Box Office Bomb: Budget, $27 million (not counting marketing costs), $50 million (counting them). Box office, $16,519,460. In New York City, for instance, the film opened and closed on the same day in many theaters; even in 1983, that was rare for a film.
Creator Killer: This is one of multiple projects at the time that ended the career of writer Stanford Sherman.
The Shelf of Movie Languishment: Krull was a completed game, with full playfield designs, artwork, and sound effects finished and ready for the assembly line. However, the high cost of the game (due to its use of a second, full-sized playfield underneath the main level) and the box-office failure of the movie caused Gottlieb management to get cold feet and kill the project.