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|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 5:51pm On Feb 13|
BIRDS OF PREY has a production budget of 84 million not 97.
i)to break even and turn a profit, you multiply the 84 with 3.5. the result >>>294 million.this means a profit of 44 million. not enough profit to finance the production budget of a sequel. the extra profit from DVD sales and streaming won't be enough.
ii) to turn a profit, you multiply 84 with 6, the result>>> 504 million. this means the studio has earned enough to finance a sequel without touching the profits from the DVD sales, streaming etc.
allow me to use KNIVES OUT to further buttress my assertions.
KNIVES OUT on a mid budget budget of 40 million broke even at 120 million, and made bank at 300 million. 40 x 6 = 240 millions. you know what this means right?
it means KNIVES OUT has outperformed. it's a resounding box office success at 300 million with only a mid production budget of 40 million.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by Ishilove: 6:07pm On Feb 13|
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 6:36pm On Feb 13|
What you fail to understand in mekaprime's explanation is that Birds of Prey or Shazam is essentially a low budget movie for a Superhero Movie.
In general film terms it's medium budget but Superhero genre it's different.
An average Superhero Movie budget is about $120mn at least for the past decade. Anything from $100mn down below is considered low budget. Mid budget is from $121-180mn. Then high or massive budget is from $181-250mn and above.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 6:46pm On Feb 13|
let's not drag the technicality because it's not important.
what's important is the fact that 3x rules apply here.
like you yourself said, in general term, it's a medium budget.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 6:53pm On Feb 13|
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by Chibudollar: 6:53pm On Feb 13|
I saw this movie Brawl in Cell Block 99 and the box office is about 7,100 is that a joke or not.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 6:57pm On Feb 13|
it's an independent production. watch it, it's very good.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 7:01pm On Feb 13|
IngeniousLeez and co, i have exhausted my interest in this box office discussion.
you are free to believe whatever you wanna believe, you're entitled to your opinion.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 7:19pm On Feb 13|
Using another movie box office success to compare another Is a different ball game entirely as a movie's success can be different from another.
For example if a movie grosses about 10x it's budget and another make 5x its budget doesn't necessarily take away the success of the lesser successful one.
So stop comparing A to B as budgets, genre, target audience, release date/season (summer, winter,spring,autumn) cast etc. makes each one unique in it's own way. It's more or less comparing Apples to Oranges.
A movie is primarily made to make profit not start sequels. What you are saying only applies if it was meant to kickstart a franchise. Because in the first instance where do they get the money to make such films— from prequels or what??
Some movies are made not with a sequel in mind. Some movies are meant to be one-offs, so depending on the success of the film like 10x-20x it's production budget may warrant a sequel depending on the studio's ambitions or plans.
Joker was primarily meant to be a one-off no matter it's gross.
The point is : WAS IT SUCCESSFUL OR NOT.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by TheKingIsHere: 7:24pm On Feb 13|
The Green Knight official teaser trailer. This movie looks promising
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by JeromeBlack: 7:41pm On Feb 13|
Birds of prey is a flop and I predicted it well.
After one week, it is resting on 85 million. Its initial budget is 84 million. I doubt it will reach 200 million after one month. Damn
Sonic is expected to run past birds of prey.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 7:50pm On Feb 13|
i want to correct this misconception of yours.
have you ever wondered why high grossing films always seems to have sequels?
read this article below and maybe you'll learn a thing or two.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 7:58pm On Feb 13|
Na so my brother.
Everybody has invented his or her own box office statistics to suit his/her own narrative.
When the general rule of thumb is very CLEAR. Make 3x your budget and you're good to go. If you make more than that SWEETER for you.
Nope it can't spun it's own gaming franchise. Highest the movie characters port to another existing Game IP. It can go to any of the franchise WB has from MK 11, Injustice, to Batman and Superman. Etc.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 8:27pm On Feb 13|
You are the one misunderstanding me.
The article you posted doesn't contradict mine. Those sequels mentioned was only greenlit after the Massive success from the Original not necessarily actively planned.
Few of them were planned with sequels in mind. The majority was only greenlit cos the Original's money was too sweet to reject. Which I stated in my initial post.
If you reread my post you'll see where I said if a movie is a massive HIT a Studio can decide if it wants a sequel or not. That's also dependent on the Studio's greed or want for quick/easy money.
For example, Joker could get a Sequel cos of its massive profits not because it was planned. It was a one-off.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 8:32pm On Feb 13|
Yea we'll see at the end.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 8:51pm On Feb 13|
and this is what i wrote this morning...
a high budget movie must at the very least turn enough profit to fully finance a POTENTIAL sequel without having to borrow from the warchest. anything lest than that and the studio will be running a loss rather than a gain.
note the emphasis on "potential".
it means a studio primary aim aim is to turn out a huge profit that can finance a sequel if need be, although a sequel is not a guarantee.
the truth is every medium to high budget film aims to make enough profit just so they can have the luxury to have options.
a high grossing film has a higher chance of making a sequel than a low grossing film.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 9:24pm On Feb 13|
True, let's agree to disagree.
See wetin Birds of Prey cos, for 2 whole days na box office calculations and permutations, like say na how Naija go take qualify for World Cup. Lol
The argument was very Educative all the same. Thanks for engaging. Also special thanks to @mekaprime KoiceReloaded urahara and the others.
FYI na abduleez1 dey talk Sha.
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|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by hulk616: 9:41pm On Feb 13|
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by alexistaiwo: 11:01pm On Feb 13|
Are you guys done?
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 11:08pm On Feb 13|
bloody and brutal, just what the doctor ordered. scott adkins rulez.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 1:07am On Feb 14|
Jumanji:The Next Level is out for download HDrip.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by seankafor(m): 3:57am On Feb 14|
No 50 shades parody this val?
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by oyaskii(m): 7:20am On Feb 14|
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by oyaskii(m): 7:44am On Feb 14|
Take a guess who they are going to blame if BOP eventually bombs
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by IngeniousLeez: 7:50am On Feb 14|
Who else has witnessed the annoyingly snail pace of netnaija's download servers? This year speed has been very slow compared to last year.
The slow speed ehn na die. This week I just dey fume all through. Delaying my sleep time, delaying download time and ultimately wasting my precious time.
Abeg who get him contact to pls tell him to increase his site's bandwidth. The snail speed is too slow even for peak periods.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by DandeNumeruno(m): 9:30am On Feb 14|
if you own a laptop, activate your phone's wifi hotspot and tether it to your computer. then use your computer to download your videos. it's an easy way of speeding up a slow server.
if you don't own a laptop then install idm+ on your phone and use it to do your downloads. unlike opera mini it is specifically designed for downloading purposes. it can even download streams.
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by Nollywoodbond: 9:38am On Feb 14|
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by Froshloaded: 9:57am On Feb 14|
Ishilove have you seen Kee?
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by Ishilove: 10:05am On Feb 14|
Froshloaded:No I haven't. What's the synopsis (sans spoilers)?
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by Froshloaded: 10:08am On Feb 14|
|Re: What Movie Are You Watching Now? by homesteady(m): 12:01pm On Feb 14|
She totally killed her role.
When the nominations came out, I went to look for the movie and from the 1st scene she featured in, I knew she was going to win.
The Oscar voters love impersonations. It was Rami Malek all over again.
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