Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania is all set to hit the theatres on Friday. Directed by Shashank Khaitan, BKD is a sequel to 2014 super hit movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’. The movie has fantastic pre-release buzz and is expected to take a big opening at the Box Office. Trade experts have big expectations from the movie and we are also expecting it to cross 100 crores at the domestic box office. Let’s have a detailed look at Badrinath Ki Dulhania budget and try to analyse how much money it needs to collect to be called a hit at the Box office.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Screen Count
BKD is releasing with almost no competition from the last week release. Jolly LLB 2 has completed its box office run, Rangoon has crashed, and last week’s release, Commando 2 and Logan will be out of the theatres this week. The is expected to have a big release. We are expecting the movie to release on around 2600 screens.
In overseas, the movie is expected to release on around 500 screens. Talking about the distribution of screens, it will be 65:35 in the favour of metros and multiplexes.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Budget & Economics
Karan Johar is a mastermind when it comes to the economics of his films. The producers have already made a profit of around 45 crores through satellite, music and distribution rights. The total production cost of the movie is around 40 crores. With 15 crores spent on advertising and promotion, the total budget of the movie stands at 55 crores. Have a look at the box office economics.
|Cost & Recovery||Amount (In Crores)|
|Print and Advertising||15|
|Music and Other Ancillary Rights||15|
|Domestic Theatrical Rights||40|
|Overseas Theatrical Rights||8|
As you can see, the producers have already made a profit fo around 33 crores. ‘Fox Star Studios’ has acquired the distribution rights for 48 crores. It means that whatever money BKD makes from the theatrical business will go directly to distributors. So, in order to be a profitable venture for the distributors, the movie needs to make at least 80 crores.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania Box Office Analysis
Lifetime Collection < 60 crores (Flop)
Lifetime Collection > 80 crores (Average)
Lifetime Collection > 90 crores (Hit)
Lifetime Collection > 110 crores (Super Hit)
Lifetime Collection > 145 crores (Blockbuster)
Considering the current buzz, I am expecting Badrinath Ki Dulhania to take a very good opening at the domestic Box Office. The movie is releasing with zero competition which will further strengthen its Box Office chances. It should cross 100 crores mark unless the content turned out really bad. It will be Varun Dhawan’s 8th consecutive hit film. (Read: Opening and Lifetime Collection Of Varun Dhawan Movies)
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