Not even counting the digital sales and the rest of the world. Just North America.
Sony never lost money on ATc. They did want to make bank on just the BO alone, though
They reported a 70 million dollar loss on GB16 alone for 2016 tho. So I think either the movie cost more than what they are saying, or the P&A was much larger. I know Hollywood accounting is infamous for its BS, so who knows the truth. Cause you’re right, the production cost was spread around. Sony wasn’t on the hook for the entire budget, it was shared with Village Road Show & another company I think. But who knows. I’m fairly certain it’s illegal to lie about financial info shareholders, IRS & FTC. I think there’s a lie somewhere though because it just doesn’t make sense.
I remember back in the DVD heydays, even the biggest flops were making money on home video because the market was so big. Now? The rental market is gone, the revenue from TV deals is waaay down and physical media is on it’s last legs. Sure some of that was made up by streaming, but even that market is starting to dwindle as each company starts up their own service. The ancillary market is a shadow of its former self, which is so sad. That use to be the parachute. That’s why you only see certain types of movies now. A studio would never take a risk on something like The Matrix today. Sad.