Kollywood’S Half Yearly Box-Office Report Card January To June 2017

Box-Office Kollywood

We’re done with the first half of 2017, and if you’re Kollywood movie-buff, then you’re bound to be relatively satisfied with the year so far. Sure, they’ve been a fair share of disappointments films that arrived with quite a bit of hype but failed; some others that were complete washouts; and still some more that sank with a whimper. But, when compared to last year, 2017 has been good thus far for the industry, with hitherto a good hit-to-flop ration being maintained. Another encouraging aspect has been that even those films which missed out on clean-hit status have still managed to churn out above-average business for their producers and distributors.

The big mass-hero films like Bairavaa (Thalapathy Vijay) and Si3 (Suriya) have done the most business so far (though a bit more was expected from’s Bairavaa) while the medium-budget ones headlined by other popular heroes like Bogan (Jayam Ravi), Yaman (Vijay Antony), and Kavan (Vijay Sethupathi) also did very well, proving once again that the audience flocks to theaters for star-driven vehicles if the content is even fairly good.

The big surprises were Pa Paandi, Maanagaram, Adhe Kangal, which showed that the audience also embraces smaller films sans any male stars provided the content is really good. Lady Superstar Nayanthara continued to prove that she’s a force to reckon with as her Dora did above-average business despite the mixed to negative reviews and word-of-mouth.

Gautham Karthik’s Muthuramalingam G.V. Prakash’s Bruce Lee, STR’s AAA, were among the major disappointments of the year while Jayam Ravi also faced a big setback with Vanamagan after beginning 2017 on a fantastic note with Bogan. On the other hand, Gautham Karthik bounced back quite well after the debacle of Muthuramalingam, with the critical and commercial success of Rangoon and Ivan Thanthiran, showing that there’s ample space for young Tamil heroes to prosper as long as the content of their films is good.

To put things into perspective, 41.67% of the total films that released from January to June 2017 have churned out profits at the box-office, which shows the kind of healthy year it has been for Tamil cinema till now. Admittedly, there hasn’t been a single blockbuster, but, on the plus side, there have been as many as five superhits and only two disasters. Here’s a summary of how Kollywood has hitherto performed in the first half of 2017:

Parameter Status
No. of FIlms 36
Blockbusters 0
Superhits 5
Hits 7
Semi-Hits 0
Abover Average 3
Average 8
Below Average 1
Flops 9
Disasters 3
Success Ratio (Above Average or Better) 41.67%


As you can see, the success ratio so far for the industry has been more than acceptable in spite of just two bug superstar films releasing in the first half Bairavaa and Si3 going to show that filmmakers are churning out good films while also taking care to keep their budgets under control. Here’s the detailed turnover of every Kollywood film released in the first half of 2017 along with their box-office verdicts:

Film Worldwide Box-Office Gross (INR) Verdict
Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga 13.50 crore Flop
Bairavaa 114 crore Hit
Adhe Kangal 7 crore Hit
Bogan 70 crore Superhit
Enakku vaitha adimaigal 0.003 crore Disaster
Si3 120 crore Superhit
Pagadi Attam 4.30 crore Flop
Ennodu Vilayadu 2.28 crore Flop
Rum 10.11 crore Average
Muthuramalingam 5.10 crore Flop
Yakkai 4.50 crore Flop
Mupparimanam 4.12 crore Flop
Yaman 44 crore Superhit
Motta Siva Ketta Siva 21.13 crore Below Average
Kuttram 23 30 crore Hit
Maanagaram 12 crore Superhit
Bruce Lee 3.40 crore Disaster
Kattappava Kanom 1.93 crore Disaster
Dora 24 crore Above Average
Kavan 38 crore Superhit
Katru Veliyidai 19.45 crore Average
Pa Paandi 34 crore Hit
Kadamban 12 crore Average
Shivalinga 28.15 crore Above Average
Saravanan Iruka Bayamen 12.50 crore Flop
Sangili Bungli Kadhava Thora 20.23 crore Hit
Thondan 5,78 crore Average
Brindhavanam 12 crore Above Average
Bongu 3.12 crore Average
Sathriyan 5 crore Average
Rangoon 7.32 crore Hit
AAA 4.23 crore Disaster
Maragatha Nanayam 5.84 crore Average
Vanamagan 4.12 crore Flop
Ivan Thanthiran 10.23 crore Superhit
Yaanum Theeyavan 3.70 crore Average


With many big-budget, star-driven films like Vivegam, Mersal, Dhruva Natchathiram, Sketch, SPYder, and TSK slated for release in the second half of 2017, it could be raining moolah at the Kollywood box-office. However, with bigger stakes come greater risks, so it remains to be seen how the other half of the year pans out. Fingers crossed that it fares even better than the first half.

Image Sources: Studio Green, Vijaya Productions, Kenanya Films, and Global Infotainment

Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.






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