A Major setback for Telugu and other Indian language Biggies in North America as AMC going to handle Indian film bookings from Jan 2017. High priced films going to be affected due to low payout shares than Carmike.
With approval for AMC – Carmike Merger from U.S. Department of Justice to buy Carmike Cinemas for $1.2B, the payout for the distributor will be less than Carmike.
The upcoming biggies like Khaidi No 150 , Baahubali The Conclusion, Sathamanam bhavati, GautamiPutra Satakarni, DJ, Nenu Local, MB23, Katamarayudu and 2.0 will be affected.
For example, if a film collects $100k at AMC chain, it is going to pay $50k only, There will be a difference of 5-8% less share as most of Telugu film earn 20% gross from Carmike.