|Budget: $66 million||Financed by: Omnilab|
|Domestic Gross: $25,124,966||Domestic Distributor: Open Road|
|Overseas Gross: $40,284,060|
Directed by: Gary McKendry
Produced by: Michael Boughen
Omnilab financed Killer Elite for $66 million, with that budget number going haywire around release, ranging from as low as $29 million to over $70 million. Inferno pre-sold the pic to distributors, which sold well and limited Omnilab’s exposure to the budget. Newly formed distributor Open Road Films, owned by theater chains AMC and Regal acquired theatrical US rights, with reports that they paid nothing for the rights, but committed a minimum of $25 million for prints and advertising, with Killer Elite being their first film. Universal would distribute on home video. Open Road booked Killer Elite in 2,986 theaters to a weak $9,352,008 placing #5 for the weekend and even coming in behind the lame Taylor Lautner vehicle Abduction. Killer Elite declined 47.4% in its second weekend to $4,916,839 and dropped 55.2% in its third frame to $2,201,362. The film grossed just $25,124,966 in the US and while the distributor would see the entire ticket price for the film playing in their theaters, the film also played in other chains, so the new distributor probably broke even after their home video output deal with Universal — which it sold a soft $11.6 million on home video. Overseas the film took in $40.2 million, doing mediocre to poor business in every territory and leaving a sizable portion of the ever changing budget in the red for Omnilab. Omnilab took a $27.35 million loss on Killer Elite and Tomorrow, When The War Began.