2018 Box Office Takes: Initially met with a lukewarm response, the film quickly gathered steam from day two, thanks to overwhelmingly positive word of mouth.
2018 Box Office Collection: Malayalam Survival Drama, Titled 2018, which takes its inspiration from the Kerala floods, has achieved a groundbreaking milestone by becoming the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever made. It has surpassed the previous record set by Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan in 2016. Recently, the Jude Anthany Joseph-directed film surpassed the impressive milestone of earning over Rs 150 crores in global box office takings.
The film, released on Friday, was released in multiple languages, not only in Malayalam, but also in dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The ensemble cast includes Tovino Thomas, Kunchako Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Srinivasan, Aparna Balamurali, Kalaiarasan and many other talented actors.
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According to a report by Sacnilk, the film earned Rs 4.20 crore on its 24th day and Rs 1.80 crore on its 25th day. As of Monday, the film has amassed a global gross of Rs 81.95 crore. . However, the report noted that the Hindi version of the film fell short of expectations in terms of performance as it only earned Rs 17 lakhs.
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With a production budget of around Rs 20 crores, the film 2018 it initially received a lukewarm response on the day of its release. However, it quickly picked up steam from day two, thanks to the overwhelmingly positive word of mouth. The film’s opening weekend topped Rs 30 crore in box office earnings globally.
Controversies around 2018:
Within a week of its release, the film came under heavy criticism from PS Sreekala, director of Kerala’s Knowledge Economy Mission. On Facebook, he expressed disapproval of it, pointing out distortions of fact and falsehoods in the film. Sreekala stressed the importance of a thorough investigation by the director, stressing that the description of the prime minister as helpless was inaccurate as he played a pivotal role in leading the rescue operations.
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