Top Grossers of 2008!

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Top Grossers of 2008


Source: Indiatimes 

Date: November3,2008 


Apart from lights, sweets, merriment – the festival of Diwali is widely associated with money. The very first day of the 5-day festival is named Dhanteras meaning the day of money. And nobody fails worshipping Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth on Laxmi Puja. So Diwali makes us speak about money in movies. We analyze which films were the biggest grossers of the year and raked in the maximum moolah. 


Jodha Akbar 

Ashutosh Gowariker's magnanimous period drama Jodhaa Akbar was the first hit of the year, in fact a blockbuster. The grand canvas at which the film, budgeted at Rs 40 crores was mounted, showed in every frame of the film. Despite all the controversy surrounding its historical recreation, the film faired extremely well in the domestic market and won a super-hit tag in the overseas territory. The film got an advantage of consecutive maiden weeks with no release in its following 3 weeks of release. The release was planned accordingly and also other mediums to small films tried to keep safe distance from this mammoth movie. Jodhaa Akbar featured amongst the Top 5 Hindi film earners of all time in the Middle East and the highest non SRK starrer in the UK after Dhoom 2, two years ago.