MARCI X

Budget: $20m Financed by: Paramount; Munich Film Partners New Century
Domestic Gross: $1,648,818 Domestic Distributor: Paramount
Overseas Gross: $26,888

marci xParamount financed Marci X for $20 million and received some coin from the German tax shelter fund, Munich Film Partners New Century.  Marci X completed production in 2001 and Paramount delayed this turkey and opened it without screenings for critics, in 1,200 theaters to $872,950 with an atrocious $727 per screen average.  The Lisa Kudrow/Damon Wayans vehicle, produced by heavy weight Scott Rudin, received a hateful D+ cinemascore from audiences and sank 76.2% in its second frame to $207,763 and quickly disappeared from theaters with $1,648,818.  Overseas, Marci X saw a brief theatrical release in a few theaters throughout South Africa, where it pulled in all of $26,888 and the film was sent straight to video in every market.  The pic ended Lisa Kudrow’s brief studio leading lady career.