In the cinematic realm, the battle of the summer (and possibly the century) is about to unfold as two entertainment juggernauts face head-on in the ultimate Barbenheimer phenomenon.
Click here to read the story at collider.com.
- What is a budget?
- Why do you think budgets are important to a studio when making a movie?
- According to this story, what was the original budget for the ‘Barbie’ movie?
- Why do you think the budget increased?
- What is a forecast?
- Why are forecasts important to a studio?
- Do you think forecasts are always 100% accurate? Why or why not?
- What does it mean for a film to “break even”?
- What is a profit?
- What is an expense?
- What are three examples of an expense the studio incurred making the ‘Barbie’ movie (based on what you learned from this news story)?
- What must happen for a studio to profit from a film?
- Do you think all films are profitable? Why or why not?
- According to this story, how much did ‘Barbie’ need to make to break even?
- What was the initial box office forecast for the ‘Barbie’ movie?
- How much has the film grossed so far?
- Do you think the film was profitable for the studio?