Nomad: The Warrior
|Budget: $40 million||Financed by: Kazakh Film|
|Domestic Gross: $79,123||Domestic Distributor: The Weinstein Company|
|Overseas Gross: $3,009,562|
Directed by: Sergey Bodrov
Produced by: Ram Bergman
Nomad: The Warrior was originally 80% financed by the Kazakhstan government under the Kazakh Film label for $25 million, but the production under went many logistical challenges and weather related mishaps and the original director was replaced and the film’s costs skyrocketed to $40 million. Wild Bunch acquired international rights and sold the film off to distributors, who mostly dumped Nomad: The Warrior straight to video. The film was released theatrically in a handful of countries and grossed a total of $3 million overseas and $2.3 million of that was from Russia in 2006. The Weinstein Company picked the film up for US distribution and opened the historical epic in 30 theaters on March 16, 2007 a week after 300 opened and it was stillborn with $14,250 and a terrible $475 per screen average. The film made all of $94 in its second weekend. The Weinstein Company expanded Nomad: The Warrior in its third weekend to 60 theaters and saw back $17,385 with a poor $289 per screen average and it quietly left theaters with just $79,123.