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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:54 am 
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Rian,

Just wondering. How much did Brick cost to make?


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$500,000.


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Yup. Just under that, actually - around $475,000.


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Which is awesome, thats how much a day of catering probably cost on Mission Impossible 3 haha...


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It just goes to show you that a great work of art now adays does not take a mill to make...... If the Budget was higher where would you have put the money towards? A wider release of the film?


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wow thats like nothing these days for movies. but ya im with kill


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Only $475,000!!!! That's craziness.

Gah! Boxofficemojo isn't working right now. However, I do remember the last time I looked up brick it had totalled over 2 million in box office sales. (I'll post it as soon as I can)

Rian, I know you don't get to see all that profit, but at least it shows that movies like this can actually MAKE money. Hopefully this leads to more films like this, as well as more work for you!

[edit] - Update! As of July 2nd...it's listed as making just over 3 million worldwide. Awesome job Rian!

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The BBQ Chicken Madness wrote:
Only $475,000!!!! That's craziness.

Gah! Boxofficemojo isn't working right now. However, I do remember the last time I looked up brick it had totalled over 2 million in box office sales. (I'll post it as soon as I can)

Rian, I know you don't get to see all that profit, but at least it shows that movies like this can actually MAKE money. Hopefully this leads to more films like this, as well as more work for you!

[edit] - Update! As of July 2nd...it's listed as making just over 3 million worldwide. Awesome job Rian!

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Well...it cost about 475 grand to actually prep, shoot, and print the movie. So yes, when looking at those numbers, 3 million seems like a grand ol' profit. However, the fact of the matter is that Focus paid 2 million for the distribution rights. So in that regard, the profits aren't looking quite as high. And of course, that number doesn't include the money spent for the small, but well intentioned and stylistic ad campaign, which always costs a lot of money.

Don't get me wrong, Brick is still doing rather well, all factors considered. But...yeah.

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I'm aware the budget listed wasn't including all the "after" costs of the film. However, when most movies are judged on budget vs. sales data, they are merely looked at by way of...budget versus box office gross. The gross isn't including any merch that's been sold, nor takes into account any DVD sales that come later. Granted, merch doesn't make up for the difference.

Still, look at the budget of some of the highest grossing films of this year and you'll see that a straight budget/sales comparison looks quite good for Brick on the whole. I'm not saying that Focus/Rian made 2.5 million on the film...just that's doing fantastic for an indie.

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kill wrote:
It just goes to show you that a great work of art now adays does not take a mill to make...... If the Budget was higher where would you have put the money towards? A wider release of the film?


I'm interested to the answer of this as well.

What would you have put more dough towards?

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Give it 3 years, Im pretty sure the dvd will turn this film into a cult classic....


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Yea - especially in Britain just loook at the cult reaction to Donnie Darko, us brits really do get clingy :roll:

[Edit] In what proportions does a budget like this and for a film like Brick go to? Acting fees? Camera? Music? I'm at a loss!


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how did you pay the actors with such little money?


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Offered a free dvd when its released.

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And a beer.

Or, as my friend Lucky McKee is fond of saying, "five dollars and a handjob."


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