The cost of producing a major motion picture can vary greatly, depending on factors such as the genre, special effects, star talent, location of filming, marketing, and distribution.
The average cost for a major studio movie was reported to be between $70 million and $100 million. This includes both production and marketing costs. However, big-budget blockbuster films, especially those in the science fiction and superhero genres, can cost significantly more, sometimes exceeding $200 million to $300 million.
For example, “Avengers: Endgame” is known to be one of the most expensive films ever made, with a reported budget of around $356 million.
On the other hand, independent films can be produced for much less, sometimes for as little as a few hundred thousand dollars or even less.
It’s worth noting that the return on investment for a movie doesn’t just depend on box office sales. Post-theater sales, such as streaming rights, DVD sales, and international distribution, also contribute to the total revenue.
Please check the most recent and reliable sources for up-to-date information, as these figures may tend to change over time.