"LIE" is the classic example of a cost-failure project. The Intelligent Thriller, realized with a gigantic budget of Rs 32 Crore, managed a theatrical company around Rs 25 crore. Finally, it ended up becoming a double disaster by collecting just around Rs 10 Crore.
In full running, "LIE" brutalized Rs 17 crore and collected a share of Rs 9.45 crore. Usually, such stylish animators will generate good revenues in the A Centers. Unfortunately, the performance of Nithin-starrer is disappointing everywhere.
The shock with mass amateurs such as "Nene Raju Nene Mantri" and "Jai Janaki Nayaka" affected the full turnover of "LIE". The final total could have been much better if he had received a solo version.
LIE Total Collections (Part):
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
Est: Rs 0.70 crore
West: Rs 0.35 crore
Nellore: Rs 0.30 crore
LIE AP & Nizam Total Collections: Rs 8.3 crore
LIE Collections worldwide: Rs 9.45 crore (includes US: Rs 0.42 crore, Karnataka: Rs 0.45 crore, ROI & ROW: Rs 0.28 crore)