Mumbai, Nov 12: Shah Rukh Khan's film Ra.One has gained entry into the exclusive billion-rupee Club of Bollywood.
The film has grossed over Rs 100 crore in India, giving SRK entry into an elite club already consisting of stars like Aamir Khan (Ghajini, 3 Idiots), Salman Khan (Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard) and Ajay Devgn (Singham), says a media report.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, RA.One has grossed almost Rs 112 crore in its Hindi version in the first two weeks.
Today,he too is part of the Billion Club; that has now become the parameter with which a films box office business is judged.
Trade pundit Komal Nahta adds that he never doubted that the film would cross the 100-crore mark.
“I was very confident it would cross that mark. In fact, I was expecting it to happen in the first week itself considering the number of shows and screens, but it happened the week after.
“The film makes you realise the kind of business big budget films can do if you have a five-day weekend.”
Nahta continues, “It's a recent phenomenon in the last three years that big films like 3 Idiots, Dabangg, Ghajini, and Singham have done such huge business.
“Though My Name Is Khan was a huge hit and the highest grosser abroad, it did not enter the Billion Rupees Club in India.
“There was no doubt that SRK would enter this club with his next film.
“By all accounts, Ra.One is expected to do business of approximately Rs 125 crore in net collections in its Hindi version alone.
“So ultimately,the question is whether SRK will make a profit on the film or not”, says Nahta.
COST VS COLLECTIONS
GHAJINI Cost: Rs 50 crores Collections: Rs 118 crore
3 IDIOTS Cost: Rs 55 crore Collections: Rs 215 crore
DABANGG Cost: Rs 45 crore Collections: Rs 143 crore
READY Cost: Rs 55 crore Collections: Rs 122 crore
SINGHAM Cost: Rs 45 crore Collections: Rs 118 crore
BODYGUARD Cost: Rs 62 crore Collections: Rs 150 crore
RA.ONE Cost: Rs 135 crore Collections: Rs 112 crore (at the time of going to press)
*All India net collections