The Brothers Bloom
|Budget: $20 million||Financed by: Endgame|
|Domestic Gross: $3,531,756||Domestic Distributor: Summit|
|Overseas Gross: $1,999,008|
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Produced by: Ram Bergman
Endgame financed the $20 million The Brothers Bloom, with The Weinstein Company handling foreign pre-sales and Summit picked up US distribution rights while the pic was in post production in 2007. Summit, which was in the process of becoming a fully functional distribution mini-studio, acquired The Brothers Bloom to keep it out of festivals, because they deemed it a mass appeal project. Clearly Summit didn’t think the final product was mass appeal and the pic played on the festival circuit anyway. Summit opened the pic in 4 theaters to $90,400 and a decent enough $22,600 per screen average. The Brothers Bloom struggled while expanding to more markets and Summit never pushed its release past 209 theaters and it closed its US run with $3,531,756. Two years later Endgame would begin a prints and advertising equity line for their films to have more control over its releases, which started with The Brothers Bloom director Rian Johnson’s next film Looper. Overseas the film had a small release, grossing just $1.9 million across numerous distributors and went straight to video in Spain.