|Budget: $60 million (estimated)||Financed by: Sony (Screen Gems)|
|Domestic Gross: $39,440,655||Domestic Distributor: Sony (Screen Gems)|
|Overseas Gross: $50,216,743|
Directed by: Steven Antin
Produced by: Donald De Line
Sony’s Screen Gems financed Burlesque for what was going to be a $50 million budget, but a difficult production with reports of endless fights between the director Steven Antin and his longtime boyfriend, Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper, sent the film’s budget to estimates well over $60 million — though Sony insists the budget is $55 million. After a strong marketing spend, the film opened in the US in 3,037 theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday frame to a disappointing $11,947,744 — when Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Tangled led the box office. Burlesque saw a 48.7% second weekend drop to $6,130,061 and closed its domestic run with $39,440,655. Burlesque fared a bit better overseas with $50.2 million. Sony would only see about $49.2 million of the $89.5 million worldwide gross, after theaters take their percentage of the gross — which would leave some of the expensive worldwide P&A spend at a loss and the theatrical revenue wouldn’t touch the budget. Sony received (or bought) a Golden Globe best picture nomination for this critically panned film and their critically destroyed The Tourist, which didn’t seem to fool anyone into buying a ticket. Sony posted a $58 million quarter loss, citing the disappointing box office of Burlesque and The Virginity Hit and increased marketing costs that mostly contributed to the loss.