‘ Jai Lava Kusa ‘ Overseas Profit Loss Statement

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Jai Lava Kusa Overseas Collections

NTR’s latest film JAI LAVA KUSA, which released on September 20th 2017, became one of the successful films at the overseas box-office. Produced by N. Kalyan Ram, Jai Lava Kusa’s Overseas territory rights were sold for 8 crores.

The overseas distributor had sold Non-USA countries’ rights for 2.4 Crores to another party and distributed the film only in USA. Thus, they had to recover  5.6 crores from USA market to break-even.

As of this writing, the US distributor is yet to recover “Rs. 0.84 Cr” which is equivalent to “$130K share” [$200K Gross] to break-even.

Detailed Box-office analysis of “Jai Lava Kusa” Overseas:

Jai Lava Kusa has collected $1,503,277 (as of Sep 30th) to become 3rd consecutive NTR film to gross $1.5M. This film has collected a distributor share of 5 Cr 46 lakhs INR [$841,000] in USA. From Non-USA market, it has fetched another 2 Crore 40 lakhs INR, to make it a total distributor share of 7.86 crores INR in overseas.

Profit Loss Calculation:

After expenses deduction, Jai Lava Kusa’s overseas share stands at 7.15 Crores.The USA Distributor is at a loss of $130K at the time of this writing.The theatres selection, schedules are optimized to minimize the VPF costs compared to previous big films. Upcoming Sunday, Tuesday they may recover around $20K more.

The non-USA overseas distributors who bought for 2.4 Crores are breakeven by re-selling the film in individual non-USA markets such as Gulf,Australia,UK, Singapore and Canada.

(P.S: For calculation convenience, few states imposed tax component and other trivial +/-adjustments are not accounted as our standard policy)

Theater ChainScreens GrossDistributor Share
Cinemark82$746,223$447,733
Others [ Locally
Owned ]
56$369,209
$214,141
Regal17$188,300


$94,150
AMC18$147,856$59,142
Marcus8$51,689


$25,844
Distributor Share in USA181$1,503,277
$841,011
5 Cr 48 Lakhs
Expenses- $110,000
USA Share ( After Expenses )$730,000
4 Cr 76 Lakhs
Other Countries Revenue ( sold)2.4 Crores
Overseas Total Share7 Cr 16 Lakhs
Overseas Rights8 Crores
Overseas Profit/LossRs 0.84 Cr = $130K USD Loss

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