Akshay Kumar’s Airlift box office collections have been a resounding success after releasing on a high and doing better as the patriotic drive climaxed on Republic Day, making it an over Rs 100 crore movie. The film that is based on one of the largest human evacuations in recent times still continues to run in a few theatres.
While everyone has been proclaiming that Airlift box office collections have scripted the tale of what will eventually turn out to be one of the high points of the year so far, Bollywood Hungama decided to take a closer look at the finances of the film and its profitability to its makers.
So, figuring from there, we find Airlift was made on a budget of Rs 40 crore and has turned out pretty well for its makers, with an expected profit of approximately Rs 64.50 cr. Surely, Akshay Kumar has the golden touch.
While Airlift box office collections reached stratospheric heights, the question that arises is, how profitable has the venture been for Akshay Kumar? In fact, the actor who usually charges anywhere between Rs 30 to Rs 35 cr for a film slashed his remuneration to a meagre Rs 8 cr this time. But, he did take a lion’s share of the profits with his share of proceeds being a whopping 70% of overall income with the remaining 30% being split between the film’s producers viz. T Series and Abundantia Entertainment (Vikram Malhotra).
With this restructured remuneration model of Airlift, Akshay Kumar certainly hit the bullseye as he walked away with approximately Rs 50+ cr in profit. Looking at these figures, we must say that this was certainly a smart move indeed.
Check out the Airlift box office collections table: