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Decoding MS Dhoni: The Untold Story - Here's why this Sushant Singh Rajput film is a Box Office hit!

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 1 November 2016, 14:05 IST

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni biopic, titled MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, is nearing the end of its Box Office run.

As of 17 October, the collections of the film stand at Rs 127 crore. The film is likely to end its lifetime numbers at collections of Rs 135 crore.

The Sushant Singh Rajput film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of the year (Rs 66 crore) after Salman Khan's Sultan. However, the curiosity factor was put to rest on Monday, a fact which reflected in the collections.

The high budget of the film has resulted in the film being labelled with a hit tag, instead of the superhit tag that the makers were hoping to bag. The opening weekend collections and the satellite rights amount helped the film seal the deal.

Our Prediction

Catch predicted on 30 September that MS Dhoni: The Untold Story would rake in Rs 130 crore at the Box Office. We also predicted that the film would be a Box Office hit.

Also Read: MS Dhoni: The Untold Story movie review: Fails to explore the 'untold aspect' of MSD, yet entertains!

Here's decoding the number game behind MS Dhoni: The Untold Story:


Cost of Production: Rs 85 crore

Print and Publicity: Rs 20 crore

Total Cost: Rs 105 crore (Official Figures)


India Box Office collections: Rs 135 crore (Expected)

India Distributor Share: Rs 65 crore (Expected)

Overseas Box Office collections: $ 4.4 million (Rs 30 crore)

Overseas share: Rs 10 crore

Satellite Rights: Rs 35 crore

Music Rights: Rs 8 crore

Ancillary Revenue: Rs 10 crore

Total Recovery: Rs 128 crore

Profit: Rs 25 crore (Rs 128 crore - Rs 105 crore)

Return on Investment: 23%

Verdict: HIT

-- Edited by Blassy Boben

First published: 1 November 2016, 14:05 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.