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  1. FrancisP

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dick Tracy -- in Blu-ray

    Or maybe Katzenberg is just telling the truth when he said $100 million. I love how people try to argue the meaning of is when someone says something. It certainly was deemed a failure by Disney since they did not renew the option. Interestingl enough, Beatty may be the roadblock to a sequel...
  2. FrancisP

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dick Tracy -- in Blu-ray

    Marketing is a cost to the film irregardless of which pocket it comes out of. Katzenberg, who was the head of Disney, put the total cost at $100 million. Wikipedia puts the marketing costs at $54 million which seems to agree with Katzenberg. Joel Schumacher said it best. He commented that...
  3. FrancisP

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dick Tracy -- in Blu-ray

    Dick Tracy cost $100 million which is 1.59 times it's budget not 3.5. people want to conveniently forget the huge amount of money Disney put into marketing the film. Batman and Robin like Dick Tracy was not a flop but a disappointment. Both were hugely hyped. Batman and Robin made more money...
  4. FrancisP

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dick Tracy -- in Blu-ray

    Batman and Robin was much like Dick Tracy. Counting production and marketing, Dick Tracy barely made more than their budget, $103 million vs $100 million. Batman and Robin made around $131 million overseas for a grand total of $238 million worldwide vs Dick Tracy's $162 million. Batman and...
  5. FrancisP

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dick Tracy -- in Blu-ray

    Disney clearly had Batman type box-office in mind which is why they put around $55 million dollars and a huge effort into marketing this film. It was the most hyped film of the year. Despite this effort, it grossed $159 million worldwide which was good enough for only 12th place in 1990. That is...
  6. FrancisP

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dick Tracy -- in Blu-ray

    The trouble is that you spent $100 million to make $103 million. Given what the theaters get, the film lost money in the US. It was 9th highest grossing film in the US and 12th worldwide, in terms of profits it was likely much lower down the list. Disney clearly put a huge amount of time and...
  7. FrancisP

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dick Tracy -- in Blu-ray

    It was not as profitable as that. Including marketing, the budget was around $100 million. The film did turn a profit when you figure in theaters and home video but the profits were likely not that large. Also the fact that Dick Tracy did not make it into Disney's theme parks shows that it was...
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