List of highest-grossing Malayalam films

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Malayalam cinema is a part of Indian cinema based in Kerala dedicated to the production of motion pictures in the Malayalam language. It is sometimes known by the nickname "Mollywood" by certain media outlets.[1] Drishyam was the first Malayalam film to cross 50 crore.[2] The 2016 film Pulimurugan was the first Malayalam film to cross 100 crore.[3] In 2024, Manjummel Boys became the first Malayalam film to earn ₹200 crore.[4]

Highest-grossing films worldwide

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Rank Title Worldwide gross Year Ref.
1 Manjummel Boys * 230 crore (US$29 million) 2024 [5][4]
2 2018 175.50 crore (US$22 million) 2023 [6][7]
3 Pulimurugan 152 crore (US$22.62 million) 2016 [8][9][10][11][12][13][14]
4 The Goat Life * 139 crore (US$17 million) 2024 [15]
5 Premalu 135 crore (US$17 million) 2024 [16][17]
6 Lucifer 127 crore (US$18.03 million) 2019 [18]
7 Bheeshma Parvam 86 crore (US$11.61 million) 2022 [19]
Neru 86 crore (US$11 million) 2023 [20][21]
9 RDX: Robert Dony Xavier 84.55 crore (US$11 million) 2023 [22] [7]
10 Kannur Squad 82 crore (US$10 million) 2023 [7]

High-grossing films by year

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Year Title Worldwide gross Ref.
2000 Narasimham 22 crore (US$4.9 million) [23]
2001 Raavanaprabhu 17 crore (US$3.5 million) [24]
2002 Meesa Madhavan 19 crore (US$4.08 million) [24]
2003 Balettan 14 crore (US$3.01 million) [24]
2004 Sethurama Iyer CBI 14 crore (US$3.09 million) [25]
2005 Rajamanikyam 25 crore (US$5.75 million) [26]
2006 Classmates 24 crore (US$5.52 million) [27]
2007 Mayavi 15 crore (US$3.45 million) [28]
2008 Twenty:20 33 crore (US$7.59 million) [29]
2009 Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja 21 crore (US$4.34 million) [30]
2010 Pokkiri Raja 16 crore (US$3.5 million) [31][32]
2011 Christian Brothers 24 crore (US$5.14 million) [33]
2012 Mayamohini 22 crore (US$4.12 million) [34]
2013 Drishyam 65 crore (US$11.09 million) [35][36]
2014 Bangalore Days 45 crore (US$7.37 million) [37]
2015 Premam 73 crore (US$11.38 million) [35]
2016 Pulimurugan 152 crore (US$22.62 million) [a]
2017 Ramaleela 55 crore (US$8.45 million) [38]
2018 Kayamkulam Kochunni 70 crore (US$10.24 million) [39][40]
2019 Lucifer 127 crore (US$18.03 million) [41][42]
2020 Anjaam Pathiraa 50 crore (US$6.75 million) [43]
2021 Kurup 81 crore (US$10.93 million) [44][45]
2022 Bheeshma Parvam 85 crore (US$11.47 million) [46]
2023 2018 175.50 crore (US$22 million) [6][7]
2024 Manjummel Boys * 214 crore (US$27 million) [47][4]

High-grossing films by month

   Background shading indicates films playing in the week commencing 12 April 2024 in theaters around the world.
Month Title Worldwide gross Year Ref.
January Anjaam Pathiraa ₹50 crore 2020 [48]
February Manjummel Boys * ₹230 crore 2024 [49]
March The Goat Life * ₹115 crore 2024 [50]
April Jana Gana Mana ₹50 crore 2022 [51]
May 2018 ₹175.50 crore 2023 [52]
June Virus ₹27 crore 2019 [53]
July Kaduva ₹50 crore 2022 [54]
August RDX: Robert Dony Xavier ₹84.55 crore 2023 [55]
September Kannur Squad ₹82 crore 2023 [56]
October Pulimurugan ₹152 crore 2016 [57]
November Kurup ₹81 crore 2021 [58]
December Neru ₹86 crore 2023 [59][60]

Highest-grossing franchises and film series

NOTE: Since Malayalam film collection figures have no certain sources, figures are provided on the basis of many sources. Though figures contradict with some reliable sources in some cases, figures which are cited in most sources are only described .

Highest-grossing franchises and film series[§] (The films in each franchise can be viewed by selecting "show".)
Rank Series Total worldwide box office
(crore INR)
No. of films Average of films
(crore INR)
Highest-grossing film (gross in crore INR())

See also

Notes

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