Box Office: Mammootty's Bheeshma Parvam scores Opening weekend record in Kerala

Updated on Mar 07, 2022  |  01:15 PM IST |  478.5K
Bheeshma Parvam starring Mammootty (image courtesy of Amal Neerad Productions)
Bheeshma Parvam starring Mammootty (image courtesy of Amal Neerad Productions)

Bheeshma Parvam took the record for the biggest opening weekend ever in Kerala for a Mollywood movie. The Mammootty starrer action thriller grossed Rs. 21-21.25 crores approx in the state during its 4-days weekend, besting the previous record held by Lucifer which earned Rs. 20 crores. In India, the weekend is generally referred to the three-day Friday-Sunday frame, but most Mollywood films release on Thursday for day and date release in Gulf, where the weekend is Thursday-Saturday in most countries. It grossed another Rs. 2.40 crores approx outside Kerala, for a total of Rs. 23.50 crores approx at the Indian box office.

The film had a huge opening on Thursday and collections held strongly on Thursday as well. There was a big jump on Saturday, with film scoring the biggest Saturday ever in Kerala and then another big jump yesterday with collections almost reaching first day numbers. In doing so, it took the biggest Sunday ever for a film in the state with Rs. 5.90-6 crores approx, overtaking Baahubali 2’s Rs. 5.25 crores. The weekend numbers and trending mostly confirms Rs. 40 crores plus final in the state, a number only half a dozen films have done to date. If it continues with strong collections and stays above Rs. 3 crores plus on first few weekdays, Rs. 50 crores plus talks can begin.

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The day-wise box office collections of Bheeshma Parvam at the Indian box office are as follows:

Thursday - Rs. 6.70 crores

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Friday - Rs. 4.30 crores

Saturday - Rs. 5.80 crores

Sunday - Rs. 6.70 crores

Total - Rs. 23.50 crores

Outside Kerala, the film performed well as well, though numbers are a bit lower than other recent big Malayalam movies due to limited screenings. In Karnataka, it grossed Rs. 1.25 crores during the weekend, while Tamil Nadu tallied at Rs. 65 lakhs, with strong growth on Sunday as the shows increased.

Overseas numbers are still being compiled, the initial numbers pouring in are huge with over $300K weekend in Saudi Arabia, which could be an all-time record for Indian films depending where actuals land. The overall Middle East could be around $3 million and worldwide opening weekend of Rs. 47 crores plus. The film releases in USA, UK, Europe and AUS/NZ next week.

ALSO READ: Bheeshma Parvam Movie Review: A stylishly crafted gangster epic centred on familiar beats

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