All The King's Men
|Budget: $55 million||Financed by: VIP; Relativity Media|
|Domestic Gross: $7,221,458||Domestic Distributor: Sony (Columbia)|
|Overseas Gross: $2,229,439|
Directed by: Steven Zaillian
Produced by: Mike Medavoy
All The King’s Men cost an estimated $55 million and the majority of the budget came from the German film fund VIP and Relativity Media also had a large stake in the film with their Gun Hill I line of equity hedge fund — where wealthy investors can put money toward a slate of films and this film was the biggest money loser of Gun Hill I, losing over $28 million for the fund. Sony signed on as worldwide distributor through their Columbia label and the film was being touted as a major Oscar player in the 2005 awards circuit, but was pushed back a year for continued editing and re-scoring. All The King’s Men was being heavily pushed by Sony again in 2006 as an awards contender, that is until critics eviscerated the picture and audiences avoided it. Sony opened the film in the US in 1,514 theaters to a terrible $3,672,366 — placing #7 for the weekend led by Jackass: Number Two and Jet Li’s Fearless. It declined a huge 58% in its second frame to $1,543,633 and promptly lost most of its theater count. All the King’s Men closed out its run after just four weeks with $7,221,458. Sony would see back about $3.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which leaves the majority of their P&A spend in the red. Overseas, the film pulled in only $2.2 million flopping in every market. It’s German gross was a pitiful $56,320 and Italy posted the highest numbers with a poor $683,800 and it was dumped straight to video in Russia and half a dozen smaller markets.