There have been 53 films released during the period 01.01.09 to 30.06.09 and out of which, only 9 films recovered their cost or made profit.
It has been very encouraging year for movies made on small budgets of Rs.3 to Rs.5 Crores. The biggies except Surya's "AYAN" and Dhanush's "PADIKKADHAVAN" have all failed to cover the cost of production and marketing.
The 10 most successful films at Box Office are :
1. AYAN - BLOCKBUSTER
2. PADIKKADHAVAN - SUPER HIT
3. YAAVARUM NALAM - HIT
4. SIVA MANASULA SAKTHI - HIT
5. NADODIGAL* - HIT
6. MASILAMANI - HIT
7. VENNILAA KABADI KUZHU - HIT
8. PASANGA - ABOVE AVERAGE
9. MAYANDI KUDUMBATHAR - AVERAGE
10.ARUNDHADHI** (DUBBED FROM TELUGU) - HIT
* NADODIGAL - In its early days, how big hit it turns out, can be known only later as the film released on 26.06.09.
** ARUNDHADHI - It is a Telugu dubbed movie purchased at a high price, but did well in "B" & "C" Centres.
(Courtesy : www.sify.com)