Little Black Book
|Budget: $35 million||Financed by: Revolution Studios; Sony|
|Domestic Gross: $20,698,668||Domestic Distributor: Sony|
|Overseas Gross: $1,336,164|
Directed by: Nick Hurran
Produced by: William Sherak
Revolution Studios financed Little Black Book for $35 million and Revolution’s financing slate agreement with Sony had Sony contribute 42.5% of the budget and 100% of the marketing costs. Sony distributed the film in most territories and this was one of the few blemishes of a very good year for Sony, which finished in the top spot of domestic grossers of all the studios in 2004. Sony opened the poorly reviewed Brittany Murphy vehicle in a similar late summer slot that her first solo headlining film Uptown Girls had the year prior. It was booked into 2,445 theaters as counter-programming to Collateral and it bowed to a weak $7,075,217. Little Black Book placed #5 for the weekend led by Collateral. The film saw a 46.5% second weekend decline to $3,784,115 and fell 59.9% in its third frame to $1,517,423. It bombed out of theaters with $20,698,668 which would leave Sony with about $11.3 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross — far below their P&A spend. Sony dumped Little Black Book overseas in a small release, where the film pulled in just $1,336,164 and no cash overages would flow back to Revolution since Sony did not recoup their distribution costs. This would be the last studio picture to top-line Brittany Murphy.