|Budget: $27 million||Financed by: Intermedia; Outlaw Productions; Avenue Pictures|
|Domestic Gross: $4,480,744||Domestic Distributor: Miramax (Dimension)|
|Overseas Gross: $16,668,085|
Directed by: Renny Harlin
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Produced by: Akiva Goldsman
Mindhunters was filmed back in 2002 and was financed by German based Intermedia, Outlaw Productions and Avenue Pictures for $27 million and Miramax picked up US rights, which they would release through their Dimension banner. After numerous release delays, Dimension decided to send the pic straight to video, but it was unloaded theatrically at the eleventh hour as one of the many films rotting in the Miramax vault. When the Weinsteins and Disney were negotiating their future at Miramax in 2004, many films began to back up in their pipeline and once it was announced the Weinsteins would be leaving the Disney owned Miramax, they rushed many of the pictures into release. Mindhunters was dumped with a soft marketing campaign in 1,040 theaters and pulled in a terrible $1,911,358 — placing #10 for the weekend led by new opener Monster-in-Law. Audiences gave the Renny Harlin film a poor C cinemascore and the pic declined 47.4% in its second weekend to $1,005,839 and promptly lost most of its theater count. It closed its run with $4,480,744. Overseas, Mindhunters grossed a weak $2,399,571 in Germany, its strongest territory was an ok $5,228,542 from Spain. The overseas cume was $16,668,085 across multiple distributors. Intermedia posted a net loss of $29.4 million, which it attributed to Alexander, Suspect Zero, If Only and Mindhunters and they wasted more money on producing a television series of Mindhunters, which was passed by every network.