SPECTRE may be one of most expensive movies ever made

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SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film made by Eon Productions, may be one of the most expensive movies ever made, not adjusted for inflation, based on one movie data base.

The CNN/MONEY WEBSITE reported Dec. 10 that hacked Sony Pictures documents indicate SPECTRE is on pace to cost more than $300 million. (Note: the CNN/Money story does contain plot spoilers.)

The story quoted an e-mail by a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive as saying the budget “sits in the mid $300Ms,” while efforts were being made to get it back down to $250 million. Sony Pictures will release SPECTRE next year while Eon and MGM own the franchise.

THE NUMBERS WEBSITE, which compiles various movie financial data, includes a list of the 20 most expensive films it has information on. At $300 million, SPECTRE would tie Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End for No. 2 at that list. Only Avatar, at $425 million, is higher.

Other films of note that are high on the list: The Dark Knight Rises, John Carter and 2013’s The Lone Ranger, all at $275 million, and three Hobbit movies at $250 million each.

Quantum of Solace, the 2008 Bond film, is No. 14 on the list at $230 million.

The website has this caveat: “Budget numbers for movies can be both difficult to find and unreliable. Studios often try to keep the information secret and will use accounting tricks to inflate or reduce announced budgets.”

Also, as mentioned before, the list doesn’t adjust for inflation.

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3 Responses

  1. S – Sony’s
    P – Pricey
    E – Expenditure (of)
    C – Cash
    T – Though
    R – Return
    E- Expected

    Call me crazy but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

  2. making movies has always been a financial risk.
    I think the first bond movie was just about 1 million u.s dollars
    to make.
    but in those days.(1962) that was still a lot of money. and remember
    the bond films never became so expensive until ‘from Russia with love”’
    and ‘goldfinger’
    (1964) the bond movies are in a class of their own. they cant offord to
    short change the viewing public.

  3. At $230million, Quantum proves that money cannot guarantee a good film.

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