But, certain other language movies are set to give a stiff competition to Pulimurugan and other Malayalam films, which are presently doing good business at the box office.
The big question is whether these Hindi and Tamil movies would affect the magnanimous run of Mohanlal's Pulimurugan. Here are the movies which would give a stiff competition to Pulimurugan in the coming days.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which has Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aiswarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles is the prominent one in multiplex centres like Kochi. The film has 35 shows/day in Kochi. The advance booking for the weekend is solid, as well.
Karthi's Kaashmora is the front-runner among the Tamil movie releases. The actor had come down to Kerala for the promotion of the film and it has indeed helped the movie a lot. Kaashmora has 23 shows/day in Kochi.
Comparing to Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shivaay has a lesser hype in Kerala. But, the film has managed to grab a good number of screens. The movie has 21 shows/day in Kochi multiplexes and if good reviews pour in, the film might give stiff competitions to other movies.
Dhanush starrer Kodi has also hit the theatres today. The movie has gained a good number of screens with 14 shows/day in Kochi. Apart from that, Kodi has also garnered good number of single screens in Kerala.
Apart from the other language movies, this Malayalam film, which released in the last week is giving a stiff competition to Pulimurugan. There has been an increase in the number of shows, especially in multiplexes in Kochi. Aanandam has 38 shows/day in Kochi and is having a dream run at the box office.
Pulimurugan has had a smooth run, so far. The movie is still strong in Kochi, but there has been a slight reduction in the number of shows. The movie has 26 shows/day in Kochi multiplexes and 38 shows/day in Kochi, as a whole.
It is Mammootty's Thoppil Joppan, which has been hugely affected by the new releases. The number of shows for the movie has been reduced to 2/day in Kochi.
Let us wait and see how the new releases would fare at the box office. If positive reviews pour in, the other language movies would provide a stiff competition to Pulimurugan.