|Budget: $42 million||Financed by: New Line|
|Domestic Gross: $24,403,552||Domestic Distributor: New Line|
|Overseas Gross: $31,956,428|
Directed by: John Herzfeld
Robert De Niro
Produced by: Nick Wechsler
15 Minutes was filmed back in 1999 and this $42 million Robert De Niro and Edward Burns starrer collected dust at New Line for two years before it saw a release. 15 Minutes received poor reviews and opened against the teen comedy flop Get Over It. The pic came in #2 with $10,523,154 during a very slow weekend when The Mexican topped the charts in its second frame. 15 Minutes had terrible legs at the box office and collapsed 59.1% the following weekend with $4,300,356 and closed its US run with $24,403,552. New Line would see returned about $13.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover their P&A expenses. A month later New Line would also unload their delayed fiasco Town and Country.
New Line sold off overseas distribution for 15 Minutes, which would help limit their exposure to the budget. The overseas gross was a soft $31,956,428 across many distributors. Director John Herzfeld helmed two features after 15 Minutes, a Paul Walker action flick Bobby Z, which was dumped straight to video and the low budget Reach Me, which also went without a theatrical release. New Line pocketed $4 million for the TV rights to the USA network.