Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham, the Mohanlal-starrer that hit the theatres on December 2, Thursday, has made a grand opening at the box office. Despite receiving mixed reviews from both the audiences and critics, Marakkar is experiencing a heavy rush on all releasing centers. When the Priyadarshan directorial completed the first 2 days of its release, it has been evident that the social media trends have not affected its box office performance.
According to the latest updates from the trade experts, Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham had an excellent opening at the worldwide box office. The magnum opus has emerged as the second all-time biggest opener, with its day 1 collections. However, Marakkar failed to beat the record set by Lucifer, the 2019-released Mohanlal starrer directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran.
When it completed the first two days of release, Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham has made a total gross collection of over Rs. 15 Crore from the Kerala box office alone. As per the reports, the Mohanlal starrer has crossed the 20-Crore mark with its worldwide box office collection with day 2.
But, Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham succeeded in crossing the collection record set by Mohanlal's mystery thriller Odiyan, and the second position. Thus, Mohanlal has earned all three positions, when it comes to the Top 3 biggest openings of Malayalam cinema at the worldwide box office. This also proves why the complete actor is called the undisputed king of the box office.
Read Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham Kerala box office collection break down (Day 1):
Gross: Rs. 6.67 Crore
Share: Rs. 3.40 Crore
Net: Rs. 5.86 Crore
The trade experts suggest that Marakkar is definitely going to make a spectacular first-weekend collection at the worldwide box office, owing to the huge hype around the project. Also, the long weekend is expected to favour the Mohanlal starrer at both Kerala and overseas box office. In that case, Marakkar Arabikadalinte Simham has all the chances to break the pre-existing first weekend collection records.