Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Hitchhiker's box office numbers

Well, the numbers vary slightly from source to source, but one thing is clear.... The movie made a tremendous profit, and we haven't even started the DVD sales yet.

Here are the numbers (as of the end of weekend #3) from, who was kind enough to provide me with a custom HHGTTG Box Office feed from his site:

Domestic: $43,924,675

+Overseas: $22,795,000
=Worldwide: $66,719,675

-Production Budget: $45,000,000
=Profit: $21,719,675

Remember, the production budget for a movie is never exactly accurate, and you have to take into account additional things such as advertising, and whether a deal(s) were struck with any actor(s) to take a certain percentage of the Box Office gross instead of a larger fee up front, etc.

But the numbers say this... After only 3 weeks, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy has already cleared the 40% ROI (return on investment, a standard measuring stick in the business world) that the normal business world would look for from any normal venture. Basically, this means that unless Disney just decided that it doesn't like making money anymore, we can expect a sequel or two.


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