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Old October 24 2012, 01:42 AM   #108
Greg Cox
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Re: How did TMP get a G rating?

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As far as the NET profit, TMP can't have been the best ROI for the studio because it cost the most (outside of Nemesis I guess).
Except the claims about TMP's huge budget are largely creative accounting, because Paramount folded in the costs of all the prior, aborted film and TV-revival efforts. Count just the cost of production for TMP itself -- and, okay, for Phase II, since that was more directly connected to the production than stuff like Planet of the Titans -- and the figures aren't so high.
I briefly met Robert Wise at a sf convention many, many years ago. I remember him complaining that a big percentage of his budget had been spent before he even signed on to direct the movie.
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