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Old August 8 2008, 03:57 AM   #35
Mr Light
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Re: what's with huge production budgets?

This is interesting stuff: here's 2006's top ten:
1. Pirates 2: 1,066 mil gross! - 225 mil budget = 841 mil "profit" (wow!)
2. Da Vinci Code: 758 - 125: 633
3. Ice Age 2: 652 - 80: 572
4. Casino Royale: 594 - 102: 492
5. Night Museum: 574 - 110: 464
6. Cars: 462 - 120: 342
7. X-Men 3: 459 - 210: 249
8. Mission Impossible 3: 398 - 150: 248
9. Superman Returns: 391 - 270: 121 (ouch! and it's the most expensive movie of the year)
10. Happy Feet: 384 - 100: 284

And 2005:
1. Harry Potter 4: 896 - 150: 746
2. Revenge Sith: 850 - 113: 737 (see? only 113 budget!)
3. Narnia: 745 - 180: 565
4. War Worlds: 592 - 132: 460
5. King Kong: 550 - 207: 343 (and this was considered a "flop"?)
9. Batman Begins: 372 - 135: 237 (how far we've come, hunh?)

And 2003:
1. Return King: 1,119 gross!!! only 94 mil budget!!!: 1,025 mil profit!!!
2. Finding Nemo: 865 - 94: 771
3. Matrix Reloaded: 739 - 150: 589
4. Pirates Caribb: 654 - 140: 514
5. Bruce Almighty: 485 - 80: 405
6. Last Samurai: 457 - 140: 317
7. Terminator 3: 433 - 200: 233 (why did this cost so much?!)
8. Matrix Revolutions: 425 - 110: 315
9. X-Men 2: 408 - 110: 298
10. Bad Boys 2: 273 - 130: 143

And 1999 my favorite movie year:
1. Phantom Menace: 924 - 115: 809
2. Sixth Sense: 673 - 55: 618
3. Toy Story 2: 485 - 90: 395
4. Matrix: 460 - 63: 397 (only 63 mil budget?! wow)
5. Tarzan: 448 - 150: 298 (most expensive movie of the year is a cartoon?)
6. Mummy: 416 - 80: 336 (only 80 mil budget?!)
8. World Not Enough: 362 - 135: 227
10. Austin Powers 2: 312 - 33: 279
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