There used to be a time where $400 million was staggering, but for a summer blockbuster that's not enough anymore. In today's age they need a minimum of $500 million for sequels.About 400mil at the WW box office
You're not wrong, but it's all relative. It broke even and was a hit with audiences and critics alike, so going ahead with a sequel would make sense with a studio to degree. It's a bit more like the old business model for Hollywood have a successful original then build on it and expand a sequel and expect even bigger results.There used to be a time where $400 million was staggering, but for a summer blockbuster that's not enough anymore. In today's age they need a minimum of $500 million for sequels.
This film probably reached a budget of $330 million after you start including marketing and distribution costs.
McQuarrie wrote The Usual Suspects, Bryan Singer directed it. McQuarrie did direct The Way Of The Gun, though, which is actually an excellent film.I see Christopher McQuarrie directed The Usual Suspect, this bodes well.
“That is the only sequel that I’m considering doing, and it’s because first of all the story is so amazing—much better than the original film, and I loved and loved the original film—and second of all, it’s a sequel that’s a prequel.”
“I’ve had some radical ideas about how to make a sequel that would interest me, in the same way that I had ideas of how you make an independent film and then Swingers came along and it was like ‘Aha, that’s the perfect movie for me to test these ideas out on.’ I had these intellectual ideas on how you should make a sequel that are unlike how anybody else makes a sequel, and this script and this idea fit perfectly into that idea. So it’s gonna revolutionize how people make sequels. And again that’s why I try to do things like Invisible (a scripted supernatural VR series) that are just, the revolution’s sort of built into the idea. It’s more heresy in the film world for me to pitch things that are sort of unheard of.”