|Budget: $5 million (estimated)||Financed by: Level 1|
|Domestic Gross: $6,090,172||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $476,105|
Directed by: Nicholaus Goossen
Produced by: Adam Sandler
Grandma’s Boy was the first film financed by Level 1, which is owned by a wealthy real estate figure Edward Milstein, who would go on to finance another Adam Sandler produced flop Strange Wilderness. Grandma’s Boy cost an estimated, cheap $5 million to produce, but far more to market and Fox distributed in the US and opened the film in 2,015 theaters against Hostel and BloodRayne competing for young male auds. FOX did not screen the movie for critics and Grandma’s Boy was dead on arrival with $3,009,341 — placing #13 for the weekend led by Hostel. The film declined 59.5% in its second weekend to $1,218,930 and lost all but 209 theaters and pulled in $135,806 in its third frame. Grandma’s Boy left theaters with just $6,090,172 returning about $3.3 million to Fox after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would just about cover the cost of striking release prints for theaters and none of the modest advertising spend. The film was released in a few markets overseas to just $476,105 and went straight to video everywhere else. Domestic home video sales were solid with $32 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs), which offset the terrible box office performance.