An Unfinished Life
|Budget: $30 million||Financed by: Miramax; Revolution Studios; Initial Entertainment Group|
|Domestic Gross: $8,586,392||Domestic Distributor: Miramax|
|Overseas Gross: $10,031,892|
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Produced by: Graham King
Miramax, Revolution Studios and Graham King’s Initial Entertainment Group financed An Unfinished Life for $30 million. Initial Entertainment Group sold international rights to distributors and Revolution held onto UK rights and Miramax had North American rights. The pic was filmed in 2003 and was originally scheduled for a 2004 release, but the future of the Weinsteins at Disney owned Miramax was in flux and while the two sides worked out a resolution, their pipeline of films backed up and well over a dozen movies were delayed. During this time the Weinsteins asked Revolution if they would release the movie, but they declined. An Unfinished Life sat on the shelf for over a year, until it was released during the Miramax clearance, when the Weinsteins announced they were splitting with Disney on September 30, 2005 and all of their unreleased pictures were rolled out into theaters. After nationwide sneak previews for the film to spread word of mouth, Miramax planned a platform release for An Unfinished Life and opened the film in 139 theaters to an ok $1,008,308. They quickly expanded the film the following weekend to 753 theaters and it pulled in a weak $2,052,066 and expanded it in its third weekend to 888 theaters with diminishing returns at $1,680,867. It quietly closed its US run with $8,586,392. Most overseas distributors did not do much with the picture and it cumed only $10,031,892. The film’s strongest showings were in Spain with only $3.4 million. Domestic home video sales were a solid $21.4 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).