Just My Luck
|Budget: $27 million||Financed by: New Regency|
|Domestic Gross: $17,326,650||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $20,833,255|
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Produced by: Arnon Milchan
New Regency financed this $28 million Lindsay Lohan vehicle and FOX distributed worldwide. Lohan landed a $7 million payday and was reportedly an on set nightmare with a cocaine problem and the behind the scenes troubles and the box office failure of Just My Luck would see the actress’s star power quickly fade. Just My Luck was originally positioned for release on March 3, but FOX pushed it back to May 12 as counter-programming to Poseidon for younger femme auds. Just My Luck was booked in 2,541 theaters and came in far below expectations with $5,692,285 — placing #4 for the weekend led by holdover Mission: Impossible III. It saw a 40.5% decline in its second weekend to $3,384,371 and closed its disappointing run with $17,326,650. Overseas, the film pulled in a weak $20.8 million with a soft $3,901,322 from the UK as the highest number. The worldwide total was $38.1 million, which would leave FOX with about $20.9 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover the expensive worldwide P&A spend or any of the budget. Domestic home video sales cumed $11.1 million. The following summer, Lohan killed off her studio career when the embarrassment I Know Who Killed Me was released to dismal numbers.