Kerala Box-Office – April 10 to June 15 – Summer Hits
Tuesday, 17 June , 2014, 15:17
Box office reports
The summer of 2014 between April 10 and June 15, has turned out to be a golden period. There is one mega blockbuster, two super hits, one hit and an average grosser. The Malayalam film industry is going through a boom period as box-office collections have touched a new high. New generation stars and directors have been accepted by the audiences and trade is booming.
The biggest ever hit of summer of 2014 is Anjali Menon directed Bangalore Days. The film is reported to have grossed a whopping Rs 10 Crore in its first week (May 30 to June 5) from 98 screens in Kerala and 105 outside of the state. It clearly means the film has taken a share of Rs 5.5 Crore in its first week.
Bangalore Days was rock steady in its second week and trade analyst say the film would have grossed another 7 to 8 Cr, with a share estimate of Rs 3 to 3.5Cr share. It has become a mega blockbuster one of the highest ever grossers in Malayalam cinema and is the clear number one by a mile at the Kerala summer box-office.
At number two is Dileep’s Ring Master which has taken a theatrical share of Rs 6 to Rs 7 Crore in 50 days. The film has made profit from theatricals alone, which is fantastic. The crass comedy worked with the masses and is a super hit.
In the third place is Manju Warrier’s comeback film How Old Are you, which can be classified as a super hit. The film according to trade sources has taken a share of approximately Rs 5 Crore in 25 days from 77 screens in Kerala.
At number four is Prithviraj’s 7th Day, which took a flying opening and a theatrical share of Rs 3.5 Crore in 50 days, which is good. And in the fifth place is Mohanlal’s Mr Fraud, which took an extraordinary opening but subsequently fell and is reported to have done Rs 3 Crore share from theatricals. Taking its satellite cost into consideration the film is profitable for its producer.