I recently found a site called The Numbers where you can search movie box office results. The site has not just the weekend and totals but they include the breakdown of each day’s totals. Using this site we can quickly learn that Bloodrayne, with a budget and advertising cost of $50 million, made a pathetic 2.4 million dollars before being dropped from the theaters. We also see in it’s third week it made all of 18,000 dollars. While this information is funny on its own, the real fun comes with the site’s extensive cross linked box office information.
Example 1: Director Uwe Boll can be clicked on and you will realize he may not be the right director for your next feature length film. Uwe Boll’s movies cost around 77 million dollars to make, but they only pulled in a total of $17 million at the box office combined.
Example 2: Who in hollywood brings in the most for their movies? Harrison Ford? Tom Hanks? Tom Cruise? Bruce Willis? Nope. Actor with highest grossing films is none other than Samuel L. Jackson with over 3.8 billion dollars. You better believe it motherfucker!
The site is filled with interesting, depressing, and hilarious facts about movies. The Movie Budgets page has some of the best information like Spider-man 3 has a 250 million dollar budget, The Blair Witch Project cost $35,000 to make but made $248 million world-wide, the most profitable movie ever was Titanic and the biggest loss (in millions) was Town and Country with Stealth as a close second.
If you find any of this information mildly entertaining then head on over to The Numbers for hours of movie budget and box office trivia.