DEATH TO SMOOCHY

Budget: $50m Financed by: Warner Bros; FilmFour; Senator Entertainment
Domestic Gross: $8,364,691 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross: $18,247

death to smoochy box officeDeath To Smoochy was financed for $50 million by Warner Bros, UK based FilmFour and FilmFour had a financing agreement with German based Senator Entertainment, which covers 25% of their investment.  FilmFour’s parent company Channel 4’s executives called the film “Death to FilmFour” during production.  After a few years of losses, Death To Smoochy was one of the final death blows to FilmFour, which lost $8 million from the picture and was shut down by Channel 4.  Warner Bros distributed in most markets and opened Death To Smoochy in the US in 2,164 theaters and the pic received poor reviews and bombed with $4,266,463.  Audiences gave the film a terrible C cinemascore and Death To Smoochy declined a steep 62.2% to $1,612,420 and lost most of its theater count and closed with a terrible $8,364,691.  Warner Bros dumped the film straight to video in almost every market overseas, including the UK and Germany and the recorded gross is a minuscule $18,247.