Ghost in the Shell Projected to Lose at Least $60 Million
With a poor opening weekend the movie adaption of popular anime and manga series, Ghost in the Shell, is looking at an overall loss at the box office.
Deadline reports that film finance sources state the movie will lose at least USD $60 million based on the global projected revenue for the film, which comes in at USD $200 million (on an estimated combined promotion/production cost of around USD $250 million). With speculation production costs may have been as high as USD $180 million, these numbers could mean that Ghost in the Shell is coming in at a loss of over USD $100 million.
These poor numbers indicate that despite big names behind the production, the chances of seeing a sequel in this series are highly unlikely and the large production cost could be in part to blame.
As for the results, potential missteps in the marketing campaign, delays, and the obscurity of the IP are all factors that experts say are contributing to the poor performance.
i heard somewhere that it “flopped”, but didn’t really know how badly until i just happened to stumble across this article about it… g’damn, that’s pretty bad… i mean, i went to go see it in the theater with jayden since it was his birthday, so no regrets there… as a fan of the anime, i was kinda disappointed and can’t help but think it could’ve been sooooo much better!
damnit… but i also figured that not everybody is a GitS big anime fan, and was curious what other people thought of it… still sorta surprised it did that badly at the boxoffice, especially with ScarJo in a skintight bodysuit headlining it.
oh well, guess there won’t be a sequel.
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