Poor Box Office Collections of movies like ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ & ‘Maidaan’: Theatres cut down shows as films fare poorly

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Poor Box Office Collections: The absence of films that pique viewers curiosity and the underwhelming field workplace efficiency of just lately launched high-budget films like “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” and “Maidaan” have pressured multiplex and single-screen cinema house owners to scale back the quantity of screenings or briefly shut some screens.
According to an ET report, commerce analysts estimate that multiplexes with 5 to 6 screens are limiting their shows to 2 or three, whereas some single-screen theatres are briefly suspending operations because of poor enterprise and the excessive prices related to working them.
Manoj Desai, producer and government director of Mumbai-based G7 multiplex and the long-lasting Maratha Mandir film corridor, stated, “Shows are being cancelled. It is not just about the general elections, the heat wave or competition from streaming platforms. Filmmakers are making bad films. And viewers are not interested in them.”
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Desai additional famous that previously, when Hindi films didn’t carry out nicely, South Indian films dubbed in Hindi supplied some enterprise to theatres. However, this time, even dubbed southern films are usually not obtainable.
According to commerce analysts, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan was produced on a funds of Rs 350 crore however solely collected Rs 48.50 crore prior to now three weeks. Similarly, Maidaan, which had a funds of Rs 250 crore, collected Rs 40 crore in the identical interval.
Single-screen cinemas and multiplexes are battling low attendance numbers. According to impartial movie distributor and commerce analyst Shaaminder Malik, “Single-screen theatres and multiplexes are grappling with very little collections. There are theatres which have meagre footfalls of 170-250 people.” Despite decreasing ticket costs to as low as Rs 30-70 in cities like Agra, Bareilly, Kanpur, and Lucknow, there was no important enchancment in viewers turnout.
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In an effort to draw moviegoers, exhibitors are providing ad-free shows at premium properties, saving audiences a minimum of half-hour. They are additionally offering mounted ticket coupons for a sure quantity of films. Malik emphasised the significance of word-of-mouth communication amongst viewers, stating, “Today, word-of-mouth communication among viewers and potential viewers of films is more effective than ever. One cannot dump bad films and expect people to come to theatres, especially at a time when they have more interesting avenues to entertain themselves.”
The low attendance has made it difficult for multiplexes to run full shows because of excessive mounted prices, which account for 55-56% of a big multiplex’s complete prices. These mounted prices embrace salaries, hire, widespread space upkeep (CAM) costs, electrical energy, water costs, and different working bills.
A senior administration government at a number one multiplex revealed, “Rentals and CAM charges have increased post the pandemic. This has added to costs of running a screen. We used to pay an average 15% of the revenue generated per screen before the pandemic to theatre-owners. This average increased to 20%. So, poor performance of Hindi films is just a key trigger for temporarily shutting screens.”


Nilesh Desai
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