Black was released on 4th February, 2005. It was produced under Applause Entertainment banner. Primarily it was budgeted 12 Crore. But due to fire accident at Shimla, its budget exceeded by 5 Crore. With print and publicity cost its final cost was 20 Crore. From overseas it earned massive 35.5 Crore(7.4 Millions), 5 Crore from Satellite and 2 Crore from Video and Music rights. Domestically it was released on just 205 prints and earned around 23 Crore. This makes total recovery of around 55.5 Crore Nett from Theatrical business and 7 Crore from other rights.
Details of Domestic boxoffice.
|Week||All India Nett Business (Crore)||% Drop|
|Trending||Excellent (managed noticeable business for over 15 weeks)|
|Budget||20 Crore (Including overseas DC)|
|Theaterical Recovery||68.5 Crore Gross (33 Domestic, 35.5 overseas)/ ~29.5 Crore Distribution share|
|Other revenues||7 Crore|
|Recall value||Very good, will always be remembered for its top notch performances.|
|BollyBusiness Note||Its domestic and overseas theatrical returns makes it biggest wordwide grosser of 2005 (though major part of overseas came in 2009 from Korea boxoffice). Indian domestic business itself earned good commision for distributor.|
After some speculations initially when collections dipped after huge first day, Massive jump in business over weekend and equally good collections over weekdays ensures good success.
EK Tha Tiger is Salman’s 20th clean Hit and 29th Success in his career spanning 24 years now. In terms of blockbuster success, this will be Salman’s 7th Blockbuster.
Collections are ranging from 113-120 Crore in trade for first 6 days. We will see if movie also get repeat audience from Friday, still lifetime business of 175 Crore is now very conservative prediction.
Only other movies which are expected to cross 100 Crore this year are SRK-Yash Chopra next, Khiladi 786, Talaash, Son of sardar and Dabangg-2. Akshay kumar already had 2 big grosser this year, Joker is coming next week and doesn’t have mass appeal for huge collections. By end of year, Salman khan will have two 150+, Akshay will have three 100+, Ajay will have two 100+, SRK and Aamir both will have one 125+ each. But one thing which separate Salman khan from rest is STARDOM and Mass following. At the moment, he is enjoying huge success out of average movies. This shows he has crazy fan following which was missing in case of Shahrukh khan.
Well we will discuss this further in some other post. At the moment, this is celebration time for Salman fans. Congratulations every one.
Mard(1985) did release in midst of the piracy wave brought about by onset of the VCRs and TV era of the 1980s, but Mard still created true havoc and set opening records in many parts of India. After coolie, Mard was first movie to gross 100% business in first three weeks of Mumbai territory, in fourth week its collections recorded as 97%.
For next 13 years, no movie able to do 100% business in Mumbai territory for three straight weeks. It was Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998 when a similar pattern of business was seen once again. KKHH also did 100% business(Around 65 Lakhs each week) for three weeks and 97% in fourth week. Exactly same pattern as of Mard in 1985.
And now 14 years passed, this record still intact. And now the way movies are performing at box-office, it looks KKHH will remain last movie holding this achievement.
* Mard holding many other records as well, but that will be in separate post.
100 Crore club hyped up by media is very much misleading.This is just a number and with increasing market Dynamics, movies are doing good business in short span of time. I have taken all movies from 2000-2012(Up to Rowdy Rathode). For convenient purpose have taken un-adjusted numbers straight from boxofficeindia and calculate their adjusted collection based on current average ticket price of Rs. 120/- and average ticket price of respective movie at the time of its release. For example Gadar was released in 2001 and average ticket price back then was Rs. 35/-. Its adjusted Net based on 75.5 Crore collection back then and current ticket price of 120/- would be calculated as 75.5/35*120 = 258.86 Crore. There are around 31 movies falling in 100 Crore club category with this adjustment. There are few more like Devdas, Fanna, Partner, Race which comes very close to 100 Crore but fallen short of mere 2-3 Crore only with this technique.
|Actor||Total 100+ Movies||Commutative adjusted collections|
|Rank||Film||Year||Nett Gross||Average Ticket Price At Time Of Release||Adjusted Nett|
|1||Gadar Ek Prem Katha||2001||75.50||35.00||258.86|
|4||Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham||2001||47.00||35.00||161.14|
|6||Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai||2000||38.00||30.00||152.00|
|11||Lage Raho Munnabhai||2006||71.00||65.00||131.08|
|12||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||2008||86.78||80.00||130.17|
|14||Om Shanti Om||2007||79.42||75.00||127.07|
|19||Koi Mil Gaya||2003||42.50||45.00||113.33|
|22||Chak De India||2007||67.26||75.00||107.62|
|27||Singh Is Kinng||2008||68.48||80.00||102.72|
|29||Rang De Basanti||2006||50.00||60.00||100.00|
|31||Taare Zameen Par||2007||62.48||75.00||99.97|