BEYOND BORDERS

Budget: $35m Financed by: Mandalay Pictures; CP Medien
Domestic Gross: $4,430,101 Domestic Distributor: Paramount
Overseas Gross: $7,274,901

beyond bordersMandalay Pictures financed Beyond Borders for $35 million, with some financial assistance from the German tax shelter fund CP Medien.  Summit handled international sales, which would help limit Mandalay’s exposure to this flop.  The Angelina Jolie vehicle was the last domestic Mandalay release by Paramount, which had been housed at the studio since 1998.  The film opened in 1,798 theaters to a disastrous $2,076,402 and had weak legs at the box office, falling 51.1% the following weekend to $1,016,184.  Beyond Borders quickly left theaters with just $4,430,101 which would leave Paramount with about $2.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would barely put a dent in the P&A spend.  After the miserable US numbers, UK and France distributor Pathé sent the film straight to video.  Beyond Borders grossed just $7,274,901 overseas across numerous distributors, with most of that number coming from a $4 million gross in Japan.