No Wonder Movie Tickets Cost So Much—Inception Cost A Trillion Dollars To Make. Sort Of
When we hear just how big budget those big-budget Hollywood movies really are our minds always boggle at the number. $500 million spent on Avatar? What!? We love movies—namely, those giant blue creatures--just as much as the next person, but we really do wonder if all this money is necessary.
Big name directors, Oscar-winning actors and actresses, fancy sets… the sci-fi mind-bender, Inception, seems to have it all. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio (along with heavy-hitters Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard), is directed by Christopher Nolan (remember: The Dark Knight) and was filmed in seven different countries. For all this, Warner Bros. Studios is said to have spent a whopping $180 million on the flick. With the movie coming out tomorrow (or tonight at midnight for those who can’t wait), we will see if this top-dollar production was worth the price.
Just so you know, the production numbers that get printed are only estimates and don’t even include the money spent on marketing!
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