|Budget: $19 million||Financed by: Summit|
|Domestic Gross: $8,402,485||Domestic Distributor: Summit|
|Overseas Gross: $10,353,451|
Directed by: Sean Anders
Produced by: Bob Levy
Summit financed the $19 million Sex Drive and made the leap to full formed distributor in late 2007 and they would release the pic in the US. Summit purchased the rights to the book after a pitch from teen lit fave publisher Alloy Entertainment, which saw its source material have TV success with Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars and success with a movie The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants. The jump to raunchy formulaic comedy was a financial failure and Alloy has kept their development geared to television after Sex Drive. Summit sold overseas rights, which would pad the loss when this tanked in the US. After a heavy marketing spend Sex Drive had a terrible opening with $3,607,164 in 2,421 theaters — placing #9 for the weekend led by new opener Max Payne, holdover Beverly Hills Chihuahua and new openers The Secret Life of Bees and W. Sex Drive declined 49.6% the following weekend to $1,819,785 and promptly lost most of its theater count. It closed out its run with $8,402,485 which would leave Summit with about $4.6 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross — which would not even cover 1/4 of the P&A spend. After releasing nothing but low grossing titles for its first year, Summit struck gold a month later with Twilight. Entertainment One distributed in the UK, which posted the strongest of the poor overseas numbers with $2.2 million. The foreign total was $10.3 million across numerous distributors and Sex Drive went straight to video in France. Recorded domestic home video sales were slightly better than the awful box office run, with $10.9 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).