|Budget: $20 million||Financed by: Miramax (Dimension)|
|Domestic Gross: $1,203,794||Domestic Distributor: Miramax (Dimension)|
|Overseas Gross: $4,155,851|
Directed by: Kurt Wimmer
Produced by: Jan de Bont
Miramax’s genre division Dimension financed Equilibrium for $20 million, with the help of Jan De Bont’s Blue Tulip Prods. who was able to secure a Dutch tax incentive through Jan De Bont’s Dutch citizenship. According to director Kurt Wimmer, Dimension was in the black after selling the film off to overseas distributors and scaled back the marketing as not to risk their profit — which is a nice way of saying they had no faith in the movie and dumped it. The pic was completed in early 2001 and sat on the shelf and was eventually dated for November 8, 2002 and then moved to December 6. Dimension opened the delayed Equilibrium to poor critical reviews and blink and you miss it advertising in 301 theaters and it pulled in $541,512 with a poor $1,799 per screen average. It declined 50.5% the following weekend to $268,016 and Equilibrium was pulled out of release after only three weeks with just $1,203,794.
Overseas distributors didn’t do much with the picture, with most dumping it straight to video and the majority of the small $4,155,851 overseas gross came from the UK which took in $1,734,463. The movie did find an audience on home video and cable.