Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Mohenjo Daro’ failed miserably at the Box Office. Yes, neither the audience nor the critics appreciated the movie. Moreover, the clash with ‘Rustom’ further created an unfavorable situation for it! We all know that it was a big budget film, and obviously failing so badly must have caused some ‘HUGE LOSSES’ to the makers.
Komal Nahta, a renowned trade analyst gave a detailed break up of how much the movie invested and how much it recovered. Eager to know all the details? Here they are…
Cost involved in the making!
Since it is a big banner film i.e. YRF film, it goes without saying that the cost involved is ‘BIG’. Komal says that the total cost that went into the making was 120 crores. Moreover, 20 crores were spent on advertising, which brings the total to approximately 140 crores.
Talking about Satellite Rights!
The satellite rights of ‘Mohenjo Daro’ were with Star, who purchased them for a whopping 40 crores. Komal repeatedly said that there must have been a minimum of 30 crores loss for Star in this deal. Poor Star; it must be repenting on its decision now.
Loss for T-Series too!
The music failed to woo the audience and didn’t enjoy a great reach, but it was Mohenjo Daro’s luck that T-Series purchased the rights for 10 crores. Nahta says that with such collections, T-Series has to bear the loss of around 9 crores, which is very bad.
The Nett collection of the movie was 80 crores (58 crores in India and 22 crores overseas). Now, talking about the Producer’s share, it is usually 35 percent of the collections, on an average. This means, the producers have got a share of 28 crores from the collections. Now coming to the losses, around 140 crores have gone into the making of the movie, out of which the producer has recovered 28 crores from the collections, 40 crores from the Satellite rights and 10 crores from music rights. This means that out of 140 crores, just 78 crores could be recovered. Total loss for the producer is 62 crores!
Now when we calculate the total loss it comes to around 100 crores.
Satellite rights (Star’s loss) – 30 crores!
Music rights (T-Series’ loss) – 9 crores!
Producer’s loss (UTV’s loss) – 62 crores!
Total loss- 101 crores!
Yes, the total loss is 101 crores, which is just disastrous, isn’t it? While making the movie, makers must have never thought that they would fall in such a bad situation. What do you have to say about this? Do let us know your thoughts in our comments section below!