A GUY THING

Budget: $20m Financed by: MGM
Domestic Gross: $15,545,431 Domestic Distributor: MGM
Overseas Gross: $1,886,732

a guy thingAfter a string of expensive disasters like Rollerball, Hart’s War and Windtalkers, troubled MGM financed a slate of lower risk titles and A Guy Thing was backed by the studio for $20m.  MGM opened the film over the Martin Luther King holiday frame, where it pulled in a weak $6,988,749 coming in #7 and A Guy Thing had terrible legs, falling 51.9% the following weekend to $3,363,857.  The film declined a steep 61.6% in its third frame to $1,291,326 and quickly left theaters with $15,545,431 leaving MGM with about $8.5m, which would not even cover half of their P&A costs after theaters take their percentage of the gross.  Fox released A Guy Thing in the UK in  196 theaters to an awful $225,453 and it was out of release after its second week with $485,835.  Fox also released the film in Germany to $1,105,488 which posted most of its minuscule $1,886,732 overseas total.  A Guy Thing was straight to video in most markets.