Akshay Kumar’s Blue released with two other biggies this Diwali, Salman Khan’s Main Aur Mrs Khanna and Rohit Shetty’s All the Best.
Quite expectedly, Blue has stolen the show at the box office recording collections close to 85% on Day 1. Blue opened exceedingly well on Friday, dropped slightly but was steady on Saturday. Sunday all-India reports haven’t yet come in, but most shows at multiplexes in Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai were sold-out.
With Monday being a Holiday in several parts of India, the business is expected to remain steady on the higher side. Tuesday, being a working day, will be a test. Given the budget (75 crores+) a good first week followed by a steady second week is very important.
Talking to Indicine.com, Deepak of Big Cinemas said “The response to Blue has been mixed, the hype and Akshay’s presence has resulted in a good opening. All The Best opened poorly but is picking up, Main Aur Mrs Khanna collections are very poor.”
More updates coming soon.