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The site Box Office Mojo is a good resource. It gives domestic and foreign grosses. For instance, Saving Private Ryan grossed more abroad ($265,300,000) than here in the States ($216,540,909). The same is true with White House Down which grossed $73,103,784 in the US and $132,262,953 in foreign territories. A sixty million dollar difference is a ...


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Note: All information on box office come from BoxOfficeMojo, and was gathered by simply working my way down the list of highest grossing films of all time and checking who directed them, and if they'd previously directed anything else. Using those figures, the highest grossing film from a first-time director would be 2013's Frozen, which was directed by ...


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One major reason was a clash between two of the producers of the movie, Scott Rudin and David Ellison about how the movie should be edited. The studio is finalizing a deal with Netflix to take over the international distribution of the film [...]. While the move is partly reflective of the concern studios now bring to releasing challenging midbudget ...


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Why Paramount did not give a chance to the international public and based its decision solely on the North American Box Office? Because they didn't want to take the chance. As you say, the movie bombed...hard and the studio lacked the confidence that it would continue to earn back any money invested in distributing it internationally...especially when they ...


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As per source for best directional debut, it is Tim Miller who directed Deadpool that grossed over $782.6 million. Timothy "Tim" Miller is an American film director and visual effects artist. He made his feature film directing debut with Deadpool (2016). Thanks to @nwellnhof. According to calculatorgames.info, the worldwide gross of Grease is $1,203,866,...


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Short answer: yes, provided you don't offend anyone. Longer answer: yes and/or no, depending on how you look at it. Firstly, I'm a little surprised that no one has mentioned the language barrier with respect to international market size. The US is about 60% of the English-speaking world (by native speaker count), so it's a little surprising that ...


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I have worked in the film distribution industry for the past 15 years and handle box office numbers on a daily basis. There are companies that track the box office ticket sales by cinema, on behalf of the distributors (studios and independents). The market leader right now is Rentrak which serves the majority of the markets around the world, but there are ...


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TV Stations are constantly updating their 'revenue map' - this is how much money they make at certain times on certain days - it's really just an annual calendar, it has to be annual to take into account seasonal variations (viewing drops in the summer) and special events (Christmas, easter etc.). These figures are actually very easy to compile because they'...


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Box Office Mojo has a more comprehensive list of directors that you can sort by box office gross. As of this writing, The Wachowskis are the top-grossing female co-directors, since they both now identify as trans women (although much of their box-office gross was made when they publicly identified as men). They, of course, are the directors of The Matrix ...


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In the years since the last answer was released a couple of films have topped it in the global box-office Warcraft earned $433.7M in 2016 Rampage earned $428.0M in 2018 The Angry Birds Movie earned $352.3 in 2016 as well Detective Pikachu earned $431.6M in 2019


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It took some years, but I found the source. Edit: Thanks to @user7812's comment, I found this page giving a much more detailed and recent answer (based on insider information) than the one given below. The author makes a convincing case that about 50% of Hollywood releases makes a net loss for films between 1990 and 2015. For a scientifically citable but ...


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Currency conversion rates can change multiple times in a minute, and can vary widely in a day, a week, a month, or a year. So which conversion rate do you use? The closing rate on the day the movie came out? The average rate for the year of production? And inflation rates vary country to country throughout history. Again, which rate do you use? Also some ...


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Simple: it's most likely a marketing strategy. The two tactics employed are called either limited release, or platform release. Limited release is when a movie is released to a limited number of theaters in an effort to gauge the appeal a film may have to a wider audience. Platform release is when they release a film to see what kind of word of mouth it ...


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Well, Bohemian Rhapsody got a limited release in China. It released on March 22, 2019 According to The New York Times, the Queen biopic hit theaters in the country last weekend, but it was an altered version that omitted references to lead singer Freddie Mercury’s sexuality. Per the Times, those references include the scene where Mercury, who was bisexual,...


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Yes there is. I found it at the-numbers.com. I will work on formatting this better. Most Profitable Movies, Based on Return on Investment Release Date Movie Approx. Profit Production Budget RoI 1. 9/25/2009 Paranormal Activity $89,780,985 $450,000 19,851% 2. 1/6/2012 The Devil Inside $36,949,635 ...


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Well one clear reason for making box-office numbers public is marketing. Good numbers help a lot in building the brand name of production studios. If one movie from a particular studio makes huge profits, the trailer for their next movie will open with the lines "from the creators of ..." or "from the studio which brought you ...". Any movie's success is ...


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It depends what the point of the analysis is. Rotten Tomatoes, a review site, is mostly concerned with helping US consumers pick what movies to watch. To the average US consumer, it matters more whether other Americans liked the film than whether the film appealed to foreign audiences. The same logic would apply to US news outlets, as long as they aren't ...


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Is it possible to predict movie success? Yes How accurate it can be? Nobody knows. Maybe 70% to 90%. There are already various models present for movie success prediction but they not always succeed. One formula is here. These days this formula is more based on Search engines to predict early audience response. But star cast, advertisement and tie-in ...


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I'm from Brazil. I do not speak English, so used google translator to write this Adjusted WORLDWIDE Box Office FOREIGN BOX OFFICE ADJUSTED BY DOMESTIC INFLATION top 1- TITANIC US$ 3,500,000,000 (including 3D release) (titanic release 1997 only US$ 3,160,000,000) 2 - GONE WITH THE WIND US$ 3,250,000,000 3 - AVATAR US$ 2,850,000,000 4 - ...


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The US makes huge numbers of movies and, in the UK at least, the majority of the movies we see are American. As such, we're completely used to the people in the movies being Americans. The cops in the movies are Americans, the criminals in the movies are Americans, the office workers in the movies are Americans, the spacemen in the movies are Americans, the ...


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For the movies you quoted, here is the box office in France, and the "users ratings" according to allociné.fr. White House Down : 539 512 tickets sold, 3.4/5 Saving Private Ryan : 4 112 849 ticket sold, 4.3/5 (Great Success) Patton : No box office data, 3.6/5 Olympus has fallen : 334 159 ticket sold, 3.5/5 Jarhead : 240 568 ...


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Some of this comes from the confusing world of movie budgeting. Most frequently the reported cost of a movie is the amount of money spent on: Preproduction activities. Obtaining story rights, screenplay development, casting, identifying locations and building sets and other production planning activities. Production activities. Activities around the ...


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The production budget for the film was about $200 million, but that only covers the costs of actually making the movie. That does not include other costs related to the movie, such as advertising budgets and interest paid to whoever funded the film.


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TL; DR: The numbers are made public because they are public - they're available to anyone who is willing to pay a commercial fee. There are plenty of reasons why people want to know this, such as for marketing purposes and knowing what films to broadcast and when. Long Answer: For a start, your question seems to be making an inaccurate assumption. You ...


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While it's scored highly among critics and fans alike, it's still an indie film. Indie films just don't have the distribution channels that major studios have. If the film continues to do well and maintain favorable press, it will probably get re-released to theaters like the movie "Chef" did (most likely after an infusion of capital from firms who know ...


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Although we already have a rather objective box-office oriented answer, I'll try a rather general approach, with the help of some personal experience. First of all, even if this might not speak for general appreciation, I have seen and ejoyed many, if not all, of the examples you provided. While I am neither an American, nor an American patriot, nor a ...


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From your comment on my other answer, it seems like you're after a website like http://www.the-numbers.com/. This has breakdowns of revenue in a graph and table. It also includes stats on domestic, internation, and worldwide revenue at the top of each movie profile.


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