|Budget: $100 million||Financed by: Disney|
|Domestic Gross: $67,303,450||Domestic Distributor: Disney|
|Overseas Gross: $40,800,000|
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Produced by: Casey Silver
Disney financed Hidalgo for north of $100 million and Disney delayed what was expected to be a summer 2003 release, to keep it away from another horse pic Seabiscuit. It was moved to October and then pushed back to March 5, 2004 where it would open against Starsky and Hutch. After an expensive ad campaign Disney booked the expensive pic into 3,063 theaters and it pulled in a slightly better than expected $18,829,435. It placed #3 for the weekend led by The Passion of the Christ in its second frame. Hidalgo saw modest weekend drops throughout its run, but closed with a less than blockbuster $67,303,450. Hidalgo pulled in mostly poor numbers overseas, which it needed to boost the expensive film out of the red. Disney saw a terrible $805,218 opening in the UK and it closed with only $1.7 million and the film continued to tank almost everywhere and pulled in just $40.8 million overseas. The worldwide total was $108.1 million, leaving Disney with about $59.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover P&A costs. Hidalgo posted a $60 million loss for Disney and was the first of a string of expensive 2004 flops for Disney, which saw The Alamo and Home On The Range bomb a few weeks later and then Raising Helen and Around The World In 80 Days.