FInal Fantasy Flop

Aaron Gerow gerow at
Wed Oct 3 03:50:25 EDT 2001

Financial reports say that Square, the Japanese game company that 
produced the all-CG film Final Fantasy will experience significant losses 
due to the lack of success of the film.  The film reportedly cost $137 
million to make, but on the American market alone, where it was expected 
to earn $80-90 million, it has only earned a bit over $30 million.  The 
Japanese opening was also less than expected.  Square is reportedly going 
to drop out of the movie making business after this loss.

Some in Japan wrote about the film with expectations that the game-making 
world would take over the filmmaking world in the movie business.  With 
these losses, that is not likely.

Aaron Gerow
Yokohama National University
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