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The 10 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Hollywood has a history of idulging itself, and many of the most stunning films of all time are the result of incredible budgets.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is a budget?
  2. Why are budgets important in the movie business?
  3. How do filmmakers determine the initial budget for a movie (what factors do they consider)?
  4. Why do movie studios sometimes go over budget when producing a film?
  5. What is a revenue forecast?
  6. Why are ticket sales important to the success of a film at the box office and what does that have to do with a revenue forecast?
  7. How does the marketing budget of a film contribute to its overall success
  8. What are some effective marketing strategies used in the film industry?
  9. What is one example of movie marketing that you have seen recently? Where did you see the marketing? Online? Social media? Television advertisement or a billboard?
  10. What is a profit?
  11. What needs to happen for a film to be profitable?
  12. Why might a film with a high budget and strong box office performance still fail to achieve profitability?
  13. According to this story, what was the most expensive movie ever made?
  14. Was it profitable?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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