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Old 01-02-2014, 11:26 PM
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read somewhere that the latest keanu reeves movie 47 Ronin cost some $200M!! Is is me or are hollywood budgets out of control.to rub salt into the wound even more, the reviews are very bad and the movie barely has made even 10% of it budget back, I'm assuming the budget doesnt include the amount of money spent on advertising.In fact some of the biggest flops in hollywood actually made a great deal of money but their budgets were so astronomical that there was no way they could have broken even.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:16 AM
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Over budget doesn't always mean a bust. Both JAWS and TITANIC went waaaaaay over budget and over schedule, and both turned out to be two of the most successful movies ever made.

47 Ronin didn't flop because it went over budget. It flopped because it was a bad movie.

Some times a great movie (like JAWS) needs more money and time to get it over the finish line. But if the movie is bad from the script onward, no amount of money is going to save it. More work and effort can make a jewel shine. But no amount of polishing a turd is ever going to give you anything other than a polished turd.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:00 PM
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Budgets have been considered out of control for years. Or decades. But you can see even in this forum, that the bulk of the posts are about big mainstream Hollywood movies - Smaug, Wolf of Wall Street, Anchorman 2.

Until the public - and people in this forum - start turning to smaller, more intimate, cheaper films, studios will continued to pump money into bloated extravaganzas. For instance, I really liked the movie "In a World," but I don't see bunches of people here who went to see it.
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