Only 10 Percent of Movies That Have Made Over $1 Billion Are Original Stories
Only 10 Percent of Movies That Have Made Over $1 Billion Are Original Stories According to BoxOfficeMojo, there are currently 40 films in movie history which have generated $1 billion or more at the box office.
Just four of them - 'Avatar,' 'Titanic,' Frozen,' and 'Zootopia' - are considered to be in the original category.
Thanks to established fan bases and less risk, studios are trending away from original movies.
The plot and characters are also already locked in, making production easier.
Movie history shows that most sequels and trilogies fail to capture the magic of the original flick.
But everyone in the $1 billion category, namely Marvel movies, have beaten that trend by delivering quality film after quality film to audiences.
Still, the rise of sequels and adaptations could be forcing companies to put original films on hold or not give them much attention.
Original films like 'Frozen' and 'Zootopia' broke expectations with their revenue.