It’s already been established that Rupert Sanders’ Ghost in the Shell, based on Masamune Shirow’s manga of the same name, is a box office dud, but just how big of a dud?
The Paramount/DreamWorks-Reliance film is expected to lose at least $60 million, according to Deadline, which spoke to film financiers about the project. The figure is based on a global box office projection of $200 million and an estimated production cost of $110 million and P&A (prints and advertising) cost of $140 million. The film has currently earned $72.5M worldwide.
While the film is acknowledged to have cost around $110M, some sources told Deadline that the actual cost of the film is more in the $180M range. If the latter production costs prove more accurate, then losses on the film will climb over $100M.