‘Manjummel Boys’ creates history by opening ₹200-crore club in Malayalam

It became the highest-grossing movie in Malayalam by surpassing the record of '2018: Everyone is a Hero'.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 19, 2024 | 2:46 PMUpdatedMar 19, 2024 | 2:46 PM

Manjummel Boys grosses ₹200 crore worldwide

Malayalam film Manjummel Boys has grossed ₹200 crore in 26 days at the global box office.

Thus, it created history by becoming the first Malayalam movie to enter the ₹200-crore club.

It surpassed the record of 2018: Everyone is a Hero (2023) and became the highest-grossing movie in Malayalam.

2018: Everyone is a Hero grossed ₹100 crore in just 10 days and over ₹177 crore worldwide, thus becoming the highest-grossing Malayalam film of all time, in 2023.

Earlier, Pulimurukan (2017) and Lucifer (2019) entered the ₹100-crore club.

The tremendous success of Manjummel Boys boosted the confidence among filmmakers in the Malayalam industry, as it also got wide acceptance from critics outside Kerala.

Manjummel Boys was released on 22 February.

On its first day, the flick collected over ₹3 crore. The word-of-mouth publicity helped it pull crowds to theatres.

According to the Sacnilk tracking website, the film raked in an estimated ₹107.60 crore India net.

It collected over ₹60 crore at the Kerala box office and ₹68 crore from the rest of India.

Manjummel Boys grossed ₹100 crore in just 12 days and ₹150 crore worldwide in 18 days. There are many other records for the movie.

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Superhit in Malayalam

In Tamil Nadu, the movie earned ₹50 crore, an achievement for a Malayalam cinema. In Karnataka, the movie earned ₹11 crore, which is also a record and interestingly the original version is getting such an achievement in the neighbouring states.

According to CinetrakFlash, a tracking website, Manjummel Boys surpassed the collection of Lal Salaam on Monday, 4 March, including the advance sales. It became the third-highest grosser of 2024 in Tamil Nadu.

Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Jean Paul, Abhiram Radhakrishnan, Ganapathy, Chandu Salim Kumar, Vishnu Raghu, Deepak Parambol, Arun Kurian and Balu Varghese formed the major cast of Manjummel Boys.

Chidambaram was the director. Parava Films and Sree Gokulam Films jointly produced it.

Shyju Khalid was the cinematographer. Sushin Shyam scored the music.

Mythri Movie Makers bought the Telugu dubbing rights of the flick. The dubbing process is in progress.

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