The Ice Harvest
|Budget: $14 million||Financed by: Focus|
|Domestic Gross: $9,016,782||Domestic Distributor: Focus|
|Overseas Gross: $1,140,186|
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Billy Bob Thornton
Produced by: Albert Berger
Focus financed The Ice Harvest for a modest $14 million and distributed in the US and after a soft, but still expensive P&A spend, Focus released the dark comedy in 1,550 theaters over the crowded Thanksgiving frame. The Ice Harvest opened against Yours, Mine and Ours, Just Friends, Rent, In The Mix and the wide expansion of Pride and Prejudice and it fared the worst of all the films with a terrible $3,740,799. It placed #10 for the weekend, which was won by holdover Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The small audience that showed up opening weekend didn’t like what they saw and awarded The Ice Harvest a hateful D cinemascore and the film declined 55.6% the following weekend to $1,662,189. The Ice Harvest was pulled from release after only its third week with $9,016,782. Focus would see back about $4.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, far short of the marketing costs and budget. Overseas the film saw a small theatrical release in a few countries to just $1,140,186 and went straight to video in most major markets. Domestic home video sales were $7.9 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs). John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton previously starred in the 1999 flop Pushing Tin.