Q. If PK featured Salman Khan, than how much it would have collected? (Anant Tiwari)
Ans. The presence of Salman would have ensured much better opening at single screens. But it would have been slightly lower in metros as Aamir has a huge loyal following there. The opening weekend could have been around 5 crore higher but after that the film is run by content only.
Q. What was the verdict and lifetime collections of Singh Is Bling? (Esmael)
Ans. It was a hit. Check out collections here.
Q. What can be better decision for SRK, Raess clash with Sultan or releasing on non holiday with open weeks? (Jas)
Ans. The decision will be made by SRK and Exel Entertainment only. The recent clash of Dilwale and Bajirao Mastani has proved one thing that only content matters at the box office. So if the team of Raees is confident of their product, then they should release it on Eid as they were the first who booked the date. But if their product is not up to mark, then they should postpone it.
Q. What is the collection of Star Wars:The Force Awakens in India? (Mahima Karim)
Ans. The film has been wrapped at around 15 crore. It is a big disappointment for UTV Motion Pictures who bought it in heavy prices and also promoted it on a wide scale.
Q. For how many more years 3 khan will rule at Box Office? (Shivam Deep)
Ans. Minimum 5 years. But it can be higher as the Khans rule is not being challenged by anyone except from Hrithik Roshan. The industry badly needs new bankable megastars.
Q. Is there any definite formula based on which trade (including you) predict the box office numbers? (Avinash)
Ans. We took the samples from different centers and give an estimate according to that.
Q. Can Housefull 3 cross 150 cr? (Jack William)
Ans. Last 4 fillms of Akshay Kumar has not entered into 100 crore club. But the sequel factor will work in favour of Housefull 3. While 100 crore is very much on, it can cross 150 crore also if released solo with decent content.
Q. What is the budget of Wazir? (Shelly)
Ans. Around 42 crore including P&A.
Q. What was the main reason behind the low domestic collection of Dilwale, protests and negativity spread by media or its content?
Ans. The combination of all these factors.
Q. Will movies like Kick 2 or Dabangg will work now as masala movies are not doing well currently at the B.O? (Prashant Yadav)
Ans. Salman Khan also realized the same recently. As a result he is experimenting with the genres with Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PRDP and Sultan. There have to be some gap between masala films.
Q. How do you compare the success of previous era films like Sholay to today’s films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan in terms of box office collection as well as duration for which they last in theatres? (Piyush Kumar)
Ans. In recent times, there have been considerable drops in footfalls. This can be justified that now, there are many options for entertainment and also the ticket prices have been increased. There have been few mega blockbuster films like Gadar and 3 Idiots which can be compared with old era.
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