Bollywood is one of the highest film producing industries in the world and the industry itself is huge marketplace which employs hundreds of thousands of workers directly or indirectly. It is also said to be one of the most profitable businesses if the film becomes a hit and it's quite difficult on the producers who put their money on a flop film. Nevertheless, a film's release in the theatres is not the only medium to earn money and make profits albeit it is still the prime source.
These days, with numerous companies handling different areas of a film's production and producers opting for special deals with movie studios, production companies, distributors, and multiplex-chains along with online streaming partners have opened up new avenues for earning money from a single film. We are seeing that a lot of films are already breaking even before their release and their streaming and TV and other satellite rights are sold for huge amounts. Both the parties benefit from this as TV and internet are the regular ways of consuming content whereas the films are in theatres for a limited number of days. Here are 9 films of 2018 and their whopping satellite rights:
The Saif Ali Khan starrer may have tanked at the box-office but the film very well made up its money on other fronts as its satellite rights were sold for a sum of 11 Crores.
The Akshay Kumar starrer didn't exactly set the box-office on fire when compared to his previous outings. Still, the film did reasonably well at the box-office and its satellite rights went for 47 Crores.
The Sidharth Malhotra-Manoj Bajpayee starrer was a flop at the box-office and earned negative reviews. It was also the first flop for director Neeraj Pandey. Its satellite rights went for 25 Crores.
#4 Race 3
The upcoming film of the Race franchise upped its star quotient by replacing Saif Ali Khan with Salman Khan. It is said that its satellite rights have been sold at a price of 150 Crores!
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial became a roaring success after all the controversies and protests. The film has earned over 300 Crores in India and its satellite rights went for 80 Crores.
#6 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
The Luv Ranjan directorial became a smash hit at the box-office and earned over 100 Crores in India itself. Its satellite rights went for 12 Crores.
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