|Budget: $53 million (estimated)||Financed by: Nu Image/Millennium|
|Domestic Gross: $10,721,033||Domestic Distributor: Summit|
|Overseas Gross: $30,165,431|
Directed by: Patrick Lussier
Produced by: Michael De Luca
Drive Angry was financed for an estimated $53 million – $56 million by Nu Image/Millennium and the financier has had a rough time in the Nicolas Cage business. Every one of his movies they have been involved with was a box office flop, Wicker Man, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Trespass and in 2012 Stolen. Summit handled international sales and distributed in the US, where after a solid marketing spend saw the film open to a terrible $5,187,625 placing #9 over a slow weekend led by Hall Pass. Audiences gave the film a weak C+ cinemascore and Drive Angry declined 57.1% to $2,225,659 in its second weekend and sank 86.3% in its third weekend to $304,262 and quickly closed with just $10,721,033. Summit would see back about $5.8 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not even cover 1/4 of the ad spend. Drive Angry did poor business in almost every overseas territory and grossed just $30,165,431, which would post losses for the dozens of distributors who picked up the expensive 3D title. Cage’s star power certainly took a hit, which had been waning from over exposure in paycheck projects. Recorded domestic home video sales were $8.2 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).