DOWN WITH LOVE

Budget: N/A Financed by: FOX; Regency Enterprises; Mediastream
Domestic Gross: $20,305,251 Domestic Distributor: FOX
Overseas Gross: $19,162,860

down with love 2003This Rock Hudson/Doris Day throwback staring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor was financed by Fox 2000, Regency Enterprises and some coin from the German tax shelter fund Mediastream.  Fox distributed Down With Love in the US as counter programming to The Matrix Reloaded, which swallowed up the romantic comedy which grossed a mere $7,001,906.  Audiences gave the film a poor C+ cinemascore and Down With Love dropped 42.2% the next weekend to $4,046,135 which was not a strong enough hold to break out at the box office.  The film then saw a steep 61.2% decline to $1,570,924 and quickly closed its run with a poor $20,305,251.  Fox raised eyebrows in the UK when they submitted Down With Love as the first big budget film from a studio to been shown as a first run feature to EasyCinema — a short lived theater chain that sold tickets at different prices, usually extremely low and sometimes as low as 32 cents.  The EasyCinema experiment was a failure and probably dented the gross of the film, which pulled in a weak $3,484,385 which posted the the highest overseas number.  Down With Love tanked in every market, grossing a total of $19,162,860.