|Budget: $26 million||Financed by: DreamWorks|
|Domestic Gross: $30,664,1063||Domestic Distributor: Disney (Touchstone)|
|Overseas Gross: $19,320,590|
Directed by: Ken Scott
Produced by: Scott Mednick
Updated: Budget was $22 million. Removed from the 2013 page.
Director Ken Scott remade his own film Starbuck (2011) as Delivery Man and it was financed for $26 million by the financially troubled DreamWorks — which gets its financing from Indian company Reliance. In August 2012, DreamWorks formed a pact with Mister Smith Entertainment, which would handle sales to distributors in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Delivery Man would be the first project under this arrangement. DreamWorks released only two films in 2013, Delivery Man and the flop The Fifth Estate. DreamWork’s movies go out through Disney’s distribution channel for US releases and Delivery Man was first dated for October 4 and then moved to November 22 as counter-programming to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with a disappointing $7,944,977. Delivery Man held on during its second frame, which was over Thanksgiving and fell only 14% to $6,835,841 but declined 45.3% in its third weekend to $3,742,544 and the film did not break out, closing with a soft $30,664,106. After theaters take their percentage of the gross, about half of the marketing costs would be covered and the budget in the red. For a company whose equity is drying up, each under-performing title hurts and DreamWorks sold off the foreign rights, which put a few million back in their pockets, but Delivery Man did an unexceptional $19.3 million outside the US across numerous distributors. This continued Vince Vaughn’s downward slide as a bankable star after The Internship disappointed a few months earlier and The Watch (2012) and The Dilemma (2011) tanked. Vaughn and director Ken Scott worked together again for the 2015 release and box office dud Unfinished Business.