“Avatar” Price Tag Hits $500 Million

The New York Times just did an article claiming that the new James Cameron film “Avatar” is going to hit a $500 million dollar price tag once production and marketing costs are all totaled.

If accurate, that means Avatar will have to make about $750 million at the box office just to break even… and I’m sorry… but that’s NOT going to happen.

Despite all the online buzz for Avatar, the fact of the matter is this film is not going to out perform Transformers 2 at the Box Office.

I’ve got to say that the newer trailers for Avatar have looked a LOT better to me than the first one that came out months ago (which I didn’t like all that much). I’m very pumped to see this movie… but wow… that’s quite a price tag, and I don’t see them breaking even on it at all.

What do you guys think?

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  • Eug

    Wowsers. Just counting domestic, it’s now at $749.7 million. Just $299000 more to go…

    I have to admit, $750 million domestic is way beyond what I was expecting too. I was expecting way less than $500 million domestic.

  • Charles

    uhhhhh John, Avatar looks on track to hit $2 billion worldwide


    • Jonny

      That’s kind of what I was saying dude. Note that I posted on Dec 26, after it was obvious that Avatar was going to make it and then some.

      So for clarification, my question was intended to be rhetorical. The obvious answer being that Avatar was surly going to recap it’s budget and then some.

  • Jonny

    Ok… now what do we think about the budget?

  • 420BAND

    Sounds like “Waterworld” danger territory..

    but then again that was crap and this is CAMERON.

    Have faith non-believers! If a total Piece of shit director like Micheal Bay can churn out a blockbuster effect-extravaganza, then Cameron will have him licking his balls!

    Price tags getting scary but this is one flick that will get people glued to there seats IN THE THEATRE and will have all of us talking.. remember that excitement? talking about how you were wowed beyond belief….all cause a movie got you excited? been a long time since this REALLY happened.. Like StarWARS or Jurassic Park or Raiders of the lost arc…. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE EVENTFULL MOTION PICTURES..

    • SlashBeast

      It happened last year…