If you are interested in the collection of films, then this question must be swirling in your mind that how films are hit and flop at the box office? ‘Karthikeya 2’ earned Rs 80 crore and became a superhit, while ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ could not become a superhit even after earning Rs 132 crore. After all, how is it decided that a film is a hit, flop, average, superhit and blockbuster at the box office. It is important to understand this. There was a time when story and acting mattered for a film to be a hit. But now it is not so. Now a film like ‘Bahubali 2’ has to earn Rs 800 crore to become a blockbuster. While ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ earned Rs 184 crore and became a blockbuster.
If you want to understand the maths of box office in this round of figures, then you have to start from the beginning. From the makers of the film to the sellers and those who watch it after its release, everything together decides what status the film will get. Let us understand this today.1. The person who makes a film or say that with whose money the whole film is made, what does being a producer mean? Producer is the person who hires technicians, junior artists, from directors to actors, story and screenplay writers. Overall, the real owner of a film is its producer. This person invests money and in case of flop, profit and loss are also sought from him. The producer can also be a person and many people together also produce a film.
For example, the producers of ‘Brahmastra’ are Ayan Mukerji, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Namit Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor and Marijke D’Souza. The list of biggest producers of Bollywood includes stalwarts like Bhushan Kumar (T-Series), Aditya Chopra (Yashraj Films), Sajid Nadiadwala (Nadiadwala & Grand Sons), Karan Johar (Dharma Productions), among others. Similarly, in the South, there are big production banners like Lyca Productions, Arka Media Works, Sun Pictures, DVV Entertainments, Hombale Films etc.
Brahmastra Advance Booking: Will ‘Brahmastra’ beat RRR and Bahubali? Big record set in two days. When the film is ready, distributors are needed to take it to the theatres. Many production companies also distribute the film themselves. That is, there are also two types of distributors. One as companies and the other as a human being. It can be understood that Raveena Tandon’s husband Anil Thadani is also a distributor and Vidya Balan’s husband Aditya Roy Kapur’s company ‘UTV Motion Pictures’ is also a producer and distributor. For example, ‘Brahmastra’ may be produced by Dharma Productions, Ayan Mukerji and others. But the distributors of this film are ‘Fox Studios’ and ‘Walt Disney Studios’.
Usually, after the film is made, the producers sell it to the distributors for a hefty amount. Many times it also happens that the film was made on a low budget, but it was sold to the distributors at a hefty price. This is the reason why we often hear that the distributors have suffered losses from a film. This means that the producer sold the film to the distributor at a hefty price. The film got hit in theatres. Now the producer got more than his cost, but the distributor had to bear the loss. Something similar happened just now with Aamir Khan’s ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’ and Vijay Deverakonda’s ‘Liger’ where the producers had to come forward and say that they would make up for the losses incurred by the distributors. That is, give them some money back.
Opinion: Who is benefiting from the boycott of Hindi films? Because he wants Bollywood to end! After purchasing the film, the distributors sell it either themselves or sell it to sub-distributors i.e. small distributors in the states and film circuits. It is the work of distributors and sub-distributors to give a film to the theater owners. Spending on film promotion. That is, the budget of a film depends on how much the producer sold the film to the distributors and then how much was spent in its promotion.
For example, the total budget of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Brahmastra’ is said to be Rs 410 crore. It is the most expensive film ever in the history of Indian cinema. According to an unconfirmed figure, the promotion budget of this film is around Rs 60 crore, while the cost of making and selling it is Rs 300-350 crore. That is, the total budget is Rs 410 crore.
4. By now we – you have understood that how the total budget of the film is decided. All calculations so far have been of cost. But the real story begins after the distributors buy the film and sell it to the theater owners. That is, to earn the story, because from here it is decided which film is a hit and which is a flop at the box office. The film is released. There are about 10 thousand screens across the country. Generally any big film releases on 2000 to 3500 screens. Each cinema hall ie screen ticket has a different price according to the place. Footfall is the number of viewers who reach the cinema hall to watch a movie.
Opinion: It had to happen… Bollywood should learn from the South, only then will it come to the fore! Otherwise these 5 idiots will drown. Now understand this carefully – a film can earn big despite reaching less audience i.e. less footfall. This is the formula to earn more even in less spectators by increasing the ticket price. But for this, it is also necessary for the audience to come to the cinema hall. Many films have high footfalls but low earnings because of low ticket prices. Ticket prices in single screen theaters are generally low, but tickets for multiplexes are expensive. This is the reason why the earnings of big cities of the country i.e. Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh are important. Now let’s come to the issue which movie is hit, superhit, blockster or flop.
Here is the rating and tag calculation / Box Office Verdict: Average – If a film earns equal to its budget, then that film is called average. That is, if ‘Brahmastra’ earns around 400 crores equal to its cost, then it will be called an average film.
Semi Hit- If a film earns up to 110-120% of its budget then it is called semi hit. That is, if ‘Brahmastra’ earns around Rs 451 crore, then it will be called a semi hit.
Hit- If a film earns 120-130 percent of its budget, then it is considered a hit. That is, if ‘Brahmastra’ earns around Rs 500-530 crore, then only it will be considered a hit.
Super Hit- If a film earns 130-150% from its budget, then it is considered as a super hit. That is, ‘Brahmastra’ will have to earn around Rs 575-600 crore to become a superhit.
Blockbuster – If a film earns 150-170 percent from its budget, then it is considered as a blockbuster. Overall, if Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s ‘Brahmastra’ is to become a blockbuster, then it will have to earn close to Rs 670-690 crore.
6 Hindi films, which were made in less than 10 crores budget, but the bombing made everyone stunned Makes money. That is, in the case of ‘Brahmastra’, this amount of earning will be more than Rs 820 crore.
Flop – A film that is not able to meet its cost below the average is called a flop.
Disaster – Those films that cannot earn even 10-20 percent of their budget come under the category of disaster films. The most recent and strong example of this is Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Dhaakad’, which was made on a budget of Rs 93 crore, but it managed to earn only Rs 2.30 crore at the box office.
Filmmakers, who came under tension from Bollywood films that are continuously flopping, experts said – reduce the fees of actors. You must have heard or read many trade analysts or film business experts saying that the budget of the film should be reduced. Actors should reduce fees. This is straight math. The lower the budget of the film, the lesser it needs to earn to be a hit or superhit. The latest example is ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’. The budget of this film was close to Rs 80 crore. Similarly, the budget of ‘Karthikeya 2’ was also close to just Rs 20 crore.