|Budget: $32 million||Financed by: Universal; Relativity|
|Domestic Gross: $13,794,835||Domestic Distributor: Universal|
|Overseas Gross: $4,615,056|
Directed by: Miguel Sapochnik
Produced by: Scott Stuber
Rushed into production back in 2007 to beat an impeding strike, Universal would shelve the $32 million Repo Men for over two years, which was co-financed by Relativity. Repo Men was another left over from ex-Chairman Marc Shmuger’s terrible run at Universal and it opened in the US a week after Universal’s huge flop Green Zone, which also was a co-production with Relativity. Repo Men was tracking to open in the low teens, but flopped with just $6,126,170 opening weekend — placing a distant #4 when Alice In Wonderland led the box office. Repo Men fell 50.9% in its second weekend to $3,010,515 and took an 80.9% nosedive in its third frame to $576,180 and quickly closed its run with a poor $13,794,835 after five weeks. Universal would see back about $7.5 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which wouldn’t even cover 1/3 of the ad spend. After the terrible domestic run, Universal gave Repo Men a small rollout overseas to just $4.6 million. Universal opened the film moderately wide in the UK in 243 theaters to a dismal $280,925 and never bothered to report the numbers after the opening weekend. The pic went straight to video in Italy and most smaller markets.