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BOX OFFICE! Malayalam Movies That Set The Box Office On Fire In The First Quarter Of 2017!

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Malayalam movies and the industry has made a giant leap in the year 2017, as far as box office collections of movies, released in this year are concerned. We saw good number of Malayalam movies setting the cash registers ringing.

The first quarter of 2017 did end on a promising note, with Mammootty starrer The Great Father also joining the list of top grossers of Malayalam movies of the year, so far.

As many as 25 Malayalam movies, did hit the theatres in the span of 3 months, with the first one being Dr Biju's Kaadu Pookkunna Neram being the first movie to release. In fact, a record number of movies did turn out to be profitable ventures.

Here, we take you through the Malayalam movies that set the cash registers ringing in the first quarter of 2017..

Jomonte Suviseshangal

Jomonte Suviseshangal, was the first film to hit the theatres in 2017. The movie, which released on January 19, 2017 did get a superb opening at the box office. Family audiences lapped up this movie directed by Sathyan Anthikkad and did go on to fetch above 30 Crores at the worldwide box office.

Box Office Verdict: Blockbuster

Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol

Mohanlal's first release of the year didn't disappoint the audiences either. Despite facing stiff competition from Jomonte Suviseshangal and other language releases, this Mohanlal starrer turned out to be a real big hit. Reportedly, the film crossed the 50-Crore mark at the worldwide box office.

Box Office Verdict: Blockbuster

Ezra

Ezra, made it to the theatres on February 10, 2017. The film, which came in with the tag of a genuine horror thriller did satisfy the audiences, up to a large extent. The movie registered a thunderous opening and maintained the same momentum in the later days, as well. Reportedly, the film did cross the 40-Crore mark at the worldwide box office. Ezra is still continuing its run in certain centres in Kerala.

Box Office Verdict: Blockbuster

Oru Mexican Aparatha

Oru Mexican Aparatha had a dream start at the box office with the movie having fetched above 3 Crores on its opening day. The weekend too was impressive for the movie and the movie went on to cross the 10-Crore mark within 4 days. But later, the film did slow down a bit and couldn't carry forward the same momentum.

Box Office Verdict: Superhit

Angamaly Diaries

Lijo Jose Pellissery's Angamaly Diaries is one of the best movies of the first quarter of 2017. The film featuring a group of youngsters in it did have a slow start at the box office with the film fetching 2.5 Crores from 4 days. The film did receive amazingly positive reviews which did fuel the movie's run at the box office. If reports are to be believed, the film has crossed the 10-Crore mark and it is still doing a decent business in certain centres.

Box Office Verdict: Superhit

Take Off

Take Off has been receiving extremely positive reviews from all quarters. The movie, directed by Mahesh Narayanan was welcomed with a standing ovation by the Malayalam film audiences. According to the reports, the film did fetch 6.55 Crores from 1 week and the film is going super strong in majority of the centres. The film is sure to earn a superhit tag in the coming days.

The Great Father

Well, this film made it to the theatres towards the end of March, (March 30, 2017). The Mammootty starrer did make a huge impact from day 1 onwards as the film fetched 4.31 Crores on the opening day and thus setting a new record. Having entered the 20-Crore club in 4 days of time, the film has already earned the tag of a blockbuster. The Great Father is sure to do much bigger business in the coming days as the vacation season holds good prospects for the movie.


Almost all major stars of Mollywood like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Dulquer Salmaan, Prithviraj, Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya, Fahadh Faasil etc., had a relase each in the first quarter of 2017.

The theatre strike that loomed over the industry in the starting phase of the year did affect the industry a bit but the exceptional show of Malayalam movies have turned the fortune for the industry and its members. We hope that the rest of the year will also be a fruitful one for Mollywood.

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