This Diwali offered a triple bonanza to the movie goers. Not one but three big budgeted movies with top stars were released. The movies that were released All The Best, Blue and Main Aur Mrs Khanna had top notch stars of the bollywood. Millions were riding on the success of these movies. The movies were also an indicator of success starved bollywood this year. 2009 has relatively been a cold affair for bollywood business but thankfully Blue and All The Best managed to open on bumper notes. It is being said that combined collections of these two movies are now the best ever in the history of Bollywood. That is something to cheer for! Those stats also put at rest the rumours of economic recovery sustainability. According to trade sources, Blue has netted no less than 33 crores in the first week and All The Best has also managed to garner net 25 crores. However, Main Aur Mrs Khanna did not get rave reviews and opened on poor collections of mere 8 crores. All in all, bollywood netted 65 crores in Diwali week.
The earlier held record of highest grossing Diwali week was by Golmaal Returns and Fashion that had garnerd 60 crores. But i must point out that earlier collection was achieved on a 9 days extended run as both the films had released on Wednesday. That definitely makes it a cheerful reason for bollywood to celebrate this festive season. All The Best has continued its winning runs in following week whereas Blue has slightly been subsided. However it must be noted that collections would have been much higher had both films been released separately. But what has worked in their favour is subsequent releases like Fruit And Nut and Bal Ganesha proved to be dud at the box office. They have one more week to enjoy before London Dreams and Aladin releases.