|Budget: $50 million||Financed by: New Regency|
|Domestic Gross: $3,626,883||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $4,715,249|
Directed by: Marc Forster
Produced by: Arnon Milchan
New Regency financed Stay for $50 million after they acquired the spec script for $1.8 million in a bidding war amongst every studio back in 2001, which was one of the biggest spec auctions at the time. FOX would distribute in most territories. The release for Stay was delayed over a year, to keep it away from another film directed by Marc Forster, the acclaimed Finding Neverland, which also was delayed over a year due to a legal agreement to distance it from the 2003 Peter Pan movie. Because of the delay, Marc Forster took his time editing and had the sound mixed twice. Two years after beginning production, Stay was released on October 21 in 1,684 theaters and received mostly poor reviews and it was dead on arrival with $2,188,199. Stay placed outside the top 10 at #13 for the slow weekend led by Doom. North Country also bowed that weekend. Audiences gave the film a toxic C- cinemascore and Stay posted one of the largest second weekend declines at 77.8% to $486,627 and was yanked out of all but 63 theaters going into its third weekend. It ended its run with only $3,626,883 and FOX would see back about $1.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover the cost of striking release prints for theaters or any of the marketing expenses. FOX gave the film a small overseas release, where it cumed $4,715,249 and went straight to video in most smaller european markets.