I have added the Tamil report which is not as extensive in the comments section. (Sify’s confused trade reporting continues…they are calling Raavanan as hit now)
By Telugucinema.com | Thursday, 24 June , 2010, 09:42
2010 has so far been good for Telugu cinema despite the fact that the success ratio has not increased. Very few big films lost money and even the small films got a good mileage. Balakrishna’s Simha is the biggest blockbuster so far. At the end of six months, the final hits and misses in Tollywood are as follows.
Collections: Biggest hit so far and might end up making a profit of Rs 30 -35 Crores.
Cost of production: About 18 Crores
Profit/Loss ratio: Producer Parachuri Prasad (his son Kiriti is the official producer though) safely released the movie despite a track-record of flops. He made huge money after the release. Distributors got the biggest profit ever in the recent times. Distributor in Guntur made huge profits. Interestingly, distributor of Nizam too had big laugh, although traditionally Nizam is considered a weak territory for Balakrishna. Producer sold off satellite rights (Rs 3 Crore) to Maa Tv before the release, if he had sold it after the release, it could have gone for more than Rs 5 Cr.
Cost of production: Rs 26 Crores
Profit/Loss ratio: Collected nearly 30 Crores. Collections affected badly in Nizam after the controversies. Some distributors made profits in the coastal Andhra districts – Nellore, Guntur. Satellite rights (Rs 4Crores) fetched big money to the producer.
2. Ye Maaya Chesave
Cost of production: Made at a budget of Rs 10 Crore.
Profit/Loss ratio: Vizag distributor minted money. It created some records there. In Hyderabad too, it collected good money. In total, the movie went on to collect Rs 12 – 15 Crores. If it were not released during the exam period, it would have collected more.
Cost of production: Rs 18 Crores
Profit/Loss ratio: It had a bad start but made some good money. It brought relief to its main distributor Dil Raju who lost heavily in his previous movies. In the Nizam area, he nearly made a Rs 4 Crores profit excluding his investment. In the Vizag (Uttarandhra), Guntur, Godavari areas too it did well. The distributors had a good profit.
4. Betting Bangarraju
Cost of production: Rs 6 Crores
Profit/Loss ratio: The Movie was solely with Ramoji Rao’s Mayuri distributors and the producer made a cool Rs 4 Crores profit.
Made at Rs 11 Crores, the film was able to recover the cost with satellite rights included. If it were made at a much lower budget considering the fact that it did not have a star cast that demands high remuneration, it would have been a hit financially.
2. Sambho Siva Sambho
Made at 14 Crores, the film was a profitable venture for producer Bellamkonda even before its release. It lost heavily in Nizam and overseas but ran well in the B and C centres. It was not a profitable film for the distributors, nor did they lose on it much.
Bindaas had a decent run but was not a profitable venture for the producer. It was an average success.
Status of current movies..
Vedam released to positive reviews but the genral public did not like it much. It is a big hit overseas. But in Andhra Pradesh, the distributors might loss despite a good haul in the first week. Collections dropped drastically. It is still running so, the final result will be gauged only later. Reportedly made at a Rs 16 Crores budget, producers could sell it off handsomely before the release as it was touted to be multi-starrer with Allu Arjun and Anushka. Producers also made money by getting a great price from Satellite rights (Rs 4 Crs).
Golimaar had a poor opening compared to Puri’s earlier movies but it is drawing some good collections. Few more days will decide its real fate. Flop or break even. Made at Rs 14 Crore and sold in the same region, it needs another two or three weeks solid run.
Big Flops (nearly total washouts)
1. Maro Charitra
2. Varudu (Good first week)
3. KD (Producer almost lost 8 to 10 Crores)
1. Namo Venkatesha
2. Rama Rama Krishna Krishna<
Films which sank without a trace
1. Om Shanti
2. Seetharamula Kalyanam Lankalo
3. Taj Mahal
4. Young India
Critical acclaim, but a loss for the producers
1. Prasthanam (The film won rave reviews, but it didn’t fetch money for producer.)
2. Andari Bandhuvaya