New York Minute
|Budget: $30 million||Financed by: Warner Bros|
|Domestic Gross: $14,071,441||Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros|
|Overseas Gross: $7,218,385|
Directed by: Dennie Gordon
Produced by: Denise Di Novi
Warner Bros financed New York Minute for $30 million and home video superstars Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen unsuccessfully made the leap to the big screen. Warner Bros opened the film in the US with a glut of teenage fare aimed at girls already in release, including Mean Girls, 13 Going On 30 and Ella Enchanted. The film played in 3,006 theaters, as counter-programming to Van Helsing and pulled in $5,962,106 — placing #4 for the weekend led by Van Helsing and Mean Girls. New York Minute set a record at the time of release for the lowest grossing opening in over 3,000 theaters. The pic declined a modest 36% the following weekend to $3,814,307 but collapsed 65.9% in its third weekend to $1,302,152. New York Minute closed its run at the US box office with a poor $14,071,441 and killed off the Olsen’s big screen careers. Warner Bros released the film overseas to awful numbers, grossing just $7,218,385. The worldwide total was $21.2 million, leaving Warner Bros with about $11.6 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would leave much of the worldwide P&A costs in the red and the budget at a loss.