The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie
|Budget: $15 million||Financed by: Big Idea Productions|
|Domestic Gross: $12,981,269||Domestic Distributor: Universal|
|Overseas Gross: $173,822|
Directed by: Mike Nawrocki
Big Idea Productions, who went through bankruptcy after the first VeggieTales film (Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie) lost the the company a bundle, when the box office gross only covered the marketing costs for the distributor and Big Idea lost its entire investment. The long and successful direct to dvd releases of Veggie Tales, somehow gave the new management of Big Idea the less than bright idea to make another theatrical movie. Budgeted at an inexpensive $15 million, plus millions more in marketing costs, the film would be distributed through Universal as a service agreement and the film pulled in about half of its predecessor. The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything: A Veggie Tales Movie grossed just $12,981,269 at the US box office. This would leave Big Idea swimming in red ink once again, when the gross would not even cover the P&A spend and the leave the budget at a loss. Big Idea was sold off and purchased as a subsidiary of DreamWorks in 2012, who inherited their large library. The pic saw a brief theatrical release overseas in a few small markets to all of $173,822 and went straight to video or TV in almost every country.