Malaikottai Vaaliban, the Mohanlal starrer has already ended up as a commercial failure. The magnum opus has witnessed a massive dip in occupancy when it completed the first week of release.
Malaikottai Vaaliban, the recently released period fantasy drama, was made as one of the most expensive projects of the Malayalam film industry in recent times. The movie, which stars Mohanlal in the titular role, is helmed by the renowned filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellissery. Even though the movie received rave reviews from the film fanatics, the highly anticipated film failed to impress the common audience.
When Malaikottai Vaaliban completed the first 9 days of its release, the Mohanlal starrer has just managed to cross the Rs 27 crore mark at the worldwide box office. It is not an impressive figure considering the massive budget and pre-release hype of the film.
According to the recent reports by the Indian Box Office on X (formerly Twitter), Malaikottai Vaaliban has made a total worldwide collection of around Rs. 26.92 crore, within the first 8 days of its release. The Mohanlal starrer crossed the Rs. 27 crore mark on its 9th day of release, thus emerging as one of the slowest films in the career of its release man to achieve the feet.
The Lijo Jose Pellissery directorial made a total collection of Rs. 14.92 crore from the Kerala and the Rest of India box office together, so far. From the overseas centers, Malaikottai Vaaliban has made around Rs. 12 crore. As per the reports, the period fantasy drama registered its all-time lowest occupancy and box office collection on the 9th day of its release. Considering the current scenario, it is impossible for the Mohanlal starrer to make a comeback, from this deep fall.
According to trade experts, Malaikottai Vaaliban might not touch the Rs 30 crore mark within its lifetime run in theatres. The screen count of the magnum opus has been reduced by a large percentage in both Kerala and the Rest of India territories, owing to poor occupancy. The negative word-of-mouth and online reviews have played a major role in the poor box office performance of Mohanlal’s ambitious film. Even if the movie crosses the Rs 30 crore mark, it will incur losses for makers, as the period fantasy film was made with a budget of over Rs. 60 crore.