‘Avengers: Endgame’ creators reveal why this major film death had to happen

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  • Sp√Ąter73 Hughson, CA
    May 3, 2019 5:16 p.m.

    Betcha,
    You may want to take an econ class in the near future. Revenue does not equal profit.

  • okeesmokee SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    April 30, 2019 11:08 a.m.

    Betcha,

    The making of this movie provided employment for thousands of people - if you include the movie theaters, suppliers, etc. The human condition will not change if people are just given things. There are some in our society who are not able to provide for themselves, it is up to us to help them, not JUST a move maker.

    You are of course welcome to give generously to those who are in needs, as do I through appropriate ways. I have yet to see money given directly to someone on the street actually solve their long term problems, maybe you have a different experience.

    I will see this movie when the crowds slow down - or I may have to wait to rent the DVD. Your comment will not make me feel bad about spending money on this type of entertainment.

  • hrmnGm Orem, UT
    April 29, 2019 5:32 p.m.

    Assuming that Endgame had a box office take of $1.2 Billion, and one entity spent all of that money on homes, and assuming that you could find homes for $200,000 (incl. taxes, downpayment, etc.), you could purchase 6,000 homes with that money. This would house far fewer than "millions" of people. Perhaps you could rent instead. Assuming an average cost of $1,500 per month, you could provide homes for 66,666 people for one year for $1.2 Billion. Of course, one company does not make or keep all of that money, nor is it all revenue. Marvel/Disney has already invested heavily to make and distribute the film - including the payroll for the many people have been employed in the production of the film. The companies that made the cameras, lights, vehicles, props and other materials or consumables purchased to make the film had employees who were paid as a result of its production. The movie theaters that showed the film have employees as well. There will certainly be a short term concentration of wealth for some of those involved, but that money will be spent over time, and the products and services purchased will lead to jobs, which allow people to buy or rent dwellings and food.

  • Betcha Waltham, MA
    April 29, 2019 3:36 p.m.

    I understand that this movie made over a billion dollars in 4 days,,, wow, that tells me so much about where our priorities are,,, that kind of money could give homes to millions and could give food for millions, for the rest of their lives,,, what a waste.