Everyone loves a bit of cinematic destruction, and the superhero movies of the past couple decades haven’t left us disappointed, having repeatedly toppled skyscrapers and entire cities. Some have calculated that New York City has been destroyed more than sixty times in the past thirty years of film from catastrophes as varied as volcanic eruption and the ever-threatening sharknado.
Still, Hollywood doesn’t only indulge damage on a grand scale, and another frequent site of television and film disaster is a bit more familiar: the home.
Those who had the pleasure of living through the nineties remember when the grandest television crises were the little domestic misadventures of characters like Will in Fresh Prince, who tried his hand at cooking flambé and burned down his uncle’s Bel Air kitchen. In another classic television episode, Stephanie from Full House drove Uncle Joey’s car directly into the side of her San Francisco Victorian. (Apparently uncles bore the brunt of much damage in nineties sitcoms.)
More recent shows also feature small home blunders, like Jess’s failed rooftop tub experiment in New Girl or Jan’s murder of Michael’s plasma screen TV in The Office. And nothing tops the home damage inflicted by the demogorgon in the first season of Stranger Things—of course, Joyce added a bit of her own damage, as well, when she axed her own wall.
All of this raises a question: How much would this all cost to fix? Of course, the characters don’t have to worry about this, but if you find yourself in a situation where you accidentally enlarge a Thomas the Train engine toy and destroy the side of your house (Ant-Man), you might be wondering how much it’s going to cost. (You might also be a little embarrassed to call for repairs.)
Below, check out the infographic courtesy of The Zebra to see a full rundown of ten Hollywood home disasters and how much it would cost to fix them.
Originally posted on October 8, 2020 @ 7:35 am