|Budget: $60 million||Financed by: New Regency|
|Domestic Gross: $36,280,697||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $41,804,130|
Directed by: Clark Johnson
Produced by: Arnon Milchan
New Regency financed The Sentinel for an estimated $60 million, with FOX distributing in most territories. The Michael Douglas vehicle opened in the US in 2,819 theaters and was tracking poorly, but opened slightly above expectations with a soft $14,367,854 — placing #3 for the weekend led by new opener Silent Hill and holdover Scary Movie 4. The Sentinel also opened against the flop satire American Dreamz, which also featured a plot about assassinating the president. The pic declined 45.8% in its second frame to $7,787,208 and proved to have poor legs when it dropped 60.4% in its third frame to $3,086,304. The Sentinel closed its run with $36,280,697. Overseas, the film pulled in soft numbers in most markets, where it opened to a terrible $683,361 in Australia and closed with $1,802,215 and grossed a poor $3,888,286 in the UK. Spain posted the highest overseas numbers with a soft $6,255,372 and the overseas cume was just $41.8 million bringing the worldwide gross to $78 million. FOX would see back about $43 million after theaters take their cut of the gross — leaving part of their P&A spend in the red. The film pulled in $21.1 million in domestic home video sales.