|Budget: $30 million||Financed by: DreamWorks|
|Domestic Gross: $18,302,607||Domestic Distributor: Disney|
|Overseas Gross: $22,700,000|
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Produced by: Michael De Luca
After DreamWorks ended its partnership with Paramount, the studio didn’t have a single film in production or a line of financing. After they partnered with Indian company Reliance for a credit line of $825 million and also partnered with Disney to distribute their films, they put six projects into production and two of those would hemorrhage cash — Fright Night and Cowboys & Aliens. With a $30 million budget, a hefty marketing spend and decent reviews, the Fright Night remake bombed opening weekend with $7,714,388 in 3,114 theaters coming in far below its modest expectations which was pegged around $14 million. The pic placed #6 for the weekend led by The Help and it opened behind the disastrous Conan The Barbarian remake. The horror comedy lost 59.8% of its audience the following weekend when the horror flop Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark opened and it pulled in $3,103,227. Fright Night posted another steep 58% decline in its third frame to $1,302,223 and ended its run with just $18,302,607. DreamWorks would see back around $10 million after theaters take their cut, which would cover less than half of the Disney fronted marketing spend and none of the budget costs. Disney released the horror comedy overseas which did poor business in almost every country, pulling in just $22.7 million, which again would not cover the P&A spend. Recorded domestic video sales were $10.3 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).