Salman Khan Films makes a profit of around 40 cr. on Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan excluding Salman’s remuneration
Written by Swaati on May 26, 2023
Last month we saw the release of the Salman Khan starrer Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. The film, which hit screens around Eid, came with immense hopes and expectations attached. Despite unfavourable reviews and audience feedback, the film opened on a decent note. In fact, the business of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan managed to cross the Rs. 100 cr. mark at the box office. In this special report, we look at the cost involved in making the film, and how much profit the makers of the film stood to make.
Made on a budget of Rs. 125 cr, which includes Print and Advertising, and a further Rs. 7.37 cr. as Distributor commission, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan was made on a total investment of Rs. 132.5 cr. Interestingly, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan opened to rather unfavourable reviews from critics. In fact, with mixed feedback from the audience as well, the Salman Khan starrer witnessed an average box office performance. However, despite this, the film drew in Rs. 110 cr. at the domestic box office, from which the distributor share came to Rs. 49.73 cr, and a further Rs. 50.86 cr. from the overseas markets, garnering the distributors another Rs. 22.88 cr. This coupled with a further Rs. 100 cr. coming in from the sale of digital, in film, music, and satellite rights; saw the makers of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan walking away with a collection of Rs. 172.61 cr.
Adjusting the initial cost of investment of Rs. 132.37 cr. from the final recoveries, the makers of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan made a profit of Rs. 40.24 cr. However Salman’s usual remuneration [of around 100 cr. plus] has not been accounted for towards the costs and therefore in spite of the balance sheet being in green, it has been a dismal economic return for both Salman Khan Films as well as Salman Khan.
Economics of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
Cost of Production and P&A – 125 cr.
Commission to Zee Studios for Worldwide Release (approx.) – 7.37 cr.
TOTAL COST – 132.37 Cr.
India Theatrical Box Office – 110.53 cr.
India box office Distributor share (A) – 49.73 cr.
Overseas Theatrical Box Office – 50.86 cr.
Overseas box office Distributor share (B) – 22.88 cr.
Revenues from In Film, Music, Satellite Rights, and Digital (C) – 100 cr.
TOTAL RECOVERIES (A+B+C) – 172.61 cr.
PROFIT – 40.24 cr.