Mohanlal's Pulimurugan has carved a place of its own in the history of Malayalam cinema, for all the good reasons. The movie, showed us that a Malayalam film can conquer those heights that were once thought to beunreachable by the industry experts.
Pulimurugan, which released on October 7, 2016, did have a grand start. But, more than the start, it was the consistency with which the movie marched ahead, that took the film to greater heights.
The film, directed by Vysakh has now almost all the big box office records of Mollywood under its belt. As far as the box office performance is considered, Pulimurugan has set the bar a notch higher, which has made it tougher for other films to break those records.
Here, we take you through the 6 major box office records set by Pulimurugan, which are somewhat difficult to break. Read on..
Pulimurugan now holds the record for the top grossing Malayalam movie of all time. The film made a worldwide gross of 134.02 Crores. The film that is at the second spot is Drishyam, which fetched 68 Crores worldwide. It means that Pulimurugan has minted double the collection of Drishyam and it would be a tough task for any other film to reach that mark.
Pulimurugan's UAE/GCC Record
Pulimurugan has enjoyed a fascinating run in UAE/GCC centres. The film recorded a box office collection of above 38 Crores at the UAE box office and has found a place in the top 10 highest grossing Indian movies at the UAE/GCC box office.
Highest First Weekend Grosser
Believe it or not, Pulimurugan went on to cross the 25-Crore mark within 1 week of its run. No other film has ever touched the 20-Crore mark within 1 week. Ezra is the movie at the second spot with the film having 15-Crores within 7 days of its run.
Record Number Of Shows
Pulimurugan, completed 100 days of run in good number of centres in Kerala. The movie also did set a record in the number of shows. Reportedly, Pulimurugan crossed 40,000 shows in Kerala. Now, it would be really difficult for a Malayalam film to cross this mark considering the fact that only very few Malayalam films enjoy such a long run in theatres, nowadays.
Manyam Puli – Record Set By The Dubbed Version
Manyam Puli, the Telugu dubbed version of Pulimurugan, did enjoy a good run in Telugu speaking regions. In fact, the movie went on to register a record in the box office collections of a Telugu dubbed version of a Malayalam film. Reportedly, the movie made a business of approximately 15 Crores, which are really big numbers.
100+ Shows/Day After 80 Days
Pulimurugan had a wide release in Kerala and despite that the film completed 80 days in theatres that too with 100+ shows/day. After the wide release strategies came to effect, we have not seen Malayalam films enjoying such a fantastic run in theatres.
Most recent releases like Dulquer Salmaan's, Jomonte Suviseshangal, Mohanlal's Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol and Prithviraj's Ezra have set the box office on fire, but even these movies couldn't break some of the big records set by Pulimurugan.
Well, there are some big movies in the offing in 2017 like Mammootty's The Great Father, Dulquer Salmaan's CIA(Comrade In America), Mohanlal's 1971 Beyond Borders etc. We have to wait and see whether these films will match the performance of Pulimurugan or not.