|Budget: $27.5 million||Financed by: Paramount|
|Domestic Gross: $12,843,849||Domestic Distributor: Paramount|
|Overseas Gross: $339,577|
Directed by: John Schultz
Cedric the Entertainer
Produced by: David T. Friendly
The Honeymooners gets the big screen mistreatment from Paramount, who backed this $27.5 million turkey and it was a leftover from Sherry Lansing’s previous administration at the studio, which Brad Grey took over in early 2005. The Honeymooners received terrible reviews and opened in 1,912 theaters as counter-programming to Mr. & Mrs. Smith and grossed a poor $5,538,835 — placing #8 for the weekend. The Honeymooners declined 52.2% the following weekend to $2,648,330, followed by a 61.7% drop to $1,015,466 and promptly lost most of its screen count. The film closed with $12,843,849 leaving Paramount with about $7 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover much of the P&A costs or any of the budget. The Honeymooners was sent straight to video in most overseas markets and grossed just $339,577 from Belgium, Germany, Italy, South Africa, United Arab Emirates and the UK. Producer David T. Friendly was threatening the idea of a sequel if the film was a hit, so audiences were spared from future installments after this tanked.