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What does it cost to make a film? How much profit do they make

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Film costs

  1. 1. Film budgets Film Studies lesson 3
  2. 2. Review <ul><li>We have spent 2 lessons looking at box office incomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UK blockbuster = ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global blockbuster = ? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Homework feedback <ul><li>What % did you find </li></ul>
  4. 4. UK% World UK Title
  5. 5. Cost of film <ul><li>Pre-production </li></ul><ul><li>Production </li></ul><ul><li>Post production </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion </li></ul>
  6. 6. What was the most expensive film of all time <ul><li>Wrong! </li></ul><ul><li>Cleopatra (1963) at $290,200,000 corrected to 2006 $ </li></ul><ul><li>Compare to Hancock $150m </li></ul><ul><li>Costs vary massively </li></ul>
  7. 7. BEWARE WIKIPEDIA DATA
  8. 8. POC -At Worlds End <ul><li>Cost $300m </li></ul><ul><li>US $309m </li></ul><ul><li>O/S $651m </li></ul><ul><li>Total $960m </li></ul><ul><li>Profit $660m </li></ul>
  9. 9. Four Weddings and a Funeral <ul><li>Cost $4.4m </li></ul><ul><li>US $53m </li></ul><ul><li>UK $193m </li></ul><ul><li>Total $246m </li></ul><ul><li>Profit $242m </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Holiday <ul><li>Cost $85m </li></ul><ul><li>US $463m </li></ul><ul><li>O/S $141m </li></ul><ul><li>Total $604m </li></ul><ul><li>Profit $519m </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Hurt Locker <ul><li>Cost $15m </li></ul><ul><li>US $16m </li></ul><ul><li>O/S $32m </li></ul><ul><li>Total $48m </li></ul><ul><li>Profit $33m </li></ul>
  12. 12. Dark Streets <ul><li>Cost $2m </li></ul><ul><li>US $16k </li></ul><ul><li>UK $0 </li></ul><ul><li>Profit -$2m </li></ul>
  13. 13. Walk The Line <ul><li>Cost $28m </li></ul><ul><li>US $119m </li></ul><ul><li>O/S $66 </li></ul><ul><li>Total $185 </li></ul><ul><li>Profit $157m </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mongol <ul><li>Cost $18m </li></ul><ul><li>US $6m </li></ul><ul><li>O/S $20m </li></ul><ul><li>Profit $8m </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Boat That Rocked <ul><li>Cost $50m </li></ul><ul><li>US $8m </li></ul><ul><li>O/S $28m </li></ul><ul><li>Total $36m </li></ul><ul><li>Profit -$14m </li></ul>
  16. 16. US v UK release
  17. 17. Feedback
  18. 18. Homework <ul><li>Take blockbuster film of your choice </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the characteristics contributing to the success? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Origin of film - original vs book etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Star </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spectacle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>500 words </li></ul><ul><li>Deadline - Friday 21st October </li></ul>
  19. 20. Film budgets Film Studies lesson 3

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