|Budget: $43 million||Financed by: New Regency; FOX|
|Domestic Gross: $24,409,722||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $32,271,844|
Directed by: Rob Bowman
Produced by: Avi Arad
Elektra was co-financed by New Regency and FOX for $43 million and this spin-off of the less than stellar Daredevil, was a critical and commercial failure. Screenwriter Stu Zicherman said of the picture: “30-seconds into the movie you’re like oh, fuck. I literally, to this day, am still so embarrassed by that movie. I probably shouldn’t say this but I know Jennifer Garner is too.” In the hacked emails at WikiLeaks, Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter wrote about Elektra: “Very bad idea and the end result was very, very bad.” FOX opened the film in the US in 3,204 theaters, over the Martin Luther King Jr holiday frame and it came in well below expectations with $12,804,793. It placed #5 for the weekend led by new opener Coach Carter. Elektra was incredibly front loaded and sank 69% in its second frame to $3,964,598 and followed that with a 64.4% third frame decline to $1,411,578 and the film left the box office with a terrible $24,409,722. FOX released Elektra in most overseas markets and it was a dud, with Spain posting the highest gross with a soft $4,384,232. The overseas cume was $32,271,844. The worldwide total was $56.6 million, leaving FOX with about $31.1 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover the worldwide P&A spend and leave the budget in the red.