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Ghostbusters budget (150 Million) need 500 million worldwide to be considered successful (NOT BREAK EVEN)

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DonFerrari said:
Soundwave said:

The BFG - $52 million domestic

Star Trek Beyond - $109 million domestic

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: OotS - $84 million domestic

The Legend of Tarzan - $122 million domestic

Ghostbusters - $107 million domestic

Independence Day Resurgance - $102 million domestic

Alice Through the Looking Glass - $76 million domestic

Warcraft - $47 million domestic (lol). 

 

This summer has had many movies bomb. Basically nothing without Marvel superheroes or talking animals is working. Star Trek is performing way below the last one, that could be it for the Abrams version of the franchise. 

This is the weakest summer movie season I can remember since maybe ... 1997? 

Care to put the budget of each as well and their WW revenue for us to have a clearer comparison?


Warcraft = $433.0 / $160

Independence Day: Resurgance = $372.8 / $165

The Legend of Tarzan = $311.8 / $180

Alice Through the Looking Glass = $287.0 / $170

TMNT: Out of the Shadows = $236.4 / $135

Star Trek Beyond = $166 / $185

Ghostbusters = $159.6 / $144

The BFG = $112.7 / $140

*all numbers are in millions (obviously)
** Source: boxofficemojo.com

I included the global box office total for each movie followed by production budgets. I even sorted them into a sort of pecking order for you. While Ghostbusters has done relatively well in English speaking territories the rest of the world has been less receptive which limits its potential. I expect the new Star Trek to move up a couple spots but Ghostbusters will likely remain the second biggest flop of the summer. Most moviegoers aren't interested in this cavalcade of mediocrity, who knew?



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bouzane said:
DonFerrari said:

Care to put the budget of each as well and their WW revenue for us to have a clearer comparison?


Warcraft = $433.0 / $160

Independence Day: Resurgance = $372.8 / $165

The Legend of Tarzan = $311.8 / $180

Alice Through the Looking Glass = $287.0 / $170

TMNT: Out of the Shadows = $236.4 / $135

Star Trek Beyond = $166 / $185

Ghostbusters = $159.6 / $144

The BFG = $112.7 / $140

*all numbers are in millions (obviously)
** Source: boxofficemojo.com

I included the global box office total for each movie followed by production budgets. I even sorted them into a sort of pecking order for you. While Ghostbusters has done relatively well in English speaking territories the rest of the world has been less receptive which limits its potential. I expect the new Star Trek to move up a couple spots but Ghostbusters will likely remain the second biggest flop of the summer. Most moviegoers aren't interested in this cavalcade of mediocrity, who knew?

Thank you man... and that shows how much Soundwave tried to make it seem something totally different than reality.



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DonFerrari said:
bouzane said:


Warcraft = $433.0 / $160

Independence Day: Resurgance = $372.8 / $165

The Legend of Tarzan = $311.8 / $180

Alice Through the Looking Glass = $287.0 / $170

TMNT: Out of the Shadows = $236.4 / $135

Star Trek Beyond = $166 / $185

Ghostbusters = $159.6 / $144

The BFG = $112.7 / $140

*all numbers are in millions (obviously)
** Source: boxofficemojo.com

I included the global box office total for each movie followed by production budgets. I even sorted them into a sort of pecking order for you. While Ghostbusters has done relatively well in English speaking territories the rest of the world has been less receptive which limits its potential. I expect the new Star Trek to move up a couple spots but Ghostbusters will likely remain the second biggest flop of the summer. Most moviegoers aren't interested in this cavalcade of mediocrity, who knew?

Thank you man... and that shows how much Soundwave tried to make it seem something totally different than reality.

He is right, anything below Legend of Tarzan looks like it will not make any real money, beating production budget means nothing. 



 

Acevil said:
DonFerrari said:

Thank you man... and that shows how much Soundwave tried to make it seem something totally different than reality.

He is right, anything below Legend of Tarzan looks like it will not make any real money, beating production budget means nothing. 

Yeah, ticket gross doesn't all go to the movie studios, the theaters/cinemas themselves get a fair share of it. If I remember correctly in order to break even ticket gross needs to double the budget of the movie. So far very few movies this summer have grossed enough to be profitable, mainly the Marvel stuff, Warcraft, Finding Dory, Ice Age, and Secret Life of Pets. 



DonFerrari said:
bouzane said:


Warcraft = $433.0 / $160

Independence Day: Resurgance = $372.8 / $165

The Legend of Tarzan = $311.8 / $180

Alice Through the Looking Glass = $287.0 / $170

TMNT: Out of the Shadows = $236.4 / $135

Star Trek Beyond = $166 / $185

Ghostbusters = $159.6 / $144

The BFG = $112.7 / $140

*all numbers are in millions (obviously)
** Source: boxofficemojo.com

I included the global box office total for each movie followed by production budgets. I even sorted them into a sort of pecking order for you. While Ghostbusters has done relatively well in English speaking territories the rest of the world has been less receptive which limits its potential. I expect the new Star Trek to move up a couple spots but Ghostbusters will likely remain the second biggest flop of the summer. Most moviegoers aren't interested in this cavalcade of mediocrity, who knew?

Thank you man... and that shows how much Soundwave tried to make it seem something totally different than reality.

I've watched trailers and adverts for BFG from last year. It probably had a much bigger advertising budget compared to Ghostbusters. 

 

Looks like Star Trek Beyond won't do much better than Ghostbusters. I don't think it will bring in another $40Mil in a week. In its first full week it brought in about $55Mil. It's Sunday and Monday figures have already dropping by 50%.

 

Bourne seems to be doing well.



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Acevil said:
DonFerrari said:

Thank you man... and that shows how much Soundwave tried to make it seem something totally different than reality.

He is right, anything below Legend of Tarzan looks like it will not make any real money, beating production budget means nothing. 

You have to think more on the studio level finance. Alice and BFG made only a dent on Disney incredible year. Universal still has its pocket full from last year, and Warner and analists expected Tarzan to bomb as hard as "Pan" (120mi WW).

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=pan.htm

That was one of the reasons BvS should have made 1bi to compensate for others flops of the studio.

Fox is also in good shape, so little chance for they giving up Fantastic 4 or X-Men.

The problem with Sony is that they don't have any more franchise with wide apeal. Ghostbusters was the studio biggest movie of the year.



Tarzan had a minor ad campaign, so if it can at least break even plus a bit more it will be alright. Star Trek as well.
These days movies do not have to pass the budget domestic to be a success.

BFG was a bomb though, but even Alice WW made it not such a travesty.

Ghostbusters just had a huge ad campaign and now it will haunt them. Multiple months before it released they were pushing I hard. The power of that girl compells you!!!



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Acevil said:
DonFerrari said:

Thank you man... and that shows how much Soundwave tried to make it seem something totally different than reality.

He is right, anything below Legend of Tarzan looks like it will not make any real money, beating production budget means nothing. 

That is undeniably true. While Warcraft is a modest success and Star Trek Beyond will be joining it the same can not be said for Independence Day, Tarzan, Alice or TMNT thanks to the cost of advertising. Ghostbusters might be able to match the global box office for TMNT but it has to earn considerably more money to make up for its unusally large advertising budget though. This means that it will remain the second biggest flop this summer that I am aware of (although nowhere near the trainwreck that is The BFG).

As far as I see it:

The BFG = disaster
Ghostbusters = flop
The Legend of Tarzan = minor flop
Alice Through the Looking Glass = minor flop
TMNT: Out of the Shadows = minor flop
Independence Day: Resurgance = meh
Warcraft = meh+
Star Trek Beyond = meh+ (maybe)



My guess is Ben Hur remake (why?) will be the biggest flop of the Summer in a very lacking Summer of movies.



Fei-Hung said:
DonFerrari said:

Thank you man... and that shows how much Soundwave tried to make it seem something totally different than reality.

I've watched trailers and adverts for BFG from last year. It probably had a much bigger advertising budget compared to Ghostbusters. 

Looks like Star Trek Beyond won't do much better than Ghostbusters. I don't think it will bring in another $40Mil in a week. In its first full week it brought in about $55Mil. It's Sunday and Monday figures have already dropping by 50%.

Bourne seems to be doing well.

Its trailers looked solid too, plus I love the books and the movies.

Im happy it hear its doing well. My dad is a huge fan, so he ll probably drag us with him.