2013 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2 , 3

2013 Movie Box Office: 40, 80, 1, 2 , 3

It’s always kind of fun to watch the movie box office.  Of course, some movies cost more to make than others…much, much more.  There’s also a complicating factor, since people pay a few dollars more for 3-D movies.  It would be nice to have actual admissions shown, but we don’t get that.

Also, of course, movies do make more the longer they’ve been in release (especially if there is a re-release, but that’s a different story).

I used to figure that it took twenty million dollars to get on the radar, but I’ve updated that.  I now figure the break point is forty million dollars.  I hit the points after that as eighty million, one hundred million, two hundred million, and three hundred million (almost nothing gets past four…three movies did in 2012, though, and two have for 2013, so we’ll see if we update the slots for 2014).

As a new feature, we’ve decided to label movies, to make their profitability clearer.

A traditional measure of success if the dogro being twice the production budget. Using that as a starting point…

Dogro 2X production budget = “Money”
Dogro 3X production budget = “Golden”

Dogro less than 50% of production budget = “Underperformer”

Here are the results as of  May 9, 2014 (we typically continue until no 2013 release is in the top ten for the week…we kept going this time until no 2013 release had a change on this list. That was this week, so we stop here):

40 million

80 million

100 million

200 million

300 million

Dogros marked with an * were in the top ten when we updated this list.
Dogros marked with an = have not changed from the previous week. That doesn’t mean that they won’t earn any more money, but it suggests that the initial arc is over, or that the studio has not reported for the week before we update the list.

Projected (we are confident that these movies will appear on the list):

A version of this list ranking them in order of most profitable (domestic gross versus reported production budget) is available at http://www.imdb.com/list/KL-q-CWciQY/.

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.

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