Highest Grossing Malayalam Movies At Kerala Box Office 2023

Malayalam cinema is a part of Indian film that makes movies in the Malayalam language. It is based in the state of Kerala. Some media outlets call it “Mollywood” sometimes.The first Malayalam movie to make more than 1 crore was Aa Rathri, which came out in 1983.Kilukkam, which came out in 1991, was the first Malayalam movie to make more than 5 crore.

The first Malayalam movie to make more than 10 crore was The King, which came out in 1995. The first Malayalam movie to make more than 25 crore was Rajamanikyam, which came out in 2005. The first Malayalam movie to make more than 50 crore and 75 crore was Drishyam, which came out in 2013. The first Malayalam movie to make more than 100 crore was Pulimurugan, which came out in 2016. The Malayalam film 2018: Everyone Is a Hero, which came out in 2023, made more money than Pulimurugan.

On the pages for each movie, you can find the distributor share of the movies or the nett box office collections.

Latest Malayalam Box Office Report  (Mollywood)

Movie Name Gross Worldwide Box Office Collection Budget (Cost+ P&A) Box Office Verdict (Hit Ya Flop)
Adipurush Review 214 Crore 500 Crore
2018 184 Crore 24 Crore Block Buster
Kerala Story   235.48 Crore 28 Crore Block Buster
PS 2 (Kerala) 19.5 Crore 250 Crore Hit
Pachuvum Athbhuthavilakkum 10 Crore 12 Crore Flop
PS 2 341.95 Crore 250 Crore Hit
Neelavelicham 1.75 Crore 6 Crore Flop
Vidhuthalai (Kerala) 1.5 Crore 25 Crore Hit
Pathu Thala (Kerala)  0.5 Crore 35 Crore Flop
Dasara (Kerala)  0.65 Crore 85 Crore Flop
Kabzaa (Kerala) 0.5 Crore 120 Crore Flop
Romancham 68.21 Crore 6 Crore Super Hit
Christopher  10.4 Crore 8 Crore Average
Alone 1.4 Crore 8 Crore Flop
Thankam 4.1 Crore 8 Crore Flop
Malikkapuram 46.85 Crore 12 Crore Super Hit
Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam 6.6 Crore 4 Crore Hit
Varisu 299.18 Crore 260 Crore Hit
Thunivu  201.09 Crore 200 Crore Hit
Varisu (Kerala) 11.9 Crore 260 Crore Hit
Thunivu (Kerala)  3.85 Crore 200 Crore Flop
Kaapa 18.5 Crore 14 Crore Average
Avatar 2 (Kerala) 22.14 Crore 200 Crore Hit
Gold 12.18 Crore 10 Crore Average
Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey 43.55 Crore 10 Crore Super Hit
Mukundan Unni Associates 5 Crore 6 Crore Flop
Kooman 14.75 Crore 8 Crore Hit
Saturday Night 2.05 Crore 15 Crore Flop
Monster 9.8 Crore 20 Crore Flop
Padavettu 4.25 Crore 18 Crore Flop
Rorschach 39.5 Crore 20 Crore Hit
PS1  491.85 Crore 250 Crore Blockbuster
PS1 (Kerala) 23.15 Crore 250 Crore Blockbuster
Naane Varuvean (Kerala) 0.85 Crore 45 Crore Flop
Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu (Kerala) 2 Crore 40 Crore Flop
Pathonpatham Noottandu 10 Crore 20 Crore Flop
Brahmastra (Kerala) 4.1 Crore 410 Crore Flop
PalthuJanwar 10 Crore 8 Crore Hit
Thallumalla 47.65 Crore 20 Crore Hit
Theerppu 1.9 Crore 15 Crore Flop
NnaThaanCaseKodu 34.01 Crore 5 Crore Super Hit
Liger ( All Languages)  70.34 Crore 110 Crore Disaster
Pappan 30.75 Crore 15 Crore Hit
Sita Ramam (Malayalam ) 8.5 Crore 30 Crore Hit
Sita Ramam (All Languages) 97.38 Crore 30 Crore Hit
Vikrant Rona (Malayalam) 1.76 Crore 95 Crore Flop
Vikrant Rona (All Languages) 113.9 Crore 95 Crore Average
Malayankunju 13.42 Crore 10 Crore Hit
Mahaveeryar 7.17 Crore 10 Crore Flop
Kaduva 50.75 Crore 20 Crore Hit
Rocketery 32.75 Crore 60 Crore Flop
Vikram  447.65 Crore 150 Crore All Time Blockbuster
CBI 5: The Brain 37 Crores 15 Crores Flop
Jana Gana Mana 51.8 Crores 15 Crores Blockbuster
Jo and Jo 25 Crores 12 Crores Hit
KGF Chapter 2 1235 Crore 100 Crore All Time Blockbuster
James 94.2 Crores 55 Crores Hit
Bheeshma Parvam 122.2 Crores 15 Crores Blockbuster
Super Sharanya 23 Crores 15 Crores Hit
Aaraattu 20.15 Crores 20 Crores Flop
Hridayam 53.1 Crores 17 Crores Blockbuster
Don  113.56 Crore 50 Crore Super Hit
Kaathu Vaakula Rendu Kadhal 64.1 Crore 40 Crore Hit
Beast  237.05 Crore 150 Crore Super Hit
RRR  1151 Crore 600 Crore All Time Blockbuster
Etharkkum Thunindhavan 103.42 Crore 75 Crore Hit
Valimai 200.25 Crore 150 Crore Super Hit
Pushpa  352 Crore 180 Crore Super Hit
Kurup 112 Crore 35 Crore Super Hit

List Of Highest-Grossing Malayalam Movies by Year

Year Title Director Studio(s) Worldwide gross
2023 2018 Jude Anthany Joseph Kavya Films ₹200 crore (US$25 million)
2022 Bheeshma Parvam Amal Neerad Amal Neerad Productions ₹87 crore (US$11 million)
2021 Kurup Srinath Rajendran Wayfarer Films ₹81 crore (US$12.63 million)
2020 Anjaam Pathiraa Midhun Manuel Thomas Ashiq Usman Production ₹50 crore (US$6.3 million)
2019 Lucifer Prithviraj Sukumaran Aashirvad Cinemas ₹127 crore (US$18.03 million)
2018 Kayamkulam Kochunni Rosshan Andrrews Sree Gokulam Movies ₹72 crore (equivalent to ₹82 crore or US$10 million in 2020)
2017 Ramaleela Arun Gopi Mulakupadam Films ₹50 crore (equivalent to ₹60 crore or US$7.5 million in 2020)
2016 Pulimurugan Vysakh Mulakupadam Films ₹152 crore (equivalent to ₹186 crore or US$23 million in 2020)
2015 Premam Alphonse Puthren Anwar Rasheed Entertainments ₹60 crore (US$10.24 million)
2014 Bangalore Days Anjali Menon Anwar Rasheed Entertainments ₹45 crore (equivalent to ₹61 crore or US$7.7 million in 2020)
2013 Drishyam Jeethu Joseph Aashirvad Cinemas ₹75 crore (equivalent to ₹108 crore or US$14 million in 2020)
2012 Mayamohini Jose Thomas Color Factory ₹22 crore (equivalent to ₹35 crore or US$4.4 million in 2020)
2011 Christian Brothers Joshy Varnachithra Big Screen ₹28 crore (equivalent to ₹49 crore or US$6.1 million in 2020)
2010 Pokkiri Raja Vysakh Mulakuppadam Films ₹16.5 crore (equivalent to ₹31 crore or US$3.9 million in 2020)
2009 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja Hariharan Sree Gokulam Films ₹24.33 crore (equivalent to ₹52 crore or US$6.5 million in 2020)
2000 Narasimham Shaji Kailas Aashirvad Cinemas ₹21 crore (equivalent to ₹74 crore or US$9.2 million in 2020)

To access the comprehensive compilation of 25 movies, kindly refer to the list of the top-grossing Tamil movies of all time.

The distributor share represents the actual revenue generated by the movie.

Bollywood calculates the nett box office figures, which is why crossover movies will have their earnings reported as nett.

Mollywood movies predominantly release in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, with dubbed versions reaching Andhra and Telangana. However, a few movies have begun to release pan India.


We have gathered information from multiple sources and conducted our own research to compile this list.

Only box office data for Malayalam movies are included in this list.

Please note that the figures provided are approximate, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data. Nevertheless, they serve as a reliable indication of the film(s)’ box-office performance.

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