=>Films are made by producers. Sometimes producers themselves are the distributors of the film (Like Yashraj, Dharma Reliance, Eros etc.) Sometimes Producers sell the film to the distributors.
=>Distributors sell the film to sub-distributors of various film territories.
=>Sub-distributors sell the film to the theatre owners. Whatever film earns by selling the tickets is known as Gross income. Whatever theatre earns, first they pay Entertainment tax to government. (Single screens as well as Multiplexes)
=>After paying Entertainment Tax, Theatre owners share the earnings with distributors. It depends on the nature of theatre. In most of the cases, it is like
25:75 (Single Screen theatre owner : Distributor)
Multiplex owner : Distributor
Week 1 - 50:50
Week 2 - 60:40
Week 3 - 70:30
Later - same as week 3
=>Now,whatever amount distributors get is known as Net income. If the Net income(selling of tickets and rights) is more than the cost (Amount paid to the producer by distributor + Promotions) film will be declare as hit otherwise film will be a flop.
->So even if tubelight does 130 cr in first week- Distributor will get around 61 cr.
->After that it seems it may earn maximum 40cr in remaining weeks- Distributor shares around 21cr.
=>Total 82 cr distributor share which means loss of around 50 cr to distributors assuming tubelight will earn around 170cr.