Were they "successes"? Not in the Hollywood sense

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Posted by Matt Unwin at 006.c.001.cur.iprimus.net.au on August 23, 2003 at 01:25:37:

In Reply to: To the guy who says JG will go straight to video, posted by Elmo Machete on August 23, 2003 at 01:06:58:

my understanding of a films success basically boils down to how much money it makes. I feel that the budget also has to come into play to judge how successful a movie is. If a movie grosses $100 million dollars thats a shitload of money and seems quite successful but if that movie had an $80 million dollar budget that gross has a severe chunk taken out of it, you then remove the marketing, the gross royalties that many writers, directors and actors have written into their contracts on big budget movies like that because they know they make money, and that profit becomes quite small, or may even become a loss. You then look at a movie like Chasing Amy made for $250,000 and grossed around $12 million, minus the marketing and the budget your still left with a large amount of money, quite possibly more than the movie that grossed $100 million so in my opinion and many others you can't say Chasing Amy and Clerks weren't successes. (however by Hollywood sense you may have meant something completely different)

Other than that i completely agree with what you are saying.

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