In recent years, Netflix has shown very clearly its ambition to conquer the world film market, with a series of super blockbuster projects, costing them hundreds of millions of dollars. Recently, Netflix continued to surprise when revealing the next work, The Gray Man, will be the film with the largest total production cost they have ever made – $ 200 million, with the participation of brothers. director Russo and hit cast like Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. This can be considered as the first foundation brick for them to build a monumental franchise with the caliber of 007 agent – James Bond.
There is no need to open the movie in theaters, but Netflix is still making other competitors wary of their “play”. Before The Gray Man, this studio has also many times thrust money into power projects. photo to bring the audience the most shimmering footage.Each of these money, the investment of Netflix has more or less brought a certain effect when their movies are constantly on the list of nominees of many major awards (The Irishman has 10 nominations at the last Oscars 2020), and most importantly helps attract millions of new viewers to the platform.
Below is a list of 6 movies that have consumed the most production cost of Netflix. And if you continue to calculate aggressively, this list will surely have many changes in just a few years.
Bright was one of Netflix’s first homegrown movies and received a production budget of up to $ 90 million, a project that showed audiences and professionals sometimes have At the time of its debut, this action-fiction film starring superstar Will Smith was extremely well received by viewers and achieved great success. However, the reviewers on the prestigious website Rotten Tomatoes back straight for extremely modest points, only 28%.
With the explosion of R-rated movies (movies with pictures and words that are not suitable for children and adolescents), Netflix has invested $ 115 million in action blockbusters – drama Triple Frontier. And their efforts paid off as it was one of the most successful films on the platform, attracting 63 million viewers in its first four weeks of release.
Currently, blockbuster 6 Underground directed by Michael Bay is ranked 4th in the list of the most famous films in the history of Netflix. With new content and the presence of “marshmallow” Ryan Reynolds, 6 Underground has attracted 83 million views in the first 4 weeks of its debut.
The Irishman, a 3.5-hour masterpiece by legendary director Martin Scorsese, has made it into the past 10 Oscars 2020 nominations. Although it didn’t win in any category, the film also made its name on the list of Netflix’s best-selling works, with 64 million views within the first 4 weeks of its opening. With a huge production budget of $ 159 million, The Irishman can make the most of CGI technology to rejuvenate its cast easily to create the most realistic footage.
The production of the Red Notice is being postponed indefinitely due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, but this is still one of the names that have attracted the most attention of the Netflix family in recent years. . Variety said the production cost for this blockbuster was between 160 million USD – 200 million USD. The reason is because Red Notice will gather 3 of the most popular stars in the movie industry today: Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds (both will receive $ 20 million in sales), and Dwayne “The Rock”. Johnson (who will surely “eat even more” when he is both the male lead and the producer).
The Russo brothers, who brought glory to Marvel Studios with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, will be directing The Gray Man – the most expensive blockbuster that Netflix has ever produced. Deadline said that, with the participation of Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans, the production cost for this film is at least about $ 200 million. As mentioned above, this is also the opening film for the ambition of a new James Bond franchise of Netflix.
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