Saturday April 08, 2017

"Ghost in the Shell" Will Lose over $60 Million after Flopping at the Box Office

As expected, Ghost in the Shell has been a complete failure and its potential as a franchise is now over. Some say that the poorly handled adaptation’s losses may be far higher ($100M), as production may have cost as much as $180M. What went wrong?

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After vanishing in its opening weekend at the domestic box office to $18.6 million, film finance sources tell Deadline that Paramount/DreamWorks-Reliance’s Ghost In The Shell stands to lose at least $60M, and that’s based off a global B.O. projection of $200M ($50M domestic, $150M international) and combined P&A/production costs of $250M. Some sources even assert that the production cost for Ghost is far north of $110M and more in the $180M range آ— if that’s the case, Ghost is bleeding in excess of $100M.

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