Do Movies Lose Money?

Most Films Lose Money!

Most films lose money.

Indeed, 80% do.

For example, there is a wild oversupply of film productions—approximately 600 to 700 per year—while only 200 or so obtain even a decent release, permitting any return at all, much less a profit.

Do films make money?

While there’s a lot of money to be made in the film industry, the economics of movie making are far from simple. Major studios and indie filmmakers alike now spend much of their days looking for new sources of revenue, because ticket sales are no longer the be-all and end-all for films.

Which movie made the least money?

The 13 Least Profitable Movies Ever Made

  • The Postman. Video: YouTube. Budget: $80 million. Box Office: $17.6 million.
  • Cutthroat Island. Video: YouTube. Budget: $98 million. Box Office: $18.5 million.
  • Heaven’s Gate. Video: YouTube. Budget: $44 million. Box Office: $3.5 million.
  • Ishtar. Video: YouTube. Budget: $55 million.

What movie lost the most money in history?

The top 10 most expensive movie flops of all time

  1. John Carter.
  2. Monster Trucks.
  3. Mars Needs Moms.
  4. Titan AE.
  5. The Lone Ranger. Disney.
  6. 47 Ronin. Production budget: $175 million | Loss: $98 million.
  7. Stealth. Production budget: $135 million | Loss: $96 million.
  8. The Adventures of Pluto Nash. Warner Bros.

Did Forrest Gump lose money?

But, believe it or not, the film lost money. That’s right. Here’s what they cooked up for this movie through Dec. 31, according to a confidential net profit statement: After splitting the box office take with the theater owners, about 50-50, Paramount received $191 million in gross Gump receipts.