Spider-Man 3 $$$?
Congratulations may or may not be in order for Spider-Man 3, depending upon how you feel about Hollywood budgets. According to Radar Online, the upcoming webcrawler sequel is on track to be the most expensive movie of all time. "Industry insiders claim that Sony spent $350 million or more on production alone," writes Radar’s Kim Masters. "With marketing and promotion factored in, the total price tag will approach a half billion dollars."
That’s at least double what the financial fiasco Cleopatra cost, even adjusted to today’s dollars. Sony is hotly denying the numbers, but producer Laura Ziskin does admit it was pretty dear. "I refuse to say the [real] number because it makes me choke. Spider-Man 3 was a super-expensive movie — the most expensive film we’ve ever made. But there’s no way you can get to $300 million." Certainly not without choking.