Making film is definitely not a easy task. Innumerable work is involved in the process of film-making and when the final product is ready, the most difficult task is sell your film on Friday to the audience who may or may not like the film.
With Bollywood gaining huge popularity all over the world, the distributors are laughing all their way to the bank. Leading the pack is the big daddy of Bollywood – Yash Raj films. Yash Raj Films had an amazing 2016 minting money with their blockbuster “Sultan” starring Salman Khan. The film was a huge success not just in India but overseas as well. Their second film “Fan” starring Shah Rukh Khan tanked at the domestic box office but was a hit in Overseas.
Second position belongs to Fox Star studios who had an amazing year with films like “Neerja”,”Kapoor & Sons”, ” “Kabali” (Hindi rights of Tamil movie),”Akira” and “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”. Now, with “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” , they will be one more feather to add on their cap.
Eros International took the third position with their mega-blockbusters “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Bajirao Mastani” (both the films are still minting money in the overseas). With their two mega release “Rock On 2” and “Kahaani 2”, they still have a chance to end the year on a good note.
It has been a bad year for UTV motion pictures / Disney who faced a big flop in form of Hrithik Roshan’s “Mohenjodaro”. The only silver lining is the big-budgeted Aamir Khan starrer “Dangal” which might bail out them from the pitfall.
Check out the Top Distributors in the International market :-
Yash Raj Films – $ 33.17 million USD
Fox – $ 16.61 million USD
Eros International – $ 15.29 million USD
UTV / Disney – $ 9.66 million USD
- Ketan Gupta