14. "RE: No Scorsese film has made 150 million domestically." In response to In response to 6
>Sans Leo, Marty tops out at 82 million. > >Being generous, if the production budget is on the low end of >100 million and the marketing is the average 50 million, >you're getting into domestic box office numbers that Scorsese >just doesn't see and I doubt this is a film that people want >to rely completely on foreign markets for the profit. > >Beyond that, Hollywood's probably never investing 150 million >in the production of an R-rated film starring three >70-year-olds, no matter what the names. Unless it's Cocoon >meets Avatar and even then it would be a struggle.
The production budget was $159M. Marty is a treasure but I don't think he would have gotten $59M for a 'grown-up' movie in this film market. It's just the new reality.