|Budget: $45 million||Financed by: Village Roadshow; Warner Bros|
|Domestic Gross: $32,682,342||Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros|
|Overseas Gross: $32,788,187|
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Produced by: Mark Canton
Back in 2000, Taking Lives was put into turnaround after New Regency could not come to terms with the budget with co-financier Village Roadshow. Roadshow took the project to Warner Bros and co-financed with the studio for $45 million. Taking Lives was originally slotted for February 20 but WB pushed it back to March 19, where it would open against the Dawn Of The Dead remake and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. To help drum up audience interest, a week before its opening Warner Bros posted the first 9 minutes of the movie on Yahoo. The film received poor reviews and opened within its low expectations with $11,458,465 in 2,705 theaters. It placed #3 for the weekend led by Dawn Of The Dead and The Passion Of The Christ in its fourth weekend. The thriller did not have strong enough legs to break out at the box office and declined 42.8% the following weekend to $6,557,426 and dropped 46.7% in its third frame to $3,495,271. Taking Lives closed its run with a disappointing $32,682,342 leaving Warner Bros with about $17.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover the P&A costs. The film pulled in weak numbers overseas, grossing $2.5 million in Australia, where Roadshow distributed and a terrible $1.6 million in the UK. The overseas cume was $32,788,187 and in an investor financial report Roadshow cited the disappointing box office performances of Taking Lives, Torque and Catwoman for posting a loss in their film production division.