News for Oct. 22, 2006

Guinness lists record-breaking feats in the movies

10/22/06, 11:27 am EST - Xoanon

Guinness has adjudged the Most Expensive Movie Ever Made to be the 2005 “King Kong” -- at $207 million, compared to $200 million each for “Titanic” (1997) and “Spider-Man 2.”

Highest salary ever paid to a film director prior to production: The $20 million Peter Jackson earned for megging “The Lord of the Rings.”

Most Oscars for a movie: “Ben-Hur” won 11 in 1959, and its record was matched by “Titanic” in 1997. More recently, it became a three-way tie when “The Return of the of the King” won all 11 of its nominations. [More]