|Budget: $50 million||Financed by: Working Title|
|Domestic Gross: $8,017,917||Domestic Distributor: Focus|
|Overseas Gross: $28,330,867|
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Produced by: Tim Bevan
The Boat That Rocked was financed by London based Working Title, which is owned by Universal, for estimates upwards of $50 million. The film received poor reviews from the UK and pulled in a disappointing $10.1 million and posted soft numbers in every territory with the exception of a decent $7.1 million from France. The overseas release accumulated a poor $28.3 million for Universal, which prompted the studio to give the film to its specialty division Focus for a US release, which Focus would be more equipped at marketing less commercial films. They cut 20 minutes out of the film and renamed it Pirate Radio and opened the film in 882 theaters to a disappointing $2,904,380 — placing #11 for the weekend and it was the only film to open against 2012. Universal had hopes Pirate Radio would play well with older auds throughout the Thanksgiving holiday frame but it dropped 49.7% the following weekend to $1,460,592 and lost half of its theater count going into the holiday frame. The pic closed its US run with $8,017,917. Focus/Universal would see back about $4.4 million from the US gross after theaters take their cut, which would not come close to covering the ad spend and the poor worldwide numbers would leave most of the budget as a loss. Recorded domestic home video sales came to a weak $4.7 million.