|Budget: $20 million||Financed by: FilmFour; Senator Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $741,394||Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros|
|Overseas Gross: $4,581,715|
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Produced by: Douglas Rae
Charlotte Gray was set up at the UK based FilmFour and it was the first film in a US distribution pact with Warner Bros, which would release about half a dozen FilmFour pics over three years and WB could acquire additional territories on a per picture basis. FilmFour had a financing agreement with German based Senator Entertainment, which covers 25% of their investment and Charlotte Gray was budgeted at $20 million. The film was first released in the US and rolled out overseas throughout 2002. Warner Bros positioned Charlotte Gray as an end of the year award hopeful, but it received mixed to poor reviews and faded away quickly.
The pic opened on December 28, in a very crowded holiday market and pulled in $46,271 with a soft $9,254 per screen average. In its third frame it expanded to 52 locations and took in a poor $170,080 with a $3,270 per screen average that would nix a further expansion. Charlotte Gray was out of release with a mere $741,394.
The film posted a terrible $1.8 million for FilmFour in the UK and the recorded overseas cume was $4.5 million across numerous distributors. The only two features that materialized with the FilmFour/Warner Bros deal was this flop and the expensive disaster Death To Smoochy. FilmFour lost $8.2 million in 2001 and their parent company Channel 4 folded them into their operations in 2002.