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Verdict

Above Average

Profitability

Category Gross Profit Margin
Producer-8.93 %
Distributor9.42 %
Overall-1.06 %
Budget
174 Cr
Gross
231 Cr
Worldwide Net

195 Cr

Domestic Net

144 Cr

Nbr of Screens
3,705
Director
S. Shankar
Producer
V. Ravichandran, D. Ramesh Babu
Music Director
A. R. Rahman
Cast
Vikram, Amy Jackson, Suresh Gopi, Santhanam, Upen Patel
Release Date
14-Jan-2015
Length
188 Minutes
Rated
U/A

I - Financial Analysis

  • Producer Analysis

  • Amount in Cr
  • Revenue
    • Distributor Sales
      • Andhra Pradesh
        27.00
      • Overseas
        22.00
      • Karnataka
        7.50
      • Hindi
        6.00
      • Kerala
        5.35
      • Rest of India
        1.25
    • Producer Share
      • Tamil Nadu
        39.42
    • Satellite Rights (Tamil)
    • 22.00
    • Satellite Rights (Hindi)
    • 10.75
    • Satellite Rights (Telugu)
    • 9.00
    • Music Rights
    • 5.00
    • Home Video+etc
    • 2.00
    • Other Revenue
    • 2.00
  • Total Revenue
    159.27
  •  
  • Expenses
    • Financing cost
    • 58.50
    • Remuneration
      • Shankar
        31.00
      • Vikram
        12.00
      • A R Rahman
        5.00
      • Other Key Technicians
        5.00
      • P C Sreeram
        2.50
    • Production/Shooting Expenses
    • 37.80
    • Publicity Expenses
    • 12.20
    • Facilitation Fees
    • 9.50
  • Total Expenses
    173.50
  •  
  • Producer Loss
    -14.23 Cr
  • Gross Profit Margin
    -8.93 %

Distributor Analysis

Distributor Share
(Amount in Cr)
Rights
(Amount in Cr)
Profit/Loss
(Amount in Cr)
Gross Profit Margin
Tamil Nadu 43.80 0.00 4.38 10.00 %
Andhra Pradesh 27.50 27.00 0.50 1.82 %
Overseas 25.25 22.00 3.25 12.87 %
Kerala 8.75 5.35 3.40 38.86 %
Karnataka 7.25 7.50 -0.25 -3.45 %
Hindi 5.50 6.00 -0.50 -9.09 %
Rest of India 1.75 1.25 0.50 28.57 %
Total 119.80 69.10 11.28 9.42 %
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 Pradesh
Outright
Overseas, Kerala, Karnataka, Hindi, Rest of India
Own Release
Tamil Nadu

I - Box Office Collection

"I" released to a mixed to positive response from critics and audiences alike. It went on to have a long run and finished with a worldwide gross over 230 crores. It placed 2nd to Enthiran at the time of its release.

"I" opened greatly at the box office with good numbers in Andhra/TG, Kerala, Karnataka, and the overseas market. It had an average 1st day in Tamil Nadu for a Shankar film as it grossed only 9.55 crores on its 1st day in the state. Shankar's film picked up at the Tamil Nadu box office later and earned great numbers.

Vikram's film finished as the 2nd highest grossing film in Tamil Nadu earning nearly 75 crores in the state. It earned nearly 10.25 crores in Chennai City alone. In Kerala, "I" became the highest grossing Non-Malayalam film in the state surpassing Enthiran. It edged out Enthiran in Karnataka as well but had minor losses there. The fim's Telugu version gave minor profits to distributors with losses in specific regions in Andhra/TG. "I" grossed good numbers in North India but had minor losses there too. "I" had phenomenal numbers internationally placing 2nd to Enthiran abroad.

"I" grossed a total of 231 crores worldwide with 173.55 crores from India and USD$9.35M abroad. It was declared a "Hit" for its great box office performance despite the losses it caused for its producers.

Domestic

Region Amount in Cr
Tamil Nadu 74.75
Andhra/TG 45.00
Kerala 19.30
Karnataka 15.50
Hindi Version 15.00
North India (Tamil+Telugu) 4.00
Total 173.55

Overseas

Region Amount in Cr
Malaysia 12.70
USA (Tamil) 4.92
USA (Telugu) 3.00
USA (Hindi) 0.18
UK 3.67
UAE 9.40
GCC 2.75
Canada (Tamil) 2.73
Canada (Hindi) 0.02
Australia (Tamil) 1.75
Australia (Telugu) 0.35
Singapore 7.25
Sri Lanka 4.25
France 1.35
Germany 0.90
Switzerland 1.00
Norway 0.25
South Africa 0.25
New Zealand 0.20
Hong Kong/Thailand 0.25
Rest of Europe 0.25
Rest of the World 0.30
Total 57.72

I - First Weekend Collection

Domestic

Region Amount in Cr
Tamil Nadu 33.70
Andhra/TG (Telugu) 32.00
Kerala 10.75
Karnataka 8.15
Hindi Version 9.50
Rest of India (Tamil+Telugu) 2.75
Total 96.85

Overseas

Region Amount in Cr
Malaysia 7.79
USA (Tamil) 4.30
USA (Telugu) 1.81
USA (Hindi) 0.06
UK 2.41
UAE 7.67
GCC 2.23
Australia 1.25
Canada (Tamil) 1.67
Canada (Hindi) 0.02
Singapore 4.00
Sri Lanka 2.35
France 0.30
Norway 0.24
New Zealand 0.14
Rest of Europe 0.50
Rest of the World 0.50
Total 37.24

I - First Day Collection

  • Delayed Hindi Verson 1st Day Gross - 2.60 Crores
  • Delayed North India 1st Day Gross (Tamil/Telugu) - 0.70 Crores

Domestic

Region Amount in Cr
Tamil Nadu 9.55
Andhra/TG (Telugu) 10.90
Karnataka 3.25
Kerala 3.19
Total 26.89

Overseas

Region Amount in Cr
Malaysia 2.25
USA 3.20
Europe 0.75
Middle East 2.19
Rest of the World 2.47
Total 10.86

I - Screen Count

The movie released on 3705 screens worlwide on January 14th. Around 550 screens were from Tamil Nadu itself. Chennai itself contributed 60 Screens. It released on 750 screens from Andhra/Telengana, 250 from Kerala, 200 Karnataka, and 1000 from the rest of India. USA touched 400 screens while Mayalysia got about 130. In the UK screen count was also high touching 80 on its release. I was released on about 950 screens overseas and 2750 screens in India.

Domestic

Region Screen Count
Tamil Nadu 550
Andhra/Telengana 750
Kerala 250
Karnataka 200
Rest of India 1,000
Total 2,750

Overseas

Region Screen Count
USA 400
Malaysia 130
UK 80
UAE 60
GCC 35
Germany (Tamil+Telugu) 35
Australia (Tamil) 19
Australia (Telugu) 16
France 30
Sri Lanka 25
Denmark 25
Canada (Tamil+Hindi) 25
Singapore 20
Norway 10
Holland 10
Rest Of the World 35
Total 955