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Team Shivaay & team Ae Dil Hai Muskhil are at war. But Box Office numbers don't lie

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 18 October 2016, 17:04 IST

Two of the most anticipated films of the year, Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, are all set to lock horns at the Box Office this Diwali, 28 October.

While the trailer of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil garnered a lukewarm response, the music of the film has topped the Bollywood charts - a factor that is bound to ensure a good opening for the Ranbir Kapoor film.

In comparison, the trailer of Shivaay was showered with praise from viewers and trade alike. However, the average music of the film has dampened the buzz.

With both films being pre-Diwali releases, they aren't expected to record 'humongous' collections. A detailed prediction will follow in the coming days. The winner will reap the benefit of the Diwali holidays - 31 October to 1 November 2016.

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The distributors have blocked the screens for both films. An official screen count will be reported a few days before the film hits the screens.

The Cine Owners and Exhibitors Association has requested single screen owners to refrain from screening Ae Dil Hai Mushkil at their properties. However, the final decision lies with the respective exhibitors. Reports about ADHM being banned are false as it is only the court of law and the Censor Board who have the power to ban a film from releasing in India.

Ahead of the clash, here is a breakdown of the business Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil need to record to emerge victorious:

Shivaay in numbers

Cost

Cost of Production: Rs 90 crore

Print and Publicity: Rs 15 crore

Total: Rs 105 crore

Recovery

Satellite rights: Rs 40 crore (Ajay Devgn's deal with Star Network)

Music rights: Rs 10 crore (T-Series)

Ancillary Sources: Rs 10 crore

Total recovery: Rs 60 crore

Recovery pending: 45 crore

Ajay Devgn in Shivaay

The Ajay Devgn film will break even in India at collections close to Rs 100 crore. The revenue from the overseas market will result in a surplus, thus helping the makers rake in minimal profits. Devgn, who is also directing the film, has restricted the budget of the film to Rs 105 crore. The budget of the film could have easily been Rs 160 crore, considering the scale of the action thriller.

Here is a look at the collections Shivaay will have to record in India in order to bag a 'hit' verdict:

  • Blockbuster: Rs 166 and above
  • Super Hit: Rs 141 to 165
  • Hit: Rs 116 to 140 crore

Here are the numbers that will spell doom for the Shivaay team:

  • Flop: Below Rs 90 crore
  • Average: Rs 91 to 115 crore

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil in numbers

Cost

Cost of Production: Rs 75 crore

Print and Publicity: Rs 15 crore

Total: Rs 90 crore

Recovery

Satellite Rights: Rs 30 crore

Music Rights: Rs 15 crore (Sony Music)

Ancillary Sources: Rs 10 crore

Total Recovery: Rs 55 crore

Recovery Pending: Rs 35 crore

Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is a much safer bet for all those involved as it will break even with Indian Box Office collections close to Rs 75 crore. The film has an added benefit of Karan Johar's goodwill in the overseas market where ADHM is expected to outperform almost all Bollywood films released this year by a big margin - barring Sultan.

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In terms of Return on Investment, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil may also record success given the controlled economics and terrific scope for business abroad.

Here is a look at the collections Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will have to record in India in order to bag a 'hit' verdict:

  • Blockbuster: Rs 135 crore and above
  • Super Hit: Rs 116 - 135 crore
  • Hit: Rs 95 to 115 crore

Here are the numbers that will spell doom for the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil team

  • Flop: Below Rs 75 crore
  • Average: Rs 76 to 95 crore

Are you excited for this Diwali Bollywood Box Office clash? Which film will you go to watch? Tell us in the comments below.

Note: The budget figures have been gleaned from our sources. Catch cannot independently verify these numbers.

-- Edited by Blassy Boben

First published: 18 October 2016, 17:04 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.

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