View Full Version : Dreamworks Animation Q1 earnings results

04 April 2008, 05:32 AM
If you're curious about how they are doing financially you can peruse the transcript of their Q1 earnings conference call with financial analysts (

some things I noted:
-"Bee movie" looks to be a break-even affair eventually.
-they only get about $2.50 from each DVD sold
-getting theaters to install 3D capable equipment is not going as fast as they hoped.
-The Shrek musical is not expected to become a significant source of income.
-Financial analysts ask pretty boring questions. I wonder when the artistic analysts conference call will be?

But none-the less DWA has improved its profits from last year.

04 April 2008, 03:41 PM
A fairly accurate number I've heard is that a studio's profit, after EVERYTHING (studio costs, theater costs, distribution costs, marketing, box office, DVD, t.v. sales, merchandise), is roughly one half of the global box office minus the cost of the movie. With a global box office of $287 million, if Bee Movie cost $143 million or less (a likely cost for the movie) the film will be somewhat profitable in the long run.

05 May 2008, 11:46 AM
According to, it cost $150m

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