Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay is all set to hit theatres on 28 Oct 2016 and will clash with Karan Johar’s Ae Dil hai Mushkil. It is Ajay Devgn’s most ambitious project till date. The actor has given his all and the success of the movie is really important for him. Let’s have a detailed look at Shivaay budget, screen count and try to analyse how much money the movie needs to make at Box Office to emerge as a successful film for the producers.
Shivaay is one of the most expensive movies made in Indian cinema till date. as per the statement released by makers, the production cost of the movie is 105 crores. With around 20 crores spent on advertising, printing and promotions, the total budget of the movie is 125 crores. This amount doesn’t include Ajay Devgn’s fee who is also a producer of the movie.
Shivaay Screen Count
Screen count will play a major role to get the good initials at the Box Office. Since Shivaay is clashing with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the movie with more screens is expected to get a better opening. As per the reports, Shivaay will dominate the single screens and mass centres. The movie is expected to release on around 2500 screens with 1400 screens being allocated in mass centres. In overseas, the movie is expected to release on around 700 screens.
Shivaay Economics and Box Office Analysis
Made on a budget of 120 crores, the movie has already recovered a huge amount via music, satellite rights and branding. The movie has already recovered 50 crores via satellite, music and other rights. As per the reports we have, the movie has been sold to distributors for around 70 crores. In order to be profitable for the distributors, Shivaay needs to cross 140 crores at the Box Office. Let’s have detailed look at Box Office economics of Shivaay.
Lifetime collection < 130 crores (Flop, loss for distributors) Lifetime collection > 130 crores (Average, Recovery Cost)
Lifetime collection > 150 crores (Hit)
Lifetime collection > 190 crores (Super Hit)
Lifetime collection > 240 crores (Blockbuster)
Shivaay Economics and our expectations
Shivaay is a big budget movie and it needs to perform exceptionally well in order to recover the huge costs. The movie has created good hype and we expect it to get 14 to 15 crores opening. However, this may not prove to be enough and the movie is clashing with Ae Dil Haim Mushkil. Shivaay needs to perform well for at least two weeks. The movie needs to cross as the top grosser for Ajay Devgn (Singham Returns) to be a hit at the Box Office.