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.