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As ranked by CNBC on "return on investment". (I'm not sure the list is complete. Some smaller-budget films I expected to see listed aren't.)
Posted by Craig on 05:45:00 AM in Film
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I'm really surprised Scream isn't on the list.
Ted Craig |
March 28, 2012 at 08:42 AM
Nice juxtaposition. Tends to show that "the critics" don't give a hoot about the movie-viewing public likes or wants.
I really noticed the dearth of "name actors" in their prime. You know, the one who get paid big bucks just to be in the movie.
And I wonder how many of those with "profit participation" actually saw any of the 'profits'.
Finally, this tends to make the Hollywood end of the business look like a real life "Producers" story.
March 28, 2012 at 01:07 PM
This is a 24,000% ROI, almost 4 times that of My Big Fat Greek Wedding's 6,100%.
Blair Witch Project:
This is a 10,909% ROI, almost twice that of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
And it's not like Deep Throat and The Blair Witch Project are some unknown movies, either, so there's really no excuse for this ignorance. These are also just the first two that I knew were more profitable than NBC's "most" profitable movie.
But this is standard sloppiness for NBC reporting. I bet they also wonder why they suck in ratings.
March 28, 2012 at 02:21 PM
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