BULLETPROOF MONK

Bulletproof Monk

Budget: $52 million Financed by: Mosaic Media Group; Signpost Films; MGM
Domestic Gross: $23,358,708 Domestic Distributor: MGM
Overseas Gross: $14,355,171
Directed by: Paul Hunter
Starring:
Chow Yun-Fat
Seann William Scott
Produced by: John Woo

bulletproof monk box officeBulletproof Monk was financed by Mosaic Media Group and Signpost Films for $52 million and MGM also contributed $14 million and signed on as domestic distributor.  Before the film was even completed Signpost Films went bust and Bulletproof Monk was their first production they were to sell international rights.  During this time, Mosaic Media Group acquired a minority stake in Lakeshore Entertainment, which as apart of the deal, Lakeshore would sell the international rights to the film.  The perpetually troubled MGM opened Bulletproof Monk in 2,955 theaters over the Easter frame where it placed #4 for the weekend with $8,653,542 when Adam Sandler’s Anger Management led the weekend.  The film saw a 49.1% second weekend decline to $4,402,635 and tumbled 66.5% in its third frame to $1,474,624 and closed with a poor $23,358,708.  MGM would see back about $12.8 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would not cover their P&A costs or their investment into the production.  Bulletproof Monk was a dud overseas, grossing $14,355,171 across numerous distributors who overpaid for this flop.