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Dilwale's BO 150cr, Distributor Right [MG] - 130cr, Dis. Share 70-75cr & Dis. Loss is around 55-60cr, Srk refund 25cr to Dist. - Financial Express

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  • NOTE - Srk Fear that distributors getting first right of refusal for his next home production release Raees due to huge loss in Dilwale. [Fan is produced & distributed by Yrf]
  • Here full Artical -

  • Shahrukh Khan has refunded close to Rs 25 cr to cover up 50% loss to distributors asking them to bear the rest.

  • If that wasn't all, sources close to the actor and his production mention that Shahrukh Khan has in fact, prima facie also consented to these distributors getting first right of refusal for his next release Raees.
  • Shahrukh Khan starrer Dilwale box office collections were big at around Rs 150 crore, but not big enough.
  • The Rohit Shetty directed film Dilwale, which released in December, 2015 that also featured Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, was produced by Red Chillies and Rohit Shetty Productions, but despite presence of Shahrukh Khan and huge promotions the film did not perform as expected at the box office.
  • However, now months after its release we hear that Shahrukh Khan, whose production Red Chillies took over the distribution of the film in India, has decided to compensate individual distributors to a certain extent for the losses incurred with refunds.
  • In fact back in 2001 and 2005, Shahrukh Khan had refunded the individual distributors of his films Asoka (Eros) and Paheli (UTV), after both films underperformed at the box office.
  • As a direct result of the actor's 2001 film Asoka underperforming at the box office, Shah Rukh's subsequent release Chalte Chalte was sold for a much lower price.
  • On similar lines after the failure of Paheli, distributors of Shahrukh Khan's next venture Om Shaanti Om were given first right of refusal to acquire the film.

  • Recently admitting Dilwale's underperformance at a press conference Shahrukh Khan had said, "I don't think the film has done as well as it should have. I am personally disappointed with that", well now the actor has decided on reimbursing 50% of the losses incurred by the distributors.

  • However, the interesting part here is that as of last count Dilwale had done approx. Rs 150 cr net business in India and Rs 174 cr gross in the overseas markets, while the satellite rights were sold for Rs 70 cr to Sony MSM. [OMG ! 70cr still unbelievable] Music rights of the film were sold to Sony for Rs 18 cr. With the sale of these rights Shahrukh Khan quite literally made a killing on the project earning close to Rs 150 crore as profit!
  • Shahrukh Khan had set a domestic distribution target with a minimum guarantee (MG) of Rs 130 cr
  • but since Dilwale box office collections were around Rs 150 cr at the India B.O., the distributors share would have amounted to approx. Rs 70 cr to 75 cr which meant a loss of around 55 cr to 60 cr cumulatively for the individual distributors pan India.
asked Feb 10, 2016 by rocksy Dedicated Movie Follower (24,428 points)
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gud post..jag suna suna suna lage.
answered Feb 10, 2016 by Legend Khan The Movie Conqueror (737,887 points)
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answered Feb 10, 2016 by Bhaijaan The Movie Conqueror (430,600 points)
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dilwale is one of the biggest lost making venture in bollywood bcz of its high price.
answered Feb 10, 2016 by Sahir Clown Thief Master of Movies (69,530 points)