Some of it comes from the fact Hollywood keeps on producing and buying talent year after year, and so there is nowhere for that extra money to go. The same goes with film and TV: you don’t need big budget films (for example, $160m movie) to be a blockbuster anymore, the audience is bigger than the budget. You need to have a smaller budget so that you are able to deliver a larger amount of entertainment for those paying for the ticket, or to be able to do something where the story isn’t being told. These are all different things.
But even if you can buy two movies and turn it into a blockbuster — which is still a huge step from “cinematization”, because a $3,500 ticket is pretty much just a one-shot of the movie in the theater — that still doesn’t change the fact that the cost, which was so high before (see: $100m budget film), now simply isn’t an issue, unless you are going to make a $250m movie. And that’s where the problems start. The movie you are supposed to make, after you buy a script and the rights for a year or so (depending on production company, production budget and other factors), usually isn’t going to be $100m in your lap, because it has to be scaled by the marketing and distribution cost, so that you can afford to spend that amount on marketing, promotion, etc.
The same goes about any of the other costs you have to worry about, like hiring actors, making a soundtrack, marketing that movie (as the costs are less the bigger it is), etc. If a big budget movie has just $200k budget, those costs can still be scaled up as necessary, but the bulk of it will not (and as soon as you have a $200-300 million movie, those costs will start piling up even more). If you really want to get rich, they aren’t going to let you scale up the costs.
Now, in the business of producing movie content, the way you can scale those costs up is by having a larger budget. A $200m movie — which used to require a $200m budget, but has since risen to nearly $300m — would be much more lucrative, since they would have more to spend on promotion, etc.
So, let’s say you decide that you want to make this very expensive movie:
It is now $350/day to produce the
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