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Old June 23 2013, 04:21 AM   #2378
Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

In cost accounting, there is the concept of the break-even. This is when cost and revenue are equal. (

So, for a movie like "Man of Steel", this is $225 million (production budget=gross profits). This film has reached the break-even stage.

For the film to be successful, it needs to make $450 million, which is twice the budget. This will cover the cost of marketing and distribution.

The formula for a film is,

Negative Cost=Development Cost+Pre-Production Cost+Production Cost+Post Production Cost

Negative Cost is known aka as "production budget". Man of Steel was $225 million.
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