In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale
|Budget: $60 million||Financed by: Boll KG Productions|
|Domestic Gross: $4,775,656||Domestic Distributor: Boll KG Productions (through Freestyle Releasing)|
|Overseas Gross: $8,322,259|
Directed by: Uwe Boll
Produced by: Uwe Boll
The final crop of Uwe Boll’s pictures financed by a now illegal German tax shelter loop hole, that has wealthy private investors give cash who are looking for huge write-offs. This $60 million dud was distributed in the US by rent-a-distributor Freestyle Releasing and the marketing costs were also financed by the shady German tax loop hole set up by Boll. In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale opened in 1,632 theaters to an awful $2,984,524 — placing #14 for the weekend led by holdover The Bucket List. The pic sank a huge 76.8% in its second weekend to $691,224 and In the Name of the King, was pulled out of all theaters after three weeks to just $4,775,656 at the box office. Major theater chains return only a small percentage of the gross (Regal pays out 34% to independent distributors for example) and Boll saw back about $1.8 million — which barely covers the cost of booking theaters. FOX released the film in Germany to a poor $2.4 million which posted the best numbers overseas and the film tanked everywhere with $8.3 million total across numerous distributors. It was dumped straight to video in major markets UK and France. Domestic home video sales were an ok $15.7 million, which spawned two even shittier cheap straight to video sequels.