Airlift Box Office Analysis Final Verdict – Hit or Flop Profit or Loss

Check out Detailed Final Lifetime Box Office Collections Analysis of Airlift Final Verdict – Airlift Hit or Flop and Total Profit or Loss for everyone involved with this film.

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Release Date:- 22/01/2016
Star Cast:- Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur, Kumud Mishra etc.
Director:- Rajakrishna Menon
Produced by:-  Akshay Kumar, Bhushan Kumar and Vikram Malhotra
Distributed by:- Prateek Entertainment
Music Director:- Amaal Malik, Ankit Tiwari
Release Size :-  1950 Screens

Airlift Analysis and Final Verdict Hit or Flop Profit or Loss

Box Office
Opening/First Day Collections:- 12.35 cr
First Weekend Collections (3 Days) :- 21.01 cr
First Week Box Office Collections :- 83.50 cr
Lifetime India Box Office Collections :- 128 cr
Lifetime Box Office Overseas Collections:-  US $ 6.52 M (Expected) (44.2 cr- USD at 67.8 INR)

Costs (Estimated)
Production Cost  – 40 cr
Prints and Publicity Cost – 15 cr
Total Costs to Recover for Producers/Distributor – 55 cr
India Theatricals (Sold to Prateek Entertainment)  – 34 cr
Overseas Theatricals (Sold to B4U) – 8 cr
Total Costs to Recover for Distributor – 42 cr

India Theatrical Final Distributor Share :- ~61  cr
Overseas Final Distributor Share – 20 cr
Satellite Rights:- 18 cr (Akshay Kumar’s remuneration)
Music Rights :-  3 cr (T Series Itself)
In-Film Branding & Tie-Ups – 15 cr
Home Video rights :- 1 cr

Total Recovery/Profit/Loss :- For Distributors (India – 61-34 cr = 27 cr) (Overseas – 20 cr – 8 cr = 12 cr) Producers (34 + 8 + 15 cr + 3 cr + 1 cr  + 15 cr Overflows from Theatrical Share – 55 cr = 21 cr )

Total Gross Collections  :-

174.2 cr (India) + 44.2  cr (Overseas) = 218.4 cr Worldwide

VERDICT – Super-Hit (Profitable for Everyone Involved)


  • Airlift is Akshay Kumar’s most profitable film after Rowdy Rathore. OH! My God was a extended guest apperance.
  • The film in terms of INR Value is Akshay Kumar’s Highest Grosser in the Overseas markets too. In terms of dollar value, it is behind Singh Is Kinng
  • This is one of the most solid economics for a film seen in recent time. The theatricals rights were sold at decent prices and thus everyone has made solid profits out of the film.
  • Akshay Kumar has earned solid profits from the film. His paycheck includes Satellite rights and 40 % from profits after deducation of distributor profits.
  • Akshay Kumar’s highest grosser worldwide beating Rowdy Rathore. His second 200 cr Worldwide Grosser after Rowdy Rathore.
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