Last Friday saw the release of two films at the Kerala Box Office, Lenin Rajendran's Edavappaathy and Vinod Guruvayoor's Shikhamani. However, both the films opened to very low occupancy at the ticket windows.
Here is Catch's round-up of the Kerala Box Office this week:
Vineeth Sreenivasan's Jacobinte Swargarajyam has continued its excellent run at the Box Office even in its fourth weekend. The Nivin Pauly starrer is rock steady everywhere despite tough competition from recent releases like Leela and Shikhamani. At the end of the fourth weekend, Jacobinte Swargarajyam has collected a massive Rs 16 crore at the Box Office to become the second top grosser of the year.
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book has continued to do phenomenal business in God's own country. The 3D Hollywood fantasy adventure has out-performed all recent Malayalam films to mint Rs 8 crore in just 24 days, which is mind blowing for an English film in Kerala.
Global United Media, the distribution company who distributed the film in Kerala has struck gold as The Jungle Book is their third big hit in a row after Sankar's I and SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning. The Hollywood fantasy adventure had already collected Rs 2.50 crore from Cochin multiplexes alone to become the fastest film to do so.
Dileep's super hit film King Liar made a surprise comeback at the Box Office. The comedy entertainer, which had a tough time last week in the form of Theri, has overpowered the latter in it's fifth weekend. The film benefited from the ongoing summer vacations in Kerala as families thronged theatres to catch their popular hero's latest film. At the end of its 1-month run, King Liar has collected a huge Rs 17 crore at the Box Office to become the highest grosser of the year.
Biju Menon starrer, Leela failed miserably at the Box Office. After an ordinary Week 1, the film showed no growth at the ticket windows. The controversy surrounding the film and the negative reviews has affected its chances at the Box Office. At the end of a 10-day run, Leela collected a poor Rs 1.75 crore, which is disappointing for a Ranjith directorial venture.
Last week's new release, Shikhamani opened to lukewarm response at the Box Office. The Chemban Vinod Jose starrer was a disaster from day one and it was apparent in its Box Office collections through the weekend, as it garnered less than Rs 50 lakh.
Meanwhile, Theri has broken the record - for the second-highest grossing Tamil film at the Kerala Box Office - set by Enthiran, which minted Rs 15.50 crore upon its release in 2010.