Shhh! The Octopus wrote:Cookson wrote:a film needs to at least double its budget +20-30m to be considered possibly breaking even(us as non industry people will never know exact numbers).
As I said in my earlier post its usually
2X the budget the film breaks even
2.5X the budget, the film is a modest hit
3X the budget the film is a legit hit. What I mean by legit hit is that it makes enough of a profit where the investment was worthwhile.
This is all covered in the book The Hollywood Economist
I know, but we don't know exact numbers. My personal rule is X2 the budget +20-30m
As I'm typing this, Saturdays number in China just popped up. Only 2.82m. Might not even make 100m there.