Majnu box Office, Majnu Overseas collections
Nani’s Majnu was distributed in USA by AZIndia Media LLC. As hero Nani had scored three back to back hits, romantic entertainer Majnu was red hot in trade circles prior to its release. Nani’s Bhale Bhale Magadivoi had notched up $1.3 Million and Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha and Gentlemen grossed $800K,$900K+ respectively, leaving considerable profits for all parties involved. Given that background AZIndia Media LLC had bought Nani’s next Majnu overseas distribution rights at 2.75 crores,sold to city wise exhibitors at 3-3.25 crores ratio.
But contrary to the expectations, Majnu was able to gross only $512K and a share of $181K i.e. 1 Crore 20 lakh in rupees.
USA distributor made table profits,but exhibitors have incurred losses to the tune of 55%-60% of their investment. Pre & Post release publicity by producers and USA distributor was not upto the mark. “When the distributor sold to us for premium prices,it is his fiduciary duty to market the film well.But due to inexperience or any other reasons,there was absolutely no marketing” lamented a exhibitor from mid-west who has been in business for few years.
Here is the breakdown of USA gross and share :[table “110” not found /]