The film was made on a budget of 80 crores, this is sans Salman Khan's fee as the actor did the movie solely for Sooraj Barjatya and did not charge a penny for it! Not is not sure if the actor will get any profit share of the movie but as of now, he has done the movie for free.
The film's music rights and satellite rights have been sold for a total of Rs 67 crores (T-series buys the music rights for Rs 17 crores and star network buys satellite rights for Rs 50 crores), thereby recovering 80% cost of the making. The balance Rs 13 crores can be easily earned through it's Box Office run! So much before the release of Salman Khan-Sonam Kapoor film, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, the movie has been declared a hit.
Knowing Salman Khan's history at the Box Office, the film which is releasing in over 5000 screens will easily mint money in both the domestic and foreign market. Owing to the expensive movie tickets, the film may mint the balance amount on the first day itself, which is why the trade experts are predicting the movie to have the biggest opening possible for Hindi cinema.
The film not only brings back the hit combo of Salman and Sooraj but the family theme of the movie has attracted viewers both on a national and international platform.
Salman Khan's previous release, Bajrangi Bhaijaan broke many Box Office records and ended up being Salman's highest grosser and second highest grossing Bollywood film following PK.
The distribution rights have apparently been sold to Fox Star Studios for a whopping Rs 135 crores, but there is no confirmation on that. If it is true, then the total pre-release business is Rs 202 crores!