If there’s a simple explanation for the huge difference in production costs between Superman III and Superman IV, it’s the change in location. Until that moment, producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind held the reins of the series. But, according to Jake Rossen, Superman vs Hollywoodthey decided it was time to cut their losses after the III and Supergirl disappointments and sell the rights to the highest bidder.
They turned out to be the Israeli-American kings of hack-work Menachem Golan and Yoram Globus. Their studio Cannon was releasing bland, goofy classics like Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo and The Apple at breakneck speed throughout the 80s. This brought them success, but, as the documentary Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films says, they really wanted respect. They pursued it with a series of failed investments that lost their staggering $90 million in just two years – over $200 million in 2022 dollars – and by 1987 they were still in the $5 million hole.
The logical decision would have been to lurk in the low-risk, high-yielding cheap stocks that made them famous in the first place. But Golan and Globe only knew how to get bigger and bigger, and they doubled down on their stakes, aiming to compete with big studio blockbusters through expensive flops like Sylvester Stallone’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe wrestling. the failed “Over the Top” and, of course, Superman. Did it work? Well, let’s see.
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