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Saying goes ‘May the best win’ , but it would be grate if both are deserving enough to succeed side by side and in end INDUSTRY SHOULD THRIVE
Bajirao Mastani Budget:
The film has been made on a grand budget. The
production cost of BM is approx 100 crore
and 25 crore more have been spent on
marketing. So Bajirao Mastani budget is around
125 crore. It has beaten Bombay Velvet to
become the costliest non-Khans starrer film.
Bajirao Mastani Screen Count:
The film is expected to release in around 2000
screens. Most of these have been allotted
in single screens. Bajirao Mastani screen count
is very good considering that the film is
clashing. In fact it is itself a big achievement
that the film has got such amount of screens
against SRK starrer.
Bajirao Mastani Economics:
There are reports that Bajirao Mastani satellite
rights have been sold at 45-50 crore. If we add
music and overseas recovery, then it has
recovered around 70 crore before the release.
So the film has to collect around 110 crore to
break even. It will become a clean hit at 135
Bajirao Mastani Run Time:
The run time of Bajirao Mastani is 2 hours 36
minutes. This is almost the same as Shahrukh
Bajirao Mastani Expectations:
The early reports are decent for BM. But the
biggest hurdle is the clash with a masala film
Dilwale starring SRK, one of the biggest crowd
pullers in India. If it was a solo release, it could
have done wonders for BM. But still it will open
huge in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Though it will
have less appeal in North India.
Keeping in mind all the factors, we expect
Bajirao Mastani to open around 50-60% on
Friday. It can show huge growth over the
weekend if the word of mouth is excellent.
The production cost of Diwale is approx
85 crore while 25 crore more have been spent
on marketing. So Dilwale budget is around
110 crore. This does not include Shahrukh
Khan’s fee as the film has been produced by
Dilwale Screen Count:
Diwale is expected to release in around 2900
screens. The film is clashing with Sanjay Leela
Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani so the screens will
be shared. Even then Dilwale screen count is
very good as most of high end multiplexes has
been booked by Shahrukh Khan. The film will
also get more shows than BM.
The film has to collect around 135 crore to be
in the safe zone. Anything over 200 crore will
make it a super hit. It will become blockbuster
over 250 crore. The film is very much a safe
bet as the major chunk of investment has
already been recovered.
Dilwale Run Time:
The run time of Dilwale is 2 hours 35 minutes.
This is less than SRK’s last release Happy New
Year but slight more than Chennai Express.
The early reports are excellent for Dilwale. In
fact Dilwale team has shown parts of the film to
some of the distributors. The distributors are
confident that the product will work very well at
the box office. The pre release buzz and hype is
on an all time high. The music has also become
Keeping in mind the screen count and release
day (non holiday), we expect Dilwale to open
around 70-80% on Friday.
Courtesy – GD reporter