‘LIE’ is the classic example for a Cost-Failure Project. The Intelligent Thriller made with a mammoth budget of Rs 32 crore managed a theatrical business of around Rs 25 crore. Finally, It ended up becoming double disaster by collecting just close to Rs 10 crore.
In its full run, ‘LIE’ grossed Rs 17 crore and collected a share of Rs 9.45 crore. Usually, Such stylish entertainers will generate good revenues in A Centres. Unfortunately, The performance of this Nithin-starrer is disappointing everywhere.
Clash with mass entertainers such as ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ & ‘Jai Janaki Nayaka’ affected the full run revenue of ‘LIE’. The final total could have been much better had if it received a solo release.
LIE Total Collections (Share):
Nizam: Rs 3.20 crore
Ceded: Rs 1.30 crore
Uttar Andhra: Rs 1.25 crore
Guntur: Rs 0.60 crore
Krishna: Rs 0.60 crore
East: Rs 0.70 crore
West: Rs 0.35 crore
Nellore: Rs 0.30 crore
LIE AP & Nizam Total Collections: Rs 8.3 crore
LIE Worldwide Total Collections: Rs 9.45 crore (includes USA: Rs 0.42 crore, Karnataka: Rs 0.45 crore, ROI & ROW: Rs 0.28 crore)