Harrison Ford's Call Of The Wild May Lose $50 Million, Here's Why
The Call of the Wild used a lot of CG--and that was very expensive.
The Call of the Wild, the dog movie starring Harrison Ford is proving to be a box office disappointment. Currently, it's looking to lose a lot of money.
Variety reports that the movie, which is adapted from the Jack London novel, is expected to lose $50 million due to one major factor in particular. The site reports that the movie's extended use of CGI brought the movie's production budget beyond $125 million. This is before marketing expenses are factored in.
According to the report, The Call of the Wild will need to make between $250 million and $275 million globally to break even. The film has currently made just $79.8 million globally after two weeks in theatres. This includes $46 million from North America and $33.8 million from international markets.
The Call of the Wild was produced by Disney's 20th Century film division. If the movie does end up losing money, Disney won't be on the hook for all of it because another company, TSG, co-financed the movie with Disney.
The Call of the Wild is directed by Chris Sanders (Lilo & Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon), and features a cast that also includes Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, and Bradley Whitford.
Ford, who earned an Oscar nomination for 1985's Witness, is scheduled to appear in the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, reprising his character yet again. The movie was originally going to be directed by Steven Spielberg--who helmed every other installment--but now Logan director James Mangold has come aboard to direct.
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