Aashiq Abu’s Virus movie which was based on the Nipah outbreak in Kerala had a stellar casting. Right from the movie announcement, the film carried a positive buzz because of its interesting plot point and talented cast and crew. When the film got released on June 7th, it received rave reviews from the critics and audience alike. At the box office too, it had a good run and crossed the 10 crore mark at the Kerala box office. In overseas and rest of India, it collected an amount of Rs. 10.9 crores. By the end of its theatrical run, Virus movie collected a distributor share of Rs. 21.60 crores and gained a hit status at the box office.