A majority of the times, the films of big stars may suffer from flops and even go on to become disasters by losing a lot of money for the producers and distributors. But how much is so much? In Tollywood there is a precedent that some of the highest-grossing films of all times that are actually disasters. That means, top openings and/or a moderate run. The film might have been sold for more amount than the actual potential of the market.
But there are times, even big star movies fail to get single digit (1-9 Cr. INR) in openings. We have recently seen this happen to Nata Simha Balakrishna with movies like NTR: Mahanayakudu. The film received lukewarm response in theatres and by the end of the opening weekend, the film had to be run on a percentage basis. The same had happened to Balakrishna with the follow up Ruler. King Nagarjuna had seen the ultimate ignominy of not even raking in Rs. 1 Cr. in lifetime box office collections for his film Officer directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
Before the roaring success of Krack, Ravi Teja’s 2018 movie Nela Ticket had seen a fate similar to Ruler. Opened with average collections. And then crashed. Finally ran with percentage based revenue sharing. Here are 11 such movies which became huge disasters in the manner described above.