The biggest financial disasters of 2023

The highly anticipated seventh part of the adventures of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) delighted critics and earned $567 million, making it the tenth highest-grossing film of 2023. Unfortunately, due to a budget that rose to $300 million due to numerous difficulties and interruptions in filming, this result was disappointing. . Variety estimated that the film would have to earn more than $600 million or its creators would lose about $100 million. As it turned out, it was not possible to cross this border.

A disappointing financial result for Part 7 “Mission: Impossible” It also resulted from its competition. A week after the film’s premiere, “Barbenheimer” took over the top spot in cinemas. “Barbie” Gretty Gerwig I “Oppenheimer” Christopher Nolan also broke the bank on Ethan Hunt’s account. However, this does not mean the end of the cycle. The eighth part of it is scheduled to be shown in cinemas on May 23, 2025.

We had to wait fifteen long years for the fifth part of the Indiana Jones adventures and the series finale about a brave archaeologist who does not like snakes. The film has been in development since 2015. Harrison Ford has repeatedly said that this will definitely be the last film in the series. The actor was very excited about the project. The work continued, concepts changed, and the film finally premiered at Cannes, where it was well received. A month later, it was released in cinemas around the world.

No one was prepared for such an urban disaster. “An Artifact of Destiny” It cost approximately $300 million, not including marketing expenses. Analysts predicted that the film would need to earn $600 million to break even and $800 million to turn a satisfactory profit. Meanwhile, the fifth part of the adventures of Dr. Jones collected “only” $384 million. For Disney, this meant a loss of about $100 million. This was not the farewell to Indy that the series creators envisioned.

Neither the huge budget nor the episodes helped Gal Gadot I Pena Afflecka Like Wonder Woman and Batman. Coming back didn’t help either Michael Keaton For the role of the Dark Knight he played twice under his supervision Tim Burton. “flash”Which also faced a lot of problems during its implementation due to its behavior Ezri Millerthe star production earned just $270 million.

Due to filming pauses and numerous edits, the film’s budget increased to $220 million. Thus, “The Flash” turns out to be one of the biggest failures of attendance not only in 2023, but also in the entire history of cinema.

The third part of the adventures of Ant-Man and the Wasp was supposed to open the fifth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the most profitable franchise in the history of cinema. With a budget of $200 million, the film had to make at least $600 million to recoup its costs.

This failed. “Quantum Mania” It made only $476 million. Thus, it became the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in years that did not generate any revenue. However, this wasn’t the superhero franchise’s biggest flop in 2023. This was supposed to come out in November thanks to…

If “Ant-Man and the Wasp” turns out to be a disappointment and “The Flash” is an attendance disaster, then… “Marvels” Missing terms. continuation “Captain Marvel”which grossed $1.131 billion, collected just under $203 million against a budget of nearly $275 million. It fell short of all the expectations of the creators and box office professionals.

The reasons for this situation have been sought in audience fatigue, not with superheroes, but with the Marvel Universe itself. Mass-produced series for the Disney+ platform have turned out to be particularly deadly for the franchise. Bob Iger, the company’s president, has already announced changes to the distribution model. However, this does not change the fact that 2023 was a very unfavorable year for the studio that bears the name Walt Disney.

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