Movie Money: The price of entertainment
Pretty much everyone has a favorite movie. While most big blockbusters take millions of dollars to make, all you need for a favorite films-filled day is a bowl of popcorn and something delicious to drink (and maybe the $4 or $5 to rent that new release you've been dying to watch).
Check out our list of Hollywood facts for a new look into how much moolah actors and actresses make and what's busted the box office or crushed movie budgets.
- $410,600,000: The production costs for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," making it the most expensive movie ever made.
- $8.61: the average price of a movie ticket sold in the U.S. in 2015.
- $15,000: The production costs for "Paranormal Activity," which became the most profitable movie ever making more than $193.2 million worldwide.
- $139 million: The average cost to make a major Hollywood movie.
- $80 million: How much Robert Downey Jr. made pre-tax as the highest-paid actor in 2015.
- $52 million: How much Jennifer Lawrence made pre-tax as the highest-paid actress in 2015.
- 1,340,887,083: Total number of U.S. movie tickets sold in 2015.
- $2 billion: "Avatar" is the highest-grossing film ever made with over $2 billion made at the box office worldwide (not adjusted for inflation).
- Two of the most expensive movie props ever sold were:
- Marilyn Monroe's white dress from "The Seven Year Itch," which raked in $4.6 million.
- James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 from "Goldfinger," which sold for $4.4 million.
By Janaye Everitt Copyright 2016 brass Media, Inc.