MUMBAI: In a meeting that took place on 2 November between Sony Pictures India and the multiplexes, Sony has agreed to release Saawariya in Mumbai‘s multiplexes for 50 per cent of the revenue in the first week, 40 per cent in the second and 30 in the third. The same for other smaller territories is 50:50, 42?:57?, 35:65.
On the other hand, Eros is yet to arrive at a decision with the multiplexes except for Inox, which is the distributor of Om Shanti Om in Kolkata. Hence Inox will start advance bookings of both movies from tomorrow and will play both movies on 9 November in its Kolkata properties.
Om Shanti Om advance bookings open only at INOX multiplexes across the country from Sunday, 4th November 2007. This will give cine buffs the opportunity to book their OSO tickets only at INOX multiplexes, much before the rest of the country does.
As for Adlabs, the stalemate continues said the spokesperson. "As until yesterday there was no progress with the negotiations," said Adlabs spokesperson Anjali Malhotra. "And if there has been any progress today we have no news and hence am unable to make any statement."
Its status-quo for PVR and the spokesperson Karan said that the meeting for the same is scheduled for Monday only after which a statement could be made.
For Cinemax the deal is half-clinched as Saawariya will be playing at all their screens and the booking had also begun as of today. This was confirmed by VP, marketing, Devang Sampat. " But as for OSO the negotiations are still on. We will be able to comment only by Monday," he said.
Amita Naidu of Eros said that as talks between the respective parties are still underway she would provide an update only early next week.