Gran Turismo Budget Analysis: Can the Sports Film Break Even?

Heather McKeever

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‘Gran Turismo’ Budget Breakdown: Will the Sports Film Break Even?

Sony’s movie based on the video game Gran Turismo is expected to cost a lot, which puts pressure on how well it does at the box office. The real story of how Jann Mardenborough went from being a Gran Turismo runner to a real-life driver is told in Neill Blomkamp’s 2023 video game movie.

David Harbour, Orlando Bloom, Archie Madekwe as Jann, and Djimon Hounsou are all great in it. Sony gave the go-ahead to make a movie about race based on the popular video game with the same name. They did this because they wanted Gran Turismo to do well at the box office and start a series.

How well Gran Turismo does in the theaters depends on how much it costs to make. Hollywood has learned over and over again from 2023 that just because a movie has good reviews and a big budget doesn’t mean it will be a hit.

Even though a lot of movies have done well at the box office, some of the biggest hits have been called flops because they cost $300 million or more to make.

Sony needs to make sure that doesn’t happen to Gran Turismo if it wants to make Gran Turismo 2 and build on what could be a new video game movie brand, but that will depend on how much it costs to make.

How Much Did Gran Turismo Cost?

Gran Turismo is said to have cost at least $60 million, which is surprisingly low for a race movie with so many special effects. That means Gran Turismo will have to make between $90 million and $120 million just to break even. Gran Turismo will probably need between $180 million and $240 million to be considered a success.

‘Gran Turismo’ Budget Breakdown: Will the Sports Film Break Even?

In Gran Turismo, Jann Mardenborough is played by Archie Madekwe. The young English actor is best known for his roles as Simon in Midsommar, Kofun in See, and Ivo in Heart of Stone. You might think Madekwe makes the most money because he is the main character in the movie.

But since the other stars are also well-known, they may make more money. David Harbour, who is known for his parts in Stranger Things and Black Widow, plays the made-up trainer Jack Salter. Also in the running is Orlando Bloom. In the movies Pirates of the Caribbean and The Lord of the Rings, he played a made-up businessman named Danny Moore.

Filling out the rest of the cast are Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geri Horner (Spice World), Takehiro Hira (Giri/Haji), Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever), Josha Stradowski (The Wheel of Time), Daniel Puig (Naomi), Maeve Courtier-Lilley (The Outpost), Pepe Barroso (High Seas), Niall McShea (Pegasus), Nikhil Parmar (Foundation), Thomas Kretschmann (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny), and Akie Kotabe (Silo).

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