|Budget: $28 million||Financed by: Corsan|
|Domestic Gross: $1,021,398||Domestic Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics|
|Overseas Gross: $1,597,796|
Directed by: Paul Haggis
Produced by: Michael Nozik
Third Person was entirely financed by Belgian company Corsan, with a business model that involves 50% of the funding through Belgian tax credits, this $28 million film was pre-sold to 23 markets before editing was completed. With the heavy tax credit and pre-sales based on the strong cast, Corsan’s risk was minimal. Third Person premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013 and it received mostly awful reviews. Sony Pictures Classics acquired the US, German and Scandinavian rights for $1 million (as per the hacked Sony emails from WikiLeaks).
Despite the bankable cast, Third Person was a hard sell with limited commercial appeal and poor reviews would kill off even art house appeal. SPC opened the pic in the US in 5 theaters to $38,856 and a not very promising $7,771 per screen average. It expanded to 18 theaters in its second frame to a poor $74,535 and 34 theaters in week three to $106,370. Third Person expanded to 227 theaters in its fourth weekend to $238,026 with a terrible $1,049 per screen average and it quickly lost its theater count and closed with only $1,021,398 in the US.
Third Person was given a brief theatrical rollout overseas and pulled in just $1.5 million across numerous distributors.