|Budget: $15 million||Financed by: New Line|
|Domestic Gross: $4,008,527||Domestic Distributor: New Line|
|Overseas Gross: $135,125|
Directed by: Jeffrey W. Byrd
Produced by: Mike Drake
New Line financed this $15 million turkey staring Anthony Anderson and sold off foreign distribution rights for King’s Ransom to a handful of distributors. New Line originally scheduled a March 4 release date, but pushed it back to April 22 and opened the film with a small marketing push, without screenings for critics, in 1,508 theaters. The comedy was dead on arrival with $2,137,685. It placed #10 for the weekend led by the new opener The Interpreter and the flop A Lot Like Love also bowed. Audiences gave the film a C+ cinemascore and it declined 61.1% in its second frame to $831,925 and promptly lost most of its theater count. King’s Ransom quickly closed with only $4,008,527 leaving New Line with about $2.2 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would barely cover the costs of striking release prints. King’s Ransom saw a brief theatrical release in Egypt, South Africa and The United Arab Emirates to a a grand total of $135,125 and went straight to video in the few markets that picked the film up.