Such a thing happened.
Performing miracles such as healing the sick, raising the dead, and releasing people from demon possession can earn you quite a following. Turning water into wine and feeding thousands of people from just five loaves of bread and two fish can make you popular. Calming the wind and waves can leave you wondering "Who is this?"
Our idea might be to copy what someone else is doing and get similar success to what they're getting. This philosophy has been at the heart of the "Church growth" movement, which might create programs in order to attract people.
One way to combat that might be to simply say "Do what Jesus did!" Maybe that doesn't mean the miracles as much as it does to do things out of the ordinary, splashy things, to attract people.
In one such case though Jesus didn't meet with success, at least in terms we would think of. He healed a man of many demons, and in the process of doing so wrecked a local economy. Those who witnessed what happened reported to their city, and the inhabitants of the area asked Jesus to leave.
The whole story is in the sermon audio in the link below.