Economics of Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Released in theatres on 13th November 2012, Yash Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan has fared well in India and like most Shahrukh Khan films, has opened to fantastic numbers in the overseas markets.
Coming to Jab Tak Hai Jaan’s economics, it’s a huge money spinner for Yashraj Films. Irrespective of how the film fares at the Indian box-office, the makers will end up with huge profits. The return-on-investment will be more than 100%.
Detailed info below
- Total investment: Jab Tak Hai Jaan has been made on a budget of Rs 60 crores, including print and marketing costs.
- The budget does not include Shahrukh Khan‘s acting fee. Instead, he will get a share of the profits.
Recovery – Revenue generated (Note: Figures not confirmed by Yashraj. Approximates)
- Music rights: 8 crores
- Home Video rights: 2 crores
- United Kingdom Government Subsidy: 15 crores (the film has been extensively shot in UK)
- Overseas Distributors share: 40 crores
- Domestic Distributors share: 70 crores
- Satellite rights: 35-40 crores
- Total recovery for Yashraj: 170-175 crores
Total Profits: 170-175 crores (recovery) – 60 crores (budget) = 110-115 crores (will be shared between Yashraj and Shahrukh Khan)
Overall, even in the worst case scenario as far as the theatrical business is concerned, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is a hugely profitable film for all involved.