We guess for someone who has climbed the ladder of success at a pace like that of October star Varun Dhawan, a little bit of a downtime is bound to come their way. And, in the case of Dhawan Jr, who was seen setting the box office on fire not too long ago, has perhaps given the distributors a reason to be miffed at him for the first time ever, given the performance of the Shoojit Sircar directorial at the ticket counters.
As per popular trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the film, which introduced the fresh pairing of Varun and newcomer Banita Sandhu to Bollywood, has perhaps not performed in the way it was expected to at the ticket windows.
Take a look at it right here:
#October [Week 2] Fri 1.89 cr. Total: ₹ 32.13 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 21, 2018
We are aware that for many filmmakers, the total that Dhawan Jr’s latest outing has posted so far would be nothing less than a dream. But, if we take a closer look at the reported costs that were incurred in mounting this film, Dhawan, Shoojit Da and the team may consider this film to be anything but a success story.
As reported by a few movie portals, the total cost of putting this film together, including that of promotions and advertisements, stands at around 40 crores, while as you can see, the film has only accumulated about 80 percent of that on its home turf.
Admittedly, we have no information on how the film is doing overseas. But, should the scale of the film’s release outside India be an indicator, one would assume that the makers might be just inching towards a break-even point right now.
However, these figures do not include the seemingly hefty amounts that the exhibitors could have paid to the makers for the theatrical rights of the film. Should the distributors be at a loss even after the makers managed to get their money back, October could very well be Varun Dhawan’s Tubelight or Dilwale, if you know what we mean.
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