"History in the maKING ft. Jawan!”
Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan has surpassed Rs. 1,000 Crore (£98 million) at the global box office.
This makes it the third highest-grossing Hindi film of all time after Dangal and SRK’s other 2023 blockbuster Pathaan.
But Jawan achieved the feat in just 18 days and is expected to pass Pathaan.
On September 25, 2023, the film’s collection saw an expected drop, raking in Rs. 5.3 Crore (£520,000). Theatres recorded an occupancy of 13.7%.
It continues to draw people in South India, with the Tamil occupancy being 17.16% and Telugu occupancy being 16.9%, despite limited screenings.
Jawan‘s total domestic collection stands at Rs. 566 Crore (£55 million).
Sharing Jawan‘s worldwide collection, production company Red Chillies Entertainment wrote:
“History in the maKING ft. Jawan!”
Shah Rukh’s two films in 2023 have both surpassed Rs. 1,000 Crore.
Dunki will be his third film of the year. Expected to release on December 22, it will be interesting to see if the film will reach similar box office numbers to Pathaan and Jawan.
With these box office numbers, we look at what they mean and who gets what portion.
The distribution of revenue among the producers of a film differs.
Producer and film business analyst Girish Johar specified that there is no blanket figure for the division as it depends on the contract each film is agreed upon.
Nevertheless, the producer’s share of the net box office collection is around 45 to 50%.
According to Girish, exhibitors get around 38% of the box office collection.
But Galaxy Cinema CEO Rashmikant Bhalodia says it is around 30% for the exhibitors.
Rashmikant says distributors get between 15 and 20% of the total box office collection.
Lead actors have been taking a percentage profit share in a film’s box office earnings for some time.
This figure is around five per cent of the total box office income.
Girish explained that most of the big stars in Bollywood take a profit share in box office revenue, as well as other revenues, making it a much bigger number.
He did not put a percentage to the actors’ share.
Girish explained: “If the ticket is for Rs. 100, roughly Rs. 25 is for the entertainment tax. Rs. 75 is shared between distributor and exhibitor, broadly divided into two halves.
“From the 37.5% of the ticket price, the distributor takes broadly 10% and the rest goes to the producer.”
“If the producer takes Rs. 30 of the Rs. 100.
“Of the producer’s share, the lead actor takes a percentage of the producer’s share of the box office collection.
“The lead actors also take a profit percentage of all revenues normally – that includes the satellite, digital, and music rights as well.”