STEALING HARVARD

Budget: $25m Financed by: Revolution Studios
Domestic Gross: $14,036,406 Domestic Distributor: Sony
Overseas Gross: $240,626

stealing harvard 2002Joe Roth’s Revolution Studios picked up the project for seven figures after Universal put it into turnaround and Sony would distribute as per their output deal with Revolution.  Revolution fully financed Stealing Harvard for an estimated $25 million and Sony opened the film in the US, where it got awful reviews and pulled in a soft $6,041,521 in 2,366 theaters.  Audiences didn’t find much funny in Stealing Harvard and gave the pic a miserable C cinemascore and it declined 45.3% to $3,303,778 in its second frame.  After falling 54.9% in its third frame to $1,488,770 Stealing Harvard quickly flopped out of release with $14,036,406 — leaving Sony with about $7.7 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which does not even cover half of the P&A spend.  Comedies don’t usually travel well and Stealing Harvard was sent straight to video in almost every market and grossed a mere $240,626 across a few territories.  Tom Green’s studio days were over after this tanked, which was released a year after his fiasco Freddy Got Fingered.