Stuck On You
|Budget: $55 million||Financed by: FOX|
|Domestic Gross: $33,832,741||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $31,951,762|
& Peter Farrelly
Directed by: Bobby Farrelly
Produced by: Charles B. Wessler
The Farrelly brothers wrote Stuck On You back in 1990 before their career kicked off with Dumb & Dumber in 1994. Jim Carrey and Woody Allen were originally going to star as the twins, but the studio would not meet Allen’s asking price. Years later, Will Smith was interested in the project and had the Farrelly brothers polish the script, but then he lost interest. The film moved forward with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear and was financed by FOX for $55 million. The studio had high hopes for the comedy, positioning it at the end of the year as counter programming to more serious Oscar fare. Instead, Stuck On You was lost in the crowded marketplace in mid December and opened with a very disappointing $9,411,055 in 3,003 theaters. It placed #3 for the weekend led by the new opener Something’s Gotta Give. The film saw a 43.9% second weekend decline to $5,284,023 and saw modest drops throughout the holiday frames, but Stuck On You closed with a poor $33,832,741. FOX saw the overseas receipts in line with the domestic turnout and the film pulled in a soft $31,951,762 — bringing the worldwide total to $65.7 million. FOX would see returned about $36.1 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving much of the P&A costs in the red and the budget at a loss.