Take Me Home Tonight
|Budget: $20 million||Financed by: Universal (Rogue)|
|Domestic Gross: $6,928,068||Domestic Distributor: Relativity|
|Overseas Gross: $648,536|
Directed by: Michael Dowse
Produced by: Topher Grace
Take Me Home Tonight was filmed back in 2007 with a $20 million budget from Universal’s Rogue label and then shelved for four years after Universal got cold feet regarding the film’s cocaine use. Relativity Media rescued the long delayed film for $9.5 million in acquisition costs and spent a reported $20 million on P&A for a domestic release. Relativity booked Take Me Home Tonight in 2,003 theaters, where it was dead on arrival with $3,464,679 — placing outside the top 10 at #11 when the animated Rango led the weekend. Audiences gave the film a poor C cinemascore and Take Me Home Tonight dropped 63.3% to $1,272,239 in its second weekend and was promptly pulled off all but 281 screens. The film closed with just $6,928,068, leaving Relativity with about $3.8 million after theaters take their cut, leaving most of their P&A and acquisition costs at a loss. Universal put the film out in a few overseas territories where it pulled in $648,536 and Take Me Home Tonight went direct to video mostly everywhere else. Recorded domestic video sales were $4.5 million (less after resellers take their cut and manufacturing costs).