The first half of 2013 - January 1 to June 30 has been a good year for Malayalam cinema. Out of 90 releases, 15 were profitable and 4 were break even. It means a hit percentage of approximately 14%, which is very good.
The 15 films that were successful at the Kerala Box Office from January 1 to June 30 are - Romans (Blockbuster), Amen (Super Hit), Sound Thomma (Super Hit), Honey Bee (Super Hit), ABCD (Super Hit), Neram (Hit) , Immanuel (Hit), Mumbai Police (Hit), Celluloid (Hit), Nee Ko Njan Cha (Hit), Bharya Athra Pora (Hit), Dracula -2013 (Hit), Kili Poyi(Above Average), Shutter (Above Average) and Annayum Rasoolum (Above Average).
Kunchacko Bobban - Biju Menon comedy caper Romans that released in January is a blockbuster. The film directed by Bobban Samuels, made at a cost of Rs 4.5 crore, including print and publicity, has made Rs 6.20 crore from theatricals alone. It is the highest grosser of the year, grossing Rs 13.45 cr from 100 days at 247 centres. The film can be termed as a blockbuster if you take into consideration revenues from satellite television rights & other rights.
The films which have turned super hits are - Amen, Sound Thoma, Honey Bee and ABCD. Please note, out of this Honey Bee and ABCD are still running and has potential to be blockbusters, when we do the year-end report.
Four other films which may break even if you take theatrical and all other rights put together, but not profitable are - Kamath and Kamath, Red Wine, 3 Dots and Lucky Star.