With $212M Budget, Secret Invasion Somehow Cost More Than Barbie And Oppenheimer
Let that sink in.
Secret Invasion didn't cost just as much, only settling for $212 million budget, according to Forbes. However, if you think about how such box office hits like Barbie and Oppenheimer had budgets of $145 million and $100 million respectively, the price tag of Marvel's most lackluster show to date suddenly stops making sense.
First of all, shows like WandaVision and Loki were at least watchable; not necessarily every single Marvel fan enjoyed them, but we could at least see the money in those CGI-stuffed scenes.
With Secret Invasion, fans are scratching their heads and wondering where exactly to look on screen to see the hefty sum that went into the making of the Samuel L. Jackson- led show. Unlike other Marvel projects, Secret Invasion doesn't throw space battles or magical duels in your face, but this time, this only adds fuel to the fire.
No one would care that Secret Invasion doesn't look as magnificent as Amazon's The Rings of Power, if it wasn't for the embarrassing failure of the newest MCU show. Currently, Secret Invasion has an underwhelming 51% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics only granting it with a 54% score.
Unsure who to blame, fans even went so far as to point the finger at Emilia Clarke, who portrayed Skrull leader G'iah. Others try to make sense of Secret Invasion's insane budget by thinking that most of it went to stars like Samuel L. Jackson or Olivia Colman.
No matter what Marvel decides to do with its strategy, the math is mathing right in their faces. Barbie cost $145 million (albeit without the huge marketing budget) and already made it to the billion-movie club. Oppenheimer cost $100 million, and it's parading its way to join its pink movie alter-ego right there.
Secret Invasion cost $212 million, and so far, it only brought yet another D+ show into the MCU portfolio, which only gets less and less impressive after the end of the Infinity Saga.