Amazon MGM Studios’ theatrical release, ‘American Fiction,’ directed and written by Cord Jefferson, is on its way to release, and the official theatrical release date for the film is December 15, 2023, with limited and expanded releases on December 22, 2023, in the United States. Based on the 2001 novel ‘Erasure’ by Percival Everett, it stars Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown. Produced by Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson, and Jermaine Johnson under the production banners of Orion Pictures, MRC Film, T-Street Productions, and 3 Arts Entertainment.
American Fiction Budget Revealed
According to verified industry insiders, the production budget for Amazon MGM Studios’ ‘American Fiction’ is around $20-25 million, excluding printing and advertising costs, making it one of the most anticipated small-budgeted films of the year. Not only that, despite being a super small-budgeted film, ‘American Fiction’ is one of the most expensive releases for Orion Pictures in recent years, making it an important film for the makers and distributors.
Although the film is a small production, the buzz and reception around it are good, which is impressive for the makers. However, at present, no one can say with certainty how much return the filmmakers will get on the cost because the film is competing with other big films at the box office, and it is not easy to survive in such a competitive landscape. But if the box office remains aside, the makers are expected to make a good profit from streaming or other digital options due to positive word of mouth about the film.
Talking about recognition of ‘American Fiction,’ the small-budgeted film has shown its glory in many renowned film festivals and has also achieved numerous accolades. It’s another positive sign for the makers because this kind of buzz will further strengthen its hold among the audience. Although only time will tell how the film will perform in its final tally, for now, the expectations are quite high.