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Distributors cite the superstar’s example, demand compensation from Akki for Joker’s failure at the BO
Bharti Dubey (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 10, 2012)
He may have distanced himself from Joker, sealing its fate at the box office, but Akshay Kumar is now being pulled up for what distributors are labelling as unprofessional behaviour. With Joker tanking at the box office, distributors across the country are demanding compensation from Akshay, who was a co-producer for the film, for their losses.
Reportedly, the film cost around Rs 55cr, satellite rights were sold for about Rs 14 cr and the estimated losses amount to Rs 20cr. Trade analyst Suniel Wadhwa said, “The film was discontinued after the first week due to non-performance. Most distributors have lost nearly 60 per cent of their money.”
Distributor Sunny Khanna, told Mirror, “The brand lost only because of Akshay’s unprofessional behaviour and I definitely want compensation from him. He should learn from Emraan Hashmi, who is ready to promote an old film like Rush. Had Akshay promoted Joker, the film’s business would’ve gone up by 40 per cent.’’
South India-based distributor cited the example of Rajinikanth and said Akshay should refund the money the way Rajini did when his films flopped at the BO. Readers may recall that Rajini had agreed to pay back theatres 33 per cent of the amount for which his film Kuselan was sold in the Tamil Nadu territory. He also repaid distributors the money after another film Baba More >
Bowled over by Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor’s on-screen chemistry, Subhash Ghai buys distribution rights of Karan Johar’s next, IHLS
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 22, 2010)
Subhash Ghai is reliving his Ram Lakhan days. He is so impressed with Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor that he feels “They’re like Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, a pair that has terrific chemistry and will sustain.” Fingers crossed.
So smitten was Ghai that he wasted no time in buying the Delhi and Uttar Pradesh distribution rights of Karan Johar’s forthcoming film, I Hate Luv Storys from UTV for Rs 3.5 crore.Subhash Ghai Sonam Kapoor in I Hate Luv Storys
The deal between Mukta Arts and UTV was cracked on Tuesday. Confirming the same, Subhash Ghai’s cousin Sanjay, who handles these territories says, “I think I have bought it for a very economical price. We run many cinemas in the North. We should be doing very good business with this purchase. I shall recover my money in the first week itself.”
Sanjay also confirmed the fact that his cousin Subhash has been very impressed with Imran and Sonam’s chemistry. “We were thinking of buying the rights of this film for a month-and-half now.”
ON A ROLL: Ajay DevgnTrade pundits place bets on the Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty offering MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; October 13, 2009)
The experts are working overtime. As the festive season closes in, the trade pundits and the film distributors are hedging their bets on who according to them will set theatres ablaze this Diwali. Rajeev Malhotra, the Mumbai distributor for Ajay Devgn’s All the Best says, “We pulled it off last Diwali with Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Returns, hopefully this Diwali we can do the same with All the Best.’’
Rajeev feels this Devgn Films’ October 16 release is a fun, light, clean entertainer and it is the best bet for families who usually come out in droves during the festival season. Taran Adarsh, who is a trade expert, is ready to back Rajeev as well. He says, “I consider Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty an unbeatable combination. Ajay is a powerful actor, who has proved his mettle in diverse roles. Rohit knows the pulse of the audience. Together, this combo is sure to rock with All the Best. The promos are truly eye catching and by the looks of it, it should set the box office on fire this Diwali.” Raj Bansal, who is one of the leading names in the Rajasthan territory says, “If you check the history of the last decade, you will note that Diwali is the season for full-on comedies or romantic films. People hate to see grey, brooding films during festival time.’’ Raj also feels that last Diwali, a film like Golmaal Returns More >
Saturday 20th June 2009 20.00 IST
WOLVERINE GARNERS THE BIGGEST OPENING IN THE U.S FOR 2009 & NOW THE BIGGEST OPENING IN INDIA AS WELL! Mutant superhero film ‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine’ has not only become a blockbuster hit abroad but has struck a strong cord with the Indian audiences too.
A 20th Century Fox film starring Hugh Jackman, the film opened in India on June 19th in English and Hindi and has garnered one of the highest openings among Hollywood films in India, beating films like ‘Fast & the furious 4’, ‘Angels & Demons’, ‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’.
Says Mr. Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India, “We’ve had a strong opening for X-Men Origins: Wolverine across the country. The audience reaction has been very positive which is helping build great word of mouth for the film as a must see film!”
The film has grossed more than Rs. 2 Crores in its opening day itself. The first 2 days have seen theatres running houseful across all regions of the country. Here are some reports:
North India - Interiors of Ghaziabad cinemas morning shows as early as 9.30am were full. - The shows are full in centres like Gorakhpur too. - At some centres the opening is comparable to that of blockbuster Spiderman-3.
- DT Saket & Spice Noida are running 14 shows daily, while DT Vasantkunj opening today is running 11shows daily.
Sanjay Ghai of Mukta Arts, the leading distributor in North India says “It’s the best opening for a Hollywood More >