So did anyone else yell into their iPod, "What about Titanic?" when Alex said that historical bio picks haven't been that successful.
Good podcast by the way, clearly Titanic was an outlier I just thought it was worth mentioning.
Well, it's kind of relative to the film's budget. Walk the Line made 186 million world wide and cost 28 million to produce. Ray made 124 million with a budget of 40 million. And last year's Soul Surfer took in 44 million while the cost was just 18 million. If you look at the bio-pic genre overall, though none of them really make huge money. 2009's The Blind Side is probably the most successful and it's only "semi" biographical. Apollo 13 might count depending on how loose your definition of biography is.
I didn't think that meant quick name a biopic that has made money. It meant that no one likes a history lesson at the movies.
Nobody went to see the Titanic for an accurately portrayed historical event based around a real life historical figure.