|Budget: $17 million||Financed by: Disney|
|Domestic Gross: $1,571,504||Domestic Distributor: Disney (Touchstone)|
|Overseas Gross: $7,868,156|
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Produced by: Jerry Bruckheimer
A few months after Irish journalist Veronica Guerin was killed, Disney was interested in developing a movie about her and producer Jerry Bruckheimer began development on the project. Guerin’s husband Graham Turley did not want to sell the rights to her life, so Bruckheimer instead optioned an article from GQ “The Martyrdom of Veronica Guerin” to keep any potential competing projects from moving forward. Disney financed the pic for $17 million and dated it for October 17 as an awards hopeful. Veronica Guerin received mixed reviews, which put the pic in a commercial dead zone and Disney scaled back the release in the US. Veronica Guerin was booked in 472 theaters and pulled in $611,276 with a terrible $1,295 per screen average, which would kill off its chances at an expansion. It dropped 49.9% the following weekend to $306,313 and promptly lost most of its screen count and closed with a mere $1,571,504. Disney saw the bulk of its overseas gross come from the UK with $4,836,419 and the film barely made a blip on the box office radar in every other market, where it totaled $7,868,156.