Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Those figures do not include global marketing or the percentage that the movie theater takes as profit participation.
The first film earned more than $100 more than the production budget domestically. The second film hasn't earned even $40 million over production budget.
Paramount didn't spend $190 million on production for this kind of gross.
They still made a shitload of money.
Do you think it had to do with the timing of the release?