Salman Khan's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo is all set to enter the prestigious Rs 200 crore club by the end of this week. The Sooraj Barjatya family drama will become the seventh film after 3 Idiots, Chennai Express, PK, Kick, Happy New Year and Bajrangi Bhaijaan to do so.
Independently, the collections of the film may look huge. However, considering the massive expectations riding on a film that followed this year's blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the film has underperformed.
The real damage to the film came from areas like Delhi, Punjab, and Bangalore - which failed to perform well after recording the highest day one figures. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo created new records at centres like Rajasthan, Gujarat, C.I and UP.
The film is looking to end its box office run with figures close to the Rs 205 crore mark - which will keep its makers, Rajshri and Fox Star Studios, out of the danger zone.
Here's a look at why a Rs 200 crore figure does not work for PRDP:
- Cost of Production: Rs 95 crore
- Print and Publicity: Rs 20 crore
- Total Cost: Rs 115 crore (Excluding remuneration for Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya)
- Domestic Business:Rs 205 crore (Expected)
- Distributor Share: Rs 105 crore approx. (Expected)
- Overseas Business: Rs 95 crore (Expected)
- Overseas Share: Rs 47 crore (Expected)
Salman Khan took home a paycheck of Rs 50 crore for the film - which was set off against the satellite rights of the film. Director Sooraj Barjatya was paid Rs 17 crore - which was off against the music rights of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
The film has performed pretty well outside India and has already raked in $13.04 million (86.57 crore). The film is expected to be in the top seven Indian Films of all time overseas.