|Budget: $40 million (estimated)||Financed by: Miramax (Dimension)|
|Domestic Gross: $6,285,176||Domestic Distributor: Miramax (Dimension)|
|Overseas Gross: $1,860,373|
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Produced by: Marty Katz
Impostor was filmed back in 1998 as a 38 minute short film, which was to be one of three sci-fi tales in an anthology. Danny Boyle directed the short segment Alien Love Triangle and Guillermo del Toro directed Mimic, which was filmed as a feature instead of a short. Impostor was expanded into a feature, rewritten and then retooled to death. Impostor was financed by Miramax’s Dimension label for an estimated $40 million and since the budget is not on screen, the endless reshoots over three years certainly drove up the costs. With costumes and props used from Starship Troopers and vfx stock footage used from Armageddon, this cheap looking dud was originally scheduled for release on October 6, 2000 and changed dates about half a dozen times before being unloaded January 4, 2002. Impostor was trimmed to a PG-13 rating in the US, received poor reviews and was booked into 1,870 theaters. It tanked with $3,022,523 — placing #13 for the weekend led by The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in its third frame. Audiences gave the movie a terrible C cinemascore and Impostor declined 52.2% in its second frame to $1,445,680 and was pulled from release after three weeks with just $6,285,176.
Miramax sold off overseas rights to numerous distributors, which would slightly limit their exposure to the budget and distributors dumped the film in every market with a small release to all of $1,860,373 and it went straight to video in most markets.