‘ Jai Lava Kusa ‘ Overseas Profit Loss Statement


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
Others [ Locally
Owned ]


Distributor Share in USA181$1,503,277
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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