Facts About Movies

Movies consume a substantial amount of the time we spend our free time on. That’s the reason why we at IrishSignage decided to make a list of facts about movies. You will be surprised with all the new facts that you will learn by reading this articles.

1 – American movies made before 1929 are lost.

Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.

2 – The Movie “Paranormal Activity” cost less than $15,000 to make but grossed over $193,000,000.

Originally developed as an independent feature and given film festival screenings in 2007, the film was shot for $15,000. It was then acquired by Paramount Pictures and modified, particularly with a new ending that cost an additional total of $200,000. It was given a limited U.S. release on September 25, 2009, and then a nationwide release on October 16, 2009. The film earned nearly $108 million at the U.S. box office and a further $85 million internationally for a worldwide total of $193 million. Paramount/DreamWorks acquired the U.S. rights for $350,000. It is the most profitable film ever made, based on return on investment although such figures are difficult to verify independently as this is likely to exclude marketing costs.

3 – Nigeria makes more movies every year than the US.

According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) survey, Bollywood – as the Mumbai-based film industry is known – produced 1,091 feature-length films in 2006. In comparison, Nigeria’s moviemakers, commonly known as Nollywood, came out with 872 productions – all in video format – while the United States produced 485 major films.

4 – Time Travel depictions in films and TV are banned in China.

In China, many weird things happen. The Chinese government, in another strange episode, has decided to ban time travel. Well, at least when it comes to television shows and movies.

5 – Before being an actor, Bruce Willis worked as a private investigator.

After graduating from high school in 1973, Willis worked as a security guard at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant and transported crew members at the DuPont Chambers Works factory in Deepwater, New Jersey. After working as a private investigator (a role he would later play in the comedy-drama series Moonlighting and the action-comedy film The Last Boy Scout), he turned to acting. He enrolled in the Drama Program at Montclair State University, where he was cast in a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He left school in 1977 and moved to New York City, where he supported himself in the early 1980s as a bartender at the Manhattan art bar Kamikaze, while living in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.

6 – The Horse Head used in the movie “The Godfather” was real.

Yes, it was. The studio had encouraged Francis Ford Coppola to use a fake horse head, but he didn’t like the mock-up. His scouts found a horse ready for slaughter at a dog-food plant in New Jersey. The art director picked one that looked like the horse in the film and said, “When that one is slaughtered, send us the head.” Coppola later remembered, “One day, a crate with dry ice came with this horse’s head in it.”

7 – Men account for 74.4% of lead roles in Hollywood movies.

The divide is still incredibly stark. According to the same report, men account for 74.4% of lead roles in films. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creators of The Last Man on Earth, certainly don’t seem to make much of an effort to use women as anything besides props for the male characters in their movies. Even in The Lego Movie, which I loved, Wyldstyle is really only there to help regular guy Emmet find his inner hero.

Facts About Movies

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