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‘The Color Purple’ Lost Warner Bros $40 Million


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‘The Color Purple’ Lost Warner Bros $40 Million

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Warner Bros’ “The Color Purple” amassed a record-setting $18 million in receipts on Christmas Day 2023. Then it just nosedived to oblivion. Its numbers just kept dropping on a daily basis.

This was a case of the film being extremely frontloaded. Even though word of mouth was positive, reviews were more-than-decent, and audiences liked it — an A CinemaScore and 95% user rating on RT — but it certainly did not break through outside of its core demographic.

Variety is now reporting that Warner Bros lost $40 million on the film. It's a hefty sum of money that must have had WB CEO David Zaslav desperately searching for another tax write off. It’s certainly not a historic bomb, but it’s enough to have Warners think twice about greenlighting such projects in the future.

“The Color Purple” had a budget of around $100 million. It was produced for Oscars, but did not make much of a dent once nominations were announced — outside of Danielle Brooks’ supporting actress nod.

It doesn’t help that, of its $67 million worldwide gross, only $6 million came from overseas receipts. This should be a lesson to all: nobody asked for this remake, and if you do embark on such a pricey film then at least try to hire a veteran filmmaker, rather than a newcomer like Blitz Bazawule.

It didn’t help that one of its stars, Taraji P. Henson, was, quite literally, campaigning against the producers of the film. Henson was peeved off that, during the shoot of “The Color Purple,” producers made the cast drive themselves to the set in rental cars.

So, who were the producers of “The Color Purple”? They included Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones, among others.

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 2 months ago '18        #2
Proffesor X  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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It was trash
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 2 months ago '17        #3
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x187 OP
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 Proffesor X said 🔗
It was trash
I didn't see it ill probably see it on Max
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 2 months ago '16        #4
flipHuxtable 
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I’ll consider this a win and file it away under ‘reparations’.
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 2 months ago '17        #5
Its 
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 2 months ago '13        #6
rifair 
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It's a catch 22 because we don't want to support the works of an anti black male weirdo feminist but also Hollywood says if we don't show up and support a film they'll never throw that type of money at anything black again
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 2 months ago '14        #7
OCT DION 
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Who the hell watched the original Color Purple movie and said "I wanna watch this depressing a$s sh1t in HD"?

They gonna make Precious 2 next?
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 2 months ago '17        #8
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x187 OP
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 OCT DION said 🔗
Who the hell watched the original Color Purple movie and said "I wanna watch this depressing a$s sh1t in HD"?

They gonna make Precious 2 next?
It became a successful Broadway play
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 2 months ago '22        #9
Murderers  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x50
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Taraji ki1led this movie... I feel like it was very selfish of her to do all that complaining in the middle of the promo run. The negative press of this movie overshadowed it which is a shame because Fantasia did her thing and she'll never get recognition for it because Taraji wanted to get on her soapbox.
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 2 months ago '21        #10
Playboy69  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x42
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The Black Lesbians are in shambles
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 2 months ago '21        #11
Crow42 
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 OCT DION said 🔗
Who the hell watched the original Color Purple movie and said "I wanna watch this depressing a$s sh1t in HD"?

They gonna make Precious 2 next?
Ya
That and a new reimagining of Roots
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 2 months ago '17        #12
Willy Boban  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x13
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Too many interracial relationships these days for films like this to be totally successful.

Plus you can't take the kids to see it. And whites probably would feel guilty just sitting in the theater being looked at.

So I'm surprised that someone approved the 100 million dollar budget to spend on making this sh1t.

30 million should have been just fine.

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 2 months ago '19        #13
HaterVision  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x19
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Why would you spend $100 million on that movie and remake at that?

They lost from the start.
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 2 months ago '06        #14
Kundalini  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Wasn't needed.

A waste.

Trash.


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 2 months ago '13        #15
theon3 
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Good time to be complaining about pay huh
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 2 months ago '10        #16
RedLight 
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 rifair said 🔗
It's a catch 22 because we don't want to support the works of an anti black male weirdo feminist but also Hollywood says if we don't show up and support a film they'll never throw that type of money at anything black again
Although I fully agree with this I think it's also a nice little "gotcha bi#ch" magic trick...

He's the truth... a niche product only produces results within a niche market.

Hollywood knows that if they make a retro, all black film and they dump a lot of money behind it they know it's a loss from the get go not because it's black but because it's niche and targeted to a niche audience. So when it actually DOES fail they'll say "you see, sh1t fail, now we got a legitimate business excuse to not make black movies anymore and ya can't say sh1t" lol
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 2 months ago '22        #17
92bricks9shots 
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Pandering to black women ain’t as lucrative as it used to be

Too bad black men don’t get pandered too bc we actually support sh1t that we identify with and I know we not a monolith but most black men can agree on certain issues
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 2 months ago '06        #18
V For Vendetta  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Hollywood has perfected creating black films that don't appeal to black audiences
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Top 10 most propped recently  2 months ago '22        #19
BreakkerSzn  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x109
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 2 months ago '18        #20
dakidjahsiah  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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black trauma p0rn movies should be boycotted

enough of this sh1t

I wanna see $100 mill for a nat turner film, and I want a scene of him smashing and crushing white babies, which he did ..

Hollywood obsessed with slavery, let's be obsessed then. talk about everything
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 2 months ago '15        #21
Preacher Mane  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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sh1t should’ve never been remade. fu#k that trash a$s book and movie without one decent black man in it. Anything to get their hatred of black men out.


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 2 months ago '15        #22
Preacher Mane  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 rifair said 🔗
It's a catch 22 because we don't want to support the works of an anti black male weirdo feminist but also Hollywood says if we don't show up and support a film they'll never throw that type of money at anything black again
The same bi#ch that wrote the book married a white man. Allegedly the white guy eventually divorced her partly because of her long standing hatred of black men.

fu#k her and that book.
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 2 months ago '09        #23
The Bully  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x49
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Shea Butter Twitter didn’t get off their asses and support the movie, they were too busy being fake outraged about everything. Now watch them blame black men for this movie flopping
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 2 months ago '16        #24
Ultralisk 
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Oprah preys on the weak and poor
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 2 months ago '22        #25
MONEY WORLD 
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Oprah is a demon, I wish nothing but bad things for her.
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