25 Crazy Facts You Didn’t Know About the Wizard of Oz

6. The Film Actually Didn’t Turn Much of Profit

When the film was released to box offices, it made about $3M in total. That might sound like a lot of money, but when you realize that it was an incredibly expensive film to make, that puts the profit in perspective. The film cost almost $2.7, meaning the profit for the film company was pretty small.

7. Nevertheless, It Was Released Two Separate Times

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The Wizard of Oz was first released for film and TV in 1949. It was a pretty big hit. Seven years later, it was released for film and TV again. From there, its views and popularity skyrocketed.

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