THE RUNDOWN

Budget: $85m Financed by: Universal; Columbia Pictures
Domestic Gross: $47,726,342 Domestic Distributor: Universal
Overseas Gross: $33,190,150

rundown rock box officeUniversal picked up the rights to what was originally titled Helldorado after Columbia Pictures put the project into turnaround.  Universal greenlit The Rundown at $75 million, but the budget went over from vfx costs and Universal partnered with Columbia to offset the rising costs, who came back onto the the project in post production and took international rights to the picture.  Universal distributed The Rundown in the US and had high hopes for The Rock vehicle and it opened within expectations with $18,553,765 in 3,152 theaters and despite solid reviews and an A- cinemascore, the film sank quickly at the box office.  The Rundown declined 47.8% in its second frame to $9,682,780 and 46.2% in its third to $5,208,445 and left theaters with a very disappointing $47,726,342.  Columbia saw terrible results overseas, with a weak $3,742,875 from the UK as the highest gross.  The overseas total was just $33,190,150.  The worldwide total was $80.9 million against an $85 million budget, leaving the studios with about $44.4 million after theaters take their percentage of the gross — which would not even cover the worldwide P&A costs.  Attempts at establishing a franchise were aborted after the poor gross.