GRIND

Budget: $6m Financed by: Gaylord Films
Domestic Gross: $5,123,696 Domestic Distributor: Warner Bros
Overseas Gross: $17,470

grind 2003Grind was financed for a cheap $6m by Gaylord Films and distributed in the US by Warner Bros, who spend far more on P&A costs.  Grind opened wide in 2,253 theaters and was dead on arrival with $2,511,403, posting one of the worst wide releases openings ever and it fell a huge 67.4% in its second weekend to $818,330 and quickly disappeared with just $5,123,696.  Warner Bros would see back just $2.8m after theaters take their percentage of the gross, which would barely put a dent in the modest P&A spend.  Grind saw a tiny theatrical release in The United Arab Emirates to all of $17,470 and went straight to video in the few markets it was picked up for distribution.