Salman Khan’s upcoming war drama, Tubelight has created new records much before its release as the theatrical, music as well as satellite rights of the film are sold for astronomical rates.
Deserving so, as the film marks return of Kabir Khan and Salman Khan after the success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ek Tha Tiger. While the producers (SKF in this case) have made profits of over Rs 170 crore, a lot is at stake for the distributors as well as exhibitors.
The all India distribution rights of the period drama have been sold for Rs 132 crore (excluding CI) which means that the film would break even in India at collections close to Rs 250 crore. This is a huge task given the fact that only 5 films, i.e. Dhoom 3, PK, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Dangal, have managed to surpass the number in India.
While the combo of Salman Khan and Eid would get the initial, it becomes very important for the content to live onto the humongous expectations. While films usually get the ‘Blockbuster’ tag at collections above Rs 250 crore, for Tubelight, it would merely be a recovery point.
Non-Theatrical Revenue for the film:
- India Rights: Rs 132 crore (NH Studioz)
- Overseas Rights: Rs 50 crore (Expected)
- Satellite Rights: Rs 60 crore (Salman Khan’s deal with Star Network)
- Music Rights: Rs 20 crore (Sony Music)
- Total: Rs 262 crore
The film budget is estimated to be around Rs 90 crore (All inclusive) and the producers have made table profit of around Rs 172 crore thus being the highest ever for a Bollywood film. It would be interesting to see if Salman Khan manages to keep the distributors happy yet again and gives them their yearly ‘Eid Blockbuster’.
Note: The figures have been compiled from trade sources and Catch News does not claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.