 . 97 crore

# Profit in 25 days = Rs 2.19 crore

# Please note the film has the potential to collect Rs 2 crore more once it completes its run in all stations in Kerala in the next eight months.

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