Padayappa

Padayappa
Verdict

All Time Blockbuster

Profitability

Category Gross Profit Margin
Producer48.72 %
Distributor28.98 %
Overall38.16 %
Budget
14 Cr
Gross
60 Cr
Worldwide Net

52 Cr

Domestic Net

41 Cr

Nbr of Screens
Director
K.S. Ravikumar
Producer
K. Sathya Narayana, M. V. Krishna Rao, H. Vittal Prasad
Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Cast
Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan, Soundarya
Release Date
10-Apr-1999
Length
192 Minutes
Rated
U

Padayappa - Financial Analysis

  • Producer Analysis

  • Amount in Cr
  • Revenue
    • Distributor Sales
      • Tamil Nadu
        12.50
      • Andhra/TG
        5.00
      • Karnataka
        0.75
      • Kerala
        0.75
      • Rest of India
        0.10
      • Overseas
        3.20
    • Satellite Rights (Tamil)
    • 2.00
    • Music Rights
    • 1.40
    • Home Video+etc
    • 0.60
    • Other Revenue
    • 1.00
  • Total Revenue
    27.30
  •  
  • Expenses
    • Remuneration
      • Rajinikanth
        5.00
      • Sivaji Ganesan
        1.00
      • Other Key Technicians
        4.00
    • Production/Shooting Expenses
    • 3.00
    • Publicity Expenses
    • 1.00
  • Total Expenses
    14.00
  •  
  • Producer Gain
    13.30 Cr
  • Gross Profit Margin
    48.72 %

Distributor Analysis

Distributor Revenue
(Amount in Cr)
Expense
(Amount in Cr)
Gain/Loss
(Amount in Cr)
Gross Profit Margin
Tamil Nadu 17.00 12.50 4.50 26.47 %
Andhra/TG 7.50 5.00 2.50 33.33 %
Karnataka 1.00 0.75 0.25 25.00 %
Kerala 1.00 0.75 0.25 25.00 %
Rest of India 0.20 0.10 0.10 50.00 %
Overseas 4.70 3.20 1.50 31.91 %
Total 31.40 22.30 9.10 28.98 %

Padayappa - Box Office Collection

Padayappa released at a time when Tamil films were going through the toughest period ever as nearly half of the theaters in the state closed down due to poor attendance and rampant piracy. Despite the situation, Padyappa was a huge succes both at home and abroad.

The movie was a rage among the Tamil diaspora all over the world and had terrific performance in places with strong tamil communities like Singapore, SriLanka, Toronto, London, Paris etc.

Padayappa debuted in 33 theaters in Malaysia grossing nearly $1 million which is huge in 1999. It was the 4th biggest grosser in Malaysia that year, a huge feat for an Indian film there and was even ahead of films like The Mummy and The Matrix there. The film is very popular among the native malays also.

In Srilanka the film had stupendous success and debuted across 8 theaters and had over a 50 day run in Colombo, Jaffna, and Trincomalee. The film is an alltime favorite among the sinhalese too.

Even in a market like the United States, which did not have a strong tamil community, the film released with 2 prints and premiered a day before its release in India in New Jersey (ClearView Cinemas) and in the Bay Area (Milpitas, CA). In the subsequent weeks, as was the practice then, it was screened across 30 cities with sizable tamil populations and attracted big crowds in the big cities. In the two biggest centers, New Jersey & Bay area, it was shown for a week with shows even on weekdays. In New Jersey alone it had 11 shows before the print moved to other cities.

    Padayappa’s 100-day run in Tamil Nadu
    • Chennai City Distribution Circuit - 5 theaters
    • Chengalpet - 13 theaters
    • North Arcot - 7 theaters
    • South Arcot - 10 theaters
    • Kovai Distribution Circuit - 13 theaters
    • Madurai/Ramnad Circuit - 12 theaters
    • Trichy/Thanjavur Circuit - 10 theaters
    • Salem Circuit - 16 theaters
    • The film completed a 100-day run in Madurai City in 3 theaters. It also completed a 100-day run in 2 theaters in Kovai, Trichy, Salem, Tirupur, and Pondicherry.
    • The film completed a 175-day run in 11 theaters.
    • The film completed a 50-day run in 49 theaters in Andhra.
    • The film completed a 100-day run in 34 theaters in Andhra.
    • The film completed a 100-day run in 1 theater in Mumbai.

Domestic

Region Amount in Cr
Tamil Nadu 29.50
Andhra/TG 13.50
Karnataka 2.50
Kerala 2.25
Rest of India 0.50
Total 48.25

Overseas

Region Amount in Cr
Malaysia 4.28
USA 0.75
UK 0.80
UAE 1.10
GCC 0.25
Australia 0.10
Canada 0.36
Sri Lanka 1.10
Singapore 1.75
Rest of the World 1.00
Total 11.49