read it charlie.
When BOI started way back in 2003, actual motto was “WE ARE NOT HERE TO HIT OR FLOP FILMS AS THE INDUSTRY TRADE PUNDITS WHO BELIEVE THEY MAKE OR BREAK FILMS OR STARS. IT IS FOR THE PUBLIC TO DECIDE WHAT IS A HIT OR FLOP NOT TRADE PUNDITS.”
But now they are one who dictate new rules of giving verdicts and defies logic…
BOI started this trend of theatrical collection verdicts. Earlier FilmInformation model was based on Return on investment. Returns were purely considered from theatrical collections and investment was considered as distributor investment for each territory. Drawback of this model is that even big grosser can be classified as flop if not pouring profits. For example Shaan (1980) was top grossing movie of 1980 but was termed as Average. So this model was more on negative side, can make even big grossing movie flop one. Movie has to earn profits, else flop. Bigger the profits margin, higher the classification.