The Affair Of The Necklace
|Budget: $30 million||Financed by: Alcon Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $471,210||Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros|
|Overseas Gross: $726,903|
Directed by: Charles Shyer
Produced by: Andrew A. Kosove
The Affair Of The Necklace was financed by Alcon Entertainment and was the first film put into production under a five year and ten picture distribution deal with Warner Bros, who would distribute in the US. Overseas sales to distributors were handled by Summit. Hilary Swank chose this project as her first leading role after landing an Oscar for Boys Don’t Cry. Warner Bros originally dated the period drama as counter-programming to Planet Of The Apes on July 27, but pushed the film back to November 30 for a limited release. The Affair Of The Necklace received mostly terrible reviews and found itself in a commercial dead zone and opened in 18 theaters with little interest from arthouse auds. It pulled in $125,523 with a $6,973 per screen average. It expanded to 40 locations the following weekend with diminishing returns at $88,846 and was quickly out of release with a mere $471,210. Alcon/WB saw success with their followup project in 2002, Christopher Nolan’s remake of Insomnia, with Swank in a supporting role.
The Affair Of The Necklace was also dumped by almost every overseas distributor that acquired the film and it saw a very limited offshore run and cumed $726,903.