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King Kong destroyed Hollywood. Premiere

October 28 2005

In December of this year in the world night of the film director Peter Jackson's King Kong. " Painting has become one of Hollywood's most expensive projects in recent years.

Head of the studio Universal Pictures, which produces this movie, were so impressed by the preview, even refused to reduce the tape. The fact that the original duration of the paintings had to be 2 hours and 40 minutes. Jackson took a chance to show the full three hour version and has not lost. Manual studios were sold, the film was recognized as a true masterpiece.

According to head of Universal Pictures Stice Snyder, an increase in the duration of the film cost the studio an additional $ 32 million. Thus, the budget only for the production of the blockbuster, not counting the cost of its advertising to reach 207 million dollars.

At the same time, Peter Jackson said he was willing personally compensate the studio costs associated with increasing duration of the film - in his opinion, the amount that would have to spend it will be much less 32 million.

In recent years, Hollywood was only a few films, which at length about three hours and a budget of over 150 million managed not only to recoup the costs, but also bring profit.

One of the most famous example is the "Titanic" James Cameron, which was released in theaters in 1997. With a budget of $ 200 million in the U.S. only "Titanic" has managed to collect over 600 million, while fees paintings around the world totaled $ 1,845 million, more recent example - the trilogy "Lord of the Rings" Jackson in the amount earned in worldwide box office $ 2,916 million at third place - "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", his total fees were $ 871 million

In Universal Pictures sure that the love story of a gorilla to a beautiful blonde played by Naomi Watts is quite able to compete with the previous world record holder hire. Moreover, it was Peter Jackson, is considered a master of three-hour epic canvases.

However, to predict the fate of "King Kong" at the box office is difficult. The fact is that this year's weekly gross fees in the world Cinemas invariably inferior to last year's performance at 10-16%. Exceptions occurred only a few times. Incidentally, the start of "King Kong" on the market rent can not be called successful. From painting cinema chain has refused to IMAX, which decided in December to give their screens are another blockbuster - the film "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - reports

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