The Malayalam family entertainer “Maheshinte Prathikaaram,” set in the backdrop of Idukki in Kerala, has performed well at the U.S. box office during the March 11-13 weekend, followed by Nivin Pauly’s “Action Hero Biju” and Kunchacko Boban’s “Vettah.”
Among the Malayalam movies, the Fahadh Faasil starrer leads at the U.S. box office even during the third weekend with a gross collection of $16,819 from 17 screens making a total of $70,238 (Rs 47.13 lakh) in three weeks. The Dileesh Pothan directorial is also doing a good business at the U.K.-Ireland box office and has grossed £32,437 (Rs 31.25 lakh) within two weeks of its theatrical run. The movie narrates the “revenge story” of Mahesh, who owns a photography studio in Idukki.
Meanwhile, “Action Hero Biju” is also holding well at the overseas box office in the sixth weekend collecting a total gross amount of $1,24,363 (Rs 83.45 lakh). The sixth weekend collection of the Abrid Shine directorial was $5,993 from 10 screens. The Nivin Pauly starrer, which narrated the day-to-day incidents that happen at Janamaithri Police Station in Kerala, opened to tremendous response from the movie-goers and Nivin was appreciated for portraying the role of a police officer (SI Biju Paulose) for the first time in his acting career.
Late director Rajesh Pillai’s psychological thriller “Vettah” released one day before his death and it opened to good reviews from the audience and critics alike. The box office collection report of the movie from one screen in the U.S. suggest that the Kunchacko Boban-Manju Warrier-Indrajith Sukumaran-starrer collected a gross amount of $1,635 (Rs 1.1 lakh) during its first weekend at the overseas box office.
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[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]