The Devil's Double
|Budget: $21 million||Financed by: Corsan|
|Domestic Gross: $1,361,512||Domestic Distributor: Lionsgate/Herrick Entertainment|
|Overseas Gross: $4,366,701|
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Produced by: Norton Herrick
Belgium company Corsan financed The Devil’s Double for $21 million and handled global pre-sales. Lionsgate and financing company Herrick Entertainment jointly purchased US rights between $2 million – $3 million at Sundance and and didn’t do much in the way of promoting the film. Lionsgate opened The Devil’s Double in 5 theaters to $96,414 with a decent $19,283 per screen average and expanded the film the following weekend to 33 theaters to $198,436 with a disappointing $6,013 per screen average. Lionsgate didn’t do the film any favors with the marketing material making the movie look like a Scarface knockoff and the film ended its brief run with just $1,361,512 and its widest release was in 89 theaters. Icon picked up Australian and director Lee Tamahori’s home country New Zealand’s rights for six figures, but dumped the film straight to video after the pic was posting poor numbers in most markets. The film earned $4.3 million overseas, across numerous distributors and $1.1 million of that small number was from the UK, also distributed by Icon.