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#1 Richard Boddington

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 01:10 PM

Ok all you/us low budget filmmakers take heart. Seems even when one is armed with a 50 million plus budget, Academy award winning stars, and mega studio promotion, you can still fail in a spectacular fashion.

Here's the list of the biggest box office disasters in 06:

http://www.cnn.com/2...reut/index.html

Proving once again that this is a very fickle business, and no amount of studio execs, stars, and big budgets will guarantee a successful financial return.

But I'm sure the studios view all of this in terms of total revenues vs total expenses, the hits help make up for the bombs.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 06:19 PM

It's Hollywood's ability to make enough expensive films to survive the bombs amid the few successes that pay for everything that keep it going compared to many other countries where one expensive bomb causes the whole industry to go into the doldrums. Of course, too many expensive bombs and even Hollywood has to retrench.
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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 06:45 PM

Luckily for most filmmakers the satisfaction isn't always in the film's box office success. "The Fountain" for example is a huge success of a film and probably my favorite this year, and it's "bombing" in ticket sales doesn't hinder my opinion of it at all.

In some ways I'm glad films like "Saw III" and "Hostel" are such big successes, because they're helping to fund more distinguished films that usually get released during the Oscar rush.

These B Movie quality films may not be pushing the artistic envelope, but they're keepin' the ship from a sinkin'!
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