Blockbuster mentality

Blockbuster mentality refers to the pressure of having a high budget. [1]


The focus on creating blockbusters can undermine the diversity and artistry of films, because everything in the production process becomes entrenched. [1]

The Big Bucks Strategy-The blockbuster mentality has always been around but big budgets do not always mean mega-profits. Terminator 2 cost more than $ 70 million, but it’s more than $ 200 million so far. Hook , while making money, is not pulling it in a nutshell. The Little Bucks Strategy-The well-made modestly budgeted movie can turn into a quick profit in tough times. Two notable examples last year: John Singleton’s $ 6-million Boyz n the Hood has made $ 57 million. Paramount’s $ 12-million made-to-order quickie All I Want for Christmas has grossed $ 14.8 million. [2] [ attribution needed ]

See also

  • Blockbuster (entertainment)


  1. ^ Jump up to:b Baran, SJ (2010). Introduction to Mass Communication . New York: McGraw-Hill . Missing or empty ( help ) |title=
  2. Jump up^ MOVIES Crystal Ball Time The studios are peering into a cloudy 1992 with the lessons of 1991 in mind; the problem is: What do the lessons mean? Fox, David J; Lemon, Alan. Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) [Los Angeles, Calif] Jan 19, 1992: 37.