|Budget: $28.5 million||Financed by: Mandalay Pictures; VIP Medienfonds 3|
|Domestic Gross: $6,303,762||Domestic Distributor: Warner Independent|
|Overseas Gross: $14,822,463|
Directed by: John Maybury
Produced by: Steven Soderbergh
The Jacket was financed for $28.5 million by Mandalay Pictures and a now defunct German tax shelter, this tax shelter was VIP Medienfonds 3, which quickly raised $181 million at the end of the year in 2003 where 3000 rich German citizens invested for a huge tax write off. Summit handled international rights to distributors. Warner Independent acquired US distribution rights and The Jacket would be their first wide release and after a confusing marketing campaign that stressed odd distorted dream imagery over anything that might connect with audiences, the film opened in 1,331 theaters and tanked. The Jacket pulled in $2,723,682 — placing #10 for the weekend led by new openers The Pacifier and Be Cool. It declined 50.8% in its second weekend to $1,339,283 and promptly lost most of its theater count. The film closed with $6,303,762 leaving Warner Independent with about $3.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, far less than their modest P&A spend. Constantin distributed in Germany and the German funded film was dumped straight to video in 2006. The Jacket grossed a total of only $14,822,463 overseas, across numerous distributors.