Mohanlal's Hallo, has taken the best ever opening in 2007 for a Malayalam film, in 56 screens with 100 percent opening. The film is turning out to be the super hit of the year so far, and family audience are going crazy about Lal ettan's drunken lawyer act.
At Thiruvananthapuram, Sreekumar and Sreevisakh, it has grossed Rs 3, 86, 560 in its first two days of opening (July 5& 6). The way it has opened and is being appreciated, Rafi- Mecartin's family entertainer Hallo has the potential for a 100 day run!
Lal Jose's Arabikatha is being liked by everybody, but being pitted against mass entertainers like Hallo and July 4, has resulted in an average opening. Still on Saturday, collections picked up due to the excellent word-of-mouth, and the film may turn out to be a hit in the coming weeks. The film has grossed Rs 1, 86,060 from the single screen Sree Padmanabha theatre in Thiruvananthapuram in two days.
Dileep's July 4 has taken an average opening and is limping in most centres, as Hallo has taken over the box-office. In Thiruvananthapuram, at Ajanta it grossed in its first two days Rs 1, 78, 857.