UTV, multiplexes disagree over Goal’s terms

MUMBAI: Differences between producers and multiplexes over revenue sharing terms continue to crop up. While first it was only Yash Raj Films that had the clout over demanding higher revenue shares for its movies, now other producers have also joined the gang.


Recently one saw Eros International and Sony Pictures Entertainment India haggling over terms with multiplexes for Om Shanti Om and Saawariya. Now, UTV Motion Pictures too is demanding higher shares for its upcoming movie – Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal starring John Abraham, Bipasha Basu and Arshad Warsi.


While UTV is demanding 48:52 and 38:62 for the Bombay territory and 50:50 and 40:40 for other territories, the multiplexes are offering 45:35 for Bombay and smaller territories.


It may be recalled here that a similar issue persisted even during the release of Hattrick and Life in a… Metro earlier this year wherein UTV demanded the same revenue shares and it worked in their favour too.


UTV senior vice president marketing, communications and distribution Siddharth Roy Kapur says, "These are the usual discussions that take place before the release of every movie."


Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, a movie based on football, is directed by Vivek Agnihotri and is scheduled to release on 23 November.