Hollywood Should Make More Horror Films

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February 13th, 2014 at 8:40:44 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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I thought it was a very smart funny and scary movie. Glad you loved it too!


The interesting thing is that movie was filmed almost 5 years ago, long before Chris Hemsworth was cast as Thor or Joss Whedon had been tapped to direct the Avengers. It was released in theaters 3 years after being filmed because they wanted to make it into 3-D, and then they sold the rights to another movie production company.

For as much love as critics showered on the movie, it still sold only 5 million domestic tickets. Lionsgate straight up horror film, "The Possession" outsold "Cabin in the Woods" that year.

The movie plays well on the small screen, so it can still be enjoyed.
February 14th, 2014 at 9:13:10 AM permalink
boopsahoy
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The interesting thing is that movie was filmed almost 5 years ago, long before Chris Hemsworth was cast as Thor or Joss Whedon had been tapped to direct the Avengers. It was released in theaters 3 years after being filmed because they wanted to make it into 3-D, and then they sold the rights to another movie production company.

For as much love as critics showered on the movie, it still sold only 5 million domestic tickets. Lionsgate straight up horror film, "The Possession" outsold "Cabin in the Woods" that year.

The movie plays well on the small screen, so it can still be enjoyed.


You also "get" more of it when you rewatch it. Ive watched it about 4 times now LOL
February 14th, 2014 at 12:10:43 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Horror movies are simply a better bet financially. Outside of "The Exorcist" and "The Sixth Sense" they are not the highest grossing film, but they are usually profitable.

In contrast to horror, sci-fi thrillers are often a poor choice. This decision to revive Robocop with a $100 million four movie looks like it is going to be devestating,


Quote: Boxofficemojo

Robocop Release Date: July 17, 1987
Domestic : $53,424,681
Production Budget: $13 million

Robocop 2 Release Date: June 22, 1990
Domestic: $45,681,173

Robocop 3 Release Date: November 5, 1993
Domestic: $10,696,210
Production Budget: $22 million
February 14th, 2014 at 10:23:33 PM permalink
s2dbaker
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Quote: Pacomartin
Hollywood Should Make More Horror Films
Have you seen Sex in the City II? Now THAT was a horror!!
October 28th, 2014 at 12:40:28 PM permalink
rxwine
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Super Bowl Halftime show.

-Usual, over-the-top elaborate spectacle.
-Super talented but obnoxious diva star performing.
-2/3s through the show, alien ship starts to land.
- It's a real alien ship, but people think it's part of the show.
-The obnoxious star is cursing at the interruption overhead completely oblivious to the danger and gets vaporized. People still think it's part of the show, with real fireworks, and death lasers.
- People are saying it's the greatest half-time show ever.

Not sure how this ends, but probably a lot of running, screaming and more vaporizing.
Nobody learned anything from the global financial crisis.
October 19th, 2017 at 1:10:48 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Happy Death Day becomes the latest shining example of the profitability of horror films. With a production budget of under $5 million, it grosses over $11 million it's first day. With the studio 50% take of box office, it paid itself back in one day.

Universal Pictures released 11 Movies this year.

The five low budget films were all incredibly successful
Get Out $175 m Production Budget: $4.5 million
Happy Death Day $30m in 6 days Production Budget: $4.8 million
Split $138m Production Budget: $9 million
Girls Trip $115m Production Budget: $19 million
A Dog's Purpose $64m Production Budget: $22 million

The three middle budget films were profitable to very successful
Despicable Me 3 Production Budget: $80 million
Fifty Shades Darker Production Budget: $55 million
American Made Production Budget: $50 million

Only 1 of the three big budget films was profitable
The Fate of the Furious Production Budget: $250 million
The Great Wall Production Budget: $150 million
The Mummy (2017) Production Budget: $125 million
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