Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan's most ambitious venture ‘RA.One’ will finally hit theatres on 26th October and going by the trade talk, ‘RA.One’ just requires the Diwali weekend to recover Rs 100 crore from an estimated Rs 150 crore budget.
Apparently, producer Gauri Khan and Eros have already made Rs 50 crore through TV rights (Rs 35 crore), music rights and home video.
Talking to a daily, a film trader opined that ‘RA.One’ will cash on the SRK-Salman rivalry at the Box Office: “‘RA.One’ can easily surge ahead of ‘Bodyguard’, which is the year’s biggest money maker so far. As of now, it looks like Rs 100 crore will be recovered in the first week itself, because the film opens in several countries on the same day and SRK is a popular figure in a lot of places where Hindi isn’t even understood.”
With the earnings of any movie divided into three parts, 45 percent is paid as taxes and the remaining amount is divided between exhibitors, distributors and producers.
Let’s hope SRK’s superhero flick makes the most of this festive season!