Eight Crazy Nights
|Budget: $34 million (estimated)||Financed by: Sony|
|Domestic Gross: $23,586,598||Domestic Distributor: Sony (Columbia)|
|Overseas Gross: $246,533|
Directed by: Seth Kearsley
Produced by: Jack Giarraputo
Sony financed Adam Sandler’s animated Eight Crazy Nights for an estimated $34 million. The toon was dated for the Thanksgiving holiday frame and it opened in a very saturated market. Eight Crazy Nights was one of five wide releases that bowed — the animated box office fiasco Treasure Planet, the duds Solaris and Extreme Ops and Wes Craven Presents: They. Eight Crazy Nights, like most of Sandler’s output, received atrocious reviews and pulled in a weak $9,434,175 — placing #5 for the weekend led by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in its third frame. It fell 48.5% in its second weekend to $4,854,255 and collapsed 63.2% in its third set to $1,785,832 and then promptly lost most of its theater count. The domestic run closed with $23,586,598. Sony would see back about $12.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving part of the P&A costs in the red and the budget at a loss.
Sony dumped Eight Crazy Nights straight to video in almost every overseas market and it pulled in just $246,533 from the UK, Australia and Spain.