Charlie St. Cloud
|Budget: $44 million||Financed by: Universal; Relativity|
|Domestic Gross: $31,162,545||Domestic Distributor: Universal|
|Overseas Gross: $17,028,159|
Directed by: Burr Steers
Produced by: Marc Platt
Universal and Relativity co-financed this $44 million Zac Efron tearjerker and Universal distributed Charlie St. Cloud in the US and UIP (Universal and Paramount joint distribution arm) put the film out overseas. Charlie St. Cloud grossed $12,381,585 opening weekend, but dropped 31.9% from its opening day on Friday to Saturday, which did not bode well for the film’s longevity in theaters. Charlie St. Cloud placed #5 for the weekend, which was led by Inception and new opener Dinner for Schmucks. The pic dropped a huge 62% in its second weekend to $4,700,490 and declined 55% to $2,113,930 in its third frame and closed its run with $31,162,545. The overseas numbers did not lift the weak domestic total and the film pulled in $17 million, posting poor numbers in every market. The worldwide total was $48.1 million, leaving Universal with just $26.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, leaving much of the expensive worldwide ad spend in the red and the budget at a loss. Domestic video sales were an ok $13.1 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).