|Budget: $60 million||Financed by: Universal; Relativity|
|Domestic Gross: $28,212,337||Domestic Distributor: Universal|
|Overseas Gross: $27,774,984|
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Produced by: Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Doom was financed by Universal and Relativity for $60 million and Relativity put up half of the funds through their Gun Hill I line of equity, where wealthy investors pooled $600 million across 17 films for Universal and Sony. Doom was one of seven films to lose money for Gun Hill I. Former cinematographer turned director Andrzej Bartkowiak was offered the vid-game pic a month before filming began after the original director was replaced and Bartkowiak was given a pay-or-play deal from Universal. He must have one hell of an agent to land a pay-or-play deal, considering his last two directing assignments were disposable junk Cradle 2 The Grave and the Steven Seagal pic Exit Wounds. Universal opened Doom in the US in 3,044 theaters and it opened slightly below expectations with $15,488,870 — winning the slow weekend, which also saw North Country and Stay open. Doom proved to be incredibly front loaded and sank 72.7% the following weekend to $4,228,385 and fell 53.3% in its third weekend to $1,976,080. Doom quickly closed with a weak $28,212,337. UIP (joint distribution between Universal and Paramount) distributed the film overseas to poor numbers in every market, grossing just $27,774,984. The worldwide total was $55.9 million, returning about $30.7 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. Domestic home video sales were $28.6 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs). Andrzej Bartkowiak’s next directing assignment would be his last studio pic — the 2009 disaster and also vid-game pic Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.