View From The Top
|Budget: $30 million (estimated)||Financed by: Miramax|
|Domestic Gross: $15,614,000||Domestic Distributor: Miramax|
|Overseas Gross: $3,912,014|
Directed by: Bruno Barreto
Produced by: Brad Grey
View From The Top cost an estimated $30 million, with some estimates just shy of $40 million and this stinker from Miramax was delayed after the September 11th attacks and after numerous rounds of being re-edited, was continually delayed. Buzz became toxic and it bounced all over the release calendar and View From The Top finally saw a release on March 21, 2003. The full scale Iraq invasion began the day prior to its release and news coverage of the war kept many auds at home. Accompanying the negative buzz and grim national mood as it began war, was awful reviews. Miramax opened the pic in 2,508 theaters and it pulled in $7,009,513 — placing #4 for the slow weekend led by the holdover Bringing Down The House. The flops Dreamcatcher and Boat Trip also bowed that weekend. View From The Top declined 49.8% the following weekend to $3,516,872 and sank 62.9% to $1,304,293 in its third frame. The film closed with just $15,614,000. Miramax would see back about $8.5 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would leave much of the P&A costs in the red and the budget untouched. View From The Top saw a small release overseas, pulling in just $3,912,014 across numerous distributors.