Bang Bang Business Economics

Hrithik Roshan’s latest release Bang Bang has done well enough in India to earn itself ‘HIT’ status. In the overseas markets, business was outstanding – Bang Bang is Hrithik’s highest grosser to date and also the highest grossing film overseas this year ahead of Salman Khan’s Kick.

Let’s take a look at the business economics of the film.

  • Total investment: Bang Bang was produced and promoted at a cost of Rs 140 crore, including Hrithik Roshan’s acting fee.


  • Music rights: 5 crore
  • Overseas share: 34 crore (expected)
  • India share: 52 crores (expected from circuits distributed by Fox)
  • Satellite rights: 40-45 crore (approx, rights with Star TV Network)
  • Recovery from circuits sold to individual distributors: 32 cr
  • Total recovery – 163 - 168 crore

Overall, Bang Bang is a profitable film for Fox Star Studios. The trade expected a 200 crore grosser, which is why Bang Bang is perceived to have under-performed in India. Individual distributors in circuits like Rajasthan, C.I, C.P Berar will lose some of their investment, but that is only because of the premium they paid for the rights.

Note: All figures above are our estimates based on information from various trade sources.



  • Bang bang is hit…thats enough….now its the HNY storm which is coming…only 11 days left to hit the storm!!!!!

  • bang bang has shown extremely peculiar trending as a result I hv also given contradictory view about public wom.but overall I think bb wom is gd and the negativity appears bit over the top bcz of the extraordinary expectations that the film was carrying.anyways very happy with bb success.4big hit in a row for my fav star hro

  • can anyone explain how distrubutor share is calculated ? movies with lesser collection like Ra one and Ready had shares of 60 and 62 cr repectively where as Bang bang’s share is 52 cr.

    • @Aman Mathur, Bang Bang distributors share would be somewhere around 85-86 crore. It varies depending on how well a film performs in its first week (share that distributors get is more at multiplexes in Week 1) and also single-screens. Share decreases with every passing week at multiplexes i.e the exhibitors earn more.

  • Congratulations ! Team bang bang ! It will do better if its a solo release ! But still vry good collections worldwide !

  • bb has done brilliant business in wb.the kind of occupancy it had generated in first 5 days is similar to d3 ce,yjhdand k3 and way ahead of kick,sr,dabangg2,ett

  • still bang bang is flop for people bcoz in 2011 raone also recover their money but everyone knows raone was flop for people. same for bang bang too. overall bb is flop.

  • @ indicine is this true?

    aamir khan is going to attach PK’s trailler to hny.
    and he didn’t ask srk.
    he will directly approach distributors.

  • 170-175 cr,
    Final verdicts Above Average/Semi Hit……..
    This time bad luck Hrithik….
    Mohenjo Daro also period film & will be release with Shivay so very less chance.
    In one words, dear Hrithik, your pack up time is on.

  • hrithik fans honestly speak to us
    r u happy for bang bang success? bcoz whatever u predicted 200cr, 300cr..all ur prediction r wasted.
    some negative point
    no one knows who is sidharth Anand
    wrong selection of script
    flop actress Katrina kaif
    direction. and Big clash.
    these all things affect bang bang. only hrithik save this movie. otherwise….

  • @shaggy idiot::According to you people went to watch for FOX instead of Bang Bang..just look at the excuses of sallu fans..
    Means you went to watch UTV and Nadiadwala Grandson rather than KICK

  • @shanta bhai better keep ur advice with urself.if hro needs to pack up after delivering 4 back to hits then ur sallu shd hv also considered retirement during 2000-09 period where 80% of sallu films were bo failure!

  • Happy for BangBang’s hit verdict. .
    I would love to see Hrithik in a movie like Kites,but ofcourse with a better script. Kites was one of my personal favourite movies of Hrithik.

  • @shaggy: i am laughing at your comment. BangBang crossed kick in overseas due to fox star? ? Lol. .then how it will sound when I say kick did better than BangBang in India due to Utv? Use your brain dude. Agreed! I am n’t extremely happy with the business. But still satisfied as I was really depressed by the mixed to negative reports after the release and the poor 3rd day collection.

  • Well the Star power of Hrithik has taken this film to HIT status. Even with the poorest of WOM, people have gone and watched it only for Hrithik. Now its on him to come up with something extraordinary with MohenjoDaro and give a performance of a lifetime. Also with Ashutosh Gowariker behind the camera we expect a great period film as well.

  • @nipun @babaji yes man ..due to the extensive release by fox star has the same status in overseas which yrf has in you want us to believe yrf production and arbaaz khan productions have the same command among distributors and theatre owners??

  • @ arjun kapoor- in 2000-2009 cuz hdjpk,cccc, dhlj, tere naam, hths, mujhse shaadi karogi, garv, no entry, partner,wanted all films succeful now make a list where he is in lead role and movie was flop then give actual percentage. tell ur youngistan do movies with that kind of team what salman had in period of 2000-2009 and maintain success ratio what salman had.

  • bang bang worldwide gross 293 cr how can this possible?
    they said
    154.68 cr net , 223 cr gross , 70 cr overseas.
    but look at dabangg 2 collection
    155 cr net, 205 cr gross.
    look at difference both net collection r same but gross different. that’s why I don’t believe in producer fig.
    it’s better we prefer trade fig.

  • @yuvi I was only reacting to wat sallu fan shanta bhai hd written about hro.btw u cn go through all the sallu films in 2000-09 period.according to verdicts given by national media,80%of the films were failure(flop,disaster,avg,abv avg)

  • yeah bro producer figures always incorrect even in the case ofsalman,s movie but u know there is hardly one crore difference in salman case with producer figure or trade figure so just believe in trade figure boxofficeindia which is best site of bollywood for boxoffice update but in other categories like review,news etc indicine is biggest.

  • @ arjun kapoor- above average doesnt mean failure cuz above average means film made profit and making profit isnt failure and i will not aggry what is verdict of har dil jo pyar karega. look at its budget and box office collection. it was hit when it released.

  • finally Hit ho gayee…Ab to party bantii hai boss….Todays jam only Hrithik aur Bang Bang ki success ke Naam…!!!

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