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  1. chocula78

    chocula78 Satellite Systems Engr TFW2005 Supporter

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    Does anyone know what the budget for the film is? When you combine Michael Bay as director and Spielberg as exec. Producer you can expect a high price tag.

    However, this movie couldn't be done unless it had a ridiculous budget.

    My guess is $110 million.
     
  2. Josh

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    i seem to remember them saying it was more like $200+ million
     
  3. Shipwreck

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    At first when I read about the budget it was around 100+ but more and more articles are saying around the $200 mark
     
  4. RHansen

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    I believe its over 200 million as every else said...
     
  5. chocula78

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    $200 million?!! That's ridiculous!!! I better be entertained for that price!!!
     
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    oh I'm sure we will be :D  lots of really neat explosions guarentee me the ticket price alone
     
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    didnt superman returns have a budget of around $200mill?
     
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    for some reason im thinking 207 million
     
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    it costs a lot of money to have CGI all through your movie, so a lot of the budget goes straight to the bots.
     
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    $200 million is high, but I don't think it's "ZOMGWTF?!" anymore like when Waterworld was being panned for costing so much, i.e. "teh most expensive movie evar!", before it even came out.

    Let's just hope the money is better spent on this one, eh?
     
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    yea, each bot cost, or is costing, $500,000+ to make alone.
     
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    200 million... Sounds good but maybe they will spend more...
     
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    $200 million is an INSANE amount of money people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most_expensive_films#Most_expensive_films_.28not_adjusted_for_inflation.29

    as you can see, out of the top 5 most expensive movies ever, only 2 of them were actually more than $200m, with the next 2 sitting right at $200.

    If Transformers spends much more then that, it will end up bring a massive liability to the studios if it doesn't make it back.

    I want this movie as much as the rest of you, but the only way we'll get a 2 or 3 out if it is if Bay pulls it in under budget and it turns a profit.
     
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    that or itll have to be like the best movie ever :p 
     
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    I believe it's sitting more around the $150 million mark.
     
  16. Razorclaw

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    I don't care how much it costs, as long they make it good.
     
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    What lLarmachron said.
     
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    Spider-Man 3 seems to be 250 millions
    ill give an estimate 225 millions for TF:movie
     
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    based on what? CG isn't that expensive. look at how cheap the last 3 Star Wars movies were. Production get hiked when they take longer to shoot and hire big name actors. Theres no Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks or Brad Pitt or any other giant name forcing the budget up an extra 20-30 million.

    I would be astounded if this is any greater than $150. Michael Bay has never had a shooting budget over $140, which was for Armageddon, which Had Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, massive special effects, lots of cuts, and clocked in at over 2.5 Hours.

    Hear me, and hear me well. ILM created seemless special effects for Revenge Of The Sith and War Of The Worlds, and neither of those cost over $140. Transformers, as a 100 minute film, could be done for $120 and still deliver effects far beyond anything we've ever seen.

    $200m is a number that might work if they decided on building a working Optimus Prime and hire Peter Cullen to sit inside to do the voice.
     
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