|Budget: $60 million||Financed by: Sony|
|Domestic Gross: $43,337,279||Domestic Distributor: Sony|
|Overseas Gross: $19,020,621|
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Produced by: Judd Apatow
Sony financed Year One for $60 million and this critically reviled comedy opened in the US to a glut of comedy fare already in release and it was positioned for younger male auds against opener The Proposal, courting femme auds. Even with surprise hit The Hangover going into its third frame and other comedic fare Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the flop Land Of The Lost and Imagine That still in release — Year One opened in line with projections with a decent start at $19,610,304 — placing #4 for the weekend, which was won by The Proposal. Year One fell a huge 69.3% in its second weekend to $6,022,444 and continued to post big weekly declines and closed its run with a weak $43,337,279. Overseas numbers were only $19 million for a worldwide total of $62.3 million and Sony would see back about $34.2 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover the worldwide P&A costs. Domestic home video sales were a decent enough $19.1 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs). Year One was sadly director Harold Ramis’ final film before his death in 2014.