Highest grossing malayalam movies of all time

Every film industry is growing day by day and the cost of production increased. Only few films get good responses from Box office nowadays. Here, lists top 10 highest grossing Malayalam films of all-time based on the Box office collections (world wide).

1. Pulimurugan (2016)

Pulimurugan 100 Crore collection

Vysakh's big budget movie Pulimurugan has broken almost all the records of Kerala box office. Before the overseas release the movie has grossed 50 crores in just 14 days from India alone. The movie is going to create history by breaking into 100 Crores when it completes its box office journey.

Budget : 25.00 Crores

Box Office: 135+ Crores

2. Drishyam (2013)

Drishyam Box Office

Mohanlal starred Drishyam had broken all Malayalam box office records by collecting a staggering 60 crores from theaters and satellite rights. It was produced with a low cost of 4 crores and successfully completed over 20,000 shows only in kerala. The film went on to run over 100 days in many theaters and earned highest profit margin among all Malayalam films ever produced.

Budget: 4.50 Crores

Box Office: 66.25 Crores

3. Oppam (2016)

Oppm Box Office

Mohanlal - Priyadarshan movie Oppam has crossed 50 crores mark world wide before 40 days of it initial release. It became the fastest to do so by Oct 15, 2016. From the middle east itself the movie has collected 8.13 crores in 10 days. At Kerala BO, the movie crossed  40 crores in 50 days.

Budget : 6.8 Crores

Box Office: 61 Crores

4. Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015)

Ennu Ninte Moideen Box Office

2015 has been a good year for Malayalam Cinema as the quality of films and number of hits increased. The eternal love story of Kanchanamala and Moideen (Prithviraj) was well recieved by audience and it collected over 35 Crore till now. Film has a budget of 13 Crore and the shooting was continued for 112 days. After 73 days of running it collected over 55 Crores world wide.

Budget : 13.00 Crores

Box Office: 60+ Crores

5. Premam (2015)

Premam Box Office collection

Alphonse Puthren directed Premam has taken the Kerala boxoffice by storm. Shows in many centers has been increased due to audience demands. It has broken first week boxoffice collection records of Banglore days by a huge margin.Premam crossed 20 Crore mark in its 14th day. It became the fastest Malayalam film to cross 20 crore mark in fewer days. It is now became the highest grossing ($178K USD) malayalam film in USA by beating Drishyam's Record.

Budget: 4.0 Crores

Box Office: Est around 60 Crores

6. Two Countries (2015)

Two Countries Boxoffice collection

Another film from 2015 has made into top list of highest grossing Malayalam movie of all time, Two countries. It was directed by Shafi and produced by M Renjith. Though it was released along with Dulquer Salman movie Charlie, the film got huge family audience from first day itself. It collected 10 Crores in the second week itself.  After its final run the film collected over 55 Crores from the Boxoffice.

Budget: Not known

Box Office: 55+ Crores

7. Amar Akbar Anthony (2015)

Amar Akbar Anthony Box Office

Amar Akbar Anthony is one of the blockbusters of 2015. This comedy flick was directed by Nadirsha and attracted all kinds of audiences. Budget of the film was 6.70 Crore and was hugely successful even when Ennu Ninte Moideen was running successfully in the box office

Budget : 6.70 Crores

Box Office: 45+ Crores

8. Banglore Days (2014)

Banglore Days Box Office

Bangalore days was the highest grossing film in 2014 by collecting 50 crores from theaters and other revenue sources. Budget of the film was 9 crores and in the first week itself it collected 8.5 crores.

Budget : 9.00 Crores

Box Office: 45 Crores

9. Charlie (2015)

Charlie- Highest grossing Malayalam movie

Martin Prakatt directed 2015 movie Charlie created hype well before its release. It was obvious that the film would reap high rewards for it from the boxoffice. It collected 2.06 crores from its first day. In the second week it crossed the 10 crore mark. After its final run, it collected just over 40 Crores from the boxoffice. The collection dipped low after two weeks because of the comedy filled Dileep's comedy flick Two countires.

Budget : Not known

Box Office: 40+ Crores

10. Twenty 20 (2008)

Twenty 20 Box Office

Artists association of Malayalam Cinema, AMMA produced this film with a cost of 7 Crore and became a blockbuster mainly due to the prolific cast. It collected 32.6 Crores from its overall run became the highest grossing film till 2014. Interestingly Twenty 20 was in the third position in Chennai Box Office in its first week of release.

Budget: 7 Crores

Box Office: 32.6 Crores

11. Oru Vadakkan Selfie (2015)

Oru Vadakkan selfie Box Office

Oru vadakkan selfie is the first block buster of 2015, starring Nivin Pauly, Aju Varghese, Vineeth Sreenivsan and Manjima Mohan in lead roles. It got an overwhelming start and forced exhibitos to increase the number of shows. It has completed 100 days in 12 theaters. It was able to collect over 25 crore in all over India

Budget: 4.5 Crore

Box Office: 25+ Crore

12. Kerala Verma Pazhassi Raja (2009)

Kerala varma Pazhassiraja Box Office

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Mammootty starrer ‘Pazhassi Raja’ is the costliest films ever made in the Malayalam till now. Cost of production for this epic movie was 27 Crores. Since the Malayalam Film market is very small compared to Tamil and Hindi it was able to collect only 23.2 Crores. Though film was highly accepted by audience, it was financially a flop movie.

Budget: 27 Crore

Box Office: 23.2 Crore

13. Classmates (2006)

Classmates Box Office

Another Lal Jose film in the all time top chart of Malayalam. It was highest grossing film until Twenty 20 broke its record. Classmates is one of the blockbusters of all time and collected 23 crores from box office. It is believed that film was made with 4 Crores budget only.

Budget: 4 Crores

Box Office: 23 Crores

14. Rajamanikyam (2005)

Rajamanikyam Box Office

Mammootty did an excellent job as Bellary Raja in Rajamanikyam. The film was a huge hit and successfully collected 22.5 Crores from box office. Film was released in 2005 and produced with a budget of 4 Crores.

Budget: 4 Crores

Box Office: 22.5 Crores

15. Jacobinte Swargarajyam (2016)

Jacobinte Swargarajyam Box Office

Another Nivin Pauly film, Jacobinte Swargarajyam. in the top list of highest grossing Malayalam movies of all time. It opened in Kerala boxoffice with positive review and it collected 1.37 Crores from Kerala box office on it opening day. The film was made of 7.5 crore budget and collected a whopping 25 crores after its final run, which is quite high for family entertainer.

Budget: 7.5 Crore

Box Office: 22.15 Crore

16. Narasimham (2000)

Narasimham highest grossing film

Narasimham is still going strong as a top movie in the Malayalam box office list. Directed by Shaji Kailas, the film was released in 2000. Upon released the film broken all the box office records and run continuously on many theaters for over 100 days. It was produced with a cost of 2-3 Crores and collected over 20 Crores from Box office. It is considered as the first Malayalam film to cross the coveted 20 Crores mark in the history of Malayalam movies.

Budget: 2 Crores

Box Office: 22 Crores

17. Mayamohini

Mayamohini Box Office

Mayamohini is an unexpected entry in the all-time top chart of Malayalam box office. The film created waves as Dileep portrayed the role of a female seductress called Mohini. It was the highest grosser in 2012. It is believed that the cost of the film was 4.5 crores and it collected 22 crores from box office.

Budget: 4.5 Crores

Box Office: 22 Crores

18. King Liar

Hit of 2016 Malayalam-  King liar

King Liar was one of the much awaited movie of the year because of Siddique-Lal combo united for a film after a long time. Though the movie disappoints at various departments, the hype created before the release really helped to amass a very good revenue.  It is believed that the movie had a budget of 12.50 Crores. It has collected 20.50 Crores from Kerala boxoffice. In the first weekend itself the movie collected 4.46 Crores.

Budget: 12.5 crores
Collection: 20.5 crores [Read..]

19. Thankasipattanam


Released on Christmas of 2000 Thankasipattanam hugely accepted by audience and went on to become a blockbuster. It had run over 200 days in theatres.

Budget: 4 Crores

Box Office: 20 Crores

20. Vellimoonga

Vellimoonga Box Office

Another unexpected entry in the top chart, Vellimoonga was political satire film featuring Biju Menon, Aju Varghese and Nikki Galrani in lead roles. Due to request of audience the film re-released in many theaters. It was a low budget film with costs only 2.8 Lakhs to produce and collected 20 Crores from box office.

Budget: 2.8 Crores

Box Office: 20 Crores

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