Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
|Budget: $50 million||Financed by: Hyde Park Entertainment; Capcom|
|Domestic Gross: $8,742,261||Domestic Distributor: FOX|
|Overseas Gross: $4,021,940|
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Produced by: Patrick Aiello
Hyde Park Entertainment co-financed this turkey with Capcom for an estimated $50 million with Fox distributing in the US. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li marks the second attempt to turn the popular video game into a franchise after the terrible 1994 version and this couldn’t even raise the already low bar set by the previous attempt. Director Andrzej Bartkowiak previously helmed the game adaptation of the flop Doom. FOX didn’t do much in the way of a heavy P&A spend, didn’t screen the film for critics and it opened with little buzz and tanked opening weekend with $4,721,110 — placing #8 for the weekend led by holdover Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail and new opener Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience and break out action hit Taken was still going strong. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li dropped a huge 68.5% in its second frame to $1,485,028 when Watchmen opened and it promptly lost most of its theater count. The film quietly closed with $8,742,261 which after theaters take their percentage of the gross would leave FOX with about $4.8 million, which would not cover even 1/3 of the modest ad spend. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li received a small release overseas to $4 million, across multiple distributors and went straight to video in most major markets, such as the UK, Germany, France, Australia and Italy. Domestic home video sales were a poor $5.9 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).