Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
|Budget: $20 million||Financed by: Smokewood Entertainment|
|Domestic Gross: $15,013,650||Domestic Distributor: Smokewood Entertainment (through Relativity)|
|Overseas Gross: $2,016,232|
Directed by: John Schultz
Produced by: Sarah Siegel-Magness
Produced by: Gary Magness
Billionaires Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness’ Smokewood Entertainment, who were coming off the success of Precious in 2009, fully financed this $20 million kids flick, based on the series of books that did poorly enough at the box office to not become a series of films. The Magness couple also financed the P&A spend through Relativity and the film targeting young girls opened against Super 8 to a poor $6,076,859. Judy Moody sank a huge 65.4% the following weekend to $2,103,465 and quickly closed with a $15,013,650 total. After the poor opening weekend, Relativity sold the TV rights to the Disney Channel, which would cushion some lost cash on the marketing spend. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer was barely released outside of the US, pulling in just $2 million, which would leave Smokewood with most of their investment lost. Universal opened the film in 100 theaters in the UK to a terrible $53,621 with a $536 per screen average and closed with a dismal $222,209. Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer premiered on television in Germany and Sweden.