|Budget: $15 million||Financed by: Maverick Films; Patriot Pictures|
|Domestic Gross: $11,449,638||Domestic Distributor: Maverick Films (through MGM)|
|Overseas Gross: $5,458,087|
Directed by: Martha Coolidge
Produced by: Susan Duff
Co-financed for an estimated $15 million by Maverick Films and Patriot Pictures, Material Girls had trouble landing a US distributor and Maverick Films ended up paying for the marketing through MGM which acted as a rent-a-distributor. After a modest, but still expensive prints and advertising spend, the Hilary and Haylie Duff vehicle opened in 1,509 theaters against Snakes On A Plane and Accepted. Material Girls placed #9 for the weekend with a poor $4,603,121. The pic declined 52.2% in its second weekend to $2,202,582 and fell 54.8% in its third weekend to $995,585 and closed its run with $11,449,638. Maverick Films would see back about $6.2 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, plus a fee to MGM, which would not cover much of their P&A spend or any of the budget. Material Girls saw a small release overseas across multiple distributors to just $5.4 million and went straight to video in most markets. Domestic home video sales cumed $12.1 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs). Using MGM as a rent-a-distributor entitled Maverick to MGM’s lucrative cable deal with Showtime, giving a large 20%-25% of the theatrical gross for cable rights, which put about $2.5 million back in Maverick’s pockets. This would also mark the last wide release for a film starring Hilary Duff.