In The Hands Of The Producers:
|All rights sold to Reliance Entertainment||Rs. 80 crore|
|Add: Subsidy expected from German government||Rs. 15 crore|
|Total revenues||Rs. 95 crore|
|Less: Cost of production (excluding Shah Rukh Khan’s remuneration)||Rs. 65 crore|
|Profit to Producers||Rs. 30 crore|
This means the three producers (Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Shah Rukh Khan) have already made a profit of Rs. 30 crore.
In The Hands Of The Worldwide Distributors Reliance Entertainment:
|Cost of acquisition of worldwide distribution rights||Rs. 80 crore|
|Add: Cost of 3D conversion, promotion, prints and release||Rs. 25 crore|
|Add: Cost of money (interest; since a huge amount of acquisition cost was paid in advance)||Rs. 5 crore|
|Total cost||Rs. 110 crore|
|Satellite rights||Rs. 36 crore|
|Music right||Rs. 9 crore|
|Overseas theatrical business (expected)||Rs. 25 crore|
(minimum; of this revenues of about Rs. 15 crore have already come in from pre-sale of rights of some parts of Overseas circuit)
|India theatrical business (expected)||Rs. 52 crore (minimum)|
|Total revenues||Rs. 122 crore|
Therefore, the profit in the hands of Reliance Entertainment will be a minimum of Rs. 12 crore (Rs. 122 crore minus Rs. 110 crore). If the film scores better in Overseas and India, the profit could go upto Rs. 20 crore. The return on investment would, therefore, be a minimum of 11 per cent and it could go upto 19.8 per cent. In filmi parlance, this would be termed a Commission Earner in the hands of Reliance Entertainment. For the sake of clarity, any film which earns more than 20 per cent on the investment is termed an Overflow film.
Note: The above figures are very close to actuals where deals have been finalised and very fair estimates (on the lower side) where revenues are still to be generated.
Update: All revenues mentioned in the above report are net of taxes.