Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif
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Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer "Phantom" has earned the budget amount in just five-day box office run.

"Phantom" was reportedly made with a budget of Rs 40 crore and after its five-day box office run, the collection of the action thriller stands at Rs 41.21 crore.

"#Phantom Fri 8.46 cr, Sat 12.78 cr, Sun 11.94 cr, Mon 4.40 cr, Tue 3.63 cr. Total: ₹ 41.21 cr. India biz," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

Though the box office collection has been slightly on the lower side, the film managed to earn the production cost from just domestic run. After adding the satellite rights, music rights and overseas collection, the earnings of "Phantom" would go higher, making it a profitable venture for the production house.

The co-producer of the film, Sajid Nadiadwala, had earlier said that the budget of the film plays an important role in the success. He also said that budgeting of a film is important and thanks to the team, "Phantom" turned out to be well-planned film.

"Last year, films like Highway, Heropanti or 2 States worked because they were cost-effective. So, the budget plays an important role in film-making today," Nadiadwala said.

"Also, it's important to have a great team. I want to credit my team, as they worked on films like Highway, Heropanti and Phantom on one hand, and pulled off a biggie like Kick (2014) on the other."

"It has been done very intelligently, thanks to Kabir and my EPs . Although they filmed in around six countries, and about eight (international) cities, it was all intelligently planned. Everything worked out well."

"I also want to credit the actors. People have realised that films like Phantom have different remuneration structures. I am glad that actors like Saif and Katrina, and even Kabir as a director, were really cooperative. And above all, having partners like Siddharth Roy Kapur and his team, gives us the courage to green-light a film like this (Phantom)," Nadiadwala added.

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