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Alextron

Subj: Re: $500 million? Great Googamooga!
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 at 08:03:43 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: $500 million? Great Googamooga!
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 at 04:58:42 am EDT

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I think Marvel getting into the movie industry is a BAD idea. Most big profile movies never recover what money was spent to make them. Stick to what you know.

Good lord, 500!?

> Did anyone see this news story?
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> http://www.radaronline.com/from-the-magazine/2007/04/kim_masters_spiderman.php
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> Seems that Spider-Man 3 may have cost $500 million!
> Golly Gee Willickers!

> I think Marvel getting into the movie industry is a BAD idea. Most big profile movies never recover what money was spent to make them. Stick to what you know.
>
> Good lord, 500!?
>

In fact, the vast majority of films, not counting very small independent releases, do make their money back, in the DVD market if not in theaters. There are very few bombs.

Still, the $500 million figure is high. And surprising, because Raimi is well-known for his ability to get a lot done on a little budget. But Marvel and Sony expect this film to be huge, and it will be huge. I don't know if it can beat Pirates 2 from last year, but I think this one is going to open bigger and gross more than the original Spider-Man.

It's an investment, for sure, but I can't see it not paying off.

-Comp


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