Zombie Cheerleader wrote:
Still both films made about the same about of money. So they did equally "well".
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Determining how successful a movie is depends on both how much it makes and also the budget.
Batman Begins cost $150 million to make
Superman Returns cost $270 million to make
As a rule, movies need to make more than double their budget in order be profitable.
Batman Begins definitely made more than 300M worldwide. While I'm sure Warners hoping for more, BB did good enough for a sequel.
Superman Returns needed to make more than $540 million worldwide to be profitable. Obviously that didn't happen. It didn't do well at all.
But wasn't a lot of that Superman budget due to pre-production waste and the failed attempts previous to the movie that finally got made?