Skip to comments."Bombshell" - Box Office Data - Film About Fox News Struggling to Survive
Posted on 01/19/2020 8:37:03 AM PST by zeestephen
Worldwide Ticket Sales - $31.3 million - According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film cost $32 million - Rule of thumb, studios get 50% of ticket sales - In other words, after 5 weeks in theaters, the movie is still $15 million away from breaking even - The film has four major stars (Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow), plus Malcolm McDowell and Allison Janney - It has received three Academy Award nominations.
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So...no roller derby in this movie.
The entertainment market is supersaturated with hatred of all things deemed conservative. To be profitable, you have to figure out a way to stand out.
Ha. I noticed “a beautiful day in the neighborhood” ain’t doin’ so hot either.
Wow what a disaster.
First Catsastrophe and now this.
Feel good news :)
You’ll never see a similar film about the antics of Matt Lauer at NBC.
No film has ever made a profit, even blockbusters. IRS esoteric rules allow for the effective write-off of all profit. That is why actors now want a share of the gross as opposed to a piece of the profits.
never heard of the movie
I totally misread the headline. My first reading was Film About (Fox News Struggling to Survive) and I imagined someone had made an indie film where Fox was falling apart and having to beg for money. The actual is (Film About Fox News) Struggling to Survive. Good. It looked like a political hatchet job that Hollywood would never do about CNN or MSNBC.
I thought the same thing. It made it look like FoxNews itself was struggling which would have boggled my mind.
Most of a film’s money goes to renting equipment (from the studio), paying for catering (from the studio), advertising (by the studio) and a thousand other things that make sure the studio turns a huge profit while the film itself loses money. The only way for a film to make money is for it to be a complete low budget surprise like Blair Witch Project where the gross is far above what the accountants planned for and were able to skim.
Re: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Without Tom Hanks, that film would have gone straight to DVD and streaming.
It has made almost $0 in the international market.
It is making money domestically, though, about $7 million above its $25 million budget.
Plus, there is no way tell how long it might run on cable.
I didn’t even care enough to download the Oscar screener for free on Usenet.
It surprised me how good it was though. I really enjoyed it.
Re: Confusing Headline
Yeah - sorry - I see what you mean.
I tend to imagine that everybody follows movies and the movie business as closely as I do.
I originally had “Sexual Harassment” in the title, but it made the headline too clunky, so I cut it out.
Did Charlize bleed from her..?
And yet the studios always announce sequels to films they claimed never turned a profit.
Studios will also write off protected stars’ losses (on bad projects) on your album or movie. They may bury it in the “promotions” costs.
Been that way for decades.
No one wants to see this. People cannot get too worked up about Megan Kelly’s travails that resulted in a multimillion dollar reward for her. Now a flick about Harvey Weinstein, I might be interested in.
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