|Budget: $6 million||Financed by: Gaylord Films|
|Domestic Gross: $5,123,696||Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros|
|Overseas Gross: $17,470|
Directed by: Casey La Scala
Produced by: Bill Gerber
Grind was financed for a cheap $6 million by Gaylord Films and distributed in the US by Warner Bros, who spend far more on P&A costs. Warner Bros was initially going to release the pic in only 200 theaters, but it tested well and it landed a wide release. Grind was booked into 2,253 theaters, against Freddy Vs. Jason, Uptown Girls and Open Range. It was dead on arrival with $2,511,403, posting one of the worst wide release openings ever and placing outside the top 10 at #12. Warners distribution head Dan Fellman said, “Gaylord thought there would be enough interest from the skateboarding community to go out with a wide release. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way.” Grind fell a huge 67.4% in its second weekend to $818,330 and promptly lost most of its theater count. It disappeared after 5 weeks with just $5,123,696. Warner Bros would see back about $2.8 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would barely put a dent in the modest P&A spend. Grind saw a tiny theatrical release in The United Arab Emirates to all of $17,470 and went straight to video in the few markets it was picked up for distribution.