Rumor holds it that the budget for Spiderman 3 is pushing $300 million. If that rumor has any weight, it makes the latest Spidey-flick the most expensive film to produce–ever, beating out both X-Men: The Last Stand ($210 million), and Cleopatra ($286 million). To further put this into perspective, the combined budget for Spidermans 1 & 2 was $339 million, and together, they grossed $1.591 billion world-wide. If Spiderman III’s earnings are even on-par with its predeccessors, then it will have grossed more than double its budget. And you can bet that Sony Pictures is expecting mega-profits from their third and final installment of the Spidey series.
No doubt we’ll see many a game made in the likeness of this series in the times to come. Set out for May 4th, 2007, Spiderman 3 is sure to be a blockbuster, but right now, it’s just a budget-breaker.
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