Thoppil Joppan First Day Collection
Megastar Mammootty’s family comedy entertainer Thoppil Joppan was released all over India on October 7 and is pitted against the over hyped Mohanlal-starrer Pulimurugan. The Johny Antony directorial, in which Mammootty plays the role of an Achayan (name used to call Christian men in Kerala) has been making headlines ever since the movie started rolling. The actor has made a mark in similar roles many times before in movies like Kottayam Kunjachan, Johny Walker, Oru Maravathoor Kanavu and Nasrani among others.
The movie, which stars Mamta Mohandas and Andrea Jeremiah in female lead roles, has an ensemble cast including Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Salim Kumar, Mohan Jose, Saju Navodaya, Harisree Ashokan, Renji Panicker, Sreejith Ravi, Sohan Seenulal, Jude Anthany Joseph, Alencier Lay and Suresh Krishna. Thoppil Joppan is the production venture of Grand Film Corporation and is expected to make a tremendous opening day business owing to the fabulous fan following Mammootty enjoys throughout the country.
On its very first day, Thoppil Joppan has received the overall occupancy of 45% across the country on Malayalam screens and minted the amount of 1.60 crore*. At Kerala box office, the film has received much better response and has grossed well. Fans have been celebrating the day by watching the movies of Mohanlal and Mammootty in back-to-back shows all over India. Looking at the popular ticket booking website BookMyShow, almost all the shows have been screened with housefull shows since its premiere on Friday.
The evening shows have also been shown as housefull in most of the theatres in Kerala and other parts of the country. Both Pulimurugan and Thoppil Joppan are expected to make a tremendous box office collection, and the Mohanlal-starrer is expected to earn more as it has been screened in more than 300 screens compared to the Mammootty-starrer, which has hit only 114 screens in Kerala.