|Budget: $38 million||Financed by: Miramax (Dimension)|
|Domestic Gross: $623,374||Domestic Distributor: Miramax (Dimension)|
|Overseas Gross: $140,366|
Directed by: Steve Miner
James Van Der Beek
Rachael Leigh Cook
Produced by: Frank Price
Director Steve Miner, who helmed Halloween H20 for Dimension in 1998, boarded this fiasco, which was completed in 1999. Texas Rangers was financed by Miramax’s genre division Dimension for $38 million and this teen skewing western was originally dated for an April 2000 wide release. Dimension delayed the release over half a dozen times and the film collected dust and interest costs in the Miramax vault for two years since its completion. Another western targeting similar auds, American Outlaws, was also being shuffled around the release calendar and kept away from Texas Rangers and it it was also a bomb.
Texas Rangers was eventually dated for the post Thanksgiving frame on November 30, where Dimension dumped it into 402 theaters, with minimal advertising and awareness and the studio did not bother to screen the pic for critics. The film grossed a pitiful $319,516 for the weekend, with a $794 per screen average and placed #20 on the box office charts. It sank 70.1% in its second frame to $95,396 and was pulled from release after its third week with just $623,374. Texas Rangers was sent straight to video in almost every overseas market and it saw a fleeting theatrical release in a few countries to all of $140,366.