The Great Father opened at Kerala box office with a terrific figure. The Mammootty starrer directed by Haneef Adeni released in 180+ screens with a massive 800+ shows and too heavy expectations. The Great Father is produced by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Arya, Santhosh Sivan, and Shaji Nadesan under the banner of August Cinema.
Six house full shows registered on day one in 1106 seater Apsara Theatre, Calicut. Also collected a record breaking 5.46 Lakhs from AriesPlex, Trivandrum. The tremendous business on day one is not surprising as Mammootty’s mass release movies always attracted extraordinary opening… like Pazhassiraja, Rajamanikkam, Big B, Kasaba. From Cochin MultiPlexes alone, The Great Father has collected a massive 13.85 Lakhs.
Mammootty’s recent movies (13 movies) has not done well at box office with an exception of two. This time, with a very impressive teaser and heavy promotion The Great Father has attracted extraordinary Advance Booking and also arranged more than 50 fans show all around Kerala. The Great Father has grossed 4,31,46,345 Cr on day one. The number is reported by the Producer itself while the trade pundits and forums are reporting 3.57 Cr gross. The day one best at Kerala Box Office was Rajinikanth’s Kabali (4.27 Cr) and Mohanlal’s Puli Murugan (4.04 Cr). Anyway, the single day highest collection is still with Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan (4.83 Cr on the 3rd day).
2017 – Kerala Box Office
- The GreatFather 4.31 Cr
- Jomonte Suvisheshangal 2.71 Cr
- Ezra 2.61 Cr
- Munthiri Vallikal Thalirkkumbol 2.52 Cr
- Singam3 2.31 Cr
Note: After the shutdown of Liberty Paradise Theatre Complex, Thalassery the film business has been slightly effected. The only theatre in Thalassery, Chithravani is showing Mahesh Narayanan’s Take Off which was released only a week ago. The nearest theatre showing The Great Father is 12 and 23 km away from the town. Thalassery is one of the main fort of Mammootty.