Producer Neal Moritz admits that the decision to make the film in 3D and shoot in Los Angeles sent the budget soaring, keeping profits low.
He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "The movie did almost $250 million and was actually very well liked, but we made the movie for too much money.
"One, we made it in L.A. for certain reasons, and two, we decided to go to 3D - that added another $10 million.
"If I had done it in a tax-rebate state and not done 3D, it would have been considered a huge financial success for the studio."
Movie mogul Neal Moritz's nine-year-old son is one of the only people on the planet to know what happens in the next Fast & The Furious movie - the producer is reading the latest draft of the script to him at bedtime.
The actress has been embroiled in a bitter court fight with her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry, the father of her three-year-old daughter Nahla, since their split in 2010.
Last month (Feb12), Berry asked a judge for permission to move from Los Angeles to her fiance Olivier Martinez's native France, amid fears for her and her child's safety following a recent encounter with an alleged stalker who was caught trespassing on her property on multiple occasions.
Aubry is allegedly opposed to the relocation, and now the Oscar winner is stepping up her legal battle by ditching Neal Hersh for famed family law attorney Stephen Kolodny, according to TMZ.com.
Kolodny helped Gibson secure joint custody of his daughter, two-year-old Lucia, in August (11) after a nasty break-up with his ex-girlfriend Grigorieva in early 2010.
Berry will be hoping for similar success in her case. The actress sought to ban Aubry from contacting Nahla in January (12) after former nanny Alliance Kamdem accused the model of shoving her while she was holding the child. Formal charges against Aubry were subsequently dismissed.
Rumours surfaced on Wednesday morning (29Feb12) suggesting the Oscar winner was seeking professional treatment after suffering a setback in her long battle with sobriety.
A source told RadarOnline.com, "Tatum made the decision to voluntarily check into rehab after having a relapse about a month ago when she began using cocaine again."
But a spokesperson for the Paper Moon star has since cleared up the claims, revealing the actress is taking precautionary measures to ensure she doesn't get hooked on prescription drugs she has been given post-surgery.
The rep tells Eonline.com, "Tatum O'Neal has had back issues, had back surgery and went to a place that could supervise her use of prescribed painkillers until the pain had subsided. She will always seek supervision when taking prescription medication that has addictive potential."
The 48-year-old daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal has a long history of substance abuse, but insisted she had kicked her habit for good following a 2008 arrest for cocaine possession, for which she was ordered to complete two sessions in a drug treatment programme.
The Paper Moon star is allegedly seeking professional treatment at an undisclosed location after suffering a setback in her sobriety.
A source tells RadarOnline.com, "Tatum made the decision to voluntarily check into rehab after having a relapse about a month ago when she began using cocaine again."
O'Neal, 48, has a long history of substance abuse, but she insisted she had kicked her habit once and for all after her 2008 arrest for cocaine possession. She pleaded guilty to the misdemeanour charge and was ordered to complete two sessions in a drug treatment programme.
The daughter of actor Ryan O'Neal even served as her embattled half-brother Redmond's sober buddy in 2010 to help him get clean after multiple drug arrests. In October (11), he was spared jail and ordered to return to a treatment centre after he confessed to using drugs while in rehab.
Lynn D. 'Buck' Compton passed away in Burlington, Washington on Saturday (25Feb12) following a heart attack.
Born in Los Angeles, Compton enrolled in the Army at the age of 21 and was awarded a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his courageous efforts as a first lieutenant in Easy Company after he and his unit parachuted into France on D-Day in 1944.
Compton's military exploits were captured and brought to life by actor Neal McDonough in the hit U.S. TV miniseries Band of Brothers.
Minority Report star McDonough remained in contact with the war hero even after the programme wrapped and he subsequently named his six-year-old son Morgan 'Little Buck' in his honour.
Compton also had a very successful legal career - he led the team that prosecuted Robert F. Kennedy's alleged killer Sirhan B. Sirhan and he was appointed to the 2nd District Court of Appeal by former President Ronald Regan. He served as a judge for 20 years.
The actor's eldest son has been locked up after he pleaded guilty to two felony counts of DUI and gun possession charges stemming from a car crash in August (11), according to EOnline.com.
O'Neal was facing a maximum sentence of four years in prison after he veered into oncoming traffic while high on drugs and hit a van, leaving the driver injured.
He missed his initial sentencing hearing last month (Jan12) because he checked himself into rehab to seek help for drinking issues.
The Ghost actress has entered a treatment facility following her hospitalisation on Monday night (23Jan12) when paramedics were called to her home.
A spokesperson for the star said, "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."
Now Moore's famous pals have added their support - in a post on his Twitter.com page, Simmons writes, "thoughts and prayers to Demi Moore", and Longoria adds, "Sending my love and support to one of the most beautiful people i know."
Matlin declares, "Let's give Demi Moore some space and time. Send her good thoughts", while actress Elise Neal writes, "Wishing (Moore) a speedy healthy recovery."
Moore's hospitalisation comes just two months since she split from husband Ashton Kutcher after six years together.
The reality TV star appeared a day late in a San Diego courtroom after a $100,000 (£62,500) bench warrant was issued for his arrest for failing to appear at his official sentencing for a 2011 DUI and gun possession arrest.
The 47 year old, who was arrested on New Year’s Eve (31Dec11) on a misdemeanour domestic violence charge, reportedly left jail just before he was due to appear in court for sentencing - and he went to rehab instead of the courthouse.
Griffin O'Neal has already pleaded guilty to the DUI and gun possession charges, after he veered into oncoming traffic while high on drugs and hit a van in August (11).
His attorney apologised to the court for the day delay, and the judge overseeing the case agreed to continue sentencing until 3 February (12), so O'Neal could complete his self-imposed rehab stint.