Aamir Khan made his long-awaited comeback to the big screen with the Laal Singh Chaddha, which was directed by Advani Chandan. After 3 Idiots and Talaash, it again matched him with Kareena Kapoor. However, the movie's return to the big screen was unsuccessful because of its terrible box office performance.
There were several explanations given for the social media failure, but none of them resonated because the audience-appropriateness of the content was lacking. When they released the theatrical trailer, which received an overwhelmingly unfavorable reaction, Laal Singh Chaddha's demise was assured. Laal Singh Chaddha total box office worldwide collection report is here.
Additionally lacking in quality, the campaign post failed to arouse interest in the audience. The film earned a distributor share of Rs 25 crores and a net total of Rs 55 crores during its run in the Hindi-speaking regions. Laal Singh Chaddha hopes to earn USD 7.5 million (Rs 60 crores) from his foreign run, which is underwhelming given the bar that Aamir Khan has set. Laal Singh Chaddha's share of the global market is worth Rs 24 crores. The producers and distributors, Viacom 18, will make Rs 50 crores from the much-anticipated Forrest Gump remake.
Laal Singh Chaddha, a non-theatrical recovery, will have its digital debut on Netflix and Voot. With a recovery of Rs 120 crores, it brought in Rs 80 crores from Netflix and was valued at Rs 40 crore by Voot. With music sold to T-Series for Rs 15 crore, the satellite rights were sold to Sony for Rs 40 crore. With this, Laal Singh Chaddha's whole recovery amounts to almost Rs 225 crore. Laal Singh Chaddha had a Rs 200 crore budget, with an additional Rs 35 crores going into print and PR.
The franchise had a deal with Star Network for IPL promotions, resulting in marketing expenditures of almost Rs 15 crore, with additional expenditures for marketing etiquette and print for release throughout the world. Laal Singh Chaddha's overall budget now stands at Rs 235 crore, excluding Aamir Khan's acting costs.
On the surface, Laal Singh Chaddha appears to have cost Viacom 18 a loss of Rs 10 crore, but when the opportunity cost of Aamir Khan's acting earnings is taken into consideration, the losses reach above Rs 100 crore. The whole cost of Laal Singh Chaddha comes to Rs 335 crore when Aamir's notional acting fee of Rs 100 crore is taken into consideration.
Aamir Khan will cover most of the costs by forgoing all of his acting income, while Viacom 18 will only incur a minimal loss of Rs 10 to 15 crore. Briefly put, Aamir Khan will bear between 80 and 85 percent of the loss amount as of right now, however, the difference might narrow slightly if the movie opens successfully in China toward the end of the year. Forrest Gump's rights were purchased for a significant sum, and the pandemic-related delay and rising interest rates only increased the budget.