An analysis article on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows box office potential and budget estimates. The first full 3D "Potter" should boost worldwide revenue.
It's interesting to note that as the budget got bigger, the films progressively got better. Of course that also has to do with the actors growing up and the change in directors. HP7 is going to be awesome and even if it's not that great, guess what? It's still going to make a ridiculous amount of money.
Yea I think the budget thing is more of a coincidence, or rather a secondary cause. Or maybe even an effect really: the films got better and better and the studios gave them more and more money. I think the biggest thing is the actors grew up and really molded with the characters. Not to mention a lot of these were no-name actors coming in, and here they've pretty much honed their craft in this franchise. They became more mature and honed their art skills. That and coupled with the fact that I think the books just lent to better and better movies. Another example of just becoming better at your job (the writer of the books). Plus they started having more and more substance and depth and maturity to the stories. I think this contributed to it becoming better. But yes, this new one could be the worst hunk of garbage since Battlefield Earth. The name alone, however, will make HUGE amounts of money though.
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