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Glass Onion's Producer Jokes About The Millions Of Dollars The Sequel Lost On Trailers

"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" was already a commercial success for Netflix before it even hit the streaming platform on December 23. Its controversial week-long limited theatrical run was enough of a success that Netflix is reportedly weighing a theatrical re-release sometime in the near future. The sequel to the beloved "Knives Out" will also surely, the thinking goes, drive plenty of new subscribers Netflix's way for the holiday season. If that proves to be the case, it will be a success even if Netflix lost money on the short theatrical rollout.

Producer Ram Bergman has another take on the accounting behind "Glass Onion," and it has nothing to do with any money the film generates at the box office or in raw Netflix subscriptions. Instead, the producer jokes that he and the film's other producers spent "millions of dollars" on a particular expense that turned out not to be necessary due to the uniquely congenial atmosphere enjoyed by the film's cast and crew during production.

Ram Bergman says that the set was so much fun that none of the actors wanted to go into their trailers

The comment from "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" producer Ram Bergman comes in an Insider interview to promote the film. In discussing the fun-loving sets on both "Knives Out" and "Glass Onion," Bergman humorously laments the money he wasted on trailers for the galaxy of stars that populate both films.

"Every star had to have their own trailer and I thought the actors were never going to go to their trailers, I guaranteed it, they'll want to hang with each other and that's what happened on both movies," Bergman said. "I lost millions of dollars for all the trailers because they never went in them, but it starts from the top with Rian, everyone gets along so well."

So if in watching "Knives Out" or "Glass Onion" you pick up on the sense that making these movies must have been akin to paid vacations for the cast, you'll be at least partially right. And if you're thinking about making a glossy big-budget Hollywood murder mystery of your own, remember that you can save a bit of money by foregoing the expense of trailers for your stars — provided you can create at least as fun of an on-set atmosphere as Rian Johnson does.