Everyone knows that movies are costing more and more to make. A New York Times article about the cost of James Cameron’s latest movie is simply another confirmation of this fact. While Fox is claiming that the movie cost only $230 million to make, the Times says that when you consider money put in by Cameron himself, and the cost of marketing, the total cost of the movie could top out around $500 million. However, the Times quotes a conference call by Fox heads saying that the movie only needs to make half that amount world-wide for the movie to be considered a successes.
It’s not surprise that movies cost a lot to make, but to see it in black-and-white makes it all the more startling. Here’s hoping that it’s all worthwhile and that the movie is great.