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    Box office receipts

    When you go to the movies and plunk down your money to see a film, how is that money divided up? ANyone here know the backstory? I imagine there is some ballpark ratio of how much goes back to the movie producers.

    I see Bohemian Rhapsody so far has taken in $285M worldwide with $100M taken in the US. The movie budget was $52M. It isn't all profit though. The theater has bills to pay, so all the money can't go back to the movie producers. I would assume that a movie that earns over 5 times what it cost to make is profitable.

    The highest earning movie internationally was Avatar. A budget of $237M and earned $2.78B. Some movie executive went out on a limb to approve a movie with that budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monello View Post
    When you go to the movies and plunk down your money to see a film, how is that money divided up? ANyone here know the backstory? I imagine there is some ballpark ratio of how much goes back to the movie producers.

    I see Bohemian Rhapsody so far has taken in $285M worldwide with $100M taken in the US. The movie budget was $52M. It isn't all profit though. The theater has bills to pay, so all the money can't go back to the movie producers. I would assume that a movie that earns over 5 times what it cost to make is profitable.

    The highest earning movie internationally was Avatar. A budget of $237M and earned $2.78B. Some movie executive went out on a limb to approve a movie with that budget.
    I never saw that one.
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