ANYTHING ELSE

Budget: $18m Financed by: Dreamworks; VCL Film+Media
Domestic Gross: $3,212,310 Domestic Distributor: Dreamworks
Overseas Gross: $10,372,765

anything else woody allenThe third and final comedy film of Woody Allen’s three picture financing and distribution pact with Dreamworks, who distributes in the US and German based VCL Film+Media co-finances with Dreamworks and owns the overseas rights.  Anything Else was budgeted at $18m and after Allen’s previous two films pulled in awful numbers in the US, Dreamworks made the decision to market the film without Allen’s name in commercials, leaving the limited drawing power of Jason Biggs and Christina Ricci to draw in audiences.  That failed to do so and Anything Else was the lowest grossing film of the three pictures — opening in 1,033 theaters to a terrible $1,673,125 and audiences gave Anything Else a toxic C- cinemascore.  The film sank 61.5% the following weekend to $644,826 and promptly lost most of its theater count.  Anything Else closed its run with only $3,212,310.  The film was mostly a bust overseas, pulling in just $10,372,765.