|Budget: $20 million||Financed by: Paramount; Munich Film Partners New Century|
|Domestic Gross: $1,648,818||Domestic Distributor: Paramount|
|Overseas Gross: $26,888|
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Produced by: Scott Rudin
Paramount financed Marci X for $20 million and received some coin from the German tax shelter fund, Munich Film Partners New Century. The now illegal tax fund raised $125.5 million with a minimum $43,750 investment from wealthy people looking for a huge tax break. The fund contributed to another Paramount title Abandon. Marci X completed production in 2001 and this turkey sat on the shelf for over a year before Paramount dated it for January 31, 2003 and then pushed it back to August 22. It opened against The Medallion and the cheap and also long delayed My Boss’s Daughter — both delayed pics were not screened for critics. Marci X was booked moderately wide in 1,200 theaters, with minimal advertising and pulled in $872,950 with an atrocious $727 per screen average. It placed #17 for the slow end of summer weekend led by the holdover Freddy Vs. Jason. The Lisa Kudrow/Damon Wayans vehicle, produced by heavy weight Scott Rudin, received a hateful D+ cinemascore from audiences and sank 76.2% in its second frame to $207,763 and promptly lost most of its theater count. It was out of theaters after 4 weeks with only $1,648,818. Overseas, Marci X saw a brief theatrical release in a few theaters throughout South Africa, where it pulled in all of $26,888 and the film was sent straight to video in every market. The pic ended Lisa Kudrow’s brief studio leading lady career.