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Who is the highest-grossing debut director?

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 ...
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Why was the film Annihilation pulled out of theaters?

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 ...
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Why was the film Annihilation pulled out of theaters?

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 ...
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Who is the highest-grossing debut director?

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 ...
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What is the most commercially successful movie adaption of a video game?

As of July 2023, The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) is the highest-grossing film based on a video game. Its worldwide box office gross is $1.3B, according to The Numbers and Box Office Mojo. It has ...
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What is the most commercially successful movie adaption of a video game?

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 $...
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Why wasn't Bohemian Rhapsody given a China release?

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 ...
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How do movie studios evaluate the success of a film?

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, ...
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Who is the highest-grossing female director?

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 ...
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What percentage of movies make a net loss during their theatrical run?

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 ...
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Did The Dark Knight only make $2.0M at the box office?

The movie has made over $1 billion to date Your own instinct is telling you that $2m is likely to be wildly incorrect, as indicated by the amount quoted in Wikipedia, hence the downvotes your question ...
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Why is it that Anime triumphs over conventional films in Japan?

You wonder why anime triumphs over conventional films in Japan. Here are some facts to back up the idea of anime being the preferred stories of all amongst Japanese people. TL;DR: anime are for all ...
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Did Alita make enough for a sequel?

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 ...
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Does Friday the 13th have the highest box office to budget ratio?

There are a few 'freaks' in the film industry, where films were made on a shoestring as festival films, but then managed to secure a cinematic release. El Mariachi is the poster child for this. It had ...
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Does Friday the 13th have the highest box office to budget ratio?

Two questions there. At face value, Blair Witch is often cited with a good ratio, with production budget of 600k, box office of 250m; Mad Max budget about 250k, box office of 100m; Paranormal Activity ...
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What was the most commercially-successful Soviet Union production outside the USSR?

Difficult to say, as you have gathered from there not being enough information on that topic. From various lists, and regarding the US Box Office figures, the following seems to be: Waterloo (1970) ...
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Movie accounting voodoo, what is the logic?

I think you are looking at this a bit incorrectly – First of all, you are oversimplifying the movie-making and financing process. It's not as monolithic as you make it seem. Sometimes a major ...
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Profit of movies streamed on Netflix

They don't. The film or series is wholly owned by Netflix after production if it's a Netflix Original, or has had its licence purchased at a flat cost for a fixed period of time and may be renewed in ...
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Is the box office for 'Approaching the Unknown' really just 10K?

According to this website and its information: http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=approachingtheunknown.htm Total Lifetime Grosses Domestic: $10,232 Domestic Summary Opening Weekend: $6,...
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How often does China influence Hollywood market by allowing or rejecting a film?

Yes. China, a huge market, has the legal and economic clout to force changes to a movie's regional release if they want to release it there. Some changes are done preemptively by the production, while ...
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Movie accounting voodoo, what is the logic?

It's a weird thing. Many movies that don't recoup on release will eventually recoup though post box office licensing. (Netflix, Amazon, Xfinity, etc.) The higher the budget, the higher the risk and ...
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Comparative Profitability of Genres in Movie History

When comparing profits, cost matters. One site I found says that it is NOT the big budget action adventures that return the most profit to the investors. Documentaries can have phenomenal returns on ...
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