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  • Message 3751

    , in reply to message 3750.

    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

    IMDB and Wiki say Die Hard cost $28 million.

    That's seems like a relatively small budget for a feature film. NoEven by 1988 standards when it was made.

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  • Message 3752

    , in reply to message 3751.

    Posted by madauntydawn (U6675998) on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

    Perhaps I dreamt that then GZ smiley - laugh

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  • Message 3753

    , in reply to message 3752.

    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

    I took at quick look at the most expensive films of all time - which even adjusted for inflation by taking into account when they were made.

    Cleopatra came in at #18. $31.5 million to make in 1963 which translates to $228million today.

    Die Hard wasn't in the Top 50 which is where the list ends.

    I think Die Hard might have returned one of the highest profits in direct comparison to its budget.

    Maybe that gets confused with It's budget and urban legends spread. smiley - smiley

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  • Message 3754

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    Posted by AmosBurke (U8229185) on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

    At one time, Deep Throat returned the highest profit in comparison to it's budget. I don't know if it is still the winner but I suspect a film of similar ilk is.

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  • Message 3755

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

    It looks like the most profitable film of all time is "Paranormal Activity" which had a budget of $450,000 and had a box office of nearly $90 million which is just short of a 20,000% investment return.

    The highest grossing film of all time is "Avatar" which earned $1.7 billion. The only film to date to earn more than a billion dollars. The films budget was $516 million so it turned a profit of $1.2 billion.

    The lowest budgeted film to ever exceed the $1 million gross box office was "El Mariachi" which was filmed on a budget of just $7,000.

    "Deep Throat" came in at #3 on the list of lowest budgeted films to exceed the $1 million gross box office with a budget of $25,000.

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  • Message 3756

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

    It looks like the most profitable film of all time is "Paranormal Activity" which had a budget of $450,000 and had a box office of nearly $90 million which is just short of a 20,000% investment return.

    The highest grossing film of all time is "Avatar" which earned $1.7 billion. The only film to date to earn more than a billion dollars. The films budget was $516 million so it turned a profit of $1.2 billion.

    The lowest budgeted film to ever exceed the $1 million gross box office was "El Mariachi" which was filmed on a budget of just $7,000.

    "Deep Throat" came in at #3 on the list of lowest budgeted films to exceed the $1 million gross box office with a budget of $25,000. 
    El Mariachi was a good film. Rodriguez borrowed most of the equipment and used unknowns to act. He wrote a book about it - Rebel without a Crew -

    www.amazon.co.uk/Reb...

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  • Message 3757

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    Posted by Monty Burns (U7868864) on Thursday, 30th July 2015 (8 Hours Ago)

    At one time, Deep Throat returned the highest profit in comparison to it's budget. I don't know if it is still the winner but I suspect a film of similar ilk is. 

    Don't think it's been shown on the BBC though.smiley - winkeye Well not recently anyway

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  • Message 3758

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    Posted by nick maroney (U14917587) on Thursday, 30th July 2015 (7 Hours Ago)

    At one time, Deep Throat returned the highest profit in comparison to it's budget. I don't know if it is still the winner but I suspect a film of similar ilk is. 

    Don't think it's been shown on the BBC though.smiley - winkeye Well not recently anyway 
    Has it not ? Perhaps they could show it on Saturday instead of the Indiana Jones films for the seventh thousand time . I do like the first 3 Indiana Jones films but again !

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  • Message 3759

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Thursday, 30th July 2015 (7 Hours Ago)

    Was Linda Lovelace ever heard to say "Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?!?" Something tells me no. smiley - laugh

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