Adding It Up: How To Budget A Hollywood Film To Make A Profit Quiz

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  1. Your film cost $150 million total to make (with production and marketing). It made about $80 million domestically and it looks like it will make about that much internationally, too. Is your film a HIT or a FLOP? Why? [1]
  2. The "Amazing Spider-Man 2" made $203 million in the United States, but it made $709 million in ALL countries. What percentage of sales came from outside the U.S.? [1]
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  3. Given what you know now about marketing, how big of a marketing budget might you give to a film that cost about 200 million dollars to make? [1]
  4. One movie cost only $3 million to make and market, and made $17 million in worldwide box office. Another cost $150 million to make and was given a $20 million budget. Its total box office was $183 million worldwide. Which film ended up making more profit for the studio? [1]
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  5. You are a film studio executive deciding whether or not to approve of a big budget movie script. The film's budget is about $60 million WITHOUT any special effects included in the budget. Your movie studio wants to use $15 million to market the movie, and they predict it will make about $80 million in worldwide sales. Does it make sense to move forward with this project? [1]
  6. Your action movie was a flop domestically (it didn't make back its total budget). The studio has given you a chance to change it before you send it to other countries. Describe how you'll fix it and why it will work. [1]
  7. You want your comic book film to make as much internationally as it does in the United States (where it was filmed). One way you might make sure that happens is to: [1]
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  8. Your film cost $13 million to make (with production and marketing). It didn't do very well domestically, making back only 90% of its budget. But it looks like it will make about 200% of its budget internationally. How much money will your movie make in profit? [1]
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  9. You have a smaller budget for your film, so there is no pressure to make hundreds of millions in box office. How might this film be different from a big blockbuster? [1]
  10. Your movie studio wants to see at least an 80% profit on your film. The shooting budget is $200 million and the marketing budget is $100 million. At LEAST how much money does your film need to make? [1]
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