To all screenwriters, take a good look at the chart below for a blast of clarity. To sum up the stats: a writer in Hollywood has better odds of starting in an NBA line-up than getting your project onto any screen (large or small) in today’s market.
As we all know, the seven major studios finance and/or produce about 26 films a year on an average budget of $200 million per film. They average an amazing 90 percent return on investment. So, franchises do make sense, especially if you have stockholders. Movies, in this price range, are literally printing money. Even with the bad press from a box-office dud, it’s still a safe risk even when considering John Carter or Lone Ranger.
To no one’s surprise this past weekend, Disney’s Avengers: Age of Ultron triumphed worldwide with $191 million in the U.S. — the second highest opening ever in…
View original post 143 more words