Quick Nerdy Financial Facts:
So to help you understand the ticket sales numbers more clearly, a film’s budget is relevant to the number of sold tickets required for a movie to be profitable. But, if we take an average, if a movie has sold 15 million tickets in the North American market, then I’d consider that movie to have done pretty good! (unless it’s a huge budget picture) If it has managed 25 million tickets, then it’s a bona fide massive hit. 35 million, and its party poppers all round. Above this, it’s in the upper realms of movie history forever.
90 – American Beauty (1999)