|Budget: $33 million||Financed by: Bauer Martinez Studios|
|Domestic Gross: $0||Domestic Distributor: The Weinstein Company|
|Overseas Gross: $7,119,846|
Directed by: Andrew Lau
Produced by: Philippe Martinez
The Flock was financed for $33 million by Philippe Martinez under his Bauer Martinez Studios company and the producer who claimed he would have the biggest independent studio in Hollywood within a year, could barely stay open for business or release any of his films. Martinez paid Richard Gere $10 million to star in The Flock, which was apparently more than double of his usual asking price. Once production ended, Martinez fired director Andrew Lau and tried to recut and reshoot the film himself. Richard Gere convinced him to hire Niels Mueller to help rework The Flock. While the film was having surgery done to it, Martinez released Harsh Times and the awful Van Wilder sequel and both were duds. The wannabe mogul couldn’t pay for marketing and distribution for The Flock and his $24 million pic I Could Never Be Your Woman after he burned his bridges with a distribution deal at MGM over not paying for prints and advertising for Harsh Times and leaving MGM with the bill. The Flock ended up being dumped straight to video by The Weinstein Company in 2008, which only picked up the pic for a video release and also unloaded I Could Never Be Your Woman without a theatrical release. The Flock was released overseas to a small $7.1 million across numerous distributors and $2.7 million from Spain was the strongest showing and the film went straight to video in Germany.