The Kerala box-office is back with tracking releases from Diwali till date. Tamil films dominated the box-office during this period due to a crippling three week strike when there were no Malayalam releases.
At number one is Vijay`s Velayudham which released on Diwali day in Kerala and took a fantastic opening. In the second position is Suriya`s 7aum Arivu which too released big and grossed huge.
Both the Tamil films cashed in as theatre owners gave them prime time shows and long run due to non-availability of Malayalam new releases. The buzz in trade circles is that Velayudham and 7aum Arivu may touch a distributor`s share of Rs2 Crores from Kerala.
In the third place is VK Prakash`s Beautiful starring Jai Surya and Anoop Menon which was released on December 2. The film is getting elite audiences and has netted nearly Rs 11 lakhs from Padma in Ernakulam in two weeks.
At number four is Jayaram`s Kamal directed Swapna Sanchari which is is an average grosser and in the fifth place is Shah Rukh Khan`s Ra One which opened big but later fell.