Catch And Release
|Budget: $25 million||Financed by: Relativity; Sony|
|Domestic Gross: $15,539,051||Domestic Distributor: Sony (Columbia)|
|Overseas Gross: $619,436|
Directed by: Susannah Grant
Produced by: Ryan Kavanaugh
Relativity Media co-financed this $25 million Jennifer Garner vehicle with Sony and Relativity’s portion of the financing came from with their Gun Hill I hedge fund — which outside investors poured in $600 million to co-finance 17 movies from Sony and Universal. 7 films were financial failures and Catch And Release was one of those. Sony’s Columbia division distributed Catch and Release in the US and pushed the release date back from April 2006 to January 26, 2007. The pic opened in 1,622 theaters to a soft $7,658,898 — placing #5 for the weekend led by the anti-funny Epic Movie and Smokin’ Aces (also co-financed by Relativity). The following weekend was the Superbowl and Because I Said So opened and took the majority of femme auds. Catch And release declined a huge 66.4% to $2,576,948 and quickly ended its US run at the box office with $15,539,051. Sony would see back about $8.5 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover half of the P&A spend or any of the budget. Sony released the film overseas with an anemic gross of $619,436 and dumped it straight to video in most markets. Domestic home video sales were $12.5 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).