Drishyam's superb content not only won it positive reviews from the critics but also it received an excellent word of mouth from the audience. The film opened strongly and witnessed a good growth over the first weekend. After completing its first week on a solid note, it declined on decent grounds and remained strong at the box office.
The stronghold of the film in its lifetime ensured a total of Rs. 70 crores in the domestic market. Also, it held well in the overseas market and its total earning in the world crossed Rs. 100 crores. Because of its powerful performance in the theatres, it was declared a super-hit film by the critics.