|Budget: $23 million||Financed by: Alcon|
|Domestic Gross: $12,195,626||Domestic Distributor: Alcon (through Warner Bros)|
|Overseas Gross: $117,697|
Directed by: Andy Cadiff
Produced by: Andrew A. Kosove
Formerly titled First Daughter, Chasing Liberty started production a week before another competing film with a similar premise First Daughter with Katie Holmes. Alcon ended up changing the title and the Regency film kept the First Daughter title. Both films failed at the box office. Alcon financed Chasing Liberty for $23 million and Alcon also paid for distribution costs and Warner Bros distributed for a fee. Warner Bros/Alcon opened Chasing Liberty in the US in 2,400 theaters over the slow January 9 weekend, where it was up against My Baby’s Daddy and the wide expansion of Big Fish. It grossed $6,081,483 placing #7 for the weekend led by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in frame four. Chasing Liberty had weak legs with a 53.9% second weekend drop to $2,804,329 and sank 75.7% in its third weekend to $681,286. It left theaters with only $12,195,626. Alcon would see back about $6.6 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover much of their P&A costs and leave the budget at a loss — plus a fee to WB. Chasing Liberty was dumped straight to video in almost every offshore market and grossed an anemic $117,697 from a tiny release in a few territories.