If the target is, say 350 runs, how about the chasing team scores 348 and fails to win? Definitely the sympathy lies with that chasing team as they felt short of just 2 runs to win. Same is the position with Mega heroes right now.
Take S/o Satymurthy’s case first. While critics penned down the movie, audiences made it a super hit with tremendous collection. But at the end, a loss to the tune of 1-2 crores was reported, which the producer never revealed officially. Earlier similar thing happened with Govindudu Andarivadele. Though the movie collected 41+ crores, there is a crore deficit. And now, a film that has got mixed response on first day, has fallen tired to score a crore more. While theatrical business is 20 crores, the film ended up collection 18.5 crores. It’s none other than Subramanyam For Sales, who sales left distributors with minor bruises in the end.
Probably mega heroes should either hit hard in early overs, we mean they should start collecting more in first week, or they should finish the match well by promoting the film for a long time. On the other hand, Bruce Lee is going to be a losing match which many know in advance.