Last Friday saw the release of three major films at the Kerala Box Office: Suriya starrer 24, Prithviraj's James and Alice and Hollywood film Captain America: Civil War.
Here is Catch's round-up of the Kerala Box Office this week:
Suriya's 24 had an excellent opening weekend at Kerala Box Office. The sci-fi thriller had performed exceedingly well throughout the opening weekend by minting a whopping Rs. 5.45 crore at the Box Office.
The film collected Rs. 1.90 crore on Friday, Rs. 1.70 crore on Saturday and Rs. 1.85 crore on Sunday to become the second highest Kollywood opening weekend of 2016 in Kerala after Theri. Suriya's huge fan base and positive word of mouth has worked wonders for the film. The film also overshadowed the recent Prithviraj release James And Alice, which released on same day.
James And Alice
James and Alice, which released last Friday, is Prithviraj's third release of the year. But in what is bound to spell trouble for the makers, James and Alice opened to a lukewarm response at the ticket windows. The Prithviraj starrer had a disappointing opening weekend with Rs. 2.35 crore, which is not good at all for the superstar film.
The film was met with mixed reviews and was criticised for its slow pace. Releasing on the same date as 24 and Captain America: Civil War worked against the film. The film's performance on weekdays will decide its fate.
Vineeth Sreenivasan's Jacobinte Swargarajyam has completed its glorious one-month theatrical run at Kerala Box Office. The Nivin Pauly starrer, which released on 8 April 2016, has performed outstandingly well despite tough competition from the likes of Theri, King Liar, The Jungle Book and the recent release 24. At the end of the one-month run, the family entertainer has collected Rs 17 crore at the Box Office, which is currently less than the collection of 2016's highest grosser, King Liar.
Captain America: Civil War
Despite audiences flocking to watch Suriya's 24, Marvel's latest superhero offering, Captain America: Civil War registered excellent collections at Kerala Box Office. The superhero film, which clashed with 24 and James And Alice, managed to rake in nearly Rs. 1 crore on its opening weekend. Around Rs. 25 lakh has come from Cochin multiplexes itself.
The biggest grosser of the year, Dileep's King Liar continued to do phenomenal business in its sixth weekend. The Lal directorial benefited from the ongoing summer vacations in Kerala as families thronged theatres to catch their popular actor's latest blockbuster. At the end of its 40-day run, King Liar has collected a massive Rs 18.15 crore at the Box Office. King Liar is Dileep's second consecutive hit after the 2015 Christmas blockbuster Two Countries.
Meanwhile, Vijay's Tamil blockbuster, Theri, has successfully completed 25 days at the Kerala Box Office. The thriller, from the kitty of director Atlee, released on 14 April. Theri has had a terrific run at the Box Office so far, with collections of Rs 16 crore at the Kerala Box Office alone .