|Budget: $16 million||Financed by: Intermedia; Wind Dancer Productions|
|Domestic Gross: $146,193||Domestic Distributor: Paramount Classics|
|Overseas Gross: $476,245|
& Peter Askin
Directed by: Douglas McGrath
Produced by: Guy East
Company Man was financed by the German based Intermedia and also Wind Dancer Productions for $16 million and Intermedia pre-sold the project to many distributors. The film finished production in early 1999 and Paramount Classics acquired US rights. Co-directors Doug McGrath and Peter Askin showed a rough cut of the pic to the financiers in June 1999 and after the screening, the financiers demanded all footage be shipped to them to be re-edited. The directors sued Intermedia and Wind Dancer Productions for $1.5 million, as they had final cut privileges and in August they settled — though it has not been released what the terms were.
The final product was either botched by the people who funded it, or it was the original vision of the two directors, but the released film received bottom of the barrel reviews and Paramount Classics did little with Company Man. It was dumped into 104 theaters, two years after it was completed and pulled in $74,743 with a miserable $718 per screen average. It’s domestic cume was all of $146,193. Company Man went straight to video in most offshore markets and grossed a mere $476,245 across numerous distributors who gave it a brief theatrical rollout.