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Fan Puts Up A Big Worldwide Number:BOI

AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 7:39am | IP Logged

Fan has put up a strong number Worldwide with GROSS collections set to be around 113-114 crore. This is easily the highest figure of the year beating the 78 crore of Airlift. In terms off all time collections it is the 11th highest ever and fourth highest for an Shahrukh Khan starrer.


More than being the 11th highest,  the feat is to be among more commercially viable films. No film of this sort has ever even got close to 100 crore. The film is a little lower than films like Kick and Singham Returns but higer than the likes of Jai Ho and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.


The highest ever worldwide opening weekend is still Dhoom 3 at 193 crore followed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan at 187 crore..

now trades started giving excuses for FAN no?

Edited by AishMinoz - 18 April 2016 at 7:40am

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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 7:45am | IP Logged
So happy and proud of the entire team of Fan!!! Love you Shah!

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Lol to mirror dikh gaya kuch fans ko  LOL for once a BW movie is being appreciated by western media/analysts etc is an achievement other fandom can only dream about rejoicing on LOL

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'Fan' - Analyzing its business!

By Taran Adarsh, April 18, 2016 - 09:08 IST


Connection bhi na kamaal ki cheez hain, bas ho gaya toh ho gaya... This dialogue wonderfully sums up Gaurav's thoughts about the superstar he hero-worships in FAN. Conversely, this line holds true for *all* movies nowadays. Either you connect with a film or you don't.

A few days ago, while talking to a prestigious international website, I made a valid observation about Shah Rukh Khan's choices of films. The actor is making a genuine effort to step out of the comfort zone [read romantic sagas, masala entertainers et al] to work in hatke films. Sure, hatke is a much-used and abused terminology in Bollywood, but SRK is making an earnest attempt to be part of films that defy the stereotype. Stepping into characters he hasn't portrayed in the past. Working with directors he hasn't worked with previously. The shelf life of an actor expands automatically in the process, since the movie-going audience is keen to watch their fav actor in characters he hasn't portrayed before. 

FAN is a step in the right direction, in my opinion. The viewers have connected big time with SRK's interpretation of the fan, who transforms from being a hero-worshipper to hero-stalker. But what about the film? Has it connected with the audience? At urban centres, yes. In mass circuits, unfortunately, the numbers are not as expected. 

Come to think of it, it can't get bigger than Yash Raj and SRK joining hands for a film project. However, this time around, it wasn't Yash Chopra or Aditya Chopra on the director's seat. It was Maneesh Sharma, a storyteller who has helmed some wonderful films for YRF in the past, calling the shots. 

FAN, like we know by now, is not the usual masala film or the standard rom-com. Also, it's a songless film [a strong musical score has always been one of the pillars on which YRF movies stand]. There's no Madhuri, Juhi, Preity, Rani or Anushka in a YRF film this time. Moreover, it lacks romance -- an ingredient that YRF movies are synonymous with. 

Now let's look at the release strategy. FAN wasn't released during Eid, Diwali or Christmas, the festival period. It arrived in the midst of the IPL matches. That's not all, the release of the film coincided with the examination period. And, most importantly, it opened a week after THE JUNGLE BOOK continues its dream run, charming and winning audience in hordes even when I pen this piece. 

Come Friday and the content does the talking, while the industry [even the fans these days] speculate on how a film has opened and whether it has the stamina to collect a whopping figure on Day 1 and also in its opening weekend. FAN had to deliver impressive numbers, given the track record of YRF-SRK. FAN is also a crucial film because SRK's last release, DILWALE, did not fare as expected in the domestic market [it did very well internationally!]. You're as strong or weak as your last Friday in Bollywood. 

Additionally, FAN is a significant film for SRK. His contemporaries, Aamir and Salman, have cruised past Rs 300 cr mark [India biz], an awe-inspiring achievement when you talk of BO rankings. SRK's hits haven't attained the figure yet. 

I am sure, FAN was never supposed to shatter BO records from East to West and from North to South, given the 'limitations' [in film industry parlance] that I pointed out above. The film has connected with a segment of the paying public [urban centres], which is contributing enormously to the numbers. For SRK, FAN is a landmark film; it has won tremendous acclaim for the actor after a gap. Although he has portrayed the antagonist earlier, his performance in FAN doesn't seem like a shadow of his earlier attempts. 

Now let's look at the economics of FAN...
Cost of production: Rs 85 cr
Print and Advertising: Rs 20 cr
Total budget of the film: Rs 105 cr
Note: Official numbers shared by YRF to this writer. 

YRF has recovered a substantial amount from the pre-sale of Satellite rights, while the remaining rights [worldwide theatrical, worldwide digital - audio and video, worldwide licensing, worldwide merchandising and other rights] should ensure recovery of the investment and profits for YRF. In short, FAN should emerge a profitable venture for the investors in the final tally. 

The question is, does FAN have the legs to have a meritorious run at the ticket window in weeks to come? The efforts invested in FAN from everyone associated with it have been exemplary, with SRK delivering a memorable, award-worthy act as the fan. One is eager to see how it performs at the BO, now that the opening weekend has concluded. There's no major film releasing next Friday, hence FAN has ample time to score till BAAGHI arrives in theatres on 29 April. 

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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 7:54am | IP Logged
When it comes to verdict no one cares abt worldwide or overseas LOL
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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 7:55am | IP Logged
Originally posted by AishMinoz


Now let's look at the economics of FAN...
Cost of production: Rs 85 cr
Print and Advertising: Rs 20 cr
Total budget of the film: Rs 105 cr
Note: Official numbers shared by YRF to this writer. 

The budgets nowadays are ridiculous given the earnings
Bollywood producers really need to keep costs under check  LOL

Edited by MoStLyHaRmLeSs. - 18 April 2016 at 7:56am
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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 7:56am | IP Logged
But its a niche movie whose collections dont matter.  
AishMinoz IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 7:59am | IP Logged
Talaash was another offbeat film like fan
released during christmas .big release after Amir's ATBB 3 idiots.
two big heroines 
popular songs
couldnt cross 100 .was mediocre success because the budget was not as big as fan .
then no one questioned Amir's star power ?

Salman newys cant do offbeat films

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