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$36 Million Budget for "Mean Girls" Debuts

A lot of hype surrounds Paramount's much-awaited film version of the Broadway musical "Mean Girls" before it opens in theaters. Inspired by the beloved 2004 teen comedy, the movie is set to debut at a high of $30 million, according to industry insiders, during the extended Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Given the comparatively low $36 million production cost and the particular difficulties musicals encounter in the modern film industry, this outstanding start is encouraging for the company.


"Mean Girls" cast

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A movie's ability to make money frequently depends on how well the production and box office revenues are balanced. When it comes to "Mean Girls," Paramount has wisely invested. The studio has controlled costs with a production budget of $36 million before marketing charges, possibly opening the door for significant profits. This low budget is especially impressive in light of the many blockbuster films' soaring production expenses.


In the world of film, musicals have become increasingly uncommon; in recent years, only a few have been able to fascinate spectators and achieve commercial success. "Mean Girls" has the potential to buck this pattern by providing listeners with a novel and captivating musical experience that might rekindle interest in the genre. The popularity of musical movies such as "La La Land" and "The Greatest Showman" indicates that there is a continued need for skillfully performed musical narratives, and "Mean Girls" has the potential to meet this need.


The extended Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend creates an ideal setting for "Mean Girls" to have a big box office impact. Extended weekends frequently result in higher attendance at theaters, providing a fantastic chance for the picture to draw in a wide range of viewers. The movie may have a better chance of making a big premiere thanks to Paramount's calculated choice to release it during this Christmas season, which might also bode well for the film's full theatrical run.

"Mean Girls" appeals to both devoted fans and a younger audience eager to experience the charm of this cherished tale in a brand-new musical style when crowds of people swarm theaters over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.


/Francesca Rapisarda


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