EXCLUSIVE: Blockbuster Film 2018 Becomes Biggest Malayalam Hit Ever In Kerala, India and Overseas, Crosses Massive 165 Cr Worldwide

The Malayalam film 2018 is released in Hindi yesterday on May 12th, 2023. The film was originally released on May 5th, 2023 and has been creating records at the box office in Kerala. The film’s actors Tovino Thomas, Asif Ali, and Tanvi Ram, director Jude Anthany Joseph, and producer Venu Kunnapally made the announcement on May 9th in Mumbai during a post-screening conversation. The film is based on a real-life incident that occurred in 2018, which caused many casualties and left a good part of Kerala under water. 

The trend of releasing South Indian films in Hindi dubbed versions has become commonplace, with several films like Baahubali, Pushpa, RRR, KGF – Chapter 2, Kantara and Karthikeya 2 emerging as huge hits in Hindi. Interestingly, hardly any Malayalam film has taken the Pan-India route, but things seem to be slowly changing with the release of 2018 in Hindi. 

Breakdown Of Blockbuster Box Office Collection Of Malyalam Film 2018

Film released on 5th May without much expectation but sprung a box office surprise. Film collected 1.70 cr on day one followed by 3.10 cr on day two which was jump of 80%. Film added 4.15 cr nett on Sunday again with a jump. Film has solid weekend total of 9.95 cr nett. Film held again superbly on Monday and Tuesday with 3.85 cr and 4 cr. Film added 4.20 cr and 3.85 cr on Wednesday and Thursday with week one total of 24.85 cr nett.

Film collected 14.85 cr nett over 2nd weekend with big jumps followed by steady weekdays and collected 28.05 cr nett. Film added further 10 cr nett plus over 3rd weekend and 17.38 cr in 3rd week. Film added 17.70 cr nett in 4th week and 6.60 cr nett in 5th week. Film added 1 cr nett in 5th week. Film has total of 95.57 cr nett in India and 69.50 cr in overseas with worldwide gross of 164 cr.

Film holds all record for a Malyalam film in India, overseas and worldwide. All time blockbuster!

Following are the collections for the film:

1st Week: 

Friday: 1.70 cr 

Saturday: 3.10 cr 

Sunday: 4.15 cr

Monday: 3.85 cr 

Tuesday: 4 cr 

Wednesday: 4.20 cr 

Thursday: 3.85 cr

1st Week Total: 24.85 cr

2nd Week: 

Friday: 4 cr 

Saturday: 5.20 cr

Sunday: 5.65 cr 

Monday: 3.65 cr 

Tuesday: 3.45 cr 

Wednesday: 3.25 cr 

Thursday: 2.85 cr 

2nd Week Total: 28.05 cr Nett

3rd Week:

Friday: 2.55 cr

Saturday: 3.30 cr 

Sunday: 4.15 cr 

Monday: 2.20 cr 

Tuesday: 1.95 cr 

Wednesday: 1.70 cr 

Thursday: 1.53 cr 

3rd Week Total: 17.38 cr 

4th Week:

Friday: 2.32 cr 

Saturday: 3.60 cr 

Sunday: 4 cr

4th Week Total: 17.70 cr

5th Week Total: 6.60 cr

6th Week Total: 1 cr

Total: 95.57 cr Nett

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2018 Movie 11 Days Worldwide Gross Collection Break-Up:

Film has crossed 153 Crores Worldwide gross with massive 8 million USD (66 Crores).

Kerala – Rs. 81 crores
AP/TS – Rs. 7.57 crores
Karnataka – Rs. 4 crores
Tamil Nadu – Rs. 1.50 crores
Rest of India – Rs. 1.50 crores

India – Rs. 95.57 crores

UAE/GCC – $5.75 million
North America – $0.90 million
United Kingdom – $0.95 million
Europe – $0.30 million
Oceania – $0.38 million
Rest of World – $0.10 million

Overseas $8.40 million (Rs. 69.50 crores)

Worldwide 165.57 crores

Top Grossing Films In Kerala, 2018 On Top:

The top ten highest-grossing films in Kerala are as follows:

  1. 2018: Everyone is A Hero – Rs. 80.20 crores (24 days)
  2. Pulimurugan – Rs. 78.50 crores
  3. Baahubali: The Conclusion – Rs. 73 crores
  4. K.G.F. Chapter 2 – Rs. 66.50 crores
  5. Lucifer – Rs. 63 crores
  6. Bheeshma Parvam – Rs. 46.50 crores
  7. Drishyam – Rs. 42.50 crores
  8. Romancham – Rs. 42 crores
  9. Premam – Rs. 41 crores
  10. Vikram – Rs. 40.50 crores

2018 Bombed Badly At Box Office In Hindi 

Despite so much hype around its collection worldwide and decent awareness, 2018 bombed badly at box office in Hindi despite no competition and good release. Film collected poor 5 lacs on day one followed by similar number on day two. It will fail to cross 50 lacs nett in Hindi. 

About the film 2018: 

The film is set against the backdrop of the 2018 floods, and we are introduced to multiple characters who are at different junctures in their life. The teaser of the movie recalls the horror of the 2018 Kerala floods. 

The teaser opens with a warning from the forecast department about a cyclone in Kerala. It also asks its team to be in the control room. And then in just a few minutes, the state is seen sinking owing to heavy rains and faulty dam management. As families try to hold on to each other, authorities are seen struggling to keep the situation under control. The Indian government declared it a Level 3 calamity or ‘calamity of a severe nature’. 

The film is a poignant movie that tells the story of the survival of Kerala during the devastating floods that occurred in 2018. The movie is a structurally generic disaster film with a predictable storyline. The film’s cast and crew have done a commendable job in bringing the story to life. The movie is a tribute to the brave Keralites who fought together during the flood that drenched the state in 2018. The film is a must-watch for those who want to relive the memories of the 2018 Kerala floods and for those who want to know more about the disaster. Overall, 2018 is a movie that is worth watching for its storyline, cast, and direction.

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