The Last Kiss
|Budget: $20 million||Financed by: Lakeshore Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $11,614,790||Domestic Distributor: Paramount (DreamWorks)|
|Overseas Gross: $4,237,611|
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn
Produced by: Tom Rosenberg
Lakeshore Entertainment financed The Last Kiss, a $20 million remake of the 2001 Italian film of the same name, with DreamWorks handling domestic distribution and Lakeshore taking foreign rights and sales to distributors. DreamWorks released the film through their output deal with Paramount and The Last Kiss opened only moderately wide in 1,357 theaters and pulled in a small $4,627,989 — placing #5 for the very slow weekend led new openers Gridiron Gang, The Black Dahlia and Everyone’s Hero. The Zach Braff vehicle declined 45.8% the following weekend to $2,509,999 and quickly closed with just $11,614,790. DreamWorks would see back about $6.3 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving a large portion of the modest ad spend in the red and no cash overages to flow back to Lakeshore. Overseas, the film mustered a weak $4.2 million across numerous distributors and went straight to video in Italy and most smaller markets.