CITY OF GHOSTS

Budget: $17.5m Financed by: Mainline Productions
Domestic Gross: $357,197 Domestic Distributor: United Artists
Overseas Gross: $919,990

city of ghostsMainline Productions financed Matt Dillon’s big screen directing debut for $17.5m and United Artists came on board as US distributor before City of Ghosts was in production.  Capital Films sold the international rights to distributors, who mostly dumped the film straight to video.  United Artists opened City of Ghosts in 6 theaters and it pulled in $30,547 with a $5,091 per screen average, which are troubling numbers for a film that was to expand.  In its third weekend in release United Artists expanded the theater count to 16 and it continued to struggle with just $53,203 and a poor $3,325 per screen average.  City of Ghosts never expanded beyond 20 theaters and grossed only $357,197.  The film saw a theatrical release in Italy and Spain to all of $919,990.