Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!
|Budget: $22 million||Financed by: DreamWorks|
|Domestic Gross: $17,071,962||Domestic Distributor: DreamWorks|
|Overseas Gross: $4,206,494|
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Produced by: Lucy Fisher
DreamWorks financed Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! for $22 million and the studio was coming off a terrible 2003. The pic was originally scheduled for March 19, 2004 but was pushed forward to January 23 and continued DreamWorks’ string of flops. DreamWorks held national sneak previews the weekend before its release on Friday and Sunday at 700 locations to help spread word of mouth. Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! opened against The Butterfly Effect and was booked into 2,711 theaters and grossed a disappointing $7,320,066. It placed #3 for the weekend led by The Butterfly Effect and the holdover comedy Along Came Polly. Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! declined 42.5% the following weekend to $4,211,395 and stumbled 61.1% the third weekend to $1,638,287 and closed its run with $17,071,962. DreamWorks would see back about $9.3 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving part of the P&A costs in the red and the budget uncovered. Universal distributed the film overseas, which pulled in a mere $4,206,494 with $1.4 million from Australia and $971,738 from the UK being the bulk of its total. DreamWorks followed this dud with Eurotrip and the troubled and long delayed Envy.