|Budget: $16 million||Financed by: New Zealand Film Production Fund; New Zealand Film Commission; Film Consortium; UK Film Council; Endgame; Invicta|
|Domestic Gross: $0||Domestic Distributor: The Weinstein Company|
|Overseas Gross: $915,442|
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Produced by: Chris Auty
River Queen was beset by a nightmare production, mostly from the much publicized behavior from lead actress Samantha Morton, who would disappear for lengths of time on set or not show up. Her difficult behavior led to a feud with director Vincent Ward, who Morton had removed as director and replaced by the cinematographer. The initial budget was around $9 million and because of the troubles on set, the budget ended over $16 million. River Queen was financed by the New Zealand Film Production Fund, the New Zealand Film Commission, the Film Consortium, the UK Film Council, Endgame and Invicta. New Zealand Film Production Fund publicly listed their investment at NZ$4,500,000 (about $3.1 million) and their return on that investment was NZ$0. River Queen was released in New Zealand by Fox and it came in #1 for its opening weekend grossing $171,510 but the film closed with a weak $617,299 and Fox also released the film in Australia to a poor $154,738. The film made all of $868 in the UK and its overseas gross was $915,442. River Queen went straight to video in the US, which was picked up by The Weinstein Company and also sold poorly to distributors, which only sold to 26 countries, most of which dumped it straight to video.