Sahara

Sahara (2005)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Film, Techno-Thriller, Treasure Hunt Film  |   Release Date - Apr 6, 2005  |   Run Time - 124 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Sahara is a 2005 action-comedy adventure film directed by Breck Eisner that is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn and Penélope Cruz and is an international co-production between the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and the United States.

It opened at number one in the US box office, grossing $18 million on its first weekend. From a financial perspective, Sahara was unusual because it performed reasonably well, generating $119 million in gross box-office sales. However, due to its huge budget—including $130 million in production costs and $81.1 million in distribution expenses—its box-office take amounted to barely half of its expenses. The film lost approximately $105 million according to a financial executive assigned to the movie; however, Hollywood accounting methods assign losses at $78.3 million, taking into account projected revenue. According to Hollywood accounting, the film has a projected revenue of $202.9 million against expenses of $281.2 million.

The Los Angeles Times presented an extensive special report on April 15, 2007, dissecting the budget of Sahara as an example of how Hollywood movies can cost so much to produce and fail. Many of the often closely held documents had become public domain after a lawsuit involving the film. Among some of the items in the budget were bribes to the Moroccan government, some of which may have been legally questionable under American law.

Movie Info

Budget

$130,000,000

Box Office

$119,240,351

Tags

Africa, Beach, Car Chase, Civil War, Desert, Explorer, Film Based On A Novel, Ironclad Ship, Ship, Treasure, Tyrant, West Africa

Attributes

Filming Location: Morocco, Shepperton Studios
Narrative Location: Lagos, Mali, Nigeria, Richmond, Sahara

Alternate Titles

2005撒哈拉
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Sahara
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Sahāra
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Sahara - Abenteuer in der Wüste
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Sahara - Le avventure di Dirk Pitt di Clive Cussler
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Sahara: Con Tàu Tử Thần
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Szahara
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Σαχάρα
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Сахара
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सहारा: रोमांच की एक नई मंजिल
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サハラ 死の砂漠を脱出せよ
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撒哈拉
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撒哈拉奇兵
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撒哈拉沙漠阻击战
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沙漠夺宝
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