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All newer movies that I have done are in the post, since I would not want to lose whatever greatness is in this original OP. So just scroll to the end to see whatever there is to see! Enjoy!

 

 

 

I am going to try to decipher here whether these movies below will ever make the studios money the best I can. I will use various sites to get my information and hopefully it is as accurate as possible.

According to Boxofficemojo on average studios earn back about 55 percent of a movies earning from studios.

I will not be looking into merchandise sales, mainly because I do not know where to look. Book sales either. Depending on the movie you can expect another huge price for advertisement, so even with the budget already in place a studio will see the final cut and decide if they want to spend 500 million or 1 million. So lets just say for the sake of this thread that all these movies need to make close to double they're budget to be in the red. You can figure it out yourself, but I will try to remember to put all movies that have seem to made money with a $ sign.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

$


Production Budget

93 million

Gross so far WW

256 million

The Smurfs

$

110 million

329 million (the same for Rise of the planet of the Apes and any movie based on a Show or something else, the extra attention can only mean more money!)

Cowboys & Aliens

163 million

107.5 million WW (we will have to wait for books, merhcandise, tv, and blueray to make a profit on this one)

Crazy, Stupid, Love

50 million

$69,366,969 (Has not had a major boost in other territories yet)

Winnie the Pooh

This one too be honest was IMO only made to keep people interested in the giant baby line they have out for it and other toys that make Disney tons of money, None of these have really done that well in theaters.

30 million

$32,186,481 WW

Rio

$

90 million

$482,438,138  WW

DVD Sales

  Rio 1,632,778 -.-% 1,632,778 $24,475,342 $24,475,342 1

That movie is pure gold for FOX!

 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

According to Wikipedia this movie had a budget of 250 million, Boxofficemojo does not say what it is.

$

$1,266,007,900 

Trollhunter

 

I had to add that poster!

3.5 million American according to wikipedia

$4,147,085 

AT 55 percent from theaters, and hardly any ads this movie should be close when it gets to 4.4 million to breaking even, then DVD and digital should help alot!

 

I will try more later if people like it, it is all pretty easily available and I am sure there is a site that shows it all that someone will find later on.




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The ones I picked were easy, like I said if anyone find this interesting I will try to post older ones as well.



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What about Back to the Future, and yes I'm a fan boy.

 

-on that matter other 80s movies 



           

blkfish92 said:

What about Back to the Future, and yes I'm a fan boy.

 

-on that matter other 80s movies 


Yeah if you want I will add those, especially since I love all 80's movies as well! Should do a 80's movie thread



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Back to the Future

$

19 million budget

Prints and Advertising Budget $12,000,000

As a franchise (all three together WW) $959,570,411

Worldwide: $381,109,762

This type of thing still happens these days, more often than I thought!

Here are the other two as well.

Back to the Future 2

Budget of 40 million

$

Worldwide: $331,950,002

Back to the future 3

40 million budget

Worldwide: $244,527,583

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101042/
From 1991-1993 there was an animated cartoon

You can buy it for 3.99 on Amazon instant video
http://movies.tvguide.com/future/101658

So I could not find the DVD sales, but that has been a huge thing for Universal. Then add in the games and other merchandise as well! Hope that was good!



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The $250 million for HP was for Part 1 and 2 btw.



Nice post, but most movies make money in the long run because they have various ways of making money a movie can bomb at the box office and still become profitable through merchandising, rentals, sales and begin on television. Also movies can make good money through product placement and product promotions which can pay for a good amount for a movies initial budget.



could you maybe do a table so the stats are easier to digest, op looks a bit of a mess



 

Boutros said:
The $250 million for HP was for Part 1 and 2 btw.

The first part already made this a profitable movie.  All the money part 2 is generating is pretty much bonus profit.



Boutros said:
The $250 million for HP was for Part 1 and 2 btw.


Yeah I forgot about that. Thank you. That is really good for the kind of project that it was! Some movies these days cost that by themselves!

Yeah Seece I had a table at first (not very good with them as I have never done them here before) but each time I wrote something in it the row would stretch out instead of staying the size I had it like it would in Excel.  Thanks for the advice!

 

Yeah years later most movies, even Cleopatra and Water World will make money. I guess I will just hold it to theater and DVD sales. The companies can do the hard work of making money later on. Although there are a lot of "B" movies that you will probably never see again even on tv that cost a good amount of money  to make.

Thanks for the feedback, this was the first one like this I tried, so its nice to see how it was.



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