|Budget: $26 million||Financed by: Disney|
|Domestic Gross: $17,127,992||Domestic Distributor: Disney (Touchstone)|
|Overseas Gross: $369,000|
Directed by: Justin Lin
Produced by: Mark Vahradian
Annapolis was financed for $26 million by Disney after moving the production from Maryland to Pennsylvania one day after the state offered a 20% tax credit, zero state sales tax and free use of state-owned property — which saved the production an estimated $2 million. Disney opened Annapolis moderately wide in 1,605 theaters to a soft $7,681,171 — placing #4 for the weekend led by new openers Big Momma’s House 2 and Nanny McPhee. The film had weak legs and fell 55.5% in its second weekend to $3,415,500 and declined 59.7% in its third frame to $1,378,020. Annapolis closed its run with $17,127,992 leaving the mouse house with about $9.4 million after theaters take their cut of the gross, which would not cover its P&A spend or any of its budget. The film was released theatrically in Mexico to all of $369,000 and Disney dumped it straight to video in every market. Annapolis did sell well on home video in the US bringing in $30 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs), which would pad Disney’s loss. In July 2006, when Disney was pulling in mountains of cash from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook announced that Disney would reduce its movie output from around 18 per year to 8 and slash personnel. Citing the recent box office misfires Annapolis, Stick It, The Wild and Stay Alive.