|Budget: $27 million||Financed by: Intermedia Films; New Mexico|
|Domestic Gross: $8,725,813||Domestic Distributor: Paramount|
|Overseas Gross: $2,690,262|
Directed by: E. Elias Merhige
Produced by: Paula Wagner
German based Intermedia Films financed Suspect Zero for $27 million and the state of New Mexico became an equity investor by giving the production a $7.5 million interest free loan, as part of their $85 million Severance Tax Fund to lure productions to film in the state. Paramount came on as domestic distributor and Lakeshore Entertainment took on foreign distribution sales. Filmed in 2002, Suspect Zero was scheduled for an October 2003 release, before being pushed back and dumped in the end of summer dead zone in 2004. It opened against Hero, Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid and the most disturbing release of the week Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. Suspect Zero was booked into 1,500 theaters and grossed a terrible $3,446,375 — placing #10 for the weekend led by Hero. Audiences did not like the film any more than critics and gave Suspect Zero a poor C- cinemascore and the film declined 43.9% in its second weekend to $1,932,056. It then collapsed 75.1% in its third weekend to $481,834 and closed its US run with $8,725,813. Paramount would see back about $4.8 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would leave much of the modest P&A costs in the red and no cash overages to go back to Intermedia. Suspect Zero saw a small release overseas in a few territories in late 2004 and 2005 to all of $2,690,262 and went straight to video in most markets. Despite being funded with German coin, it grossed just $255,160 in Germany. Intermedia posted a net loss of $29.4 million, which it attributed to Alexander, Suspect Zero, If Only and Mindhunters.