Saturday, September 26, 2009

On Movie Budgets

The folks behind io9 recently offered a listing of the most expensive films of the past decade, adjusted for inflation so that the numbers actually mean something by those too quick to seize on this or that figure (whether regarding budgets or grosses) as a new "record."

It is little surprise that they found the number of mega-budget films (e.g. films with production budgets in the $150 million range) rising dramatically in the past several years.

They also conclude, somewhat more surprisingly, that the biggest budgets have not been growing in the last couple of years-and that Hollywood seems to have been better at picking money-makers to assign those budgets to, compared with where it was in the late 1990s.

You can check out the full article here.

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