Budget Conscious – How Much Do Movies Cost?

What do movies cost to make? The short answer is that nobody but the studios know for sure. But reporting movie budgets is a hot sport. “Today’s budget reporting is truth-or-dare journalism, shaped by constant manipulation and gamesmanship. The issue has become a sore subject because it reinforces the most negative stereotypes about journalists and film execs — that the former are inaccurate and the latter are liars.”

Source: Chicago Tribune (LAT) - 08/13/04