Businessman

Businessman
Verdict

Above Average

Profitability

Category Gross Profit Margin
Producer18.71 %
Distributor-7.93 %
Overall7.44 %
Budget
45 Cr
Gross
70 Cr
Worldwide Net

60 Cr

Domestic Net

54 Cr

Nbr of Screens
Director
Puri Jagannath
Producer
R. R. Venkat
Music Director
S. Thaman
Cast
Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj
Release Date
13-Jan-2012
Length
131 Minutes
Rated
A

Businessman - Box Office Collection

Businessman had a grand opening at the box office thanks to its huge pre-release hype following the blockbuster success of Dookudu. It set a new record in Tollywood for the biggest first week globally. After the first week, Businessman’s average word of mouth started affect the movie’s footfalls. Mahesh Babu and Puri Jagannath’s movie started to slow down. The film closed as an “Above Average” venture giving minor losses to a few parties. Despite that, Businessman was the 4th highest grossing Telugu film of all time only behind Magadheera, Dookudu, and Rajini’s Robo. It grossed 70.35 crores worldwide with 63.90 crores from India and USD$1.25M (6.45 crores) abroad.

Businessman’s story was similar across all Telugu markets. The movie had a grand opening in neighborhing Indian territories and the overseas market. Alas, Mahesh Babu’s film left many distributors and exhibitors of those areas in losses as Businessman quickly dropped. Surprisingly, Businessman’s Tamil version was a success, an even bigger one than Dookudu grossing 45% higher.

Businessman grossed approximatley USD$950K in the USA including its unreported locations. It earned USD$75K in the UAE, A$50K in Australia, USD$45K in the UK, and SGD$28K in Singapore.

Domestic

Region Amount in Cr
Andhra/TG 55.50
Karnataka 4.85
Tamil Nadu (Tamil Dub) 1.60
Tamil Nadu (Telugu) 0.75
Rest of India 1.20
Total 63.90

Overseas

Region Amount in Cr
USA 4.90
UAE 0.39
GCC 0.21
Australia 0.27
UK 0.23
Canada 0.14
Singapore 0.11
Germany 0.09
Rest of Europe 0.05
Rest of the World 0.06
Total 6.45

Businessman - Financial Analysis

  • Producer Analysis

  • Amount in Cr
  • Revenue
    • Distributor Sales
      • Andhra/TG
        35.00
      • Overseas
        5.50
      • Karnataka
        2.50
      • Rest of India
        0.30
      • Tamil Nadu
        0.25
    • Satellite Rights (Telugu)
    • 6.50
    • Music Rights
    • 1.50
    • Satellite Rights (Hindi)
    • 1.50
    • Home Video+etc
    • 1.00
    • Satellite Rights (Other Versions)
    • 1.00
  • Total Revenue
    55.05
  •  
  • Expenses
    • Remuneration
      • Mahesh Babu
        15.00
      • Puri Jagannath
        8.00
      • S. Thaman
        1.50
      • Shyam K. Naidu
        1.50
      • Other Key Technicians
        1.00
      • Kajal Aggarwal
        0.75
    • Production/Shooting Expenses
    • 14.00
    • Publicity Expenses
    • 3.00
  • Total Expenses
    44.75
  •  
  • Producer Gain
    10.30 Cr
  • Gross Profit Margin
    18.71 %

Distributor Analysis

Distributor Share
(Amount in Cr)
Rights
(Amount in Cr)
Profit/Loss
(Amount in Cr)
Gross Profit Margin
Andhra/TG 34.20 35.00 -0.80 -2.34 %
Overseas 2.75 5.50 -2.75 -100.00 %
Karnataka 2.20 2.50 -0.30 -13.64 %
Tamil Nadu 0.80 0.25 0.55 68.75 %
Rest of India 0.40 0.30 0.10 25.00 %
Total 40.35 43.55 -3.20 -7.93 %
The following shows what distribution method each territory is distributed through. The Profit/Loss column in the distributor analysis table is calculated based off of which distribution method a territory is distributed through. This makes it so that a distributor's profit is not always calculated by subtracting "Rights" from "Share". Indian Movie Stats focuses on four different distribution methods: Non Refundable Advance, Minimum Guarantee, Advance Basis, and Own Release.

Non Refundable Advance
Andhra/TG, Overseas, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rest of India