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, topmovierankings.com lists top 10 highest grossing Malayalam films of all-time based on the Box office collections.
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: 4.00 Crores
Box Office: 60 Crores
2. Banglore Days
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: 50 Crores
3. Twenty 20
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
4. Ayalum Njanum Thammil
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Lal jose film ‘Ayalum Njaanum Thammil’ is the fourth highest grossing Malayalam film till date. The film was highly acclaimed due to its strong story and excellent performance of the cast. It was produced with a cost of 7.5 Crores and was able to collect 27 Crores revenue.
Budget: 7.5 Crores
Box Office: 27 Crores
5. Kerala Verma Pazhassi Raja
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
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
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
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.
Budget: 2 Crores
Box Office: 22 Crores
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
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