October 21, 2009 11:53:27 AM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
BLUE, ALL THE BEST-FUN BEGINS and MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA
Although it was touted to be an equal battle between three big releases, Akshay Kumar's BLUE, Ajay Devgn's ALL THE BEST and Salman Khan's MAIN AURR MRS. KHANNA (with Sanjay Dutt being a common factor in BLUE and ALL THE BEST), the battle turned out to be quite one sided.
If one goes by the approximate first weekend collections from across India, it was BLUE that overpowered the other two releases by a huge margin. While BLUE netted approximately 20 crores (including the dubbed Telugu version), ALL THE BEST had a disappointing 10 crores to show and MAIN AURR MRS. KHANNA netted a poor 7 crores. Thankfully, for Ajay Devgn fans, ALL THE BEST has shown a significant pick up on Sunday.
In the Overseas market, as per the early indications (actual grosses are still to be disclosed), all the three films under performed, but once again it is BLUE, that has beaten the other two by a sizeable margin and interestingly its MAIN AURR MRS. KHANNA that is emerging second instead of ALL THE BEST.
Since there are still a few more days left in the current week, and an almost open next one, with some insignificant releases, our all the best to the three diwali releases!